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Okmulgee County youth Danica Minyard

Okmulgee County youth Danica Minyard harvested her first deer on Nov. 28, while on a family hunting outing at A&E Adventures in Okmulgee County.

Scott Brians, program manager for Eastern Oklahoma Circuit Engineering District (CED) attended Monday’s meeting of the Okmulgee County Commissioners to present annual Bridge Reports for the county.


As we continue to navigate through these uncertain and ever-changing times, we would like to at least inform you of the multitude of factors that go into the decisions on whether to participate in

Beggs girls open season with big win

Beggs Lady Demons hit the court last night for their season opener.

Playing fellow county team Wilson, the Lady Demons took home a 50-16 win against the Lady Tigers.

Preston plays up against ranked teams

Preston’s basketball teams are hitting an early slumpagainst tough teams.

The Pirates have played four ranked teams and have come up short in all of them.


Famous American poet wrote over 1,800 poems

American poet, Emily Dickinson, was born Dec. 10, 1830 in Amherst, Mass.

Her father was a lawyer. Not much is known about her mother.

Muffin Mania

It is once again December! Holiday baking season is upon us and it is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the smell of baking spices, cinnamon being my absolute favorite.

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Russian cuisine is a little more eclectic than one might think. The foods are heavily influenced by connections to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


St. Michael Catholic Church

2nd Advent Sunday (B)

I asked my friends to explain the following proverb: “The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered” (Proverbs 11:9).

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First thing this morning, as I walked by the big window, there was Flopsy Cottontail.


Funeral services for Patricia Ruth Hicks, 88, resident of Okmulgee, were Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Integrity Chapel where Rev. Terry Pitman and Rev. Scott Wolfe officiated.

Funeral services for Clifford Warren VanBrunt, 53, resident of Council Hill, will be Friday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Council Hill Gymnasium.

Funeral services for Verba Dell Piatt, 89, resident of Henryetta, were Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Integrity Chapel where Pastor Randy Piatt and Pastor Tom Radigan officiated.

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