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Okmulgee Times Okmulgee Times - Okmulgee County's source for news, sports, events and people. Located at 320 West 6th Street in beautiful historic downtown Okmulgee.

We service Okmulgee and its surrounding areas.

Operating as usual

09/03/2022
09/02/2022

Okmulgee Homecoming Parade begins at 4 p.m. in downtown.

2nd Annual Last Chance RodeoSept. 11- Bob Arrington ArenaBooks open September 5 @5-10 p.m.Call 918.931.0052Locals and Ex...
09/02/2022

2nd Annual Last Chance Rodeo
Sept. 11- Bob Arrington Arena

Books open September 5 @5-10 p.m.
Call 918.931.0052
Locals and Extended Radius Accepted

Photos from Okmulgee Police Department's post
09/01/2022

Photos from Okmulgee Police Department's post

08/31/2022

In support of Alexia Holdaway's continued medical expenses, Beggs FFA is holding a Biscuits and Gravy Benefit on September 17th, 2022 starting at 8 AM.
Orders will include two biscuits with sausage gravy and one bottle of water for $5. To assist in the process, we are asking for those interested to preorder biscuits and gravy. Please use the following google form to make preorders before Tuesday, September 13th: https://forms.gle/gT4USDbttacCpN5y7
Additional details to come in the near future!

County Burn Ban Extended for seven days.
08/29/2022

County Burn Ban Extended for seven days.

COUNTY BURN BAN IS EXTENDED.
EXTREME FIRE DANGER.
Okmulgee County Commissioners has issue a SEVEN (7) day Burn Ban for all of Okmulgee County beginning Aug 29, 2022.
Under this burn ban in Okmulgee County it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop, or other wildlands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other materials that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands fire.
Any person convicted of violating this burn during a ban is subject a fine of not more than $500, to imprisonment for not more than one year imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment.
Be weather aware.... Listen to local radio and TV stations and/or NOAA Weather Radio or monitor www.weather.gov/tsa

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post
08/29/2022

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post

08/27/2022
Be sure to get today's edition of the Okmulgee Times. 56 pages including the Okmulgee County Football Preview. Also, the...
08/26/2022

Be sure to get today's edition of the Okmulgee Times. 56 pages including the Okmulgee County Football Preview.
Also, there are lots of Legal Notices - keep up to date on the community.
Want to know about jobs or garage sales? See the Classifieds in the B Section, or see all the Public Notices/Classifieds on our website at yourokmulgee.com
A free digital version of the Okmulgee County Football Preview is available at yourokmulgee.com -

Roll-Off Day is Saturday, Aug. 27 with dumpsters available at the YMCA parking lot. See the attached information for tra...
08/26/2022

Roll-Off Day is Saturday, Aug. 27 with dumpsters available at the YMCA parking lot. See the attached information for traffic flow.
Begins at 7:30 a.m.

ROLL-OFF TRAFFIC FLOW: We are excited for the first OYP Roll-off Days happening tomorrow, August 27 starting at 7:30 a.m. until the dumpsters are full. Please look over the attached traffic flow diagram. Community members should enter the YMCA parking lot from west 13th street, proceed to loop around the second half of the south parking lot and line up northbound to unload at the roll-off dumpsters. After you have unloaded, you can proceed back to 13th street to exit.

Reminder, we cannot accept electronic or commercial construction waste.

Thanks to many generous sponsors (including The City of Okmulgee - Okmulgee Neighborhood Revitalization Program and Okmulgee Lions Club) and ClearView Baptist Church we are able to provide the community free access to roll-off dumpsters on Saturday, August 27 and September 17.

Photos from Okmulgee Farmers Market's post
08/24/2022

Photos from Okmulgee Farmers Market's post

It's election day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoff Primary Election
08/23/2022

It's election day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoff Primary Election

Almost Chili Fest Time! Contestants, marketplace vendors needed.
08/22/2022

Almost Chili Fest Time! Contestants, marketplace vendors needed.

The 26th Annual Harvest Spoon Chili Festival is set for October 22nd from 11-4 on the Square in downtown Okmulgee.

We are now seeking chili cook-off contestants (chance to win up to $750) as well as marketplace vendors!

Categories for the chili cook-off consist of:
Individuals
Family or Business
Non-Profit or Organization
1st place in each category will win $250 with the People's Choice Award winner taking home $500!

Marketplace vendor booths are 10x10 with access to electric if needed.

Registration is $50 for both marketplace & chili cook-off contestants!

