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Friday’s schedule, NEO High School Basketball TournamentNEO Field House (COL)10:30 a.m., Game 27, Thomas Jefferson vs. W...
01/24/2020

Friday’s schedule, NEO High School Basketball Tournament
NEO Field House (COL)
10:30 a.m., Game 27, Thomas Jefferson vs. Watts, Girls Norse; noon, 30, Green Country vs. Welch, Girls Gold; 1:30 p.m., Game 33, Commerce vs. Quapaw, Girls Blue; 3 p.m., Game 36, Cave Springs vs. St. Paul, Boys Blue; 4:30 p.m., Game 39, Fairland vs. Braggs, Boys Blue; 6 p.m., Game 42, Nowata vs. Afton, Girls Blue; 7:30 p.m., Game 45, Miami vs. Fairland, Girls Gold; 9 p.m., Game 48, Commerce vs. Nowata, Boys Gold
Glen Wolfe Student Activity Center (SAC)
10:30 a.m., Game 26, Watts vs. South Coffeyville, Boys Norse; noon, Game 29, Bluejacket vs. Oaks, Boys Norse; 1:30 p.m., Game 32, Washington County vs. Wright Christian, Girls Norse; 3 p.m., Game 35, Oklahoma Bible vs. Miami, Boys Gold; 4:30 p.m., Game 38, Chetopa vs. McLain, Girls Gold; 6 p.m., Game 41, Oaks vs. Mingo Valley, Girls Norse; 7:30 p.m., Game 44, Roland vs. Wyandotte, Boys Gold; 9 p.m., Game 47, Afton vs. Welch, Boys Blue
Miami Activity Center (MAC)
10:30 a.m., Game 25, Roland JV vs. Quapaw, Boys Blue; noon, Game 28, Wyandotte vs. Braggs, Girls Blue; 1:30 p.m., Game 31, Green Country vs. Chetopa, Boys Gold; 3 p.m., Game 34, St. Paul vs. Cave Springs, Girls Norse; 4:30 p.m., Game 37, Mingo Valley vs. Washington County, Boys Norse; 6 p.m., Game 40, Wright Christian vs. The New School, Boys Norse; 7:30 p.m., Game 43, South Coffeyville vs. Oklahoma Bible, Girls Blue; 9 p.m., Game 46, Bluejacket vs. NOAH, Girls Gold

Thursday’s results , NEO High School Basketball TournamentBoys Gold — Roland 68, Green Country 44; Wyandotte 74, Chetopa...
01/24/2020

Thursday’s results , NEO High School Basketball Tournament
Boys Gold — Roland 68, Green Country 44; Wyandotte 74, Chetopa 33; Commerce 70, Oklahoma Bible 58; Nowata 50, Miami 21
Boys Blue — Fairland 65, Roland JV 34; Braggs 63, Quapaw 36; Afton 51, Cave Springs 39; Welch 40, St. Paul 37
Boys Norse — Wright Christian 58, Bluejacket 26; The New School 78, Oaks 14; Mingo Valley 64, Watts 42; Washington County 70, South Coffeyville 60
Girls Gold — Miami 42, Chetopa 30; Fairland 49, McLain 19; Bluejacket 55, Green Country 43; NOAH 52, Welch 27
Girls Blue — Nowata 41, Wyandotte 38; Afton 43, Braggs 27; South Coffeyville 49,Commerce 36; Oklahoma Bible 48, Quapaw 45 (ot)
Girls Norse — Oaks 38, Thomas Jefferson 27; Mingo Valley 55, Watts 32; St. Paul 61, Washington County 19; Cave Springs 33, Wright Christian 30

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01/23/2020

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Desiree Dillon, a 2006 graduate of Miami High School, will play a key role in the production of “Finding Neverland” that...
01/23/2020
MLT helped launch theater career of Desiree Dillon

Desiree Dillon, a 2006 graduate of Miami High School, will play a key role in the production of “Finding Neverland” that will be presented Sunday at the Bicknell Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University.

MIAMI — The theater bug bit Desiree Dillon while playing a minor role in the Miami Little Theater production of “Oliver.”   Dillon,

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01/23/2020

There are still a few spots open. See you today at noon!

