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DEATHS

Marguerite Dorothy Hayward, 81

Born January 30, 1940

Died January 17, 2022

Orville Grant Griffith, 65

Born August 12, 1956

Died January 15, 2022

Malcolm Don 'Sonny' Satterfield , 88

Born May 2, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Mable Marie Taylor, 88

Born October 25, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Barbara June Shackelford-Beaver-Whiteaker, 65

Born January 16, 1956

Died January 14, 2022

Albert G. Gresham, 84

Born September 26, 1937

Died January 14, 2022

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THINGS TO DO

Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 7:34 AM

In 2022, Muskogee will celebrate its 150th birthday, commemorating the birth of the city when the Missouri-Kansas and Texas Railroad became the first rail line to cross Indian Territory in 1872. The yearlong celebration will start on January 1 with a citywide birthday party at Hatbox Event Center.

“We are having a free concert to celebrate, complete with birthday cake and fireworks,” said Tera Shows, spokesperson for the City of Muskogee.

The event will get started at 4 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by Brandon Bethel, the Micheal Rappe Quartet and headliner Ahna Jennings. The fireworks show will begin at 6:45, just north of the Hatbox Event Center. Food trucks will be available outside and free cupcakes and drinks will be available inside for the first 500 guests.

The yearlong celebration will continue throughout 2022 with signature events all year long including the Azalea Festival, Balloon Fest and a new rodeo in July. Details on all events will be released soon.

For more information on Muskogee’s 150th birthday celebration contact Shows at tshows@muskogeeonline.org or by phone at (918) 684-6206.

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