Liz Bealko, 2008 HHS graduate, is currently residing in New York City and pursuing her theatre career. In a few short weeks, she will be returning to Henryetta to direct the HHS PASA student-led musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Bealko has a BFA in Musical performance from Oklahoma State University, where she developed an Arts Incubator. She has performed in multiple theatre productions including “Guys and Dolls,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Jacques Brel...Paris.” She has also participated as a lead vocalist in jazz bands at OSU and Tulsa Community College, cabarets, operas and choreographing cheer and dance competition routines. In her free time she enjoys roller skating, sign language, golf, horseback riding, kickboxing and whistling.
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Long-time Henryetta Coach and Tennis Association Member, Michael Kennedy, was recently inducted in the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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Friday, February 17, 2017
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor Henryetta former Tennis Coach and Tennis Association Member Mike Kennedy was inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association (OTCA) Hall of Fame... + continue reading

Students from Dave Hutchings Henryetta Knights Wrestling Club represented the Club at Monday night's school board meeting. They clapped, cheered and showed off their medals to board members upon hearing the decision that wrestling has been accepted back into the middle school as an official school sport, and will later be integrated in the high school as well. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor Wrestling is once again an official school sport in Henryetta! The sport will be integrated in the middle school first, with the goal of bringing it up... + continue reading

Eddy Rice, Okmulgee County Sheriff, spoke to Lions Club about the dangers of drug-related crime in the county, and what the special operations team is doing to prevent it.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor Crimes are increasing. According to Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice, violent crimes are on the rise in Oklahoma and Okmulgee County. He spoke with... + continue reading

On Friday night, Vernon Britt of Brennon’s Rescues and Eddy Sires Thomas hosted an impromptu “flash mob” dance located at 614 W. Main St. in response to the City’s ordinance that bans dancing within 500 feet of a church. Britt’s comment spread on social media Friday afternoon and close to 50 citizens showed up that evening to “cut loose.” “We are down here on Main Street to flash dance. People are coming out of the wood works to celebrate getting rid of the old law in Henryetta,” Britt said at the event. The ordinance is expected to be removed at the Feb. 21 City Council Meeting. The entire 40 minute ordeal was caught live on the Henryetta Free-Lance’s Facebook page as well as comments from the community, and can still be viewed there.

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By PATRICK FORD Okmulgee Times Editor An investigation is underway after human remains were discovered in a dumpster Wednesday afternoon in Okmulgee. Police Chief Joe Prentice outlined the case during a news conference Wednesday evening.  About 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, an employee of the Murphy USA gas station discovered the remains in the... + continue reading
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor Seven individuals are campaigning for their place on City Council.  The election will be held April 4, and positions being sought out are Councilmember at Large and Wards 3 and 4.  Each candidate is introduced below.  Councilmember at Large candidate: Phil Siberts I, Phil Siberts, am... + continue reading

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Pictured (L-R) is Ella Cox, Ember Ennis, Marcy Kutz, Corey Cecil and Cheyenne Byrd, 4-H students who participated in planting pear trees at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds and Baptist Village.
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Okmulgee County 4-H officers worked with Okmulgee County Conservation District Equipment Manager Bobby Fain to plant pear trees at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds and Baptist Village.  The project was made possible by a 4-H enhancement grant with funding provided by the Hille Foundation.  “The trees will directly impact the... + continue reading

Homeless Shelter Thrift Store to open
It will be an exciting day on Friday, Feb. 17 as the Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter Thrift Store will open in their new location. Volunteers and staff have worked very hard to get the store arranged and ready for the public. It has been a long wait for the opening since the previous location was destroyed in a fire. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning and the grand opening at 10 a.m. Pictured are OCHS Executive Director Brenda Brewer and Nathan Becker at the store located at the corner of 6th and Porter in Okmulgee.                                           (Photo provided)

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City employees burned underbrush yesterday afternoon at Nichols Park for general winter maintenance. At one point, flames reached as high as 30 feet. Pictured is City Street Superintendent Arley Gray. Gray said more controlled burning will take place at Nichols Park in the coming days.
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Dewar resident and Veteran Kenneth Cook celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday at the Dewar Community Center. Pictured (L-R) is Cook’s wife Faye, Cook and his son Charles Ray. Happy birthday, Kenneth and thank you for serving our country!
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Rick, Amy, Rusty and Eddie, children of Dale and Phyllis Crawford, invite family and friends to attend their parent’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. Dale and Phyllis were married south of Henryetta (Plainview Community) in her parent’s home on Dec. 15, 1956. Phyllis is the daughter of the late JC and Floye Graham. Dale is the eldest son of the late Eddie and Ida Crawford, formerly of Pharoah. They are grandparents to 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The 60th Anniversary Celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17 at Allen Freewill Baptist Church, three miles north of Weleetka on Hwy 75. Come and join us in this monumental celebration. No gifts please.
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The Clay family, Paula Harjo, Gail Clay, Ilene and Fred Clay.

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