Luke Mitchell, center, has his hands full as he tries to keep both Marley MItchell, left and Knox Mitchell in the air while spending some park time together with his children at the Gibby Beshears Park in Krebs.
Oreo, an eight-week-old Boston Terrier owned by Troyce and Pat Tolson of McAlester, poses for a fall time pictured.
First Presbyterian Church of McAlester is having the annual Bazaar on Friday, November 1. Doors open at 7 a.m. with lots of unique, one of a kind, hand crafted items for sale; along with delicious cakes, pies and breads. A hearty beef and vegetable soup will be served for lunch. All proceeds will be donated to local area charities.
McAlester Public Library Teen Librarian, Erin Austin, works on a giant version of the original True Grit book cover, published in 1968, which will be part of the library’s float in the big True Grit Day parade this Saturday at the Old Town Wild West Festival. Entries in the 9 a.m. parade include authentic 1870s wagons and stagecoaches, riders, marchers, floats from churches and businesses, an appearance by Belle Starr and an engine from the McAlester Fire Department. The parade will move south to north on Main Street beginning at the entrance to the Old Town Historic District, then proceed east to circle Hutchinson Park and the Tobucksy Courthouse. Saturday will be proclaimed True Grit Day in McAlester by Mayor Steve Harrison as part of the Wild West Festival and the kickoff of the library’s six-week lineup of events celebrating the Portis novel. Citizens are being asked to read the book and attend at least one library program about the beloved American Western.
A group of participants leave for the 5K “Mustache Run” Saturday.
Taylor to wed Bias in outdoor ceremony
Carissa A. Taylor and Jason J. Bias are announcing their engagement and approaching wedding ceremony set for Sept. 28 at 5:03 p.m. on the McAlester property of the Tannehill family.
Participating in the Read 5 for Summer program, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, are Haywood School pictured from left, Loren Colley, Autumn Brinkley, Kasey Markham and Chance Colley.
William Gay at Play
Photos at William Gay Early Childhood Center.
Jeffreys and Brackett to wed
Joshua Landon Jeffreys and Brandy Nicole (Robbins) Brackett, of McAlester, have announced their upcoming marriage this fall.
Pet of the Week
This female Yorkie mix is available for adoption at Renegar Animal Hospital, 1550 S. Main St. For more information on this and other animals available for adoption call 918-423-1960 or visit www.renegaranimalhospitla.com.
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