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

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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Friday, June 8, 2018
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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... + continue reading

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06/15/2018
By Tracy Goza Free-Lance Editor Teams are still needed for the Henryetta Lions Club 13th annual Golf Tournament that will be held on Saturday, June 23. Lions Club members announced that they only have four teams registered as of June 12. The annual event will be held at the Henryetta Golf and Country Club at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start... + continue reading
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Two members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives have come together to request a bipartisan study to compare and contrast Oklahoma’s educational system with other education systems across the country. Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee and Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, hope to use the study to improve the way Oklahoma educates... + continue reading

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It’s that time again Treasure Hunters! Henryetta Free-Lance is proud to announce the return of their annual Treasure Hunt! Free-Lance Graphic Designer Carrie Bailey encourages the community to get out starting this Friday, June 8, shop local and hunt for keys at participating businesses for a chance to win more than $700 in cash and prizes!

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By TRACY GOZA Free-Lance Editor Henryetta Free-Lance’s annual Treasure Hunt begins Friday, June 8! Valued at over $700, the treasure chest waits at the Free-Lance office, ready to be opened and claimed. No purchase will be necessary to participate. All participants can visit the Free-Lance office at 302 W. Main Street and request... + continue reading

At 8:15 Wednesday morning, Henryetta Fire Department responded to a call about a house fire at 13th and Division. According to Fire Chief David Bullard, the fire originated from a burning pile of trash between two houses and quickly spread along the side of the house, up to the attic. He said that the home was vacant at the time and being used for storage. No injuries were reported. Cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the state fire marshall’s office.

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Henryetta Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 539 as a new member. The chamber welcomed VFW with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new VFW Post located in the former Okmulgee County Health Department building adjacent to the football field. 

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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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By LARRY OWEN Free-Lance Sports Editor OKMULGEE - The Henryetta Golden Knights and Morris Eagles renewed their basketball rivalry this past Thursday at the Okmulgee Bulldog Summer Basketball... + continue reading

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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Ryan Swallow and Bunyan Johnson, pictured, have been hired to become head coaches at Henryetta High School in 2018-19. Swallow will take over the head softball duties, while Johnson will roam the sideline this coming basketball season as the head boys basketball coach at HHS. Both Swallow and Johnson were coaches at Beggs Public Schools this past school year.

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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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