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IF YOU SEE HOLDENVILLE MAYOR JOHNNY MASSAD, or anyone who works for the Holdenville street and water departments, be sure and give them a big, “thank you” for all of their extra efforts in stopping a major water leak on Kelkar Street. The mayor was right alongside his employees, shin deep in gushing water from 9:15 in the morning until 10:00 at night trying to stop this leak. After three clamps and several laborious man hours, the city was still unsuccessful in stopping a leak caused by damage to this extent. Outside contractors are being contacted to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience in dealing with low water pressures and the current boil order while the city moves forward with the repairs. As of press time (6:00pm Wednesday) water had been shut off to much of the Holdenville area. They were hoping to have it back on sometime Wednesday evening. When we have additional information it will be posted on our website.

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Parade held for Pioneer residents


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Elroy Tidmore honored on 90th birthday

Elroy Tidmore recently celebrated his 90th birthday with a party in his honor held for him at the fellowship hall of the Sharon First Baptist Church in Sharon, Oklahoma. His actual birthday was November 20, 2019. He is shown above with his children and grandchildren. BACK Left to Right-Granddaughter-in-law-Scarlett LoCoco, Grandson-Tony LoCoco, Son-David Tidmore, Son-in-law-Dennis Hall, Granddaughter-in-law-Carol Stocking, and Grandson-Joel Stocking. FRONT: Left to Right-Granddaughter-Bobi Lynn Wallace, Daughter-in-law-Cheryl Lynn Tidmore, Birthday Boy-Elroy Tidmore, Wife-Rachael Tidmore, Daughter-Debbie Hall, Grandson-Matthew Stocking and Alisia Bujanda.

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Hughes County courthouse begins phased reopening

The Hughes County Courthouse has reopened, but, because of the threat caused by the COVID 19 virus, it has not yet returned to business as usual. Hughes County Commissioners have issued a Proclamation to re-open the Hughes County Courthouse, but the document lists a number of stipulations. This includes:

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Service held for Carol “Elaine” Eck

Carol “Elaine Susie” Black Eck went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Shawnee at the age of 75. She was born February 3, 1945 in Wewoka, OK to the late James Ralph Gleason and Lucy Mae Chapman Gleason.

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Jewell “J.T.” Akin celebrates 100th birthday

HOLDENVILLE - During the last few months COVID-19 virus has held the world hostage. However, among all the fear and uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic one Holdenville man has reason to celebrate.

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Wetumka Valedictorians, Salutatorians named

Mae Hudson Valedictorian Wetumka

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