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SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19

Courtney Norton Named Employee of the Month

Okmulgee Dunbar School congratulates Courtney Norton on being named Employee of the Month. Norton received this well-deserved honor from all her coworkers who nominated her.

The need for local foster families continues to grow in the county, according to the latest numbers.

Sports

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.

Commentary

What can small businesses do to prepare for possible shutdowns?

Hope you and your family are doing well - hope you had a great Thanksgiving last week. I know, this year, holiday gatherings look a little different and that’s okay.

Trust issues are remnants of past toxic relationships

DEAR ABBY: Marriage is considered to be imperative in my religion and culture. I’m 29 and still not married. I have commitment and trust issues with guys.

In a year filled with unforeseen challenges and important decisions, people with Medicare have through Monday, Dec.

Lifestyle

Native artist launches watercolor series to help preserve cultural legacy

Native American artist Dana Tiger survived COVID-19, and she emerged from her isolation with a new set of goals, energy to spare and a watercolor series selling as quickly as she can paint.

Shoemakes welcome addition to family

Ryan and Myriah Shoemake of Bristow are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Adler Mahaney Shoemake. He was born Sunday, Sept. 27, at St.

Cornerstone Foursquare Church

A Place to Worship the King

Obituaries

Patricia Ruth Hicks, 88, died Monday, November 30, 2020. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Terry Pitman and Rev.

Carol Jean Morgan

Carol Jean Tolbert-Richardson-Morgan was a lifelong Okmulgee resident. She went home to be with the Lord and her mother Claudette Sampson on December 1, 2020. Carol was born to Ellis Tolbert, Sr.

Vickie Lynette Dunham, 69, a resident of Bismarck, Ark., died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

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Fire prevention week will be held next week and to help spread knowledge the Okmulgee Fire Department will be traveling from school to school to give presentations and talk to the students.

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Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister visited Okmulgee Schools Friday, August 31. While here, Joy toured the new Ag Building and the ACE program.

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