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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Nearly 300 students will become OSU Institute of Technology’s newest alumni following two graduation ceremonies Friday, Aug. 26, in Covelle Hall on the Okmulgee campus.Students from the Schools of... + continue reading
Okmulgee County Election Board Secretary, Ashley Carnes, is pictured holding Buck Sheward's latest petition and signature pages. Carnes and her workers have been working hard to verify 50 pages of signatures as well as manage a local runoff election. 
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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By JESSIE BRYDGESFree-Lance Editor The City of Henryetta may be headed for another audit. Buck Sheward, who has spearheaded the latest drive,  has received enough signatures to pass... + continue reading

The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners were named Public Officials of the Year last week at the 2016 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference. Shown with their awards, from left, are Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director Tim Craighton, District 2 Commissioner Bob Hardridge, District 1 Commissioner Ron Ballard and District 3 Commissioner James Connor. Also receiving an award at the conference was James Nichols, Creek Nation Emergency Management, who was named Good Neighbor of the Year.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners received a distinguished honor at the recent Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference.Making the presentation during Monday’s meeting was Okmulgee County... + continue reading
Friday, August 19, 2016
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The Henryetta Chamber of Commerce’s Rodeo Committee extended a big “thank you” to Henryetta’s Wal-Mart for donating an Outdoor Gas Grill to be given away at the Jim Shoulders Living Legends Rodeo... + continue reading
Henryetta Public Schools had to postpone their first day of school after a pipe ruptured and pulled water away from the school. Repairs were underway as soon as the break happened but school was still canceled to give the workers time to fix the damage. School started as normal on Thursday.
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Friday, August 19, 2016
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By JESSIE BRYDGESFree-Lance Editor Henryetta teachers, students and parents got a big surprise Tuesday night.School had been canceled for the following day.Wednesday was supposed to be the first... + continue reading

TIM REGGIO

Okmulgee County Election Board Secretary, Ashley Carnes, is pictured holding Buck Sheward's latest petition and signature pages. Carnes and her workers have been working hard to verify 50 pages of signatures as well as manage a local runoff election. 
(Photo by JESSIE BRYDGES)

The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners were named Public Officials of the Year last week at the 2016 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference. Shown with their awards, from left, are Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director Tim Craighton, District 2 Commissioner Bob Hardridge, District 1 Commissioner Ron Ballard and District 3 Commissioner James Connor. Also receiving an award at the conference was James Nichols, Creek Nation Emergency Management, who was named Good Neighbor of the Year.

(Staff photo by PATRICK FORD)
Henryetta Public Schools had to postpone their first day of school after a pipe ruptured and pulled water away from the school. Repairs were underway as soon as the break happened but school was still canceled to give the workers time to fix the damage. School started as normal on Thursday.
(Photo by JESSIE BRYDGES)

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08/24/2016
Henryetta Labor Day Parade entry forms will be available at the Free-Lance office from today until Sep. 2. The forms can be turned in the morning of the parade before 10 a.m. but earlier is preferred. Ruby Gooden will be waiting at 10th and Main to receive the last minute entries. Anyone wanting to enter a car, organization or float into the... + continue reading
08/24/2016
Henryetta's Labor Day Pageant will be held Aug. 27.This event will kick off the Labor Day celebrations for the town.“We emphasize good manners and conduct, good grooming, listening to and following instructions and most of all good sportsmanship.” Pageant organizer Ruby Gooden said. Both boy and girl contestants will be accepted for the baby... + continue reading

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McCutcheon Park will be receiving new park equipment after a decision at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The current playground equipment has been outdated and unsafe for some time now. The park will also now be ADA certified so children with disabilities can enjoy the park as well.

