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The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes is comprised of the governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes and works to protect tribal self-determination and sovereign rights. These five tribal nations collectively represent more than 750,…

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The following businesses and offices will be closed Monday: Federal, state and city offices, VA Regional Office, Muskogee County Health Department, Muskogee Public Library, Fort Gibson Tag Office, Muskogee Tag Office, Rural Water District #5 and Muskogee City Hall.

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It's hard to fathom how so many people are willing to accept as gospel the president's oft-repeated claim that he deserves all the credit for protecting patients with pre-existing conditions from being excluded from insurance plans.

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Tiny aluminum boats scoot back and forth in tubs of water, much to the excitement of eighth-graders surrounding the containers. Boats move by way of steam escaping from copper piping curled around a candle centered in each boat.

After nearly three hours of deliberating on Friday, a Cherokee County jury found an area man guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

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The following businesses and offices will be closed Monday: Federal, state and city offices, VA Regional Office, Muskogee County Health Department, Muskogee Public Library, Fort Gibson Tag Office, Muskogee Tag Office, Rural Water District #5 and Muskogee City Hall.

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True love is sweet, but “till death do us part” is easier said than survived. Such is the case of a beautiful girl and her young lieutenant in post-Civil War America. Vivia Thomas was born into Boston wealth in 1840. She was expected to find a husband by attending the various Boston society balls.

Muskogee Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) Northeast Center of Healthy Aging will be providing the Diabetes and Beyond Program (DAB). Class will begin in the Grant Foreman room at the Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee Ave., beginning Feb. 5, and will cont…

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The Muskogee STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Center had demonstrations in nine different fields Thursday at the New Tech building at the Alice Robertson Junior High School campus. The demonstrations ranged from virtual reality to robotics to care around high voltage. …

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TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans, three of them brothers, with the Medal of Patriotism at the January Tribal Council meeting.

Tahlequah Community Playhouse's Penguin Project will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, at Grace Baptist Church gym, 1501 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Come learn about the Penguin Project. Fill out paperwork, meet others, ask questions and have fun. A minimum of age 10 is recom…

A Muskogee man faces a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery after he and four others allegedly robbed a man for nearly $6,000, according to court documents.

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A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce. 

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A dozen candidates competing to fill four seats on the Muskogee City Council fielded questions that touched on a variety of topics during a two-hour forum sponsored by the NAACP Branch of Muskogee. 

Glenn Randall Ferguson, age 48, of Muskogee was found guilty by a federal jury of possession of certain material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The jury trial began with testimony on Jan. 7, and concluded Jan. 10, with the guilty verdict, according to the United States Attorney…

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A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce.

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The following businesses and offices will be closed Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Federal, state and city offices, VA Regional Office, Muskogee County Health Department, Muskogee Public Library, Fort Gibson Tag Office, Muskogee Tag Office, Rural Water District #5 and M…

Scholarship applications from the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year are available to graduating seniors.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI), is seeking talented young artists to attend the state’s premier arts academy for high school students, to be held June 13-28. Auditions will be held for Chorus, Film & Video, Orchestra and Photography on Feb. 3 at …

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“God is good all of the time. I have beautiful grandbabies, I’m enjoying life and I’m retired.”

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While the day may have been cloudy, that didn't keep workers from Cook Consulting of Fort Gibson from resurfacing the parking lot at American Bank of Oklahoma, 2401 Chandler Road. Work began a week ago and the job is expected to be done soon, weather permitting.

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Muskogee County commissioners on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Sheriff Rob Frazier and mapped out a plan to appoint a successor to serve the remainder of his unexpired term.

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Genesis Church of Muskogee has paid the outstanding lunch balances for every child, kindergarten to high school senior, at Hilldale Schools, said Superintendent Erik Puckett.

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The start of a new year is a time when many people become inspired to make positive changes in their lives. At the VA, we help veterans make those changes when it comes to reaching their health care goals.

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Oklahoma School for the Blind Superintendent Rita Echelle said the new gym will have space for wrestling and cheerleading. There also will be a safe room during tornadoes. She said the gym could be finished in July. 

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88, Homemaker. Died January 15, 2020. The Visitation is 5:00-7:00 pm Monday. The Funeral service is at 1:00 pm Tuesday at the Kingdom Hall, 1102 North Pierce Avenue, Wagoner. Mallett Funeral Home and Crematory.

87, formerly of Muskogee, Real Estate Broker, died Friday 12/27/2019. Memorial service, 10AM Tuesday, 01/21/2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

87, formerly of Muskogee, Real Estate Broker, died Friday 12/27/2019. Memorial service, 10AM Tuesday, 01/21/2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com