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The Study Hub opens in Choctaw

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Study Hub Aug. 31. Founded by Kari Smith, an experienced educator with over 14 years of teaching at both Norman and Choctaw schools, The Study Hub is a community resource like has never before been offered in eastern Oklahoma County. The new business,…

EOCP opens new corporate office

Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Harrah Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of their new office, located at 17311 NE 23rd St.EOCP was formed in 2010 as an effort to unite the region and build a globally…

Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2017

Jeffus, Stober crowned Miss EOC Royalty 2017 The 37th annual Miss Eastern Oklahoma County Pageant was hosted Saturday in the Performing Arts Center of Choctaw High School. There was plenty of beauty, talent and intelligence on display with 30 contestants, but by the end of the night it was Jancy Jeffus and Malayna Stober who…

HealthCARE Express Choctaw scheduled to open in December

Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce members welcomed HealthCARE Express to Choctaw Monday, Aug. 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony. With much success in their Midwest City location, HealthCARE Express is excited to open a second location this December. “We’re looking at a 100 to 120 day build time,” said co-owner Jeremy Lamb at the recent groundbreaking.…

Lawsuit filed over turnpikes

Attorney files challenge of bond-financed projects with Oklahoma Supreme Court A lawsuit was filed Friday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in an effort stop the expansion of turnpikes. The suit claims the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is violating a constitutional provision that ensures laws address only one subject by issuing $900 million in bonds to be…

Back in the swing of things

Defending Class 6A State Champions return to action Choctaw High School Softball had a record season last year as the Lady Yellowjackets rolled through competition to secure the prestigious Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A State Championship. The softball state title was the second in school history as Choctaw finished the year 36-7 overall…

Leathers trains with Team USA

Choctaw wrestler helps Olympian, prepares for Junior World Championships –   Choctaw High School alumna and current Oklahoma City University wrestler Becka Leathers is contributing to Team USA as a training partner for wrestler Haley Augello in the 2016 Olympics. Leathers, from Choctaw, captured the 123-pound national championship as a freshman in the Women’s College…

Oklahoma in list of of top 10 states with the worst drivers

By Jon Watje Staff Writer There are bad drivers everywhere. But there are more in some states than others. SmartAsset.com, a financial tech firm that offers interactive tools for home buying, insurance and investment, completed a survey of the states with the worst drivers, and the Sooner State was near the top of the list…

Coaches honored at convention

The tributes for athletic excellence continue to roll in for the athletic department at Choctaw High School. In his continued quest for excellence for the district, Athletic Director Todd Dilbeck has stressed finding the very best person possible to be in charge of the athletic programs at Choctaw High School. “Our young people as well…

Blue & Gold Extravaganza set for Aug. 13

Choctaw’s Touchdown Club is set to host fourth annual Blue & Gold Extravaganza August 13 4-8 p.m. Every year the day begins with a community cleanup, followed by a carnival at Choctaw High School and ends with a preview of this year’s Yellowjacket Football Team. The free carnival event will be at the High School…

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The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard on Friday, Sept. 23.
ENDUI checkpoint planned for Friday in Midwest City

The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard. The checkpoint will coincide with regular patrols aimed at impaired drivers and several local and county law enforcement agencies will be taking part. Impaired driving is…

The second annual Heritage Day on Sept. 10 will feature family friendly activities from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Heritage Day set for Saturday

Rose State College will host its second annual Heritage Day event at the Atkinson Heritage Center located at 1001 North Midwest Boulevard in Midwest City on Saturday, September 10.  Family friendly activities have been planned to recreate the beginning of Midwest City and celebrate the rich history of our town.  The event runs from 10…

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Study Hub to Main Street Choctaw Aug. 31. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
The Study Hub opens in Choctaw

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Study Hub Aug. 31. Founded by Kari Smith, an experienced educator with over 14 years of teaching at both Norman and Choctaw schools, The Study Hub is a community resource like has never before been offered in eastern Oklahoma County. The new business,…

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Harrah Chamber of Commerce host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership’s new office. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
EOCP opens new corporate office

Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Harrah Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of their new office, located at 17311 NE 23rd St.EOCP was formed in 2010 as an effort to unite the region and build a globally…

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Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2017

Jeffus, Stober crowned Miss EOC Royalty 2017 The 37th annual Miss Eastern Oklahoma County Pageant was hosted Saturday in the Performing Arts Center of Choctaw High School. There was plenty of beauty, talent and intelligence on display with 30 contestants, but by the end of the night it was Jancy Jeffus and Malayna Stober who…

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HealthCARE Express Choctaw scheduled to open in December

Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce members welcomed HealthCARE Express to Choctaw Monday, Aug. 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony. With much success in their Midwest City location, HealthCARE Express is excited to open a second location this December. “We’re looking at a 100 to 120 day build time,” said co-owner Jeremy Lamb at the recent groundbreaking.…

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Lawsuit filed over turnpikes

Attorney files challenge of bond-financed projects with Oklahoma Supreme Court A lawsuit was filed Friday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in an effort stop the expansion of turnpikes. The suit claims the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is violating a constitutional provision that ensures laws address only one subject by issuing $900 million in bonds to be…

