Bayard Palmer Sudberry III, 75

Born January 28, 1945

Died September 21, 2020

Donnie Ashworth, 68

Born March 13, 1952

Died September 21, 2020

Fred L. Finley, 75

Born July 15, 1945

Died September 20, 2020

Brock Fredrick Ferguson, 66

Born September 19, 1953

Died September 19, 2020

Estelle Randolph, 84

Born April 17, 1936

Died September 17, 2020


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Thursday, September 24

It's No Joke
Girl Scout Sign Up Night
Anger Management Classes

Friday, September 25

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Rockin The Rainbow “Southern Style”
Lance Roark & The Drifters @ “Rockin The Rainbow”

Saturday, September 26

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Hometown Hope Run
OKIE FEST - Bike & Auto Show - With JASON BOLAND&The Stragglers

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:12 PM

With 164 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Oklahoma and five deaths, the state board of education voted today to cancel school for the rest of the school year.

Schools have until April 6 to prepare for distance learning for students for the rest of the semester.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says she has been working with DHS to take care of students in difficult home situations, but no details have emerged about how parents who cannot stay home with their students are supposed to deal with the schools being out. Oklahoma law does not prescribe a specific age beneath which children cannot be home alone, but leaving small children at home alone will almost certainly result in criminal charges.

Some parents cannot afford to miss work to care for small children during the week, but as of yet, no information has emerged on resources that might help those parents.

Students who do not have access to technology for distance learning may be cared for in other ways, such as broadcast network PBS running school programming, Hofmeister said, but again no details have emerged.

UPDATE 3:53 PM: Muskogee Public Schools has a plan in place to supplement the district’s Chromebooks already in possession of students with more to students who don’t have them. The district is also doing grab-and-go meals for students who can’t afford food. The meals are available at the following locations:

  • Muskogee High School
  • Cherokee Elementary, 2400 Estelle Ave.
  • Pershing Elementary, 301 N. 54th St.
  • Irving Elementary, 1100 N. J. St.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buses will also run meals to the following offsite locations:

  • Port City Acres Apartments, 2103 N. 36th St.
  • Riverside Mobile Home Park, 4400 N. Gibson St.
  • Whispering Pines Apartments, 2061 Carroll Ste.
  • Green Country Village, 1518 S. 5th St.

Breakfast buses run at 7:30 a.m., lunch buses run at 11:30 a.m.