DEATHS

Charles D. "Chuck" Weaver, 82

Born January 8, 1936

Died February 20, 2018

Bob J. Reeder, 84

Born December 24, 1933

Died February 20, 2018

Paul Edward Tackett, 77

Born November 18, 1940

Died February 19, 2018

Randall Paul Wood, 60

Born October 29, 1957

Died February 19, 2018

Lavada J. Oliver , 76

Born May 27, 1941

Died February 19, 2018

Robert Walker Henson Jr., 77

Born February 3, 1941

Died February 19, 2018

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Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, February 22

Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Night
Greg Jacobs with Kenny Cornell

Saturday, February 24

Bedouin Bingo Bash
Freedmen Research
Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo
Treasure Hunters Day
Batfish Living History Day
Barrel Racing Open

Entertainment

Friday, February 16, 2018, 9:06 AM

The NAACP of Muskogee will present a Black History movie premier: Marshall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Roxy Theater downtown.

In the movie, young Thurgood Marshall, before he is appointed to the US Supreme Court, faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP.

Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder.

He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Tickets are $5, concessions are available.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:56 AM

The City of Muskogee Fire Hydrant Art Project is recruiting volunteer artists for another round of fire hydrant painting in the downtown district on March 17. The City of Muskogee and A More Beautiful Muskogee hope to get more people involved with the beautification by painting the fire hydrants in downtown. The first and second round of artists painted 23 fire hydrants around the Art/Depot District. The response was so overwhelming, a decision was made to schedule another weekend event.

The City of Muskogee will clean and prime the hydrants for painting. The City of Muskogee will furnish the safety vests and basic colors of paint for use: black, white, yellow, turquoise, brown, bright blue, and plum. The artists should provide any additional colors they wish to use, brushes, drop cloths, rags, and various containers to contain paint. Also, a gallon of water is useful to clean brushes.

Any theme or picture is allowed as long as the images are not obscene or controversial. The artists must submit their design or idea no later than March 10 to Karen Coker, kcoker@muskogeeonline.org or Brandon Garner, bgarner@muskogeepd.org. Once the design is approved a fire hydrant will be designated for the graphic to be placed on.

For more information on the fire hydrant painting, please contact Brandon Garner, 918-869-7870 or Karen Coker, 918-348-8159.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10:04 AM

Muskogee’s Thunderbird Speedway at the Fairgrounds downtown is now NASCAR sanctioned, the speedway’s Stanley Slader said today.

“We got the certification Monday,” he said just now. “It’s a really big deal for the racers, the track and Muskogee.”

NASCAR sanctions, difficult to get, mean drivers can race for a “real nice” point fund, and gain the chance to win regional and national championships. In addition, the races being sanctioned means they’re far more likely to draw out-of-town spectators to Muskogee.

“At the end of the season, our top 10 racers are invited to Charlotte (North Carolina) to the NASCAR awards banquets,” Slader said. “And the racers and crews now have access to a million-dollar insurance policy.”

The track will now also be eligible for help to make improvements and draw more shows.

Opening night is April 6, but a car show aimed at downtown is set for March 17.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11:08 AM

Mudbound, the award-winning movie based on former Muskogee author Hillary Jordan’s novel of the same name, has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jordan will attend the awards, her father, Muskogee’s Jan Jordan, said today.

The movie was nominated for:

  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary J. Blige)
  • Cinematography
  • Best Original Song (“Mighty River” by Blige)

You can watch the movie on Netflix, and the book is available on Amazon.com

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Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:34 AM

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame has received a $5000 grant from The Kirschner Trusts to provide continued concerts at the Hall on Thursday nights. The concerts are part of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame’s mission to bring recognition to Oklahoma’s artists and musical history.

The program will continue to bring recognition to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as well as recognition to the artists that perform at these concerts.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame held its first induction in 1997 and has inducted more than 90 Oklahoma artists since.

The five Kirschner Trusts have supported charitable projects in the Muskogee area since 1979. In 2013, the assets of three of the Kirschner Trusts were transferred to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to establish the E. Phil and Roberta Kirschner Foundation Affiliated Fund. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide direct services in the areas of social services, youth and education, health and disabilities and Jewish culture and religion, with a preference for programs in Muskogee and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.occf.org/kirschner.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:44 AM

Nathan Elkins

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host local musician Nathan Elkins on Thursday, January 18th at 7 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd in Muskogee.

