DEATHS

Barbara Ann Sommers, 79

Born June 23, 1939

Died March 25, 2019

Dorothy June Dunlap, 92

Born July 4, 1926

Died March 22, 2019

Carl Lee Cruce, 76

Born June 22, 1942

Died March 21, 2019

Mary Ann Kinion , 54

Born February 27, 1965

Died March 21, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Monday, March 25

Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019

Tuesday, March 26

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Tahlequah Outreach - Knowing Your Role in the Closing Process
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Serger University

Wednesday, March 27

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Dinner Church
Serger University
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
Doers of the Word Children's Program
Bacone American Indian Studies emphasis in Tribal Leadership
Sign Language classes

Monday, December 17, 2018, 8:24 AM

The US Department of Transportation has confirmed in a letter to Gerald Miller of Muskogee that it did receive an application from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for a grant to help pay for the proposed bypass of Muskogee by US 69.

“An application for this project was submitted to the United States of Transportation the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grant Program,” Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary of the DOT wrote.

The letter did not say where in the process of approval the grant request is, but the fact that one was made indicates the Oklahoma department is pushing forward with the plans.

The proposed bypass would reroute US 69 from its current location on 32nd Street through the west side of town. The new route would take the highway closer to 54th Street, starting at the Summit exit in the south and ending near the Arkansas River bridge in the north.

UPDATE 3:50 P.M.: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says the US Department of Transportation is wrong about the grant application. According to Kenna Mitchell, Public Information Manager for Division 8 of the Oklahoma DOT:

It appears the USDOT gave Mr. Miller incorrect info, as we didn’t apply for a BUILD grant for the proposed US-69 improvement project.

Our agency only submitted two applications for this round of BUILD Grants, for projects on I-35 in McClain County and also on SH-28 in Mayes County.

There were applications from the Muskogee area by:

· The City of Muskogee for a “Muskogee Main Street Connection Complete Streets Project OK”

· The Port of Muskogee for a rail improvement project (our agency is a partner on this project). This project was awarded $5,789,210.

While we’re not sure exactly what happened, the USDOT appears to have incorrectly thought one of these was connected to the project Mr. Miller was inquiring with them about. We are asking the USDOT to make a correction with Mr. Miller directly, as our agency didn’t submit a grant application for US-69.

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