Picher-Cardin High School among schools no longer around who experienced success at the Northeastern A&M High School Bas...
01/23/2020
PCHS had lots of success at NEO tournament

Picher-Cardin High School among schools no longer around who experienced success at the Northeastern A&M High School Basketball Tournament.

MIAMI — Picher-Cardin, Lenapah, Big Cabin, Burbank.   Those are among the teams that have won championships over the 75-year history of the

01/20/2020
Bluejacket boys, Fairland girls pick up wins during Friday night basketball action.
01/20/2020
Fairland, BHS split games

Bluejacket boys, Fairland girls pick up wins during Friday night basketball action.

BLUEJACKET — A 19-8 run in the fourth quarter helped the Bluejacket boys turn back Fairland 49-47 here Friday night.   The 11th-ranked Lady

Miami High School’s Keedin Crockett and Clay McCormick placed during the Port City Classic in Catoosa. Crockett was fift...
01/20/2020
Dogs' Crockett, McCormick place at Catoosa

Miami High School’s Keedin Crockett and Clay McCormick placed during the Port City Classic in Catoosa. Crockett was fifth and McCormick eighth.

CATOOSA — Keedin Crockett and Clay McCormick placed for Miami at the Port City Classic in Catoosa. Crockett was fifth at 160 pounds and McCormick

Mikey Mascarenas heads up a list of Northeastern A&M wrestlers who placed at the Roger Denker Open at the University of ...
01/20/2020
NEO's Mascarenas first at UCM tournament

Mikey Mascarenas heads up a list of Northeastern A&M wrestlers who placed at the Roger Denker Open at the University of Central Missouri Sunday. He was first in the 133-pound bracket.

WARRENSBURG, Mo — Mikey Mascarenas took first and was one of nine Northeastern A&M wrestlers who placed in the Roger Denker Open here Sunday,

Former Northeastern A&M running back Darwin Thompson will make the trip to Florida for the Super Bowl as a member of the...
01/20/2020
Thompson, Chiefs heading to Super Bowl

Former Northeastern A&M running back Darwin Thompson will make the trip to Florida for the Super Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs held up their end of the bargain, but the Green Bay Packers faltered in their bid to reach Super Bowl LIV — and as a result,

The Oklahoma Public Safety Agency would be created if SB 1602 — authored by State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom — is passed.
01/20/2020
Bergstrom bill would create new public safety agency

The Oklahoma Public Safety Agency would be created if SB 1602 — authored by State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom — is passed.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill filed by State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom (R-Adair) — the Oklahoma Public Safety Unification Act of 2020 — would

Four players scored in double figures as Northeastern A&M’s men rolled over Redlands Thursday night. That sets up a show...
01/17/2020
Norse roll by Redlands, set up showdown at Murray

Four players scored in double figures as Northeastern A&M’s men rolled over Redlands Thursday night. That sets up a showdown between the two unbeaten teams in the OCAC.

MIAMI — Northeastern A&M set the stage for a Monday showdown in Tishomingo when the Golden Norse rolled to a 94-53 victory over Redlands

For the first time in at least 10 years, Redlands Community College pinned the first loss on the Northeastern A&M women ...
01/17/2020
Lady Norse suffer rare home loss to Redlands

For the first time in at least 10 years, Redlands Community College pinned the first loss on the Northeastern A&M women Thursday night when they logged a 64-58 victory.

MIAMI — Suffering their first loss at home to Redlands Community College in at least the past 10 years, Northeastern A&M fell 64-58 Thursday,

Quapaw senior Tanner Daniels will play in the Blue-Gray All American Bowl Monday night in Arlington, Texas.
01/16/2020
Daniels to play in all-star game Monday

Quapaw senior Tanner Daniels will play in the Blue-Gray All American Bowl Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

QUAPAW — Tanner Daniels, a 6-2, 235-pound offensive guard and defensive tackle from Quapaw, will play in the Blue-Gray All American Bowl Monday, Jan.

Area teams finally find out what their official district football assignments are following vote by OSSAA board.
01/16/2020
OSSAA board approves football districts

Area teams finally find out what their official district football assignments are following vote by OSSAA board.

