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Mayordomo Virgil Trujillo marches briskly along the ditch’s banks above us as I and the other workers wait for our assignments. “One,” he shouts as he lays a lightweight stick perhaps 10 feet long on the dry earth, marking the length of the acequia that the first worker must clear.

MUSKOGEE – Steven James McNinch, 35, from Okemah was sentenced to 360 months’ imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release for Sexual Exploitation of Children.

Seminole’s gas prices are in line with the average prices state wide. On Monday, the gas prices ranged from $2.53/g to $3.03/g- a difference of 50.0 cents per gallon.

May 21, 2019 - 00:00

Floods can be highly destructive natural disasters. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Science School says that around 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.

Sports

On Monday morning the Seminole State College Trojans softball team was led by police escort out of town on their way to uphold the #1 overall rank at the DI NJCAA National tournament.

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Above, Wewoka High School Senior Evan Stafford who was selected as an All-State Golfer earlier this week.

In game one of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals the offense was led not only by star Giannis Antetokounmpo, but also by Bucks Center Brook Lopez.

On Friday the top-ranked Seminole State College Trojans softball team had a sendoff celebration in the Haney Center Utterback Ballroom at Seminole State College.

Opinions

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Don't Have It Your Way

Patty’s Place is a small downtown restaurant that serves lunch from 11 to 4. The place is busy, but quick, clean and pleasant. Patty cooks everything herself, the menu is short and the regular customers love it.

‘We’re Doomed,’ He Said Cheerfully

Dear Doctor: Some years ago, I was addicted to cocaine. I’ve overcome that addiction, but it has cost me my sense of smell. Why did this happen, and what can I do?

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My longtime friend of 30 years, “Charlotte,” lives across the country. I have just learned that her husband, “Harold,” is transgender and is now transitioning to become “Helen.”

Obituaries

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Eunice Belle Morgan was born December 11, 1927 in the country east of Konawa, Oklahoma to Eugene and Iva Knight Brewer. She passed from this life on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Judith Carolyn (Dobbins) Akerman, age 79 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Jonathan Dale Cargill, PhD, 77, Tecumseh, Oklahoma resident, passed away May 16, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 23, 1941 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to parents Dale William Cargill and Janet Isbell (Hecker) Cargill.

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

Delores Maxine (Chesser) Nunn, 82, Seminole, Oklahoma resident, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center. Delores was born December 11, 1936 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to