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Southeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report

Arbuckle: November 30. Elevation 1 1/3 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. White bass good on CC spoons off ledges. Bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs, Ned rigs, drop-shot and shaky worms. Most bass being caught are small. Crappie good jigging spoons on ledges and slow around docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.…

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Deputy Honored For Saving A Life

Atoka County Chief Deputy Aubrey Stanfield received the “Life Saving Award” after being nominated by the Atoka Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stanfield received this award from the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association in recognition of his performance above and beyond the call of duty, regardless of his own personal safety, to save and protect human life. On Saturday,…

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Stringtown News

By Ruth Gadberry Ah! Weather! Have you been getting up early enough to see the dazzling display of frost in the early mornings? Isn’t it beautiful? Well, Ruth just sees it from the window inside, looking out, so she isn’t out there where it’s shivering cold. No breeze, just ice covered grass and trees, frost…

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Lane News

By Thelma Bledsoe Plants and trees are looking dead all at once. Does not take long with a few nights of below freezing temperatures. Schools across the county are all back working, lets hope the kids and teachers will all be well until Christmas break. The kids miss school as much as the parents miss…

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Third Time’s A Charm

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Cody Poe was working a stationary radar, facing west on Liberty Road near the intersection of City Lake Road, when he radared a grey 2016 Dodge 3500 pickup, pulling a trailer, traveling 70 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone. After traffic cleared,…

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Sleeping By The Dumpster

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Justin Johnson was dispatched to the Atoka County Library due a report of a man sleeping behind a trash dumpster. Officer Johnson arrived at the library and located a male subject, identified as Tucker Barnett Standridge, 24, of Atoka. The officer yelled multiple times before Standridge woke up.…

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Put It On God’s Tab

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Kody Simpson received a call about a man leaving Rector’s Handy Mart in Lane without paying for fuel. Upon arriving at Rector’s, Deputy Simpson made contact with the suspect, identified as Kevin R. Holloway, 60, of Farris, who was sitting in his vehicle. Holloway was ordered out…

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Debit Card Stolen

On Monday, November 23, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Chase Franklin spoke to a female individual about a debit card that was being used in multiple stores in Atoka by someone else. Sharina Curry told the officer that on Saturday, November 21, 2020, she went to Walmart, and lost her FirstBank debit card. On the same…

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Dab Found On Passenger

On Monday, November 30, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith, was on routine patrol when he observed a black 2004 Ford Taurus, traveling east on West Seventh Street, with neither driver or passenger wearing a seat belt. The vehicle came to a stop near the intersection of West Seventh Street and South California Avenue as…

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Food Storehouse

The food distribution dates for Atoka and Coal Counties for December are: • Atoka County Tuesday, December 15, 2020. • Coal County Food distribution, Thursday December 17, 2020. Makeup day for both Counties is Friday December 18, 2020. The Storehouse opens each day 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you would still like to donate…

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