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McAlester High School receives false threat | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools received what school officials believe was a false threat Tuesday afternoon at the high school.



McAlester to host homecoming parade | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester homecoming parade is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday. McAlester Athletic Director John Homer answered five questions about the ...



'Montage Of The Years' performances set for October  Mcalester News Capital

Students of past and present are coming together for a blast from the past performance.



MHS marching band prepares for Thursday concert | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School's marching band will be performing its summer preview concert this week for students to showcase their hard work put in over the ...



HS FOOTBALL: Singleton resigns as McAlester's football coach  Mcalester News Capital

The search is on for McAlester's next football coach after James Singleton emailed a resignation letter Wednesday after four seasons.



McAlester Schools to host STEM camp this summer  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools is set to host its first McAlester High School STEM Camp from June 4 to June 8 for grades 5 to 12 — free of charge.



McAlester band successful at regional, state competitions | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Local band members competed at the state's highest level to highlight a successful season.



MHS graduates 189 students; former Gov. Nigh gives 69th commencement speech  Mcalester News Capital

Anticipation filled the air as hundreds of proud parents, grandparents, family, friends and teachers gathered on Friday night to see 189 McAlester High School ...



High school basketball: Longtime McAlester mentor Bob "Bones" Brumley dies at 94  Tulsa World

Bob “Bones” Brumley graduated from Ada High School, but he went on to coach archrival McAlester in boys basketball for 26 seasons (1951-77).



Dr. Lucy Smith remembered as giant in education, MPS advocate  Mcalester News Capital

Friends of Dr. Lucy Smith remember her as a giant in education — a fierce advocate of McAlester Public Schools with a warm smile coupled with a love for her.



S. Arch Auditorium renovations continue | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Renovations of the S. Arch Thompson Auditorium began in July and are now facing slight delays.



2019 Miss McAlester, teen pageants Saturday, June 23 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

The 2019 Miss McAlester contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium.



Former McAlester coach Bob Brumley dies at 94 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Longtime McAlester basketball coach Bob Brumley died Wednesday at the age of 94.



MPS teacher faces multiple charges | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester Public Schools teacher faces multiple charges after allegedly having control of a vehicle with a .32 blood alcohol level and slipping handcuffs before ...



City OKs $1.6 million request from McAlester Public Schools  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools stands to gain approximately $1.6 million — with a couple of adjoining school districts likely gaining much smaller amounts.



Garrison Watkins named October Student of the Month  Mcalester News Capital

Another local student is being recognized for academics and leadership — and now has a chance to win a car.



Renovation project begins at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium  Mcalester News Capital

Work has started on the renovation project at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium on Second Street, just across from the old McAlester High School building.



Spirit of the Buffalo: The Future for McAlester Public Schools  Mcalester News Capital

After coming back to McAlester Public Schools, I have had the opportunity to be in every building to interact with teachers, staff and students. People have asked ...



Local freshman wins international Epsilon Sigma Alpha award  Mcalester News Capital

A local student recently received international recognition for helping others.



Hughes named District 18 Superintendent of the Year | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes has been selected as the 2018 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 18 ...



Price hired as MPS band director for 2018-19 school year  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools Board of Education voted to hire Mark Price, of McAlester, as the certified band director for the 2018-19 school year.



MPS Teacher of the Year award to be announced Monday  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools will announce the 2018 MPS Teacher of the Year award winner during the “Celebration of Teaching” ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. on ...



Higgins named MPS 2018 Teacher of the Year | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools hosted “A Celebration of Teaching” — a professional day set aside to honor the education profession and to name McAlester Public ...



Maggie White named Oklahoma's 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Oklahoma's 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess is Maggie White, a 2012 graduate of McAlester High School where she was the president of the senior class and ...



McAlester takes fifth in mock trial state competition  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School's mock trial team took fifth place in the 2018 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition. McAlester was one of eight teams from ...



Bob Brumley was a McAlester basketball legend  NewsOK.com

Farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Bob Brumley, 94, of McAlester. A legendary basketball coach who guided ...



McAlester High School announces the 2017 vals and sal  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School has announced its co-valedictorians and salutatorian for the 2017 school year.



Parents to remember children in ceremony | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Locals will soon gather to remember and honor their lost children.



