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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.

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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.

  • By Janna Kelley OSU Extension 

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.

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Editor’s note: Richard Rafes, Ph.D., J.D., is the former president of East Central University.

  • By Ed Brocksmith  Tahlequah 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.

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.

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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…

  • By DAVID DISHMAN McAlester News-Capital

MCALESTER — Michael Sauro went into his third deployment knowing it would be difficult, but he did so out of patriotism and love of country.

  • By JAMES BEATY The McAlester News-Capital

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.

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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.

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  • By RANDY MITCHELL Managing Editor

A man accused of shooting three people in 2015 was found guilty on two of five felony charges against him Friday.

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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.

  • By JOSH NEWTON The Tahlequah Daily Press

TAHLEQUAH — For at least the fourth time in the past two months, thieves have used a stolen truck to plow their way into a convenience store and make off with an ATM.

  • By TIM AHRENS The Stillwater News Press

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.


There are many now and in all past ages who think that they are followers of Jesus who actually have no idea what that might mean.

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TISHOMINGO —  Georgette Jones, daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at The Pickin’ Parlor in Tishomingo.

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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.

  • By MAUREEN HAYDEN CNHI State Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS — Conservative Catholic radio host Gail Buckley, known as the “Bible Lady” to her national audience, has never really trusted Donald Trump.

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Witness testimony continued this week in the trial of a man accused of shooting three people last year.

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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.

  • By WARREN VIETH Oklahoma Watch

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.

  • By BEAU SIMMONS The Muskogee Phoenix

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…

  • By PATTY MILLER The Edmond Sun

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.

  • By CATHY SPAULDING The Muskogee Phoenix

WARNER — High school carpentry students’ work can be seen in offices, dressing rooms and closets throughout Warner schools.

  • By Hunter Lane The Tahlequah Daily Press

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.

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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.

  • By HUNTER LANE The Tahlequah Daily Press

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.

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