Registration forms can be found at http://www.okmulgeemainstreet.com/new-events-1/2017/10/21/harvest-spoon-chili-fest-8pat4-g5xt7-3yc8y-rshrp

For more information call 918-758-1015 or email us at [email protected]

Bring your friends and family to beautiful, historic downtown Okmulgee for this family focused annual event. Taste delicious chili, visit the marketplace, or join our cornhole tournament (sponsored by Impact Rehab & Wellness). See who will be the newest owner of the Sterling Bass (the Big, Amazing, Sterling Spoon) & a $500 cash prize for People’s Choice Award! Cash prizes will also be awarded for the chili competition in 3 different categories include: $250 for 1st place in the Individual, Family/Business & Non-Profit/Organization categories! Entertainment by Scott Fetgatter & the Fat Cats along with special guest, Avery Brown! Take part in several activities, such as Pumpkin Chunkin sponsored by Neal’s Furniture, Haunted House attraction sponsored by Lumberjack Attack, Hot Pepper Eating contest sponsored by Miss Mary’s Market, Pet Costume contest sponsored by Funky Blessings/Okmulgee Rotary & MORE! To enter the Chili Cook-Off or Marketplace please download the forms from our website www.okmulgeemainstreet.com, email [email protected] or call our office 918-758-1015

Need drivers license permit testing or the actual driving test?Contact Green Country Technology Center's on-campus testi...
08/22/2022

Need drivers license permit testing or the actual driving test?
Contact Green Country Technology Center's on-campus testing center to schedule your permit test at 918-295-4624.

GCTC is your one-stop shop for anyone needing drivers license permit testing or the actual driving test.

Contact our on-campus testing center to schedule your permit test at 918-295-4624.

Class D Driver’s License Testing is being conducted at our Workforce and Economic Development Center location: 1614 East 9th Street Okmulgee, OK 74447. Appointments are being booked for every THURSDAY from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Call to book: (918) 268-0247.

Drive testers are required to hold a valid driver’s learner permit. (see requirements below).

The cost of the drive testing is $50.00. An optional practice (prep) class can be scheduled directly before testing at an additional cost of $50.00. (this allows the tester to get comfortable with the examiner, car, surroundings, etc.)

Please call (918) 268-0247 for more information or to schedule your drive test today!

Drive Testing Requirements for 16 – 16 ½ year olds - https://oklahoma.gov/dps/obtain-an-oklahoma-driver-license-id-card/drive-test/drive-test-between-the-age-of-16-and-16-1-2.html?fbclid=IwAR2clKl5vQlzNmnzq8C03_UXSmUT-S8KALm5DG5nAVV3JvzMXnbrafkue4s

Drive Testing Requirements for 16 ½ - 18 year olds
https://oklahoma.gov/dps/obtain-an-oklahoma-driver-license-id-card/drive-test/drive-test-between-the-age-of-16-1-2-and-18.html?fbclid=IwAR2cclXIdNB3xYEUZw9q8TrgUs0qrKqgK8BJr9ovrhWtLHJj__gIrFxjFdY

Drive Testing Requirements for over the age of 18
https://oklahoma.gov/dps/obtain-an-oklahoma-driver-license-id-card/drive-test/drive-test-over-the-age-of-18.html?fbclid=IwAR3eKar-ToFdo0mxxmQ2av8ziwAgyHHShQUYEqewUzDN4RHIP8BjYAuL4zU

Rescheduled until Aug. 28
08/21/2022

Rescheduled until Aug. 28

08/19/2022

The University of Oklahoma Athletic Office is partnering with The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Foundation to help support scholarships for Muscogee students. Through this fundraising effort, The Scholarship Foundation will receive $5 of every ticket sold using a designated website for the Oklahoma vs. Baylor football game.

The game will take place on November 5, 2022, for the university’s Native American Heritage Day celebration.

Tickets may be purchased using the QR code on the flyer or by visiting the website https://fevo.me/muscogeescholarshipfoundation.

08/19/2022

Reminder:
School supply distribution at Salvation Army
Due to the overwhelming response at the Aug. 6 Salvation Army Manna Day, and having to turn away people after supplies were depleted, the Salvation Army has been offered additional school supply kits.
These will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Salvation Army Room at the Thrift Store, 111 E. 8th Street. Supplies are limited!
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Also the County Back to School Bash is Sunday, 4-6 p.m. on the square downtown.

08/19/2022

Attn: Oklahoma families! Save on internet costs with the Affordable Connectivity Program, an FCC benefit program that helps to ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school and more.

