The Vanoss Wolves 7/8 Academic Team is pictured. The 7/8 Academic Coach is Mrs. Amy Cantwell and her team has enjoyed great success this year in the 4STAR-Conference. Submitted photo.
Ada-based financial advisor Roger Gaddis has been named chairman of the investment committee for the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, the state pension system which manages an estimated $13.8 billion in assets for approximately 157,000 active and retired teachers in Oklahoma.
For those who like to celebrate fall or get into the Halloween spirit, decorating pumpkins can be a fun family activity as long as everyone is participating in a safe way.
Editor’s note — Ed Brocksmith is the founder of the group Save the Illinois River, former chairman of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and recipient of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Water Pioneer Award.
Vanoss High School cheerleaders Cheyenne Falland and Honey Bushnell read recently to elementary school youths. Kristy Haines is VHS cheer sponsor, and she and her squad work hard putting the VHS school motto, “Enter to learn. Leave to serve,” into practice. Submitted photos.
Fall is a great time to plant flowers that will survive the winter and to prepare ornamental beds for spring. As the summer heat fades away along with the destructive insects, ornamental beds can be brightened with annuals. Good choices to plant now are pansies, snapdragons, dianthus and dus…
MCALESTER — University of Oklahoma President David Boren thinks it’s shameful that Oklahoma has dropped down to last among the 50 states when it comes to state spending on public education.
The senior senator from Oklahoma said while he is reticent to involve himself in issues of state government, he felt the "Right to Farm" question was too important to stay on the sidelines.
Ada City Council members approved the purchase of new 911 recording equipment Wednesday, and inked an agreement with Arkansas-based Harp's Food Stores, Inc. to expand their operations into Ada.
STILLWATER — An expert witness’ report on Adacia Chambers’ mental health was produced to the court and prosecution at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in Payne County District Court.
WOODWARD — Oklahoma vintner Brad Stinson is voting yes on State Question 792, but only because it is a step in the right direction.
ADA – Haunted tours of East Central University’s Dorothy Summers Theatre in Science Hall are available from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 24-29 as the ECU Chorale, a student musical singing group, hosts “Choralloween.”
ECU Screens is bringing its 2014 hit show “Frankenstein” back to life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.
MUSKOGEE — Municipal leaders found success three years ago in their effort to restrict smoking in public parks and city-owned buildings, but they are hamstrung by state law to do anything more.
It took three months for Vanoss students and PTO members to transform the old Pickett school into the spooky spectacle it has become. Their hard work paid off. It’s truly terrifying.
State Question 790, which speaks to separation of church and state, has been overshadowed by other hot-button proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot, such as a penny sales tax for education and the sale of wine and strong beer in grocery stores.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As health care costs continue to rise, lawmakers admitted Tuesday that they’re considering an overhaul of the state’s insurance benefits for employees.
MUSKOGEE — While yes and no campaigns are bandied about for the upcoming state questions, many choose to focus on the financial risks or benefits. Participants in the Alcohol and Our Community Town Hall wanted people to view at least one pending measure from a public health standpoint. Is th…
EDMOND — Four students from more than 8,000 miles away were in Oklahoma thanks to the power of debate. The students represented the organization iDebate Rwanda, and they debated and visited with students at Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 12.
CLAREMORE — For an actor who’s made a career out of playing thugs, killers, angry rednecks and angrier aliens, Michael Rooker gets a lot of love from his fans.
TAHLEQUAH — The Humane Society of Cherokee County has a plethora of animals to be adopted, and the organization is always looking for a helping hand from the community.
Senior environmental health scientist Vince Radke will speak on “Smallpox: Eradicating the World’s Deadliest Disease – A Personal Experience” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in East Central University’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union.
NORMAN — State budget woes and funding for education and mental health services were among the key topics under discussion at the League of Women Voters candidate forum on Monday.
TAHLEQUAH — By using resources available to them and cooperating with the various entities involved, authorities tracked down a pre-teen recently who was threatening local students via the internet.