The Pittsburg County 4-H Archery and Shotgun contests were held recently in coordination with the Pittsburg County Free Fair. Results for these events were as follows:
Randy Roden details the upcoming inaugural Oklahoma State Penitentiary Car Show sponsored by the McAlester Masonic Lodge #9 and the City of McAlester. Read more
On Friday evening, the Eufaula Ironheads and the Checotah Wildcats met for the 106th time in Oklahoma’s longest uninterrupted high school football rivalry. But before this game began in 1915, the real McIntosh County rivalry began at Oklahoma Statehood. Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Sept. 10-17, 2021. Data from the previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
Another community block party will take place in downtown McAlester with the addition of an upcoming cooking competition with Oktoberfest season in mind. Read more
Sewell Animal Hospital Office Manager Kara Pace and Dr. Ashley Sewell provide information regarding this year's 5K9 Mutt Strutt and Fun Run. Read more
The Oklahoma State Fair answers general questions about the annual event that runs Sept. 16 through Sept. 26. More information can be found by visiting www.okstatefair.com. Read more
Fifth grade student Tressie Tapscott smiles as she reaches into a raised box and scoops pebbles aside to plant a young banana plant in a new aquaponics system. Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY — Seven years ago, Shoshana Wasserman spent her days attempting to sell what may have appeared to be an impossible dream to reluctant and weary Oklahomans.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Disability advocates Thursday celebrated a ruling that bars the state from implementing a new law requiring Oklahomans with intellectual disabilities to wait five years before accessing specialized home and community-based services through the state’s Medicaid program.
WASHINGTON — A former University of Oklahoma gymnast on Wednesday told a key Senate panel that she was directed not to say anything that could compromise an FBI investigation into sexual abuse by the national team doctor.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Amid fears that Oklahomans could be facing a severe winter, regulators called together some of the state’s top utility officials Tuesday to discuss whether the state will have adequate access to natural gas supplies.
McAlester Mayor John Browne declared a state of emergency in the city during Tuesday night’s council meeting based on the local hospital being overloaded amid a recent COVID-19 surge.
Voters picked Randy Roden to represent McAlester’s Ward 4 on the city council.
A policy change aligns McAlester schools with guidance from the state health department.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two men accused of attacking a newspaper reporter at a meeting of residents who oppose this northwest Michigan public schools' mask mandate for students and staff have been charged in the case.
From ancient history to present day, there have always been foolish things that people have believed based on fantasy:
There is a developing thin line in mainstream journalism ethics between what’s acceptable and what’s not in defining impartial, independent news coverage.
When I was a boy in California in the 1960s, my family was pretty much the only family I knew that ate bagels. That’s probably because we were Jewish and bagels are a Jewish thing.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
Indiana’s red flag law is under scrutiny after a mass killing last week at an Indianapolis FedEx facility.
Mass murder by guns is a tragedy we shouldn’t have to bear.
I am a very serious Dr. Seuss fan.
After a noisy election season of discontent, Republicans see their road to recovery in discouraging eligible Americans from voting.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
President Trump is his own woeful enemy.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
This Week's Circulars
March 6, 1949 -- September 8, 2021 Dr. Mary Hazeldine, beloved wife, sister, aunt, cousin, teacher, and friend left us peacefully to be with God on September 8, 2021, in Statesboro, Georgia. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone. She was loved by her students and helped to advanc…
Roy Clark Jr. 70, of Wilburton, OK passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Services will be on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. Graveside Services at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Willard Francis. Services are under the direction of …
Cathy Edmonds, 65, died September 14, 2021. Cathy was born October 20, 1955 to Winfrey and Billy Turner. She is survived by her husband Kerry Edmonds; daughter, Carrie Ann Gates, niece Tara Edwards, and great niece Macee Edwards. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Caro…
Sean Lee Hall 48, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at McAlester Regional Hospital. Sean was born on September 18, 1972 in McAlester, OK. Sean Lee was known by family and friends as a kind soul and spirit. He loved with a big heart and if there was a way he could help, you knew that h…
- OHP: 4 dead, one injured after car hits tree
- McAlester mayor declares State of Emergency
- President Biden’s vaccine mandate runs into opposition in Oklahoma
- McAlester man receives plea deal in federal court
- Vaccinated McAlester school employees to receive stipends
- 18 dogs living in 'filth' rescued in Pittsburg County
- OUR VIEW: What's it going to take?
- McAlester school board approves quarantine policy
- Cox resigns city council seat prompting new special election
- HS FOOTBALL: McAlester remains in top spot in latest AP poll