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Maxine Tate, 53

Born December 20, 1966

Died May 26, 2020

Kevin Lee Guy, 57

Born November 1, 1962

Died May 26, 2020

Howard S. Jayne, 75

Born July 9, 1944

Died May 24, 2020

Frank Steven Carvajal, 73

Born June 14, 1946

Died May 23, 2020

Floretta L. Leatherman, 80

Born August 31, 1939

Died May 23, 2020

Lisa Kay Mullen, 56

Born June 26, 1963

Died May 22, 2020

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Thomas S. Meeker, 81

Born February 24, 1939

Died May 21, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9:43 AM

Pecan Creek Winery of Muskogee was awarded a Bronze medal for its Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 to the San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.

The Chronicle contest is one of the world’s largest wine competitions and includes wines from every major wine region in the world. This marks the first time an Oklahoma-grown wine has won an award at the prestigious San Francisco competition. The contest division for Cabernet Sauvignon in the $23-$28 per bottle awarded forty medals making Pecan Creek Winery’s entry one of the top forty wines of that price range in the world.

The contest judged more than 7,000 entries. Pecan Creek’s winemaker and co-owner, Bob Wickizer, said he was “Extremely proud of our vineyard and cellar teams who are showing the world that we can produce some outstanding wines right here in our own state.”

The estate-grown wine came from vines planted around the winery itself. Hand-picked and destemmed, the wine was made “old-school style” from beginning to end. Aged one year in Hungarian oak barrels, the cab displays strong varietal characteristics without the overwhelming high alcohol and fruity character often found in other cabs today

Pecan Creek Winery, LLC. is a four-year old, 1,200 case-per-year winery based in Muskogee. Using only locally-grown grapes, the winery produces dry table wines and a line of classic premium, single varietal wines.

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