Warren, Amick-Dodson face off in GOP runoff

By William Washington Contributing Writer The field for Oklahoma County Court Clerk will get a little smaller. Incumbent Rick Warren and Linda Amick Dodson will meet in a primary runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 23 for the Republican nomination. Warren has served as Court Clerk since March after narrowly beating out Dodson in the primary election…

Caudill, Hooten in runoff for county clerk

Republican voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 23 to select their candidate for Oklahoma County Clerk. Incumbent Carolyn Caudill and David B. Hooten are meeting in the primary run-off election. The winner advances to the Nov. 8 general election against Libertarian candidate Chris Powell. Caudill finished first in the four-way primary race with…

Choctaw Round Up Club royalty comes down Harper Road. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
Choctaw hosts 51st annual rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls from around the nation gathered in Choctaw over the weekend as the Choctaw Round Up Club hosted the 51st annual Choctaw Open Rodeo and inaugural Choctaw Rodeo Parade. Choctaw Round Up Club in conjunction with Rusty Morland’s Rocking R Rodeo Co., hosted an IPRA Rodeo for competitors from across the USA. With…

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New look for Harrah

By John Martin Staff Writer Many accolades have been heaped on the 2015 edition of the Harrah Panthers football team. They made the OSSAA State 4A playoffs three of the past four years. They were the first Harrah team in more than 25 years to win a District Championship. They were the first Harrah team…

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Choctaw hopes to convert large roster to high scores

Choctaw hopes to convert record roster to high scores After producing never before seen numbers in recent years, Choctaw’s offense is once again stacked. With over 100 players out in grades 10 through 12, and nearly 50 more on the freshman roster Choctaw High School will boast the largest roster in school history. Choctaw coaches…

Choctaw’s Lady Yellowjackets, coaches and fans celebrate a championship finish at the Carl Albert Titan Invitational Tournament.
Choctaw wins Carl Albert Tournament

Choctaw High School’s varsity volleyball squad won the Carl Albert Titan Invitational Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Yellowjackets redeemed their only loss of the tourney, and secured gold after beating Shawnee in five games (25-20, 23-25, 24-26, 25-20 and 13-15). MVP Choctaw’s Maddi Miller and Meghan Mickle were named to the All-Tournament Team. Miller…

Freshman catcher Kennedy Crowson knocked in the eventual winning runs in the first inning in Harrah’s 5-1 victory over Blanchard. (Photo by Jason Turner)
McCord, Lady Panthers stun Blanchard

Junior Skylar McCord limited a powerful Blanchard lineup to just three hits and the Harrah Lady Panthers fast-pitch softball team celebrated their 2016 home opener with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Lions Tuesday. The new rankings are not out yet, but Blanchard is a tradition-rich contender for state playoff action and one of the…

Jamie White connects during the home opener vs. Lawton Ike. CHS won, 11-1. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
Back in the swing of things

Defending Class 6A State Champions return to action Choctaw High School Softball had a record season last year as the Lady Yellowjackets rolled through competition to secure the prestigious Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A State Championship. The softball state title was the second in school history as Choctaw finished the year 36-7 overall…

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Leathers trains with Team USA

Choctaw wrestler helps Olympian, prepares for Junior World Championships –   Choctaw High School alumna and current Oklahoma City University wrestler Becka Leathers is contributing to Team USA as a training partner for wrestler Haley Augello in the 2016 Olympics. Leathers, from Choctaw, captured the 123-pound national championship as a freshman in the Women’s College…

Choctaw coaches celebrate with All-State Football players Lonell Burris and Sean Thompson.
Coaches honored at convention

The tributes for athletic excellence continue to roll in for the athletic department at Choctaw High School. In his continued quest for excellence for the district, Athletic Director Todd Dilbeck has stressed finding the very best person possible to be in charge of the athletic programs at Choctaw High School. “Our young people as well…

The Yellowjackets show Putnam City North their speed during Choctaw Team Camp 2016. Football practice officially starts Aug. 8, and Aug. 13 the annual inner-squad scrimmage will be open to the public at 8:30 p.m. following a carnival at the high school. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
Blue & Gold Extravaganza set for Aug. 13

Choctaw’s Touchdown Club is set to host fourth annual Blue & Gold Extravaganza August 13 4-8 p.m. Every year the day begins with a community cleanup, followed by a carnival at Choctaw High School and ends with a preview of this year’s Yellowjacket Football Team. The free carnival event will be at the High School…

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Summer’s end sport briefs

Free Golf Clinic scheduled A free golf clinic has been scheduled for July 30 at Choctaw Creek Golf Course. PGA Golf Professional Jim Woodward will be on site to give free pointers beginning at 8:30 a.m. After qualifying for the PGA in 1990, Woodward still competes in Champions Tour tournaments. The PGA of America, established…

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Leathers leads USA to silver

Choctaw’s Becka Leathers and two other United States women recently won medals at the Grand Prix of Spain helping lead the USA to a second place team finish.   Claiming the top U.S. Finish with a silver medal at 121 pounds was 2015 Junior World bronze medalist and Choctaw High School alumna Becka Leathers. Leathers…

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