McAlester grad completes basic training, fire certification | News  Mcalester News Capital

Taylor Gunion is ready to fight fires. The McAlester High School graduate is a certified firefighter and recently graduated basic training in the Air Force in a ...



McAlester native gets up-close for Locomotive 4141 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester native got a close-up view as the Union Pacific locomotive dubbed 4141 carried the remains of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush from ...



Workers preparing for 'biggest Italian Festival ever'  Mcalester News Capital

Volunteers say they are getting ready for the biggest Italian Festival in the event's history — and they're working to prepare for the anticipated crowd.



MRHC hires Mike Baker as athletics business manager  Mcalester News Capital

Mike Baker wants to see area athletes get back to the field.



Remembering Frink-Chambers teacher Julia Woods | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Community members are mourning the loss of longtime kindergarten teacher Julia Woods.



McAlester cheer competes at 5A state competition | News  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School's cheerleading team competed for the Class 5A state title on Sept. 23.



McAlester Country Club promotions, events in full swing  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester Country Club has a full slate of activities as winter fades and spring brings better weather.



Juarez named 2019 Miss McAlester; Coxsey wins Outstanding Teen  Mcalester News Capital

The new 2019 Miss McAlester and Outstanding Teen were crowned during the 39th annual Miss McAlester Scholarship Competetion on Saturday at S. Arch ...



McAlester High celebrates 'Theatre In Our Schools' | News  Mcalester News Capital

March is “Theatre in Our Schools” month, and students from McAlester Public Schools are celebrating the impact it has on their lives. The Educational Theatre ...



Candidates filing for school board seats in Pittsburg County  Mcalester News Capital

Races were shaping up for school board seats in several school districts in Pittsburg County as the mid-point in the three-day candidate filing period passed on ...



McAlester youth aims for All American Games | News  Mcalester News Capital

At a tender age of 5, baseball enthusiast Hayden Harvison set a couple of goals for himself — and it didn't matter to him which one he achieved.



Social media photo leads to MHS lockdown | News  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester police converged on the Kiamichi Technology Center on Wednesday morning after a McAlester High School student who attends KTC used social ...



George Nigh gives commencement in 69th consecutive year  NewsOK.com

MCALESTER — Two successful McAlester alumni delivered rousing speeches during Friday's commencement held in the sweltering confines of the Southeast ...



MEGA competes at Aim High Academy Dream Meet  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Elite Gymnastics Academy (M.E.G.A.) competed along with 700 other gymnasts at The Dream Meet during the MLK Jr. Weekend in Tulsa. Aim High ...



David Steidley retires as MHS band director after 19 years  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School Band Director David Steidley recently announced his retirement as the school's band director after 19 years.



Former McAlester, EOSC coach Glen Stone remembered | News  Mcalester News Capital

Glen Stone left his mark as more than a coach. Stone died Tuesday night at the age of 83 following a battle with lung cancer, but the former 20-year coach at ...



Teachers, students await Gov. Fallin during business tour visit  Mcalester News Capital

Hundreds of educators, students, support staff and community members erupted with chants of “we want funding” as Gov. Mary Fallin rode in a security vehicle ...



First National Bank announces new board member | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Carlton Bass, Chairman of the Board of Directors of First National Bank & Trust Co. of McAlester would like to announce the addition of Fred W. Ettner to their ...



McAlester graduates look toward the future | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

We made it!” was a theme addressed by speakers of the McAlester High School Class of 2014 to the 179 seniors at Friday evening commencement exercises ...



The day The Beach Boys rocked MHS | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

When McAlester High School students were suddenly summoned to an unexpected assembly at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium one morning in April 1969, ...



2018 Miss McAlester, teen pageants Saturday June 24 | News  Mcalester News Capital

The 2018 Miss McAlester and Miss McAlester's Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium in ...



MHS Class of 1980 reunion planned | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester High School Class of 1980 is having a 35th reunion during McAlester's Homecoming, the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.



MPS displays classroom technology at 2017 Tech Expo | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Students showed off their technical skills at The Big Buff Theory. McAlester Public Schools hosted the 2017 Tech Expo on Thursday night at the Southeast Expo ...



McAlester announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester is bringing in another stellar Hall of Fame class.



