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

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:16 AM

Valerie Ragsdale, a teacher at Ben Franklin Science Academy, is on administrative leave, according to a press release sent out by the Muskogee Public Schools, after she allegedly slapped a student on Monday.

“When the District first became aware of the incident, the district promptly started an investigation of the matter by our campus police and site administration. This investigation is on-going,” the release states.

“We are sending this case to the district attorney today,” Superintendent Mike Garde said this morning.

On the MuskogeeNOW Facebook page, numerous parents of other students have stated that Ragsdale has frequently been “physical” with students. Conversely, numerous others have stated she is an exemplary teacher.

As of this morning, District Attorney Orvil Loge had received no information about the case, which the schools said was a “personnel matter,” and therefore would release no more information.