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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.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:37

Head Start accepts applications

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for locations in Checotah, Dewar, Eufaula, Henryetta, Midway, Okemah, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Wainwright and Wetumka. To register, stop by one of the locations, or call 918-732-7899. MCN Head Start is a free educational program for children ages 3-4.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation School Clothing Program is now open year-round from May 1-April 30. The Program began accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year on May 1.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:34

Employment and Training hosts hiring event

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department will host a hiring event from 9 a.m.-3p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at the MCN Education and Training Building. The event will search for qualified team members for the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers that is under construction at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center in Jenks, Okla.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:33

Free GED classes offered to the public

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department is offering free GED classes for anyone in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 17, Aug. 18, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug. 31. Classes will be offered in Okmulgee, Okla. on Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.

The Friends of The Okmulgee Public Library is hosting their annual sale on September 18 and 19.  The sale will be held at the library, located at 218 S Okmulgee and is held to raise money for support of the public library. The sale will include over 5000 used adult and children’s books as well as DVD’s and audio books on CD.   The event on the 18 will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will run through 4:30 p.m.  The September 19 sale will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.  

“Friends Night” will be held Thursday September 17 from 5-7:30 p.m. and you must be a member of the Friends of The Okmulgee Library to attend. Sign up sheet is available at the front desk of the library.  For more information contact the Okmulgee Public Library at 918-756-1488.

First Baptist Church in Okmulgee is hosting their second annual Family Fun Day on August 2. The event was the brainchild of the church staff, looking to boost their youth group. “We were thinking of things that we could do that could effectively bring more youth and young families in and provide them a new church home.” says Pastor Dennis Taylor. “This is an open door event to help the community feel invited and welcomed.” The church recent finished up their Vacation Bible School, themed “Journey To The Unknown”, with approximately 80 children a day attending.

“Our hope is to get the word out about our services and programs, including our Wednesday and Sunday services” states Taylor. Programs including Wednesday night bible studies, children worship service- “little church”, children’s choirs, and adult bible studies that will hopefully expand into home groups.

The Family Fun Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a combined Worship service, schedules have been altered for the day to fit in all the activities. The fun will then move outside where over the church will have five inflatables, free food, a picture booth, small games, and live music provided by children’s worship leader named Rob Biagi. Biagi has previously performed at the church, bringing Christian children’s entertainment.

The church has also recently added a praise and worship leader, Monty Wright, who will help provide music during the worship services. After games and music will be a closing service that will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

All are invited to attended and the event is free to the public.


The Big Brain Trivia Night is coming August 15 on the OSUIT campus in the State Room located on the north side of the campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m.  Trivia teams will descend on the venue and have two hours to decorate tables, socialize, bid on the silent auction items and enjoy beverages and appetizers.  Teams will be ready to participate promptly at 7 p.m.

Team sign-ups are now being taken (See Form download BELOW) Teams are limited to no more than eight people but if you have fewer people it is not a problem. There will be six (6) rounds of questions with approximately 12 questions per round. Paper and pencil will be provided and it is recommended that you designate one team member as a “scribe.”

The game host will read the question and it will be shown on the overhead. Teams will have time to write the answer on their answer sheet. However, it is suggested that the scribe write down each question. At the end of the round the team will have time to reconsider their answers or answer any questions they were not
able to answer during the round. The answer sheets will be picked up and scored at the end of each round.

The correct answers will be given after all answer sheets are gathered. At no point will team answers be read aloud or shared with other competitors! Team standings will be posted at the end of each round.

Electronic devices are strictly prohibited and cheaters will be dealt with severely! Please note that “mulligans” will be available the night of the event. You are limited to two mulligans per table and they must be purchased prior to the beginning of the second round! The purchased mulligans may be used on any question, it will be counted as “correct.” The cost of each mulligan is $25. The winner of this portion of the competition will be presented the traveling Big Brain Trivia trophy at the end of the evening.

Regarding table decorations and costumes. It is recommended that you designate a team member to be in charge of the “beauty” part of your team. Consider a sports team theme, a theme based upon your team members’ occupation or even a hat or color theme. Be creative. Develop a slogan. The table decoration winner will be selected by a vote of those in attendance.

Participants in this part of the competition should bring a decorated “ballot box” that matches the theme of your table and has an opening in the top for voters to deposit ballots. The team will each get a ballot (given to them by the runner the night of the event) and should use it to vote for their favorite table theme the night of the event. Although the competition will be aboveboard with no cheating allowed, this part of the competition offers the opportunity to run a “down and dirty” campaign. You may bribe other tables to vote for you or you may purchase votes ($1 each) by depositing checks or cash in the ballot box of the team of your choice. You may solicit “campaign contributions” (sponsorships in advance and bring those donations with
you the night of the event. Receipts will be issued for any checks made out to the Okmulgee Main Street. The team with the most votes (ballots and donations) wins this part of the competition.

There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages (tea, water and coffee) available throughout the evening. There will also be a cash bar (wine and beer)

During the evening tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold for $1 each.  At the end of the evening the winning ticket will be drawn and awarded 50% of all the money paid for the raffle tickets.

The Big Brain Trivia night will include a silent auction with a variety of items. Please bring your checkbooks and/or credit cards and have fun shopping.

It is impossible to set a time that the event will end but the game should end around 10:30 p.m. So get your thinking caps on and create your best team!

CLICK HERE to download a sign up form


The Okmulgee County Health Department is holding a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, July 18, at the YMCA Parking Lot. The rodeo is to promote bike safety and skills and is open to children ages 6 through 12.

The Rodeo, which is sponsored by Main Street Okmulgee, Okmulgee County Family YMCA, Fancier Stone and Hess, State Farm Insurance, Shelter Insurance, and First National Bank, will begin at 9 a.m. with on site registration.

A free bike helmet will be given to the first 100 participants. There will also be a drawing for a new bicycle. An adult must accompany child for registration. For more information please contact the Okmulgee County Health Department at 918-756-1883.


Okmulgee Main Street will host a trivia night at the OSUIT State Room:

Doors open 5:00 pm and trivia starts at 7:00 pm.

Buffet of heavy Hor d'oeuvres, cash bar, complimentary candy bar, and Silent Auction! Trophies will be awarded for Best Table Theme & Team Academic Bowl Champions! Advanced purchase required (no tickets sold at the door) Table of 8 is $320.

Join in for a fun night of TRIVIA!  Get more details HERE


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