Workers from Able Roofing install the new roof on the bathroom at the Dr. Carlton E. Smith Tennis Complex on Monday morning.

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Friday, November 24, 2017
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By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer Thanks to Able Roofing, the Dr. Carlton E. Smith Tennis Complex upgrades are one step closer to being complete. Workers from Able Roofing were in Henryetta on... + continue reading

Burnett’s Boutique is inviting you to come out and shop Nov. 25 for Small Business Saturday. Black Friday is well established at this point, and for good reason. It's a good chance for many consumers to get most of their holiday shopping out of the way far before the holidays get into full swing. But many customers are starting to be enticed by the allure of shopping local instead of braving the long lines and craziness of the big box stores. Not only is there a draw in knowing that money spent will stay in the community, there is also the allure of knowing that what you get is more unique then something you would find at a big box store. Large stores appeal to the masses, while smaller more focused stores can bring items that are more dedicated to your specific town or taste. So this year, shop local. Not only will you get a gift that is one of a kind, but you will help your town and those who live in it. 

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Friday, November 24, 2017
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Stefanie Spangle and Brittany Hicks were helping paint the top of the skate park ramps on Friday. Once the paint was dry, the skaters were going to go back and spray paint their own unique designs over the paint.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer The Henryetta Skate Park ramps have been given a new look.   This improvement was thanks to Henryettan locals Vernon Britt, Eddy Thomas and a crew of... + continue reading

Brandi Brown and Tim Gillispie show an example of the banner that will hang on the site of the baseball complex.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer The Henryetta Baseball Complex has been renamed for Nathan George. Nathan was a member of the Henryetta High School baseball team until he was diagnosed with non... + continue reading

Tabithe Jones, Sherri Crosby, Jamie Bailey, Jeanda Spurlock and Nicky Albarabe take applications for the Lions Club Christmas Baskets.

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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Volunteers from the Henryetta Lions club were busy Monday and Tuesday. They were working from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. taking applications for Christmas Baskets. ... + continue reading

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11/24/2017
By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer Two bodies were found seven miles east of Henryetta in McIntosh County. The bodies were discovered on Tiger Mountain Rd. near Interstate 40 Tuesday afternoon. The McIntosh county sheriffs office said that a man, who was walking and picking up cans, had found what appears to be the bodies of a man and a... + continue reading
11/24/2017
By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer The Henryetta City Council heard from Douglass Vowell of Henryetta Wrecker and Towing during the city council regular session Tuesday, Nov. 21. Henryetta Wrecker and Tow addressed the council to discuss the city's nonconsensual tow policy. This policy deals with those individuals who are getting their... + continue reading

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Schulter home is a complete loss after a fire Tuesday evening.

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11/17/2017 - 0 comment(s)
By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer A Schulter home is a complete loss after a fire. The Okmulgee Fire Department and Wilson Fire Department received a mutual aid request Tuesday evening at 7:41. The request was from the Schulter Fire Department who were already battling the house fire located at 20868 S. 233 Rd.  When the departments... + continue reading

The VFW has new medical equipment that can be loaned out to veterans who need it. Mayor Jennifer Clason donated several walkers and canes from Fountain View Manor for use by the VFW. VFW Post Commander Bill Goodner is pictured here showing one of the available walkers. For more information or to request equipment contact Service Officer Roy Essman at 918-650-0972.

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By JESSIE BRYDGES Staff Writer The Henryetta Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has been given a new home thanks to the city of Henryetta.  When the Henryetta Health Department closed down last year there were no plans to do anything with the building.  Far on the other side of town, the VFW was coming to terms with how much work... + continue reading

Workers have broken ground at the site of the new East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center (ECOFHC) in Henryetta. The ribbon cutting was held January of this year. The ECOFHC promises to be an affordable clinic for Henryetta. While the center will not be completely free, those without insurance or those with low income can qualify for low cost health care at the center. Medical and behavioral office visits for patients Medicare, Medicaid or no insurance can be as low as $20 if they qualify for Sliding Fee Discount and dental services would be a minimum of $30. CEO Donna Dryer said that the center is required to be ready by May of 2019. The total approximate cost for this project is 1.4 million.  

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Henryetta’s Drew Brown (20) puts up a shot during a first-round meeting with Stigler in the 2016 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament. Brown will look to guide the Knights on a deep run through the playoffs in 2017-18.

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By LARRY OWEN Free-Lance Sports Editor The Henryetta high school varsity basketball teams will begin their 2017-18 season this Tuesday evening. The Knights and Lady Knights will travel to... + continue reading

Dewar junior wide receiver Braxton Loyd hauls in a pass attempt during last Friday’s second-round playoff game against Prue at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium. Loyd caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown, but the Dragons fell to the visiting Prue Rockets by a 60-56 margin to end their 2017 football season.

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Dewar junior wide receiver Rhett Whitlow prepares to haul in a pass during pregame warmups at a recent home football game against Wetumka. Whitlow and the Dragons will continue their playoff run tonight at home against the Prue Rockets in the second round of the Class B state football playoffs. Tonight’s postseason contest is set for 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar.

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Dewar freshman quarterback Joey Fowler (14) delivers a pass during an October 26 road game at Weleetka. Fowler and the Dragons will play host to the Strother Yellowjackets tonight in the first round of the Class B state football playoffs. Tonight’s playoff opener is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar.

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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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