Weleetka Police Chief Herbert “Hub” Pangle is pictured outside of Rissler’s Sinclair at I-40 Exit 231 at Pharoah on June 8 as he investigates a burglary and destruction of property. The front door of the business was completely broken out by the suspect or suspects.

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Friday, June 22, 2018
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By Tracy Goza Free-Lance Editor On June 8, Rissler’s Sinclair at I-40 Exit 231 and Hwy. 75 was vandalized, according to an incident report from the Weleetka Police Department (WPD). WPD... + continue reading

Henryetta Lions Club held their End of Year Ceremony on Tuesday. Outgoing Lions President Tara Matthews presented various pins and awards to members for their service throughout the year. She is pictured above with Grant Jenson, First Vice President, as he awards her with a beautiful lion figurine gift as appreciation for serving as the club president.

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Jeff Mayo, publisher of the Henryetta Free-Lance, left, accepts the H. Milt Phillips Award from Oklahoma Press Association President Brian Blansett on Saturday during the OPA’s annual convention.

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Jeff Mayo, publisher of the Henryetta Free-Lance, was awarded the Oklahoma Press Association’s H. Milt Phillips Award at the press association’s annual convention on Saturday. Mayo is... + continue reading

Logan McGowin received a check for his continuing scholarship from American Exchange Bank (AEB). McGowin was AEB's first recipient of the Donald Wells Education Scholarship. Along with the $1,000 per semester scholarship, he also received a paid internship. “AEB interns are a great asset to the bank and we are proud to assist them with their continuing education,” AEB staff said. McGowin is pictured above with AEB President Terri Thompson.

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Jaylyn Matthews (center) was the Henryetta Lion of the Day at the Lions Club meeting Tuesday. Her featured guest was Tim Craighton (at right), Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director. Also pictured is Lions Club President Tara Matthews.

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By Tracy Goza Free-Lance Editor Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director Tim Craighton was the guest speaker at the Henryetta Lions Club meeting Tuesday. Craighton was the featured guest... + continue reading

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06/22/2018
By Tracy Goza Free-Lance Editor Today-June 22 and tomorrow-June 23 are the final days to vote early for Tuesday’s Primary Election. Early votes can be cast at the Okmulgee County Election Board office today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not only will Oklahoma decide on state and congressional officers, but... + continue reading
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David Jobes was the featured guest at the Henryetta Public Library Summer Reading Program on June 18. He taught the children attending about music and motion. He said that, if the music is fast, they move fast, if the music is slow, they move slow, if the music is loud, they get loud and if the music is soft, then they don’t get loud. In... + continue reading

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Laura Maples was the guest speaker at the June 5 meeting of the Henryetta Lions Club. Maples is a Local Membership Sales Manager with Air Med Care Network (AMCN). She discussed information about being a member of the Fly-U-Home service.

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On June 8, Wilson FFA members competed in the Brown Swiss Field Day and Milking Shorthorn Field Day. During the Milking Shorthorn Field Day, Wilson FFA members Kirstin Espinosa placed 4th High Individual and team members Ashton Been, Wyatt Danker, Barbara Hartley and Britney Hartley placed third. Team members Keghan Espinosa, Kirstin Espinosa, Jessica Otto and Kiersten Overton placed 1st. They had an outstanding week.

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Sixteen Henryetta area first through fifth graders attended the first meeting of the Summer Reading Program at the Civic Center on Monday. They learned about all kinds of music and instruments and sang songs, led by Lyle Stogner.

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By TRACY GOZA Free-Lance Editor Monday was the first meeting with first through fifth graders for the Henryetta Summer Reading Program. There were 16 youth total in attendance for the first program. Lyle Stogner discussed music and the history of music with the children attending. He also spoke about different musical instruments, the... + continue reading

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The Henryetta 10-Under Inferno softball team will be attending the OK Kids 10U State Softball Championship in Weatherford this Wednesday-Saturday.

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By LARRY OWEN Free-Lance Sports Editor Two Henryetta Little League teams will battle for softball crowns this week at two separate locations. The Henryetta Chaos will battle 25 other teams for... + continue reading

Henryetta senior Colten Wion (33) leaps high into the air to block a shot attempt by Morris’ Devin Warren during last Thursday’s summer league basketball game at Brock Memorial Gymnasium in Okmulgee.

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The Henryetta Heat 14-Under softball team are enjoying a successful season so far, which includes four tournament championships. The Heat, which is coached by Joe Smallwood, James Joslin, and Gary Dwiggins, will compete at the United States Specialty Sports Association's Softball World Series July 15-21 in Destin, Florida. Team members for the Heat are (not in order): Alexis Hamilton, Skylar Morris, Courtnee Sensibaugh, Lexi Lollis, Kasedi Gobin, Jalynn Joslin, Avery Miller, Skylar Smallwood, Katelyn Dwiggins, and Haylee Anderson.

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Henryetta receiver Jean Pixler (4) hauls in a touchdown pass during Monday’s spring football practice at historic Cameron Field. The Knights are using the 10-day spring practice session to begin preparations for the upcoming 2018 varsity football season which will get underway August 31 at home against Morris.

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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor In order to better accommodate our readers, several changes are being made to your Henryetta Free-Lance Newspaper.  Included in those changes is a... + continue reading

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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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