• Golf for Grads sets Oct. 15 tee time in Choctaw

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's 18th annual Golf For Grads Tournament will be Oct. 15 at Choctaw Creek Golf Course.

  • Application deadline for firefighter training academy in Choctaw is Nov. 9

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw is accepting applications for its next firefighter academy.

  • High school bands march to Moore for music festival

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Fourteen bands from Oklahoma City metro area high schools participated in Moore High School's annual outdoor music festival.

  • Four Bishop McGuinness students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 19, 2015

    Four seniors from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Missing Oklahoma City woman found dead in Choctaw, police say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    A woman who was reported missing Wednesday from Oklahoma City has been found dead. A Silver Alert had been issued for Eva Fryer.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Oktoberfest brews up German fun in Choctaw

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 10, 2015

    German food, beer and entertainment are offered during the 25th annual Oktoberfest in Choctaw, which continues through Saturday.

  • Septic shock survivor in Oklahoma crosses item off bucket list

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    With a black harness wrapped around her neon green T-shirt with the words “Team Sue” printed across the front, Sue Stull, of Choctaw, Oklahoma, climbed inside a Cessna 182 plane bound for 10,000 feet and her first skydive.

  • Choctaw's Kickoff Classic double-header returns Saturday

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    After a great experience with its inaugural event last year, Choctaw High School is set for its second annual XR Tickets Kickoff Classic on Saturday. Choctaw will play host to a high school football double-header, starting with Jones vs. Vian at 11 a.m. and Davis vs. Lincoln Christian at 3 p.m. “The teams were really excited to be a part of it again,” Choctaw coach and athletic director Todd Dilbeck said. “We’re really proud of this event, and we think it will be great again this year.” Choctaw begins its season Friday night with a visit from Sapulpa.

  • Fishing lures anglers to Lake Thunderbird in Norman

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    A couple are shown getting ready to fish at Lake Thunderbird in Norman.

  • Choctaw marks 25 years of Oktoberfest

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Beginning Friday, polka music, smoked bratwurst and pork chops and plenty of German beer will be among the offerings as Choctaw celebrates 25 years of Oktoberfest.

  • Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center plans family night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center will hold a family night Sept. 1.

  • Ireland monument to Choctaw Nation finished

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Got word from a reader today that a sculpture made in honor of a donation from the Choctaw Nation to the people of Ireland in 1847 has been finished and is now on display in Bailic Park in Middleton, a small town of 12,000 not far from Ireland’s southern coast in County Cork. Here is what the finished monument looks like:  The backstory about this monument, which was named "Kindred Spirits," is super interesting. The monument of nine eagle feather towering 20 feet into the air,  was made by sculptor Alex Pentek. Aligned in a circle, the look is imperfect, bends and creases in one feather distinguishing it from its next metallic counterpart. The feathers stand strong, made from

  • Faith goes back to school in the Oklahoma City area

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    One Oklahoma City-area church offers supplies and cool activities for students while another braves heat to perform outdoor beautification work to help a school get ready for classes to resume.

  • Choctaw writer releases new fantasy book

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Choctaw writer Dorothy L. Smith has just released her new fantasy novel, “Dragon Scale: The Medallion.” The book was published by Dorrance Publishing Co. Here’s how it’s described in a news release:   “You will meet Donil, a stalwart young knight; Bailee, the little orphan girl who must grow up too quickly; and most of all, Tasara, young, beautiful, lithe and a fierce warrior. Join the three of them, along with their telepathic canine Colors, and their fighting steed, as they search for the key that will defeat the growing evil, and hopefully bring them all back once again to a land of happiness and peace.” Read a free sample at www.dragonscalethebook.com.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

  • Fireworks aficionado will light up Choctaw sky with display Sunday

    By Scott Amundson For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Rudy Forrest, owner of Rudy's Fireworks, will offer his annual fireworks display on Sunday in Choctaw.

  • Oklahoma teacher has designs on helping students find jobs

    By Sarah Lobban For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    For their end-of-the-year project, students in Mark Dunn’s industrial design and fabrication class at Luther High School designed and constructed a piece of furniture or appliance using skills they had learned.

  • 38 Oklahoma high school seniors named Gates Millennium Scholars

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Gates Millennium Scholars program awarded scholarships to 38 Oklahoma high school seniors this year.