Jimmie Dale Barnes, 72

Born January 15, 1948

Died July 8, 2020

S. T. Gist, 84

Born August 11, 1935

Died July 8, 2020

William Thomas Duncan, 78

Born June 5, 1942

Died July 7, 2020

Harold Gene McBride, 68

Born August 11, 1951

Died July 7, 2020

Donald Lou Tillman, 80

Born June 23, 1940

Died July 6, 2020

Rene V. "STONEY" Schoats, 75

Born November 21, 1944

Died July 5, 2020

Nona Louise Chastain, 77

Born August 12, 1942

Died July 5, 2020

Lanette Elaine Wofford, 63

Born August 7, 1956

Died July 5, 2020

Vicoria Lynn "Vicki" Killingsworth, 60

Born September 13, 1959

Died July 4, 2020

William Glass, 71

Born November 15, 1948

Died July 4, 2020


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 8:10 AM

State Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, has notified the City of Muskogee that it is the recipient of a state grant through the Recreational Trails Program.

Muskogee’s Grandview Park Trail and Bike Park was selected for a $300,000 grant to install an 8-foot-by-3,000-foot concrete trail with a half-mile loop and half-mile primitive trails.

“This is exciting news for the residents of Muskogee and for the city itself as it adds to the city’s list of attractions,” Frix said. “This gives area residents an additional place to walk, run or bike and it adds to the draw of Muskogee as a tourist destination, which boosts our local economy.”

The federal grant program is managed by the state Department of Tourism and Recreation and the Federal Highway Administration in consultation with the Department of the Interior. The RTP is a reimbursable 80/20 matching grant.

Funding for the Muskogee project includes $240,000 from the program and $60,000 from a sponsor match. Muskogee was one of only eight recipients statewide of the RTP.