Betty Lou Meadows, 86

Born June 28, 1931

Died March 21, 2018

Myrtle L. Fausett, 88

Born June 22, 1929

Died March 20, 2018

Katherine Younger, 81

Born August 20, 1936

Died March 18, 2018


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Thursday, March 22

2018 Student Art Show
Bread making class
Cliff Casteel Photography Exhibit
Mike Herndon Band Live
Jess C. Epple Jr.

Friday, March 23

2018 Student Art Show

Saturday, March 24

2018 Student Art Show
Oklahoma Carry Course
Bacone Spring Pow Wow
Bedouin Dash Glo N Go 5k

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:08 AM

Seth Ragsdale

Seth Ragsdale, son of the former agriculture teacher at Muskogee High School, Bruce Ragsdale, has been charged with cruelty to animals after almost two dozen cows in his care starved to death, according to law enforcement sources.

A Muskogee County deputy noticed the dead cows “lined up” at the ranch, half a mile east of Two-Mile Road, according to an affidavit filed with the case, and other cows laying around as well.

“There were several other cows that were in poor shape and could not stand up,” the deputy reported.

Bruce Ragsdale had entrusted the care of the cows to Seth while he and his wife were away, according to law enforcement, but Ragsdale neglected to make sure the cows were fed. By the time officers arrived at the ranch in Fort Gibson, 20 cows were dead. Officials seized 35 more cows, and three more died while they were in official custody.

The rest were returned to Bruce Ragsdale under condition that they not be placed back in Seth’s care.

The charges were filed against Seth yesterday.