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TULSA — Cherokee Nation will share the findings of the tribe’s most recent economic impact study during a forum luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa.

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation’s new outpatient health center, located on the W.W. Hastings campus, has a new telephone area code. All departments in the new facility now have a 539 area code, while departments remaining within the Hastings Hospital campus will continue to use the 918 area code.

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Area elementary students will test their engineering skills, plus learn more, Saturday at Muskogee High School Engineering Discovery Day.

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The Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for $2,000 from the East Central Electric Company as part of its Operation Roundup program to help rural fire departments. Mountain View requested the grant to help pay for a new pumper truck that cost $12,000.

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Muskogee County District Court Judge Tim King was sworn in Thursday afternoon in a ceremony that swung between humor and reverence.

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Ward III Councilor Derrick Reed won a third term Thursday after he saw the three-day filing period for the 2020 municipal elections come to a close without drawing a challenger. 

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Several memories David Adams says he has about Alice Robertson Junior High School "involve different levels of corporal punishment."

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Oklahoma School for the Blind junior Nathan England says he has a problem with cracked sidewalks.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Chris Sneed (R-Fort Gibson), Avery Frix (R-Muskogee) and House Majority Leader Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher) met with rural fire chiefs from Muskogee and Cherokee counties in Muskogee.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Avery Frix (R-Muskogee) will hold an interim study examining Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for retirees in Oklahoma’s seven state pension plans.

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Students at Oktaha High School wrote essays nominating members of their family who were veterans to be the grand marshal. John Surmont's grandson, Brody, wrote the winning essay. Brody is the son of Scott and Tasia Surmont of Oktaha.

The Town of Warner will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day dinner at First Baptist Gym at 810 First Ave., Warner. Dinner will start at noon. Everyone is welcome, so come and have a family-style Thanksgiving. They do deliver meals to the elderly or homebound in the area.

The Board of Education of Muskogee Public School District will have the annual school election filing period for candidates will open at 8 a.m. on Dec. 2 and will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Voters will be filling board position No. 5, which has a five-year term of office.

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Oklahoma Secretary of Veteran and Military Affairs Ben Robinson spoke to veterans, their families and people in the business community at at Veteran Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday at the Bedouin Shrine Temple. Robinson, recently appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt, has 34 years of combat experie…

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An advisory panel representing four northwestern Arkansas municipalities shelved a proposed nutrient trading program for the Illinois River watershed.

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History chugs through the area Saturday when Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive stops in Gore, Fort Gibson and Wagoner.

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy recently honored its 50-year pharmacy graduates at a Pharmacy Alumni Recognition Ceremony held on the Weatherford campus.

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Muskogee County Farm Bureau secretary Brandy Branscum (left) receives the Oklahoma Farm Bureau District Six Secretary of the Year Award from OKFB President Rodd Moesel on Nov. 9 during the organization’s 78th annual meeting in Oklahoma City. The District Secretary of the Year Award is presen…

November is National Adoption Month, and CASA for Children is working to inform the public of the urgent need for members of the community to support children in the foster care system.

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Though the weather outside was cold and dipped below 20 degrees in the morning, it was nice and warm inside Tuesday afternoon as Muskogee High School students played some pick-up basketball inside the Teen Center on Callahan Street. The center is open after school, and students gather there …

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Lawyers representing a former death-row inmate whose conviction and life sentence for a 1984 murder of an Ada woman was overturned in August will file this week proposed conditions for his release from prison in December.

A Tahlequah man has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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Obituaries

91, Business Owner, passed Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Service is 2:00pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 at First United Methodist Church. Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403

58, Phlebotomist, passed Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services will be announced at a later date. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403

Daniel Alvis Gray. Services to be held at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Haskel, Oklahoma. Burial at the Vaught Cemetary in Webbers Fall, Oklahoma.

98, carpenter, died Friday, November 15, 2019 in Eufaula. Viewing 9AM-4PM November 18, 2019 Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah. Service 10AM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Garrett's Serenity Chapel, Checotah.