Wi-Fi Hotspot At Library

Wi-Fi Hotspots are now available for checkout all Southern Oklahoma Library System branches. For a one-week period, library patrons can use a Hotspot to access Wi-Fi to use with devices such as e-readers, cell phones, laptops, and others. Wi-Fi Hotspots are made available thanks to a Digital Inclusion Grant that was awarded to the Southern…

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Tis The Season

By: Veteran Dallas Wilson Me, and everyone else, are quite aware that we are living as part of a fast paced world, and everything we do seems to be moving at “warp speed.” Especially during the holiday season, but it is especially important that we take some personal time to simply slow time down and…

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They Are Out To Get Me

Friday, December 4, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Cody Poe was advised about a domestic disturbance that had occurred in the Walmart parking lot. Officer Poe made contact with a female standing near a blue Crown Victoria. The woman told the officer she wanted her property from the vehicle, and there had been an argument, but…

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That Is Not Hers

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Taylor Wood conducted a traffic stop on a 1991 green Brougham Cadillac that was traveling 78 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone near Ruth Avenue. Officer Wood made contact with the driver, identified as Ronnie Lee Dawson Jr., 43, of Atoka. While waiting for…

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Stringtown News

By Ruth Gadberry It snowed! It really did snow! Not enough to brag about, but it was beautiful. Huge, fluffy flakes falling from the clouds. JC brought in a handful of snow he scraped off the car to show Ruth. She was enjoying it from the inside, looking out. The electricity had blinked a few…

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Standing In The Road

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Taylor Wood arrived at a residence on North Gary Street to investigate a report of a woman standing in the middle of the road. Officer Wood made contact with the suspect, identified as Hailey Dawn Larson, 22, of Atoka. Larson had dilated pupils and was not responding to…

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Help Senior Citizens During Christmas

By all accounts, 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. As we turn another page on the calendar and look toward Christmas, many of us are starting to look forward to seeing friends and family (albeit in a socially-distanced, masked and hand-sanitized sort of way). However, so many senior citizens in…

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Christmas Piano Program

The annual Christmas Piano Program was held Monday, December 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Atoka. Social distancing was observed at the event with everyone wearing masks and staying safe. All in attendence enjoyed Christmas songs and carols, beginning with the youngest student to the oldest. Those playing were:…

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On Ice

Atoka Police Sergeant Jimmy Taylor arrived at the Carl Albert Office, located on Court Street, due to a report of an intoxicated person on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Sergeant Taylor spoke to an employee who stated they believed the subject, Raymond Hopkins, 43, of Atoka, to be under the influence of drugs. Hopkins was sitting…

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Lane News

By Thelma Bledsoe I don’t know about you, but that snow on Sunday was a surprise to me. I thought we were sorta on the edge of that weather coming in. It was beautiful, the flakes were big. We lost Billie Faye Goodson, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. She has been stuck…

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