Born and raised Fort Gibson, Nathan grew up listening to James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Aaron Neville and Nat King Cole. At about 15 years old, Nathan started learning to play the guitar because a friend told him it was a good way to pick up girls.

Two years after picking up the guitar, Nathan began performing live at local venues.

“I play because I like to entertain people,” he said. “Maybe someday I’ll influence someone to learn how to play and share their gifts so we can keep this cycle going.”

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome

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Monday, January 8, 2018, 8:46 AM

Debuting in 1980, The Blues Brothers movie is a light-hearted musical comedy that became a culturally significant event. It introduced the cultural significance of African-American music like jazz, blues and soul with legends Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, James Brown and Cab Calloway.

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes.

The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together.

However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

The movie plays Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee. Tickets are $5 at the door, concessions are available.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9:48 AM

The newly formed Association of Muskogee Musicians and Performers organization will be hosting its regular showcase at The Frisco Depot, Thursday January 4 at 7 pm.

Featured for this event will be Harold Aldridge, Selby Minner and “Blues on the Move!” AMMP will be doing regular showcases in the coming months at the Depot featuring members of the organization! Admission is $5 and proceeds will be split between AMMP and OMHOF.

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm - all ages are welcome

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Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9:30 AM

Paul and Mattie Maloy and the Travlin Uprights featuring Cookie Eller, with Jody Green, Jeweltone, Albert Thompson, Samuel Joe Dell Terrell, and Jacob Cross.

Plumb Theatre, home of Longtown Opry, is traveling to the Roxy for its Saturday night show on January 13 with a whole lot of gospel and a little bit of country

Tickets are $5 and available in advance or at the door. Credit Cards accepted. Concessions available. Doors open at 6:00 pm; show starts at 7:00 pm

Call 918-684-6366 for more information.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 11:42 AM

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host Doc Fell and Co. on Thursday, December 28 at 7 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd in Muskogee.

“We are all about sad sappy twangy country songs. If you wanna dance then we aren’t your band, but if you wanna cry in your beer, well we are your cup of tea.”

Deep in the heart of Cherokee Country, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the small town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is giving rise to a dynamic and eclectic cure for the common country music rut. Led by Dr. John Fell (a general practitioner by day and manically expressive singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist by night) and artist/musician, electric and acoustic guitarist and mandolin master Kyle Brown, DocFell and Co has been kickin’ the dust up around these parts since the early 2010s, channeling the masters (Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash) to create a fusion of traditional country, hillbilly, bluegrass, Americana, red dirt, folk and gospel funk.

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017, 8:36 AM

A free, live music celebration day will take place at Arrowhead Mall Muskogee on today, the first day of winter. The family-friendly event is open to musicians of all ages, cultures, ability levels, and genres. Everyone is invited: solo artists, bands, vocal and instrumental ensembles, church choirs, handbells, school music groups, music students, music teachers, etc. Mallgoers are invited to participate in a mass performance of Jingle Bells and Sleigh Ride in the food court area (free jingle bells will be provided).

The mall hopes to make this the first annual Make Music Winter event in Muskogee and in Oklahoma. Make Music Muskogee, a federal 501(c)(3) and state incorporated nonprofit organization, is a member of the national Make Music Alliance that directs the annual worldwide Make Music Day initiative for the first day of summer. Make Music Winter is a pilot program for 2017 that will be another music initiative in 2018.

Contact: 918-781-3948

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12:14 PM

Click to view all the upcoming events.

If you think there’s not much going on around here, you haven’t been paying attention.

We scoured every source we could find, and there simply were no calendars around that gave a comprehensive picture of all the things going on around Muskogee and the area. So we made our own.

Especially over the holidays, it’s hard to find things to do with friends and family who are in town to visit. Now, that’s no longer a problem.

Simply click the picture above or click “Events” at the top of this page, and view our ever-expanding list.

Also to add your event, click here and let us know about it.

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Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:28 PM

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Many readers of MuskogeeNOW may not know I’m also a published author. I will be at the Muskogee Public Library tomorrow signing copies of my books, along with 15 other authors.

