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Muskogee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall gave sixth-graders a first-day pep talk as they sat in a pod at their new school Thursday morning.


TTCU Federal Credit Union presented a $1,500 donation to Muskogee Public School District as part of its School Pride program. Over the past 12 years, the School Pride program has distributed over $1 million to area schools.


Indian Capital Technology Center was honored with the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers’ Gold Star School Award at the 2019 Oklahoma Summit in Oklahoma City on Aug. 1. The Gold Star School Award program is designed to recognize technology center districts that have met rigid and dem…

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With the temperature sitting at the century mark and the head coach on IR, the Muskogee Lady Roughers opened the fast pitch softball season dropping a 1-0 decision to Oktaha in eight innings at Rougher Park Monday evening.

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Hilldale High School Band members step forward, sideways and around curves on the Hornet football stadium.

The University of Central Oklahoma congratulates the 483 students from throughout Oklahoma, the U.S. and the world who will complete their college degrees as the summer 2019 semester comes to a close. Of that number, Central received applications for graduation from 411 undergraduate student…

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University is partnering with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to offer tuition waivers to high school juniors for concurrent enrollment in fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.

WEATHERFORD — Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford has announced the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls for the 2019 summer semester.

WEATHERFORD — A total of 201 students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University complete requirements for either associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees this summer on the Weatherford and Sayre campus locations.


OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty-six Oklahoma educators can hardly wait to return to the classroom after experiencing a week of historical immersion into early American life at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, held at the restored capital of 18th century Virginia.


Students needing backpacks and extra supplies for the coming school year can find them at an event this weekend.

Hilldale High School student schedule pickup is scheduled for 8-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 for seniors and juniors; Aug. 6 for sophomores and freshmen; and Aug. 7 for students new to the district. All students should come to schedule pickup prepared to pay their $10 class dues. Classes w…

Indian Capital Technology Center Muskogee Campus Director Greg Phares said classes will begin Aug. 14 for all full-time day programs. The morning session runs from 8:05-11:05 a.m., and the afternoon session runs from 11:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m. Bus transportation is provided to and from partner hig…

Emma Cates, a cosmetology student at Indian Capital Technology Center in Muskogee, was elected to serve as a national officer for SkillsUSA. Cates was elected through a formal election process in the SkillsUSA House of Delegates during the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills…

There will be a Fill The Truck and Bake Sale at Walmart in Muskogee at 8 a.m. July 27 to collect school supplies for the teachers, faculty, and students of Webbers Falls School. As a result of the flooding, most everything in the school and gym was lost. Basic supplies as well as Band-aids a…

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A $20,000 grant will help Oktaha Elementary offer a STEM classroom for the district.

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Muskogee parent Lynette Gunn says she’s impressed with projects proposed in Muskogee Public Schools’ upcoming bond issue. 

BROKEN ARROW — Northeastern State University’s Department of Health and Kinesiology has announced that the Bachelor of Science in health and human performance is offered on the Broken Arrow campus.


Elizabeth Hammons and Erin Crotty, students from the Culinary Arts program at Indian Capital Technology Center’s Muskogee campus recently competed in Anaheim, California. The competition took place at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference. Hammons and Crotty competed in "Food Innovations"…

The Board of Regents for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges recently approved a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that keeps tuition flat for Connors State College. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) has selected Jerry Needham, superintendent of Oktaha Public Schools, as a 2019 OASA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He was recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadershi…

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University’s Sequoyah Institute has announced its 2019-20 season. The lineup offers quality entertainment for all ages.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Madison Christie, of Wagoner, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during the spring 2019 semester.

The Muskogee Branch NAACP will be offering $500 scholarships to a high school senior this month. Three scholarships will be offered by the local organization. The recipients will receive a $500 scholarship as well as free paid membership to the national organization for one year. Any high sc…

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 3,000 students who were on the WSU Dean’s Honor Roll for spring 2019.

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TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University announced Robert Hails as the new executive director of eCampus. He is slated to join NSU on Aug. 1.


Local companies say the worker shortage is from the inability to find qualified candidates which creates another issue of attracting and retaining qualified workers. The gap between the skills the labor market offers and the skills employers want, plus an aging workforce, and other soft skil…

CLAREMORE — Rogers State University has announced nearly 500 students earned degrees during the university's commencement ceremonies held in May.

SALT LAKE CITY — The following Muskogee-area residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the g…

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas — Ouachita Baptist University has named approximately 375 students to its Spring 2019 Dean’s List. The students will be included in the National Dean’s List for 2018-19.

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Retiring Muskogee Public Schools Facilities and Maintenance Director Wayne Johnson did not pinpoint a main accomplishment over his 29-year job.


NSU is replacing the entire roof at its Muskogee campus. Work is expected to be completed by the time the semester starts in mid-August, said Jon Asbill, NSU assistant vice president for facilities and grounds.

WACO, Texas — More than 4,100 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean's Academic Honor List for the spring 2019 semester. Students honored on the Dean's List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University released the names of 761 students who met the criteria to be named to the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate classes with a 3.5 grade point average, with no…

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University is pleased to announce that 598 students met the criteria to be named to the President's Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate classes with a 4.0 grade point average.

The following is a list of Fort Gibson Middle School students receiving perfect attendance awards for the 2018-2019 school year.

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TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University has announced Dan Mabery will be the next vice president of University Relations following the retirement of Ben Hardcastle.

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TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University announced the three 2019 Circle of Excellence Award honorees at a ceremony.

Muskogee High School announced the Spring 2019 Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Roll.

LONE WOLF — Creativity abounds for two weeks in the southwestern Oklahoma terrain as an elite group of 270 young Oklahoma artists, including six students from Muskogee and Fort Gibson, develop their individual talents. Oklahoma’s Official School of the Arts, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institut…

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56, Administrative Assistant, passed Thursday , August 15, 2019. Service is 1:00pm Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory 1830 N York St. Muskogee, OK 74403

Woods, Albert, 88yrs, Minister, died August 15, 2019. Visitation, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, at Bradley Funeral Home. Services, 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, United Pentecostal Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Bradley Funeral and Cremation Service.

Funeral Services 2:00 pm Friday, August 16, 2019 at Keefeton Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will follow at McLain Cemetery.