Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

Larry Jackson Cooper, 78

Born March 14, 1941

Died January 21, 2020

Charles Berry Smither, 82

Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

Kevin Dean Brannon, 55

Born August 4, 1964

Died January 20, 2020

Frank Delmedico, 87

Born October 17, 1932

Died January 20, 2020


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Friday, January 24

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals

Saturday, January 25

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals
JJ Hall Band plays Muskogee Brewing Company
Indian Nations in the Civil War presentation
Ribbon Skirt Workshop

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:37 AM

Former OPEA President,Connie Stockton, Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, Rep. Avery Frix and OPEA President Rita Heath.

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) honored state Rep. Avery Frix (House District 13, Muskogee) as one of its 2019 legislators of the year. The association selected Frix because of his work on state employee and retiree issues and his support of state employees in his district. The presentation was made August 23 during OPEA’s annual convention at The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park.

“This past session, Rep. Frix authored the bill to grant state employees a much-needed cost of living raise in their pensions without taking money from the general fund. We appreciate his support of retirees and active employees alike,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “He is also the rising expert on pensions and retirement systems and our members are fortunate he has accepted that challenge.Even when the legislature is not in session, he works with OPEA members in their districts to improve working conditions.”

“I was humbled to receive this honor. I’m thankful for my constituents for allowing me to fight for state employees and retirees”, Frix said.

OPEA is Oklahoma’s largest organization advocating for state employees and retirees and its members work to support state agency employment and state agency services. It was established in 1975 and has approximately 8,000 members across the state.