✴️Fun fact: Most Oklahoma counties qualify for the $75/month discount! Also, if your child participates in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, you are eligible for these benefits.

See if you qualify and apply at affordableconnectivity.gov.

08/19/2022

Okmulgee Salvation Army Food Pantry shelves are bare!
The pantry is in need of replenishing. It serves to help feed those in need in the community.
If you are able, please donate non-perishable food items such as canned fish, meat-based canned soups/stews, plain rice, pasta and sauce, canned fruits, and canned vegetables.
Donations can be made at 111 E. 8th Street. Monetary donations to purchase items are also greatly appreciated.

08/19/2022

First, we would like to thank you all for being loyal participants of our Diabetes Summits over the years. Due to the pandemic of Covid-19, we have had two years of a virtual Diabetes Awareness Summits. Well guess what, WE ARE BACK! We will be holding our 16th Annual Diabetes Awareness Summit in person on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Glenpool Conference Center.

Although this event is primarily for MCN citizens, their spouses, and significant support persons, Native Americans living within the MCN communities are also welcome. Participants must be 18 or older to attend. Please refer to the attached poster for more information.

Hope to see you all there!

OPD seeking information
08/19/2022

OPD seeking information

We need your help identifying the owner of this vehicle. On the evening of August 15th video captured this truck, believed to be occupied by two subjects, pull into the Ausbrooks parking lot. They got out and removed a part off of the boat that was in lot for sale. If you know who owns this vehicle or if you have any information that can help us with this investigation please contact Det. Cantrell 918-756-3511. Thank you in advance.

Timeline photos
08/19/2022

Timeline photos

Benefit Announced for BHS Senior.

Meeting the Challenge
08/19/2022
Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge

PATRICK FORD NEWS EDITOR An Okmulgee County youth recently accomplished a goal as part of a nationwide effort to get kids involved in helping the community. Elisha J.

Be sure to get your copy of today's Okmulgee Times.•Early voting underway at courthouse•Youngster meets 50 yard challeng...
08/19/2022

Be sure to get your copy of today's Okmulgee Times.
•Early voting underway at courthouse
•Youngster meets 50 yard challenge
•Okmulgee School Board
•Okmulgee City Council News
•Sports & More!

Thanks OYP! Another opportunity to help beautify neighborhoods in Okmulgee.
08/19/2022

Thanks OYP! Another opportunity to help beautify neighborhoods in Okmulgee.

Okmulgee Young Professionals is excited to announce the continuation of our community clean-up initiative - Roll Off Days.

Thanks to many generous sponsors (including The City of Okmulgee - Okmuglee Neighborhood Revitalization Program and Okmulgee Lions Club) and ClearView Baptist Church we are able to provide the community free access to roll off dumpsters on Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, September 17 at the Okmulgee County YMCA Parking Lot from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (or until dumpsters are full). This is on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be asked to assist with unloading your vehicle/trailer. (electronic waste items will not be accepted.) Once the dumpsters are full, we will not be able to accept any more waste.

This event is in accordance with the third part of OYP's mission to Beautify the community in which we live and work. Please see the attached flyer for a full list of this year's sponsors who made this project possible.

Early voting continues today and tomorrow at the Okmulgee County Courthouse. The Runoff Election is on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
08/19/2022

Early voting continues today and tomorrow at the Okmulgee County Courthouse. The Runoff Election is on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

August 23, 2022 Primary Runoff Election
Vote Early at the Okmulgee County Courthouse, 314 West 7th Street, Room 10.

Photos from Okmulgee Public Schools's post
08/18/2022

Photos from Okmulgee Public Schools's post

Timeline photos
08/18/2022

Timeline photos

🔔 Remember, TOMORROW is your LAST CHANCE to sign your child up for Fall Youth Sports at the Y. Don't wait, register now at https://ymcatulsa.org/sports.

New business in downtown. Opening tomorrow.
08/17/2022

New business in downtown. Opening tomorrow.

Taking orders today for pickup and delivery for Thursday and Friday! 🌺

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post
08/16/2022

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post

Okmulgee High School Bus Routes
08/16/2022

Okmulgee High School Bus Routes

Okmulgee Primary School Bus Routes
08/16/2022

Okmulgee Primary School Bus Routes

Okmulgee Dunbar School Bus Routes
08/16/2022

Okmulgee Dunbar School Bus Routes

Teams needed for Okmulgee Chamber Golf Tourney Oct. 1
08/16/2022

Teams needed for Okmulgee Chamber Golf Tourney Oct. 1

Know anyone that loves golfing? Stop by the Chamber or email us for an application to the golf tournament this October!