The Muskogee Public Library is hosting its third-annual Good Reads for Christmas: A Local Author Signing Event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 9, on the first floor of the library.

The selection features various types of reading for different age groups. The offering includes history, children, historical fiction, young adult, Christian, biography, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, poetry, and thrillers.

Attendees are invited to have cookies and punch.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:52 AM

Thirty-two students from three schools earned places in Oklahoma All State and American Choral Directors Association Regional Honor Choirs, according to Muskogee High School choral director Teresa Pointer.

Students began practicing in May for auditions in the fall semester for prestigious honor choirs. For the all state choir positions, students competed against other students from across the state. For the ACDA Regional choirs, students competed against other students from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Missouri.

Oklahoma Music Educators Association Children’s All-State Choir: McKenzie Brown, Sadler; Kate Fullerton, Sadler; Maddy Kate Jackson, ARJH; Annalea Miller, ARJH; Meredith Stevenson, ARJH

These students will rehearse in Tulsa, Jan. 17 to 19 and will present a concert at the Tulsa Convention Center on Friday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Tickets are required.

Oklahoma Choral Directors Association Junior High Treble and Mixed All-State Choirs: Gracie Dunn, MHS (not pictured); Maida Escobar, MHS; Haley Hitt, MHS; Rylee Lane, MHS; Rosie McClure, MHS; Abby Mix, MHS; Davin Wilson, MHS.

These students will rehearse in OKC at the Cox Convention Center, Jan. 11 to 13, and will present a concert on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany at 1:30 p.m. No tickets are required.

Oklahoma Music Educators Association High School All-State Treble and Mixed Choirs: Phillip Bruch, MHS; Gage Clark, MHS; Madison Eckerson, MHS; Brady Gallaway, MHS; Meredith Gilmartin, MHS; Megan Jacobs, MHS; Kayleigh Langley, MHS; Anna Mix, MHS; Alexandria Munzenrider, MHS; Ethan Turner, MHS; Michael Yadon, MHS

These students will rehearse in Tulsa, Jan. 17 to 19 and will present a concert on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at noon. Tickets are required for this concert.

Southwest American Choral Directors Association Phillip Bruch, MHS; Gage Clark, MHS; Brady Gallaway, MHS; Meredith Gilmartin, MHS; Noah Holden, MHS; Alexandria Munzenrider, MHS; Jasmine Speer,MHS; Ethan Turner, MHS; Michael Yadon, MHS

The Southwest American Choral Directors Association will be hosting their convention in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center on March 7 to 11, 2018. Students in the honor choirs will be rehearsing with other selected students from across Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. They will be working with internationally recognized clinicians and will present concerts on Saturday, March 11.

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Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:14 PM

There’s a lot going on around Muskogee, and MuskogeeNOW.com has re-introduced its events calendar.

To access the calendar, simply click “Events” at the top of this page, and a calendar will come on-screen, showing you everything going on around you.

To submit an event for inclusion on the calendar, email news@muskogeenow.com. Inclusion of events is free.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8:40 AM

Kendall Place, a self-described “eclectic” band playing classic and modern rock—with a splash or two of country—is set to play the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on Thursday night.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Admission is $5, all ages are welcome. Beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is at 401 S. 3rd St.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:39 AM

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host Second Wind for a night of music after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 24th at 7 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd in Muskogee.

This multi-generational group of musicians have come from a couple of different bands including Hearts on fire and Crossfire to form Second Wind. Their musical experience goes back as far as the 60s and features everything from classic rock, blues, soul, country and from Frankie Vallie to Pink Floyd.

The band features Roy Roberson on guitar/vocals, David Holloway on drums and new addition Derek Gibson on guitar, keys and vocals and Wayne Buck on bass guitar/vocals.

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 pm. Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:38 AM

The Roxy and Three Rivers Museum present the Polar Express Pajama Party on November 24 and 25 and December 7 and 8.

All ages are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. The theater says viewers should feel free to bring a blanket or favorite stuffed animal too.

Visitors will be greeted at the door with a train ticket, hot cocoa and popcorn.

The event happens at The Roxy, 220 W. Okmulgee. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:45 p.m. Run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

After the movie, parents and children will be transported to the North Pole at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin Street, to meet Santa and receive a bell just like the one in the movie.

