Hartshorne/Haileyville Masonic Lodge No. 122 recently installed 2013 officers. Pictured from left, front row, are J.W. Stephenson, tyler; Lee Morgan, senior deacon; Paul Diehl, treasurer; Ronnie Robbins, junior deacon; second row, Joe Winslow, senior steward; Mickey Nolen, chaplain; Leonard Howard, senior warden; Steve Gragg, worshipful master; back row, Eddie Gragg, secretary; and Mark Halyard, installing officer. Not pictured, but newly installed 2013 officers, are Ronnie Gragg, junior warden, and Ronald Gragg, junior steward.
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The McAlester Police Department responds to domestic violence calls on a daily basis. Many times when our officers arrive, we get very little cooperation.
Hospital hires lung specialist
McAlester has a new lung doctor, the first since 2008.
OEM sets large scale exercise
The McAlester/Pittsburg County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting a large scale exercise Aug. 2 at The Village/Kinkead Hills that was designed to be as realistic as possible.
MHS band prepares for upcoming year
Friday saw the first units of the McAlester High School marching band gather, in preparation for the activities of the coming school year.
‘Movies In The Park’ program continues
Having just passed the mid-point in the year’s schedule, the “Movies In The Park” program offered by the city of McAlester has been successful thus far.
SOFA Art Gallery hosts gala, celebrates second anniversary
Artists of the Southeast Oklahoma Fine Arts held a free art gala at the Southeast Oklahoma Fine Arts Art Gallery to celebrate its second year of operation.
Local church to help fill backpacks with school supplies
A local church is helping children from families with financial difficulty to start the school year by filling backpacks in a “Backpack Challenge” with supplies to give away from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4.
- Emergency management department to conduct large scale exercise Aug. 2
- Update: juvenile shot in Quinton expected to live.
MPS hosts staff luncheon
As the beginning of another school year approaches, an estimated 60-70 administrators and staff that work for McAlester Public Schools during the summer gathered for a luncheon of hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream floats Wednesday.
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