Most of you know I tend to only pen columns when one of two things happen; something either touches my heart or something really makes me angry.
Oklahoma schools would continue to receive a single letter grade from the state Department of Education under a new plan for school accountability released Tuesday, but the components of the grades would be expanded.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Already disillusioned by a national healthcare plan, some Oklahomans say they expect President-elect Donald Trump’s version to be more palatable for a state that’s fought tooth and nail against proposals to expand health benefit programs.
When you are scrambling to get on the road or rushing to prepare your home to host family and friends for the holidays, managing your medications is an easy detail to overlook.
CLAREMORE -- It is definitely a matter of choice. While some people prefer long-lasting artificial, pre-lit Christmas trees, there are still traditionalists who would never stray from having a real tree for the holidays. Luckily for the latter, there are still places to purchase real Christm…
Now that temperatures have dropped below freezing at least once all over southeast Oklahoma, many gardeners may be wondering what they’ll do with themselves over the next three months.
First Presbyterian Church of Ada at 301 E. Kings Road invites everyone to its Advent and Christmas services. The Sunday 10:45 a.m. services in Advent will feature the traditional Scriptures, prayers, hymns and themes. The Wednesday 6:15 to 7 p.m. midweek services will feature more meditative…
PRYOR — It was 1996 — Windows 95 was just released and it was the dawn of the internet era — when three single guys from Pryor decided to go for broke and open a computer store.
STILLWATER — It looks like a sequel to “The Notebook,” a popular romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, isn’t about to begin filming in Stillwater or anywhere, for that matter. There’s also nothing to indicate actor Leonardo DiCaprio is buying an RV park in Still…
CLAREMORE — Three Tulsa-area Salvation Army representatives began a 66-mile journey down Route 66 on Wednesday morning, starting at the Rogers County Courthouse. Their mission: to raise awareness of homelessness.
Vanoss Public Schools received a grant recently from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Good news and bad are woven into the state’s economic outlook, with signs of hope for the energy industry amid a population that is getting older and leaving rural Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Economic Development Council announced recently that the Ada Jobs Foundation was recognized as one of 53 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization.
MIni-grants to Stonewall teachers by the Stonewall-McLish Education Foundation have now been awarded. Totaling $4,000, the 2016 grants rewarded teachers for their dedication to providing an outstanding learning environment for students. The grants enable teachers to provide new classroom pro…
NORMAN — Rebekah Vezey is a long way from home. The San Francisco Bay area resident and Norman native is on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, this afternoon — the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor — to reunite her grandfather with some old friends he hasn’t seen since Dec. 7, 1941.
ENID — Some Enid city commissioners discussed changing a resolution Tuesday to ensure confidentiality in executive sessions after one commissioner recently revealed possible plans for a casino in east Enid.
KOKOMO, Ind. — At their height, the pings and bells of pinball machines could be heard in arcades and pizza parlors across the country, offering an afternoon escape for teenagers and a consistently profitable investment for store owners.
WASHINGTON — Of the most popular toys this holiday season, only one pecks itself out of a plastic egg after responding to a child’s touch.
Two people — one wanted in connection with a stabbing and the other for allegedly shooting at a moving vehicle — were arrested Monday in Pontotoc County.
The Chickasaw Nation will host two holiday canvas paint classes from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Arts & Humanities building, 201 N. Broadway Ave., Ada.
The keel of BB-39 was laid down in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914, four months before the beginning of what we now refer to as World War I and more than three years before the United States would at last enter that “Great War” on April 6, 1917.
High Altitude, Low Opening procedures in the military are a very dangerous but effective strategy used by special forces teams. The team is droppped from an altitude outside of radar range and waits until the very last possible moment to deploy their parachutes. The delay allows them to be f…
The Ada City Council did not act Monday on Arron Manuel’s request to rezone 1101 Lonnie Abbott Industrial Blvd., prompting the president and CEO of Manuel Collision Center to move forward with plans to relocate his body shop outside the city limits.
TAHLEQUAH — Authorities in Cherokee County say two bystanders jumped into action and helped a deputy restrain a wanted fugitive when he tried to escape arrest Saturday afternoon.
Food, exploration and holiday fun await community members during “Christmas at the Museums,” a progressive dinner beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Chickasaw Nation Council House, 209 N. Fisher, Tishomingo.
The Stonewall Special Olympics Hamburger Fry and Silent Auction will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. The event will be held at the new Stonewall Cafeteria.