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at The Roxy and Three Rivers Museum. If you would like to sponsor a child for the Polar Express Pajama Party please contact the Roxy for more information. Group discounts are available.

For information, contact Fonda Richmond at the Roxy, 220 W. Okmulgee, 918-684-6366 or Angie Rush at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin Street, 918-686-6624.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2:25 PM

Mudbound, the movie based on Muskogee native Hillary Jordan’s worldwide bestselling novel of the same name, premieres Friday on Netflix, the streaming service that has been taking the entertainment world by storm with its original programming.

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Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.

Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.

The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.

Mudbound was inspired by Jordan’s family stories of a year spent on an isolated farm without running water or electricity. Over time, the story grew to encompass greater themes and deeper layers, which screenwriter Virgil Williams and writer-director Dee Rees address in their emotionally rich and resonant screenplay.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:32 AM

Yonkers, Oklahoma is but a fading memory for most people in this part of the state and a footnote in Wagoner County history.

But those memories are revived in the book “Yonkers, Oklahoma, recalling the good old days,” which will be released at the Wagoner City Historical Museum on Nov. 18, said Liz McMahan, author. The book will be offered for sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $10.

The book is a consolidation of two books she and her mother, Nell Gilbert, compiled for community reunions in 1986 and 1987. Plus, new material has been added, McMahan said.

“There are stories of good times and hard times, of large families and one-room school houses,” she said. “Some of the families had 10 or more children and just getting by must have been rough. But they survived and have many happy memories of growing up in Yonkers.”

The community had stores, a post office, a railroad depot and a grist mill.

“Everyone knew everybody, doors were not locked at night and if a neighbor needed help, the community was there for them.”

Yonkers ended when Fort Gibson lake was filled and the town was flooded. There remains a small community in the area that was annexed to Wagoner County in 1924. Before that, it had been a part of Cherokee County.

On the east side of the lake, Yonkers is accessible to the Wagoner County sheriff’s office only by boat or routing officers north into Mayes County to Chouteau, then east, or by having them go through Hulbert in Cherokee County, then north.

Liz McMahan is a longtime former reporter for the Muskogee and Wagoner newspapers and has been recognized as a historian of the Wagoner area.

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Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:18 AM

PAWS is hosting garage sale Saturday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at PAWS shelter on East Access Road of the Muskogee Turnpike.

There will be a new man’s bike, lots of dog and cat items, large and extra large dog crates, extra large canvas crate rugs, clothes, baby gate and more.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:55 AM

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms, from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life.

Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” traces the overall arc of relationships.

Muskogee actors and actresses portray vibrant characters and sing the songs of the hit play.

Catch the musical starting tomorrow at the Muskogee Little Theater, 311 S. 3rd St. Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it starts at 2 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:32 AM

When Jared Tyler and Sam Gleaves met at this year’s Folk Alliance International events, the two songwriters found an instant kinship.

“When I listened to Jared perform later that night, I was moved by the power and the vulnerability of his voice,” Gleaves said. “His songs were crafted so beautifully that I felt like I knew the people he was singing about.”

After several late night sessions harmonizing on spirituals and gospel songs, the two musicians returned home and immediately began planning their first tour together.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame presents Jared Tyler and Sam Gleaves as part of the Live at The Frisco Depot series on November 9, showtime 7 p.m. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is located at 401 South Third Street, Muskogee, OK 74401. For more information, call 918-687-0800 or visit http://omhof.com/

For more information on Jared Tyler and Sam Gleaves, please visit http://jaredtyler.com/ and http://www.samgleaves.com/.

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Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:26 AM

The city of Muskogee’s public works offices will close for Veterans’ Day on Friday.

Residential and commercial trash pickup will run on schedule, and yard waste pickup will continue.

The recycle drop-off center at 120 Iola will be open on Friday.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:19 AM

Replicas of the Niña and the Pinta, two of the three ships Columbus used to stumble upon the Caribbean in search of a water route to India, will be on display at the Muskogee Port from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3, according to a press release.