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By JESSIE BRYDGESFree-Lance Editor Henryetta's McCutcheon Park will soon see some much-needed upgrades and changes.Approval for the work came during the Henryetta City Council regular meeting.Earlier this year Henryetta opened its’ first ever splash pad to the joy of children in the Henryetta area. But while parents and children loved... + continue reading

Ryan Day, Quarterback Club President, was the guest speaker at the Henryetta Rotary Club on Wednesday. Day shared the new football t-shirt design for the 2016 season. He also wanted to invite everyone who may be interested in helping the football players to consider joining the Quarterback Club.

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The Rotary Club of Henryetta met Wednesday, August 17 for their weekly meeting at Cowboy Corner.The guest speaker of the week was Ryan Day, president of the Quarterback Club. Day talked to Rotary about some of the plans the Quarterback Club has for the upcoming football season.First was the reveal of this years Golden Knights T-shirts. ... + continue reading
Henryetta Public Schools had to postpone their first day of school after a pipe ruptured and pulled water away from the school. Repairs were underway as soon as the break happened but school was still canceled to give the workers time to fix the damage. School started as normal on Thursday.
(Photo by JESSIE BRYDGES)
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By JESSIE BRYDGESFree-Lance Editor Henryetta teachers, students and parents got a big surprise Tuesday night.School had been canceled for the following day.Wednesday was supposed to be the first day back to class for Henryetta Public School.The call came in 9 p.m. Tuesday night when Mayor Jennifer Clason called Superintendent Dwayne Noble to... + continue reading

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Revised tournament bracket

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By LARRY OWENFree-Lance Sports Editor Al Kessel Field on the campus of Dewar High School will be the site of the Inaugural Dewar Fastpitch Softball Invitational tournament this Thursday-Saturday... + continue reading
Former Schulter High School basketball standout Rikki Wolfe is taking her knowledge of the game of basketball and passing it on to high school players at Sasakwa High School, where Wolfe has coached the high school girls basketball team for the past two seasons. In both campaigns, Wolfe’s Lady Vikings have reached the area tournament. With most of her players returning in 2016-17, Wolfe hopes to guide her Sasakwa squad to the Class B state tournament this coming season.
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I had an appointment at the V.A. Hospital and while there I usually stand around out by the smoking area visiting and talking with other veterans.  We all had our branch of the military caps on... + continue reading

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Jenna and Jordan Simons are happy to announce the birth of their son, Barrhett Maxwell Simons, born on May 23, 2016 at 5:23 p.m. at the Stillwater Medical Center. He was welcomed by family and friends. His grandparents are Rhonda and Robert Simons and Janet and Steve Callaham. Simons was named after Jenna Simons grandfather Max. He came into the world weighing 7.15 lbs., and 20 inches long.
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Proud parents, Josh and Tina Brittenham, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Jameson Wade Brittenham.  Jameson was born at 12:05 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. In addition to his parents welcoming him are very proud maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Janice Spurlock, maternal great grandparents, Billy and Patsy Spurlock, paternal grandparents Rev. and Mrs. Harold Brittenham. Jameson weighed 8lbs and 1 oz. and was 21 inches long.

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Levi “Cash” Bridges graduated from Northeastern State University College of Liberal Arts in Tahlequah on Saturday, December 12, 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Business.
He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and served as president. Cash is the grandson of Carl and Phyllis Chaney and son of the late Cara Bridges. He is the great grandson of the late Phillip and Billie Marshall and the late Jess and Katherine Chaney, all of Henryetta.

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Greenlie Joy Jones recently celebrated her first birthday with family and friends at a party at her house. The party had a Winter ONE-derland theme. After all, it's SNOW much fun to be ONE! Guests enjoyed a hot chocolate bar and dessert while watching Greenlie smash her birthday cake. Greenlie is the daughter of Casey and Leslie Jones and the sister of Traber Jones. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Kim Green and the late Roger and Joy Jones. Greenlie is the great-granddaughter of Rolland and Bruenell Ellis, Bill and Martha Green, and Mack and Jo Frances Thompson. Greenlie is truly ONE-derful and loved by many!
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