Gore dismissed from McAlester Public Schools | News  Mcalester News Capital

Marsha Gore was fired as superintendent of McAlester Public Schools late Saturday after an extended hearing led the MPS Board of Education to conclude she ...



New OKC mayor: 'McAlester's my second home' | News  Mcalester News Capital

New Oklahoma City Mayor-elect Sen. David Holt may not be a native son of McAlester — but he hopes he's considered at least a favorite grandson.



McElhany selected as the 2017 Teacher of the Year | News  Mcalester News Capital

On Monday, McAlester Public Schools hosted “A Celebration of Teaching,” a Professional Day set aside to honor the education profession and to name ...



Wheeler hired as new market president at Arvest  Mcalester News Capital

Vic Wheeler was hired recently to serve as the new President for the McAlester and Eufaula markets of Arvest Bank.



S. Arch Thompson Auditorium  Mcalester News Capital

Work begins on the renovation project at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium on Second Street, just across from the old McAlester High School building.



McAlester Main Street names Christmas Parade float winners  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Main Street held its annual Downtown Christmas parade on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Downtown McAlester.



'Stayin' alive: McAlester High School students learn life-saving skills  Mcalester News Capital

In case of emergency, locate your nearest McAlester High School junior.



McAlester schools considering terminating superintendent, husband | News | enidnews.com  Enid News & Eagle

McALESTER, Okla. — McAlester Public Schools' Board of Education has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday to consider and act to suspend and ...



Buffs AD says goodbye | Local Sports  Mcalester News Capital

With the conclusion of Saturday's Class 5A tennis tournament and track meet, McAlester's 2013-14 sports year came to a close. It also marked the final year for ...



Mini All Star Pom squad wins state championship title  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester All Star Pom squad took the championship title at the Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors Association competition in December.



MN-C hires Derrick James as staff writer  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester News-Capital announces the hiring of Derrick James as a staff writer.



Judge Thomas McCann Bartheld  Tulsa World

Tom Bartheld was born on Nov. 15, 1957 in Kansas City, Mo. To Dr. Robert Lyle and Patricia Elizabeth (McCann) Bartheld. The family soon moved back to ...



Oklahoma National Guard recruiter in McAlester details available programs  Mcalester News Capital

Sergeant First Class Zac Lewis is a Oklahoma National Guard recruiter and career counselor who is working to get the word out about the National Guard and ...



Pride in McAlester reaches out to schools  Mcalester News Capital

In the past year, Pride in McAlester (PIM) has hosted several presentations for children or young adults and partnered with local schools to complete projects to ...



Paula Meadows set to retire | News  Mcalester News Capital

A well-known Pittsburg County educator is set to retire this summer.



Field of Dreams: Sertoma Club nearing final phases to build complex  Mcalester News Capital

Dreams of keeping the Sunbelt Classic in McAlester and helping local youth sports are closer to becoming reality than ever. Sertoma Club of McAlester brought ...



MCALESTER HOF: Smitherman remembers BTW upset, OU national title  Mcalester News Capital

Don Smitherman still talks about taking down Booker T. Washington.



Frink Chambers announces vals, sal and award winners  Mcalester News Capital

Valedictorians. Sydney Page Erving is the daughter of Paula Jackson and Carlos Erving, the granddaughter of Ruth and Bobby Jackson and Vera and Morris ...



14 contestants in Miss McAlester and Outstanding Teen competitions  Mcalester News Capital

A total of 14 contestants have entered the Miss McAlester and Miss McAlester's Outstanding Teen competitions set for this upcoming weekend.



Judge Bartheld remembered | News  Mcalester News Capital

Members of the McAlester legal community remembered former District 18 District Judge Thomas Bartheld on Monday as a longtime friend and colleague.



McAlester Country Club vandalized | News  Mcalester News Capital

Authorities were called to the McAlester Country Club June 10 for a report of extensive vandalism to the golf course.



Williams named 2018 Miss McAlester | News  Mcalester News Capital

The new 2018 Miss McAlester and Miss McAlester's Outstanding Teen were crowned on Saturday at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium in McAlester.



Local MMA gym excels | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

MCALESTER — Isaac Briggs won some hardware at a world tournament, but it didn't come easily.



High school football player accused of rape released from jail  Mcalester News Capital

An 18-year-old McAlester High School football player charged with having sex with a 13-year-old has been released from jail.



