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We continue to celebrate National Library Card Sign Up at the “Q.” If you don’t have a library card yet, September is the time to do it. We’re giving away a small prize to each person who signs up this month. Bring your child in and have their picture taken with Woody and Buzz.

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Teaching a fifth-grade science class helped high school English students learn to communicate better.

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Fort Gibson Head Start students can thank a group of bikers in black leather for their new playground toys.

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Caleb Wilkie recalls how how awe-struck he felt simply walking up to the Sydney Opera House. 

August has been a busy month for families with children going back to school and getting back into a routine again. We’ve been busy at the “Q” planning activities for the school year. Starting the first week of September, pre-school storytime and afternoon STEAM activities will resume.

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Prekindergarten teacher Jodie Jones had her pupils' rapt attention as she read a story before their nap.

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FORT GIBSON — Muskogee author Jonita Mullins was the guest speaker at Monday's meeting of the Fort Gibson Historical & Genealogy Society at the Fort Gibson Bakery and Cafe. She talked about her newest book, "Oklahoma Opposites" and signed copies of the book for the 20 members of the soci…

Back-to-school week brings excitement and joy for some (mainly parents), while maybe not so much for others. Either way, the “Q” is always ready to support our kids and families. Many children will be going to school for the first time this year. It’s always a little sad to see children who …

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Soothing gray walls and a window with a wreath help turn Shawn Dickmann's Intermediate Elementary School classroom into "Home Sweet Class."

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New principals at Fort Gibson Middle School and Intermediate Elementary School plan to guide and support teachers, as well as students. 

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“A Universe of Stories” ended with a bang last Friday with a bouncy house, game truck, pizza, books, prizes and more. Over 200 kids, ages 1 through 18 participated in the program this year. Thanks to all who participated and helped make our summer reading program great this year. A special t…

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New and relocated businesses help bring new customers to Fort Gibson, business leaders say.

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A broken arm couldn't keep 10-year-old Mackenzie Manegold from helping at Fort Gibson's Emergency Resource Center.

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The circular driveway could be finished by early August, in time for the start of the 2020 school year, said Fort Gibson School Superintendent Scott Farmer.

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Performing at the famed Sydney Opera House was a distant dream for Caleb Wilkie — until recently. 

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Eighth-grader Daniel Lundy reached closer to a career in space after a week at Space Camp. 

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As we begin July, we are halfway through our summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” We’ve had great performers so far, and all of our performers tell the kids that they learned a lot of their skills by checking out books from the library when they first began learning their craft. …

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Joseph Pohlmeier stood board-stiff while two jugglers tossed clubs behind and in front of him on Friday.

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Today at the “Q” we will have a special event for teens and adults. OKC Improv will be performing at 6 p.m. Improv is short for improvisation, which is usually comedy performed spontaneously by the performers without planning or scripting. OKC Improv is a nonprofit community arts organizatio…

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The Town of Fort Gibson and the Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce want to bring the community together as well as volunteers and first responders on Saturday from 3-7 p.m., to thank them for all of their hard work that continues with cleanup from flooding. 

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Construction could start this week on a circular driveway at the Fort Gibson School administration building.

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The summer didn’t quite kick off as we had planned. Our plans to provide an inflatable for kids last Tuesday did not work out, but we will try to reschedule that for a later date. 

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Jessica Young said she and family members escaped recent flooding with one vehicle and the clothes they were wearing. 

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Preparation for summer reading is in full swing at the “Q!” “A Universe of Stories” begins on Tuesday after Memorial Day. We will kick-off the signups on that day and have an inflatable for kids to enjoy from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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Muskogee Police Officer Michele Ogden knew of a little girl, Adyson Madding, 4, who wanted to be a “cowgirl cop” when she grew up. So, Ogden suited up Champ (her horse) and put on her uniform to bring champ to the Pre-K in Fort Gibson for Career Day.

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An elevator-type robot helped Fort Gibson's Hostile Gato Robotics team rise to the top of FIRST Robotics competitions this year.

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Warm skies on Friday offered ideal weather for people and pets to go outside.

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Fort Gibson's new mayor, Michael Sharpe, said he seeks to improve the quality of life in Fort Gibson.

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Next week is Children’s Book Week. Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child A Reader (https://everychildareader.net), a literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Children’s Book Week is the longest-running nat…

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Fort Gibson High School senior Blake Faulkner said algebra teacher Taylor Deatherage helped him become an honored Red Scholar.

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Changing light bulbs helped Fort Gibson Schools save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs, officials say.

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Every year librarians across the state of Oklahoma serve on committees to choose the best books to nominate for the Oklahoma Sequoyah Awards. The award was created to honor Native American Leader Sequoyah who created the Cherokee syllabary, which is made up of symbols to represent the sounds…

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Water lines are being replaced at various places throughout Fort Gibson, including along Hickory Avenue between Jackson and Beauregard streets and along Beauregard between Hickory Avenue and Cottonwood Street. The replacements were funded through a REAP grant and town funds.

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Next week is Spring Break! Tuesday, Michael King will bring his “One-Man Circus” to the library. According to his LinkedIn page, Michael was recruited to perform for a circus after he finished college. Michael traveled with the circus throughout the United States and Canada for a year. He ut…

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We are celebrating Dr. Seuss this week in honor of his March 2 birthday and Read Across America Day. Reading experts state that there are six early literacy skills every child needs to learn before they go to school. One of those six skills is called, “Phonological Awareness.” The term phono…

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Obituaries

87, retired educator/veteran, died Sunday, Services noon today at First United Methodist Church, Fort Gibson. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

87, retired educator/veteran, died Sunday, Visitation Wednesday from 5PM-7PM at funeral home. Services noon Thursday, September 19, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Fort Gibson. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

87, Sales Representative @ Guy's Foods, passed Friday, September 13, 2019 Memorial service: 10AM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee OK

75, Auto/RV Sales, passed Thursday, September 12, 2019. Service is 2:00pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home - 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403