DEATHS

Pauline "Polly" Davis , 84

Born June 19, 1935

Died December 8, 2019

Marilyn J. Stout, 87

Born August 16, 1932

Died December 8, 2019

Francis Dwayne Haas, 80

Born July 10, 1939

Died December 7, 2019

Beverly Ann Johnson, 84

Born July 26, 1935

Died December 7, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, December 13

NCC Women's Christmas Dinner
SAINT LOUIS COMEDY TAKEOVER
“Overcomer” Movie
Parents Night Out
Annual Christmas Party
But First - Coffee with CASA
JJ Baldwin

Saturday, December 14

Garden of Lights Run 2019
Pound Fit with Amanda
ECC Men's Breakfast
Christmas Craft Fair At Arrowhead Mall
Good Reads for Christmas - 2019
Brain Storming Dinner
Live Nativity Scene
Coins 4 Critters
Free The Fighters
Madden 20 Clinic
Adam Miller Live @ The Rail (Muskogee, OK)
Wreath laying ceremony
VA Employee Association 1st Annual Holiday Party
Arrowhead Christmas Festival
Cupcake Crawl
Wreaths Across America escort to Ft.Gibson National cemetery
Jake Tankersley
Jake Tankersley

Sunday, December 15

Redeemed2Freedom Ladies' Sunday School Class
Live Reindeer at Honor Heights Park
Garden of Lights 2019 Season
Honey Christmas Pj Mini's

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8:46 AM

Only three cities are less expensive to live in that Muskogee — for the second consecutive quarter, according to the Cost of Living Index, Greg Holbird, marketing and research manager at the Port of Muskogee said.

The overall cost of living in Muskogee is 21.4 percent below the national average.

While Muskogee is only the fourth least expensive city in the nation, it does rank as the least expensive in the state of Oklahoma.

The Cost of Living Index is produced each quarter by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Of the Oklahoma cities measured by the group, for the cost of living index, Muskogee is the least expensive for the second and third quarters of 2019. Muskogee came away with a score of 78.6. Other cities in Oklahoma are not far behind:

  • Pryor 84
  • Tulsa 84.4
  • Ponca City 85
  • Oklahoma City 85.4
  • Edmond 86.5
  • Norman 88.1
  • Ardmore 89
  • Lawton 89.7
  • Enid 90.3

Enid beat larger communities Tulsa and Oklahoma City to be the most expensive city in Oklahoma. In Muskogee, the low cost of goods and services mean residents can enjoy a much higher standard of living. A Muskogee resident making $50,000 moving to Dallas would have to earn $59,591 to maintain the same standard of living. To calculate the cost of living index local prices for categories such as groceries items, transportation, housing, utilities, health care, miscellaneous goods and services are collected and sent to C2ER. Every quarter, the Port of Muskogee’s Business andEconomic Development staff price everything from a half gallon of milk to the cost of a single yoga session. Each category is assigned a percentage to represent a portion of the index:

  • Grocery 13.4%
  • Housing 29.34%
  • Utilities 8.94%
  • Transportation 9.22%
  • Health Care 4.26%
  • Misc. Goods & Services 34.84%

Muskogee ranks as low as 25th least expensive in groceries, and as high as fourth least expensive in miscellaneous goods and services. Muskogee’s low cost of living paired with other economic trends, and the city’s unemployment for September 2019 was 3.7 percent.

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