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The Okmulgee Lions Club would like to invite all veterans to their weekly meeting at noon Tuesday, November 10, at the First Baptist Church, 5th and Seminole.  The program will be retired U.S. Army veteran Dr. Douglas Currington, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  The meal will be free to all guest veterans but reservations will need to be made by calling Hazel Rissler, 918 756-0377, or Dean Craig, 918 756-1235.

The Okemah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting a reception on Saturday, November 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 at the American Legion in Okemah to honor and pay tribute to U. S. veterans. All veterans are invited and refreshments will be served.

Crosstown PHC Bean Dinner will be held Thursday Nov. 5, 2015 served from 11-1 and 5-7 pm Just $6 for Adults and $3 for Children (2 years and under free) Meal includes all you eat beans with cornbread, coleslaw, drink and a choice of one of our assorted desserts.

*Additional piece of dessert is available for $2.* Carry outs available by calling 918-756-2442

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Do you ‘bleed’ crimson or orange? Three Bedlam blood drives are happening this week in Okmulgee and it's your chance to win a set of game tickerts!  Choose a site and time and save a life this year and get a free Cowboy orange or Sooner crimson blood donor T-shirt. Everyone will also be entered to win a pair of Bedlam football tickets for this year’s game in Stillwater.**

Green Country Technology Center

1100 N. Loop 56
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Use North door and located at the North end of the building

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 | 08:00 AM- 02:30 PM

American Legion

6th & Oklahoma
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 | 02:00 PM- 06:00 PM

Okmulgee National Guard

13265 Gun Club Rd
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Saturday Oct 17, 2015 | 12:00 PM- 03:30 PM

Each donor will receive the choice of a free Cowboy orange or Sooner crimson blood donor T-shirt. Everyone will also be entered to win a pair of Bedlam football tickets for this year’s game in Stillwater**. Blood donors always receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points to redeem at OBI’s online store.

Donors who prefer to forgo their T-shirts can do so to support Global Blood Fund. The international charity provides blood centers in poor countries with essential supplies and technology.

Donations can be made every 56 days and usually take about an hour. OBI provides every drop of blood used by patients in 156 hospitals statewide.

Appointments are not required - just walk in.

*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18-year-olds and older must weigh at least 110 pounds

**Blood donation is voluntary; no donation is necessary to enter prize drawing

Monday, 14 September 2015 17:20

Free Karaoke in the Park coming October 8

Okmulgee karaoke kings and queens get ready, your time has officially come. Karaoke in the Park is kicking off the Fall season in grand fashion, 80’s fashion.

Scheduled for October 8, the event is to be held in the Jim Newport Pocket Park from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Okmulgee Main Street encourages all to dress up in their best 80’s garb and show off your vocal chops.

Ribbons will be given to the best performers for champs whose songs knock it out of the park. That night will also be a tie-in celebration and reception for artist Kenneth Hollingshead who crafted and beautifully painted the pocket park’s mural. The mural depicts several Okmulgee landmarks displayed through archways painted on the East wall of the park.The landmarks in the mural include the Orpheum, the Spillway, and Okmulgee High School.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Karaoke in The Park is just another in a long line of community events scheduled by Okmulgee Main Street to bring activity and people to the downtown area where the revitalization of the City is in full swing.

The Catholic Community of Okmulgee, First Presbyterian & Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Churches have joined together to host a Patriot Day Prayer Service.

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Patriot Day is a Day of Observance, to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, but also, in a meaningful way to remember those who died, were injured, or served to protect us. Patriot Day is a Day of Prayer, to give thanks to God, and to humbly ask the Almighty's guidance, protection, and healing for our Country and World. The day is also for recognition, to show gratitude and appreciation to those among us who Serve and Protect us daily.

Join us at First Presbyterian Church
401 S. Seminole Ave, Okmulgee
Thursday 9/10/15 - 7:00 PM

Please wear your uniform if you currently serve in the military, law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency-rescue services. Charitable Donations will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. See more at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Reception to Follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Friday, 28 August 2015 09:42

MCN schedules program fair in Wetumka

WETUMKA, Okla. — A program fair will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Southern Regional Office in Wetumka.

The program fair will provide an opportunity for citizens in the area to learn about MCN programs and departments.

“I want citizens to know that they can come to SRO and receive the same services as they would in Okmulgee,” SRO Coordinator Darleata Tiger said. “This also gives citizens an opportunity to see what assistance is offered, ask questions and meet staff.”

Citizens will also have an opportunity to register to vote.

Food and door prizes will be available.

The Okmulgee JOM Parent Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Okmulgee Public Library on 218  S Okmulgee Avenue, Okmulgee

The inaugural family-friendly event — expected to draw 300-500 people — will feature unique attractions, performances, food and vendors from Oklahoma’s African, Latin/Hispanic and Caribbean cultures. An indoor/outdoor set up is also planned in case Oklahoma weather doesn’t cooperate.

The event is free and open to the public.

Musical performances will include Gemstar’s steel pan performance, Perizad’s belly dance, the tribal rhythms of African dance with Dance de Expression and the traditional Mexican dance group Tonatiuh from the Latin/Hispanic culture. Also featured on stage will be 360 Style’s Natural Hair Cultural Unity Show, The Citywide Musicians Jam Session hosted by JAM Sessions and more local/national acts to be announced.

Kid-friendly attractions will include the Wacky Comedy Parlor dunk tank, face painting by Amirah and mobile laser tag. Morton’s Kid Clinic will be providing health checkups for children.

The event, kicking off at 11 a.m. each day, will also feature nightly concerts.

At 8 p.m. Friday, the entertainment will be a fusion of spoken word, vocals and music by Delacroix & Friends. Afterward, the dance floor will be opened up for a DJ party highlighting the Caribbean, African and Latin cultures. On stage Saturday at 6:30 p.m., will be On a Whim followed DJ G Wiz, reggae band Local Hero and Charlie Redd & The Full Flava Kings.

On hand will be some of Tulsa’s favorite food trucks, cultural restaurants and concessions such as Calalloos Caribbean catering, Sisserou’s, SKT Concessions, Head Country, Melodees and more.

Proceeds from the festival will be donated to Blue Star Moms and the Caribbean-American Association.

The convention center is located at 12205 S. Yukon Ave., off Highway 75 South and Highway 117.

The public is invited to hear State Auditor Gary Jones who will be the featured speaker for the Tuesday, September 8, meeting of the Okmulgee County Republicans.

In addition to being the State Auditor, Gary is a former State Chairman of the Republican Party. He was also the whistleblower who helped the FBI bring down a group of very corrupt state politicians several years ago.

Gary has a unique perspective of the cost of government and what can be done to dramatically lower costs. From that perspective, Gary will explain his proposal that Oklahoma adopt a new format for our state government that could save millions of dollars annually.

It's a proposal that stirred quite a desire for debate at the June Republican State Committee meeting. We invite you to be one of the first outside of Republican State Committee members to hear about the idea that will ruffle so many legislators' feathers.

The September 8 meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the OSU Student Union Building. OSU is located at 1801 E 4th Street in Okmulgee.

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