The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activity Association officially approved football districts for the 2020 and 2021 seasons during its board meeting

NEO’s men grabbed their first win against Connors State College in Warner since 2014 when they scored a 76-73 overtime v...
01/14/2020
Norse pick up rare win in Warner vs. Connors

NEO’s men grabbed their first win against Connors State College in Warner since 2014 when they scored a 76-73 overtime victory Monday night.

WARNER — Getting their first win at the Melvin Self Gymnasium for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, the Northeastern A&M men claimed a

The Northeastern A&M women suffered a heartbreaking double overtime loss at Connors State College Monday night, 86-83.
01/14/2020
Lady Norse fall in double OT at Connors

The Northeastern A&M women suffered a heartbreaking double overtime loss at Connors State College Monday night, 86-83.

WARNER — Free throws down the stretch helped Connors State College get away with an 86-83 double overtime home-court victory over Northeastern

Northeastern A&M works overtime to claim a key conference victory against Northern Oklahoma-Enid.
01/10/2020
Norse weather storm against NOC-Enid

Northeastern A&M works overtime to claim a key conference victory against Northern Oklahoma-Enid.

MIAMI — Northeastern A&M men’s coach Jeremy Jackson has said all along that the toughness of the early schedule for his Golden Norse would

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01/04/2020
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A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Miami High School building was held Friday, Jan. 3. It's part of a $19.03 million bo...
01/03/2020
Groundbreaking held for new MHS building

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Miami High School building was held Friday, Jan. 3. It's part of a $19.03 million bond issue that was approved by voters in May 2019.

MIAMI — Fifty years after moving into the current Miami High School building, ground was broken Friday, Jan. 3 for the “next gen” MHS.

Phase 2 of the EPA’s cleanup of the site of the former B.F. Goodrich plant is heading down the stretch. Hopes are to hav...
01/02/2020
Cleanup of Goodrich site nearing completion

Phase 2 of the EPA’s cleanup of the site of the former B.F. Goodrich plant is heading down the stretch. Hopes are to have the work completed by the end of the month.

MIAMI — The cleanup project at the old B.F. Goodrich plant should be completed by the last week of January, according to Mike McAteer, federal on-

The City of Miami will wrap up, launch some major projects during 2020
01/02/2020
City, county have big plans going into new year

The City of Miami will wrap up, launch some major projects during 2020

MIAMI — Multi-million-dollar projects top the list of the City of Miami’s big plans for 2020.   The county’s plans include getting

A candlelight vigil is held in Vinita to mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freem...
01/01/2020
20 years later, missing girls still in minds of family, friends

A candlelight vigil is held in Vinita to mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman.

"Don't give up, don't ever give up!”   North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPY Awards.   VINITA — Even though

The GRDA is planning on doing some work on the roadway over Pensacola Dam. Traffic will be detoured during the work, whi...
12/30/2019
GRDA to temporarily close Pensacola Dam roadway

The GRDA is planning on doing some work on the roadway over Pensacola Dam. Traffic will be detoured during the work, which will be during the day on Jan. 7.

LANGLEY — In an effort to complete an evaluation of the emergency gate operation system, the Grand River Dam Authority is announcing that the

If you want to party in the new decade, there’s lots of options around the area.
12/30/2019
Ringing in the New Year

If you want to party in the new decade, there’s lots of options around the area.

MIAMI — There will be lots of festivities in and around Miami for those looking for something fun to do to celebrate ringing in the New Year Tuesday,

Ottawa County commissioners voted at their Monday meeting to hold Sheriff Jeremy Floyd personally and financially liable...
12/26/2019
County will hold sheriff personally liable for future budget overages

Ottawa County commissioners voted at their Monday meeting to hold Sheriff Jeremy Floyd personally and financially liable for any and all future budget overages.

MIAMI – Ottawa County officials went into the holidays with a lot on their minds – and some with heavy hearts.   Ottawa County

Here's another batch of Chrismas wish letters to Santa Claus.
12/24/2019

Here's another batch of Chrismas wish letters to Santa Claus.

Letters ... we get Santa letters.
12/24/2019

Letters ... we get Santa letters.

Here's some more letters from Santa.
12/24/2019

Here's some more letters from Santa.

