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Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Is Coming For A Visit

Santa Claus will make his official visit to the Shawnee area during the annual Shawnee Christmas Parade that starts at 7 pm Thursday, Dec. 6, at Main...

 
 By Johnna Ray    News    November 29, 2018

Finance Director Says City Of Shawnee Is Not Broke

By JOHNNA RAY The City of Shawnee isn't "broke" and millions of dollars haven't "disappeared" from the city's accounts, Finance Director Chance...

 

City's Oldest Church Has New Owners And New Purpose

It’s as though they were coming back the next Sunday. The Bible is open on the altar, the collection plates are at the ready, and hymnals are in...

 
 By Staff    News    November 29, 2018

A Time Honored Tradition Filled With Memories

For the 27th consecutive year, Cooper Funeral Home will hold its longstanding special memorial program "A Christmas Keepsake" in remembrance of the fa...

 

Master's Voice Performs Dec. 6 At Sharon Baptist Church

Master's Voice, one of the most featured Gospel performing artists on Christian radio, will be sharing tracks from their brand new Christmas CD...

 

SLT Auditions

Shawnee Little Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd” on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 pm and Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 pm at the community theatre, 1829 Airport Rd. The... Full story

 

Face It

“You can’t justify this many school districts to anyone.” That comment comes from Dr. James R. Machell, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central...

 

What's Your Favorite Christmas Tree?

What is your favorite Christmas tree? Do you have a favorite? Is it one of the big city trees like in Times Square or something smaller or simpler? Is it a themed tree or a hodge-podge? Is it full and...

 

Maybe Nature Will Give Us A Break

This just doesn’t seem to be our year for good viewing nights! Even the annual Okie-Tex Star Party was a bust. As I sit and write the December article, we are waiting on another weather front that...

 

Young Shawnee Readers Place Fifth In Nation For Minutes Reading

Starting with their own initiative and then succeeding through their efforts of demonstrating their love of reading, several elementary school...

 

Senate Review

It’s exciting times for education in Oklahoma. Teachers, education staff, parents and supporters took incredible initiative this year. As the saying goes, you can’t just talk the talk, you have...

 

County Okays Buses For Tecumseh Schools

Pottawatomie Board of County Commissioners approved the lease purchase of six new buses for Tecumseh schools during the regular meeting held Monday, Nov. 26. After a week to review the bus bids...

 

Carolyn Ann Young

Carolyn Ann Young, 65, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Shawnee. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10 am. Monday,...

 

Ray Stinnett Jr.

Ray Stinnett Jr., 53, of Shawnee, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at a local hospital. The son of Ray Sr. and Gayle (Reed) Stinnett, he was born on March 27, 1965, in Kankakee, IL. He was a 1983...

 

Jimmy Copeland

Jimmy “Jim” Copeland, 86, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 17, 1932, to William and Mable (Puckett) Copeland in Wanette, Oklahoma. He grew up in...

 

Betty Jo Jones

Betty Jo Jones, 91, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at her home. She was born May 5, 1927, to Walter and Helen (Gray) Brothers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was raised in...

 

Johnny Lee Crabtree

Johnny Lee Crabtree, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was born on Dec. 9, 1942, in Wewoka, OK, to Rufus and Peggy Crabtree. He married Donna Crabtree on Sept. 8, 1963. He...

 

Norma Jean Jones

Norma Jean (Couch) Jones, 92, longtime Shawnee resident, died Tuesday afternoon Nov. 20, 2018. The daughter of Rufus and Lela (Watson) Couch, she was born Oct. 21, 1926, on her parents’ homestead i...

 

Tecumseh Leadership Students Serve 25 Local Families

Tecumseh High School Leadership students conducted a food collection drive that provided Thanksgiving baskets for 25 families this year. The annual...

 

All Aboard...Let's Ride The Rails

There is a hidden happy place for train lovers in Pottawatomie County. Locomotive Operators of Central Oklahoma (LOCO) is a nonprofit organization ded...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! My family met in Tulsa in the home of my son, Dr. Anthony Haney, and wife Laura and their three children. We have so much to be...

 

Roberts Expects To Send Several Wrestlers To State Tourney

It's time to grapple. The Tecumseh Savages' wrestling season opens in early December and Head Coach Roger Roberts is really excited about this year's...

 

OBU Soccer Players Earn

Oklahoma Baptist men’s soccer had three student-athletes named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 First Team following the conclusion of the 2018 season. Michael Stewart, named to the Academic Al...

 

GCTC Employees To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame Tuesday

A Gordon Cooper Technology Center Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 4, to honor three local people for their...

 

32nd Cans Film Festival Dec. 6

Jones Theatres Inc. and KGFF Radio are joining forces for the 32nd year on Dec. 6 to present the annual "Cans Film Festival," a special movie showing...

 

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