Richard P. "Whitey" Cornish  Tulsa World

Richard P. "Whitey" Cornish, 75, retired Judge and attorney, died on Sunday, the 25th day of March, 2018 at his home. The funeral will be held at St. John's ...



Frink-Chambers announces graduation, awards | News  Mcalester News Capital

Frink-Chambers Elementary School will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.



Futsal academy teaches McAlester players foot skills | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Quick feet and a flurry of goals were on display this summer.



Friends across globe remember Aaron Joel Mitchell | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

People from across the globe laughed together wearing green shirts with yellow text reading “Dance like Joel is watching” as they remembered Aaron Joel ...



McAlester hires Fort Gibson's James Singleton as head football coach  Tulsa World

A few weeks of searching finally yielded a new head football coach at McAlester High School. James Singleton will move from that position at Fort Gibson to fill ...



Ryan Walters: A teacher's perspective on 'raising the bar'  Tulsa World

Aristotle once taught that the “the roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” A rigorous, challenging education system will produce students with the grit ...



Letters To The Editor  Mcalester News Capital

After the Parkland massacre, Florida's Republican-majority legislature and Republican governor enact sensible gun control measures. Vermont politicians also ...



Mason deputy warden at JDCC in Taft | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Chester Mason says he likes to encourage other Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees — which is natural for someone who said he's been ...



Pratt accepts coaching position in Arkansas | News  Mcalester News Capital

Weeks after finding out they would not be losing their head football coach to Bentonville, Arkansas, McAlester High School fans learned this morning they will ...



A new roof for S. Arch Thompson auditorium  Mcalester News Capital

Work continues on the re-roofing project underway at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium on Second Street, just aross from the old McAlester High School building.



'This ain't diet food': Food truck rolls into business in McAlester  Mcalester News Capital

This ain't diet food,” is the slogan, but the Cajun cuisine sure is delicious.



Traffic accident claims the life of MHS student Joseph Schoggins  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester High School student died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a Wednesday traffic accident.



Contestants enter Miss McAlester, Outstanding Teen pageants | News  Mcalester News Capital

Eight contestants are ready to compete in the Miss McAlester Pageant, while another five have entered the Miss McAlester Outstanding Teen competition.



Blanchard superintendent still aiming to split private schools  NewsOK.com

Blanchard superintendent Jim Beckham is taking another shot at separating private schools and public schools in high school activities.



Four District Choctaw princesses recognized for achievements | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Four princesses. That's the number of District 11 Choctaw princesses who were recognized for their achievements recently at the Choctaw Community Center in ...



Sam Wampler strives for eggsellence this Easter | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Sam Wampler, Freedom Ford owner, says the business will host its annual Eggstravaganza Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..



Bruce Clifton Stanton  Tulsa World

Dr. Bruce Clifton Stanton, age 71, passed away peacefully at St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was surrounded by family ...



Deaths published Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 | Death Notices  Tulsa World

Cox, Foy, 95, geologist and veteran, died Thursday, Oct. 25. Services pending. Moore's Rosewood. Holloway, Virginia “Beth,” 92, homemaker, died Tuesday, ...



Oklahoma teacher walkout ends  CNN

The Oklahoma teacher walkout has ended after nine days, but teachers said the fight for more school funding and higher teacher pay will continue.



Youth gun deer season weekend ongoing | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

This is Youth Gun Deer Season weekend in Oklahoma, which had only the dates of Oct. 14 to 16 set.



BREWING EXPANSION | News  Mcalester News Capital

Sometimes you outgrow your home. Krebs Brewing Company is expanding beyond its current production facility at Pete's Place Restaurant. Known for brewing ...



Former McAlester standout Dalton Wood embracing new opportunity to join the Sooners  Tulsa World

The McAlester High School graduate, now a walk-on after losing his scholarship, looking forward to earning his way back into good graces at OU.



238th Annual Marine Corps Ball Saturday | News  Mcalester News Capital

By JAMES BEATY. SENIOR EDITOR. The 238th Marine Corps Ball is set for Saturday at the Lee Maxwell Center at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant —but ...



Ryan Walters: Oklahoma's governor's office doesn't have enough power  Tulsa World

Governors also should have the ability to to hire and fire those running executive agencies. Instead, Oklahoma has allocated this executive power to boards of ...



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