08/16/2022

‼️🎨 CALLING ALL MUSCOGEE ARTISTS 🎨‼️

The Muscogee Nation and VisionEufaula are excited to announce the 2022 Eufaula Mural Project! One qualified artist will be selected to complete a mural welcoming visitors to Eufaula by showcasing Mvskoke and local culture. Interested artists shall submit a rendering based on the guidelines attached. Proposals must be submitted by 4PM CST on August 25th, 2022.

Proposals must include:
- Artist statement
- Citizenship card
- Proposed sketch
- Images of previous work
- Compensation amount to fulfill project

Selected artists will be notified by August 29th. 🧑‍🎨

08/16/2022
A Weekend of Fun, Family, Food, Rodeo and More!Scenes from the 67th annual Roy LeBlanc Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo Parad...
08/15/2022

A Weekend of Fun, Family, Food, Rodeo and More!
Scenes from the 67th annual Roy LeBlanc Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo Parade in downtown Okmulgee and the Second annual
PSR 5th Street Gathering.

Okmulgee County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Aug. 17The final day for Oklahoma residents to visit the joint federal...
08/15/2022
FEMA Region 6 (@FEMARegion6) / Twitter

Okmulgee County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Aug. 17

The final day for Oklahoma residents to visit the joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Okmulgee County is Wednesday, Aug. 17. The DRC was opened to help survivors affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 2-8.
The center is closing permanently at 7 p.m., Aug. 17:
Okmulgee County
Trinity Baptist Church
830 West Ozark Street
Morris, OK 74445
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Wednesday.

We provide FEMA resources to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana & 68 federally recognized Tribal Nations. FB: @FEMARegion6 Emergency? Call 9-1-1.

Okmulgee Public Schools begin Wednesday, Aug. 17.
08/15/2022
Okmulgee Schools Bus Routes 2022-23

Okmulgee Public Schools begin Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Dunbar Bus 6 Northwest 1st Load 6:45 4th & Alabama 511 N Okmulgee Seneca & Collins Belmont & Griffin Belmont & Okmulgee

08/13/2022
08/12/2022
08/12/2022

We have a winner! The Treasure Chest was just opened.
Thank you to everyone for playing and the participating merchants.

08/12/2022

It's that time of year again! This year we would love to see more participants from across Okmulgee County! Contact our office if you have any questions!

Please feel free to share!

OCHS is run mainly on donations. Every little bit helps, no matter how small.
08/12/2022

OCHS is run mainly on donations. Every little bit helps, no matter how small.

Don Wadley to hold book signing event Aug. 20 at Midge & Millie's Booksellers in downtown Okmulgee. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
08/12/2022
Animals, forest adventures highlighted in new book

Don Wadley to hold book signing event Aug. 20 at Midge & Millie's Booksellers in downtown Okmulgee. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

PATRICK FORD NEWS EDITOR The second book by Okmulgee County resident Don Wadley has been published and will be available at a book signing event next weekend. Midge & Millie’s Booksellers will host Wadley for the Aug.

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post
08/12/2022

Photos from Okmulgee County Humane Society's post

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320 W 6th St
Okmulgee, OK
74447

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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
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Okmulgee Homecoming Parade begins at 4 p.m. in downtown.
2nd Annual Last Chance Rodeo Sept. 11- Bob Arrington Arena Books open September 5 @5-10 p.m. Call 918.931.0052 Locals and Extended Radius Accepted
Larry Bookout Field Dedication is Friday at Morris High School. https://www.yourokmulgee.com/news/morris-dedicate-football-field-longtime-coach
County Burn Ban Extended for seven days.
Be sure to get today's edition of the Okmulgee Times. 56 pages including the Okmulgee County Football Preview. Also, there are lots of Legal Notices - keep up to date on the community. Want to know about jobs or garage sales? See the Classifieds in the B Section, or see all the Public Notices/Classifieds on our website at yourokmulgee.com A free digital version of the Okmulgee County Football Preview is available at yourokmulgee.com -
Roll-Off Day is Saturday, Aug. 27 with dumpsters available at the YMCA parking lot. See the attached information for traffic flow. Begins at 7:30 a.m.
It's election day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoff Primary Election
Almost Chili Fest Time! Contestants, marketplace vendors needed.
Need drivers license permit testing or the actual driving test? Contact Green Country Technology Center's on-campus testing center to schedule your permit test at 918-295-4624.