Naomi Frances Lusk, 98

Born January 20, 1922

Died September 29, 2020

Dora Dupont, 89

Born September 4, 1931

Died September 27, 2020

Kelsee Jolynn Sevier, 23

Born February 26, 1997

Died September 27, 2020

Walter (Buddy) Hale Stubbs Jr., 79

Born December 8, 1940

Died September 25, 2020

Patricia Ann Walker, 75

Born June 3, 1945

Died September 23, 2020


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Thursday, October 1

Fall Sip-N-Shop
Surviving an Active Shooter - Training Seminar
Anger Management Classes
Sip & Shop on Broadway

Friday, October 2

Halloween Festival - Castle of Muskogee
Cody Canada & The Departed with Special Guests RC & the Ambers
Cody Canada & The Departed with Special Guests RC & the Ambers

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 8:12 AM

David Hill, Creek Nation Principal Chief

Where the federal government failed, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation will not, according to Principal Chief David Hill.

“Our attorney general’s office has announced that they will pursue (Leroy Jemol) Smith to bring him to justice for his crimes,” Hill said. Smith is accused of raping at least five women in Muskogee in the 1990s, and also was accused of killing two people in Tulsa. Smith’s state criminal case was dismissed because he is part Native, and the state had no jurisdiction to prosecute him. Last week, a federal judge dismissed his case because the statute of limitations had expired on the rapes.

That release “is the result of legal and policy failures at the state and federal level that must be addressed to ensure injustices like this do not continue,” Hill said. “We have been presented with an opportunity to discard the problematic policies of the past and put in place new programs and protocols, with collaboration between federal, state, and tribal governmental partners, to ensure men like Leroy Smith are prosecuted for the crimes they commit.”

Smith was released from the Muskogee County Jail last week after his federal case was dismissed. There is no word on when the Creek Nation will issue a warrant for his arrest.