Here's more letters to Santa
12/24/2019

Here's more letters to Santa

Letters to Santa are one vestige from years past. Children worldwide get to ask Jolly Ole Saint Nick what they hope to h...
12/24/2019

Letters to Santa are one vestige from years past. Children worldwide get to ask Jolly Ole Saint Nick what they hope to have under the tree in a couple of days. We’re helping Santa out by forwarding a lot of requests.

Letters to Santa are one vestige from years past. Children worldwide get to ask Jolly Ole Saint Nick what they hope to h...
12/23/2019
It's Letters to Santa time

Letters to Santa are one vestige from years past. Children worldwide get to ask Jolly Ole Saint Nick what they hope to have under the tree in a couple of days. We’re helping Santa out by forwarding a lot of requests via Facebook.

In the day of email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, the art of letter writing is becoming obsolete.   That is with the exception of one

J-M Farms has marked its 40th anniversary by breaking ground on a $10 million expansion that features a state-of-the-art...
12/19/2019
J-M Farms breaks ground on $10 million expansion

J-M Farms has marked its 40th anniversary by breaking ground on a $10 million expansion that features a state-of-the-art facility that will include its pasteurization and final compost conditioning operations.

MIAMI – Celebrating its 40th anniversary, J-M Farms in Miami broke ground on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility Wednesday.

Todd Berry and Sarah Singer Harms, both highly decorated former Miami High School athletes, will be the next inductees i...
12/17/2019
Berry, Singer Harms make up third class of Miami hall

Todd Berry and Sarah Singer Harms, both highly decorated former Miami High School athletes, will be the next inductees into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame. They will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, March 7.

MIAMI — Todd Berry and Sarah Singer Harms will make up the third class of the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame.   Steve Owens and Millie George

Fairland picks up a pair of wins on the first day of the Kenneth Sooter Invitational, but two other games are postponed ...
12/17/2019
Fairland rolls to wins in Sooter Invitational

Fairland picks up a pair of wins on the first day of the Kenneth Sooter Invitational, but two other games are postponed because of the weather. Four more games are scheduled for Tuesday night.

WELCH — Fairland picked up a pair of wins on the first night of the Kenneth Sooter Invitational basketball tournament. The Lady Owls rolled 57-15

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma was among 30 additional Native American tribes chosen by the Department of Justice to partic...
12/16/2019
Miami Tribe picked to participate in in expansion of TAP program

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma was among 30 additional Native American tribes chosen by the Department of Justice to participate in the expansion of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information.

TULSA – The Department of Justice has selected an additional 30 American Indian tribes — including the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma — to

Miami finishes 0-3 after a loss to Diamond, Missouri, on Saturday in the Seneca Tournament.
12/16/2019
Dogs go winless during Seneca Tournament

Miami finishes 0-3 after a loss to Diamond, Missouri, on Saturday in the Seneca Tournament.

SENECA — For the first time in the nine years they’ve been playing in the Seneca Tournament, Miami went winless in its three round-robin games.

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12/16/2019
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As hard as it is to believe, it has been 50 years since Steve Owens won the Heisman Trophy as a senior at the University...
12/12/2019
It can't be! 50 years have passed since Owens won Heisman

As hard as it is to believe, it has been 50 years since Steve Owens won the Heisman Trophy as a senior at the University of Oklahoma.

MIAMI — Steve Owens waited. And waited. And waited some more to learn if he had won the Heisman Trophy in 1969 as a senior at the University of

Miami High School’s basketball teams head in opposite directions for tournament play beginning Thursday. The Wardogs hea...
12/12/2019
Miami teams begin tournament play Thursday

Miami High School’s basketball teams head in opposite directions for tournament play beginning Thursday. The Wardogs head to Seneca while the Lady Wardogs compete at Vinita.

Once again, Miami High School’s basketball teams will head in opposite directions for tournament play, the boys east to Seneca while the Lady

In what has become a holiday tradition, the Tulsa Praise Orchestra will perform Saturday night as part of “Christmas at ...
12/12/2019
Tulsa Praise Orchestra to perform at Coleman

In what has become a holiday tradition, the Tulsa Praise Orchestra will perform Saturday night as part of “Christmas at the Coleman” activities. “Elf” will be shown Friday night and “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be on the big screen Sunday afternoon.

MIAMI — When Bob Archer announced 25 years ago he intended to form a big band in Tulsa, he wanted something special.   He delivered: the Tulsa

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