Columbus, who many mistakenly believe discovered an America already populated with people, sailed from Portugal in 1492 with the ill-informed belief that the earth was much smaller than it is, thinking he could arrive in India before his supplies ran out, establishing inexpensive trade routes over the ocean. For generations, schoolchildren have been taught that Columbus was one of the few people who believed the earth to be round. In fact, most people at the time knew the earth to be round, but believed (correctly) that the earth was too big for a sailing expedition to leave the west coast of Europe and arrive on the east coast of Asia. Since Europeans didn’t know of the existence of the American continents, most believed no vessel of the time could make the trip.

Columbus did not realize he had landed on a new continent and died believing he had discovered a faster route to India.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:36 AM

Bob Weeden and The Iron Horse Band​ and others will perform​ a Night at the Opry at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 at the Roxy Theater.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Concessions available. Credit cards accepted. The family-friendly event happens every first Saturday of the month at the Roxy, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8:51 AM

Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school. These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind.

Blind people of all ages, their families, educators, and others who face discrimination based on low expectations will learn from these inspiring young people and their stories in Do You dream in Color?, a new, critically acclaimed documentary.

A screening of the film, hosted by the Oklahoma Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, will be held at the Oklahoma School for the Blind auditorium at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 30.

Admission is free and is open to students, parents, teachers and the Muskogee community. The documentary depicts the problems blind students experience in public schools and other challenges they face due to low expectations and misconceptions about blindness. A town-hall-style discussion with audience questions answered by local blind individuals will follow the screening of the film. The National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma will host a reception with light snacks and treats for the kids immediately following the film and discussion. Resources about programs and scholarships available to blind youth will be provided.

You can view the trailer here.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 8:41 AM

Phil Goldfarb

Phil Goldfarb of Tulsa will be the speaker at the October 26 meeting of the Muskogee County Genealogical Society. His topic will be “Naturalization from 1790 to the Present.” The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in Muskogee Public Library.

He is no stranger to Muskogee and has spoken to the society on Jewish migration into Oklahoma. His wife is related to one of the early Muskogee families. As part of a project in Oklahoma, he came to Muskogee in 2009 and photographed all 118 headstones in the Jewish Section of Greenhill Cemetery which is online on the Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry for all to see. One of the first people buried in that cemetery is a Gremm who is a relative of his wife.

Goldfarb is the founding and current president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa and recently completed work on a Tulsa documentary.

The genealogical society welcomes visitors. Those attending bring refreshments and genealogy stories to share during the evening.

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Monday, October 23, 2017, 9:52 AM

Keep your eyes low to the ground and your ankles covered, because on Sunday, dachshunds will descend upon Muskogee for The Schnitzel Stampede. From 1 p.m. to 4 pm, weenie dogs and their humans from all over the area will be running free south of downtown Muskogee at the Bark Park in the biggest sausage party in northeast Oklahoma.

Stampede attendees can expect an afternoon of doggie door prizes, doggie costume contest and awards in categories including Longest Wiener, Fattest Wiener, Teeniest Weenie, and more. A professional photographer will be on hand, plus concessions including hot dogs (of course) and funnel cakes. Perhaps you can find another doxie to add to your family from the LowRider Dachshund Rescue.

Even if you don’t have a dachshund, enjoy a hot dog and watch the fun. The first 100 doxies thru the gate go home with a Treat Bag courtesy of Petco.

There will be a cover charge of $5 per dog and all humans get in free. If you have a non-weenie dog but still want to come with your four-legged friend, one side of the Bark Park dedicated to spectator dogs/friends of weenie dogs with a $5 entry fee for the dog and free entry for their people. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bark Park as well as the City of Muskogee Animal Control spay/neuter program.

For more information, call Schnitzel Stampede organizer Holly Rosser Miller at (918) 348-9848. Log onto the event’s Facebook page (Schnitzel Stampede) or check out Eventbrite.

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Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:18 AM

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make cheese, now is your chance.

Pecan Creek Winery is hosting a Chèvre cheese-making class on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Chèvre cheese is a soft goat cheese.

The class costs $25 per person and includes a glass of Pecan Creek wine and all supplies to be able to take away five ounces of cheese.

The class is limited to 30 people. To reserve a spot, call 918-633-6908. Pecan Creek Winery is five miles west of The Castle of Muskogee on Fern Mountain Road.

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