WARNER – Landon Knight, Muskogee, is serving as a member of the Connors State College Shooting Sports Team in Warner. Knight is a freshman at CSC and is pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is the son of Carrie Knight of Muskogee.

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Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Natasha Franklin and Lori Reed as winners of a $500 award given to teachers throughout its four-state footprint. A total of 131 awards, totaling $65,500, are being given this year.

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

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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.

The Board of Education of Braggs Public School District states in a news release that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #5 seat on the Braggs Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Muskogee County Election Board bet…

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University is inviting nominations of individuals who exemplify the spirit and legacy of NSU for its 2020 Centurion recipients.

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University’s Department of Music is preparing to host its yearly holiday concert, “Good Yule: A Department of Music Holiday Spectacular.” The event will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, in the Center for the Performing Arts.

The Board of Education of Oktaha Public School District submitted a news release that says statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #5 seat on the Oktaha Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Muskogee County Election Boar…

The Board of Education of Wainwright Public School District said in a news release that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #1 seat on the Wainwright Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Muskogee County Election Boa…

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Amazon surprised Okay High School students with a $5,000 donation to their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program Tuesday, according to a media release.

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Area students have found an overabundance of generosity through October donation drives for military personnel, foster families, homeless teens and other needy.

Indian Capital Technology Center has two new staff members joining the Business and Industry Services team. Katey Sherrick Blair is the new BID Assistance coordinator. Prior to joining ICTC, she worked for Griffin Communications as an account executive and was the general manager and morning…

SALT LAKE CITY — Eugena Atkinson, of Fort Gibson, has earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); 72nd (Anaheim, California); 73rd (Salt Lake City, Utah); and 74th (Seattle, Wash…

TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University American Indian Heritage Committee has released the full schedule of events celebrating American Indian Heritage Month this November. All events are free and open to the public. 

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A show about ancient warriors coming alive brought victories to Fort Gibson High School's Royal Regiment Band this fall.

POTEAU — Beginning this spring, Northeastern State University's College of Business & Technology and Carl Albert State College are partnering to enhance educational and workforce opportunities in southeastern Oklahoma. 

Indian Capital Technology Center will host a Feral Hog Management Seminar at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Muskogee campus in the Building C, Brackeen Center Seminar Room. If you are interested and need more information on what can be done to control the feral hog problem, this may be the prese…

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TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University students Vivian Carrell and Lorance Washington have been selected as Brad Henry International Scholars by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State University Honors College has recognized 149 honors students who received either the General Honors Award or the Departmental Honors Award for their work during the 2018-2019 academic year. Both awards required students to maintain at least a 3.50 grade point …

BROKEN ARROW — Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow Student Financial Services will host a FAFSA Night from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Administrative Services Building Suite 211.

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Muskogee leaders and legislators recently recognized Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Laura Leatherman from Muskogee.

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the University Center basement in front of the Col. John Rahe Veterans Lounge.

There will be a public hearing for the Hilldale Indian Education Committee at 4 p.m. Nov. 5, in the new administration building, 313 Peak Blvd., next to the elementary.

The Board of Education of Warner Public School District says statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #5 seat on the Warner Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Muskogee County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m.-…

Beginning this spring, Northeastern State University's College of Business & Technology and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College are partnering to enhance educational and workforce opportunities in northeastern Oklahoma. 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation and American Association of School Librarians will present $20,000 to Webbers Falls Public School in Webbers Falls at 9 a.m. today, at Webbers Falls Public School, 200 S. Stand Watie Blvd., Webbers Falls.

Are you ready to take the first steps in government contracting? If you are, the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN) will be hosting this workshop at the Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC)-Stilwell campus.

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Muskogee High School students learned about a dystopian novel by decorating pumpkins together.

BROKEN ARROW — Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Student Affairs will host its 15th annual Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Administrative Services Building lobby. 

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University student voting on its campus increased by 17% in last year’s election, increasing to 35.1 percent in 2018 from a rate of 18.2 percent in 2014.

TAHLEQUAH — The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation recently announced that Northeastern State University’s College of Education is one of 13 providers from nine states and Puerto Rico that were recognized for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

TAHLEQUAH — The Northeastern State University Staff Council will host the NSU Zombie Run, a scholarship fundraising 5k and fun run, on Nov. 1. Check-in begins at 5 p.m., and the race begins at 6 p.m. at the NSU Administration Building.

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Officers of the Warner FFA chapter participated in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sep. 10 at the Glenpool Conference Center in Glenpool.

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Officers of the Midway FFA chapter participated in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sep. 10 at the Glenpool Conference Center in Glenpool.

WARNER — On Sunday, Connors State College baseball teams will be playing Northeastern State University at noon at Biff Thompson Field at Perry Keith Park.

Connors State College has been selected to join Degrees When Due, a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), with the goal of assisting students with some college credit to complete their degrees.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools, is seeking nominations for its 2020 Academic All-State Scholarships and Medal for Excellence Awards.

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"It's another princess," 4-year-old Bonnie Ragland said, waving to school queens in Friday's Fort Gibson High School's Homecoming Parade.

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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.

Antoinette "Toni" Rita Sheets, 90, retired radio station sales account executive, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Tulsa. Visitation 3-7pm Monday, Add'Vantage Funeral Service Chapel, Tulsa. Funeral 11am Tuesday, Southern Hills United Methodist Church, Tulsa.

78, Cook at Porter Schools. Died November 11, 2019. Funeral service 2:00 pm Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Freewill Baptist Church. Mallett Funeral Home and Crematory.