This week, construction crews have been working on installing windows at the new S.T.E.M. building that is expected to be finished this spring.

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Friday, January 13, 2017
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFTFree-Lance Editor Progress continues for the Henryetta Public School District.The S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) building is expected to be completed... + continue reading

Henryettan Eddy Thomas displayed several of her decorated eggs at Rotary Club Wednesday. Shown is a cake topper that Thomas made out of a goose egg.

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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFTFree-Lance Editor Henryettan Eddy Thomas has a hidden talent. Over the last several years, Thomas has been known for her paintings around Henryetta, including the... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFTFree-Lance Editor  Parenting can be scary. Consequently, an Okmulgee woman is reminding mothers they are not alone. Mother Megan White created a Facebook... + continue reading
Tickets are now available for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year's theme is “Picture This.” The event is scheduled for January 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Henryetta Civic Center. The cost per person is $20, which includes dinner and entertainment. At the banquet, the Chamber will recognize new officers and awards will be presented, including the “Henryettan of the Year” Award by the Free-Lance Newspaper. Multiple auction items will be presented. Tickets can be purchased at the Henryetta Chamber of Commerce office located at 415 W. Main St.  For more information, call 918-652-3331. 
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The first snow of 2017 fell early Friday morning, causing area schools to close their doors and reschedule basketball tournaments. Several local residents enjoyed playing in the snow over the weekend. Pictured is Paizlee Ann of Schulter. More snow-day fun pictures can be seen on pages 7A and 4B.

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This week, construction crews have been working on installing windows at the new S.T.E.M. building that is expected to be finished this spring.

(Photo by Ashley Wolstoncroft)

Henryettan Eddy Thomas displayed several of her decorated eggs at Rotary Club Wednesday. Shown is a cake topper that Thomas made out of a goose egg.

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Tickets are now available for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year's theme is “Picture This.” The event is scheduled for January 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Henryetta Civic Center. The cost per person is $20, which includes dinner and entertainment. At the banquet, the Chamber will recognize new officers and awards will be presented, including the “Henryettan of the Year” Award by the Free-Lance Newspaper. Multiple auction items will be presented. Tickets can be purchased at the Henryetta Chamber of Commerce office located at 415 W. Main St.  For more information, call 918-652-3331. 
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The first snow of 2017 fell early Friday morning, causing area schools to close their doors and reschedule basketball tournaments. Several local residents enjoyed playing in the snow over the weekend. Pictured is Paizlee Ann of Schulter. More snow-day fun pictures can be seen on pages 7A and 4B.

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By LARRY OWENFree-Lance Sports Editor OKLAHOMA CITY - The Henryetta Wrestling Club sent a total of 12 wrestlers to last weekend's USJOC/USJNC/Girls tournament at the State Fair Arena.Of the 12 wrestlers that competed at the 2-day event, eight came away with medals with Top 6 finishes.Leading the way for HWC was Tayzen Cummings, who took home... + continue reading
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By LARRY OWENFree-Lance Sports Editor WETUMKA - The Dewar varsity basketball teams came away with a split decision here this past Tuesday evening.The Lady Dragons improved to 7-3 on the year with a 55-44 victory over the host Wetumka Lady Chieftains. The Dragons were unable to complete the road sweep, falling to the host Chieftains by a 56-51... + continue reading

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Henryetta Public Schools have enforced a new security policy that requires parents and guardians to take a few extra steps when entering the schools or picking up their students early. 
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFTFree-Lance Editor The holiday break is over and students are back in school. While returning to routines, parents and guardians might have noticed having to take a few extra steps when dropping off and picking up their children. Henryetta Public Schools’ newest security system requires parents to receive approval... + continue reading

Judge Pandee Ramirez gives the oath of office. Pictured (LR) is Sheriff Eddy Rice, Commissioner Robert Hardridge, District Court Clerk Charly Criner and County Clerk Becky Thomas.

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Business at the Okmulgee County Courthouse opened with the swearing in of elected officials.County Clerk Becky Thomas, District Court Clerk Charley Criner, Sheriff Eddy Rice and District 2 County Commissioner Robert Hardridge were sworn in. Judge Pandee Ramirez gave the oath of office.During the regular meeting the Okmulgee County Board of... + continue reading
This photo represents the survivor lap that took place at the 2016 Henryetta Relay for Life event. 
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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFTFree-Lance Editor  Lace the walking shoes. The 2017 Henryetta Relay for Life season is here. To celebrate, the Relay team will host a kick-off party at Henryetta First United Methodist Church Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with pizza from Cheezies. “We'll be going over why we relay, where the money goes, how to... + continue reading

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By LARRY OWENFree-Lance Sports Editor WETUMKA - The Dewar varsity basketball teams came away with a split decision here this past Tuesday evening.The Lady Dragons improved to 7-3 on the year... + continue reading

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Dewar resident and Veteran Kenneth Cook celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday at the Dewar Community Center. Pictured (L-R) is Cook’s wife Faye, Cook and his son Charles Ray. Happy birthday, Kenneth and thank you for serving our country!
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Rick, Amy, Rusty and Eddie, children of Dale and Phyllis Crawford, invite family and friends to attend their parent’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. Dale and Phyllis were married south of Henryetta (Plainview Community) in her parent’s home on Dec. 15, 1956. Phyllis is the daughter of the late JC and Floye Graham. Dale is the eldest son of the late Eddie and Ida Crawford, formerly of Pharoah. They are grandparents to 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The 60th Anniversary Celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17 at Allen Freewill Baptist Church, three miles north of Weleetka on Hwy 75. Come and join us in this monumental celebration. No gifts please.
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The Clay family, Paula Harjo, Gail Clay, Ilene and Fred Clay.

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