Students at Ada Junior High and Ada High School will not be allowed to wear clown costumes and masks Friday, which is the district’s Halloween costume day.

  • By Josh Newton CNHI Oklahoma

TAHLEQUAH — A Cherokee County foster mother convicted of killing a 2-year-old family member in 2013 is asking a federal court to determine she is being illegally imprisoned, court records show.

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East Central University political science students hosted an open forum Monday for state Senate and House candidates and candidates in county races for sheriff and district 2 county commissioner.


Konawa residents Melody (left) and Virginia Sharver, sisters-in-law who both support Donald Trump’s presidential bid, leaped at the opportunity to take a picture in front of the Great America PAC bus when they saw it parked across the street from The Ada News Monday at 10th and Broadway.

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Hail covers the ground Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2016 in Byng after a severe thunderstorm rolled through the town.

  • By ERIC SWANSON, Staff Writer

Emma Denson started on the path to small-business ownership two years ago, when a friend reached out for help.

  • By DIANA DICKINSON The Claremore Daily Progress

CLAREMORE -- District 2 U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin updated the Rogers County Board of County Commissioners on two issues of local and state interest on Monday morning.

Emma Denson started on the path to small-business ownership two years ago, when a friend reached out for help.

It always takes some time for the shock to wear off. In the immediate aftermath of a tragedy, no one has time to grieve. In the days that follow, more and more emotions pour out as the gravity of what has happened sinks in.

Our nation has been fortunate in the past to have strong leaders who have recognized the threat posed by an aggressive Russia. Virtually every president since Harry Truman has known that maintaining a strong national defense and a healthy skepticism of the former Soviet Union was our highest…

State Rep. Todd Thomsen (second from right) is presented with the Legislative Distinguished Service Award from Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson (third from right) during a recent ceremony in the lobby of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and C…

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The members of the Pontotoc County Historical and Genealogical Society recently honored Phyllis Inslee for her long time membership and dedication to the Society. Inslee received a commemorative vase with the inscription: Phyllis Mullikin Inslee, PCHGS 1983 - 2016, “Read your bylaws.”  


STILLWATER — Loved ones describe Annette Turner as selfless. A giver. A Christian who always helps those around her, especially disadvantaged children.

  • By JACOB MCGUIRE  The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A fire that started in the backyard of a Norman residence ignited leaves and then a porch before burning through a house on the 2300 block of Hidden Lake Drive.

  • By The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Good news — kind of. So far this year, the country’s energy-related greenhouse-gas emissions are running at their lowest level in a quarter-century, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced this month. Federal experts project that, at year’s end, the country’s climat…

The Chickasaw Nation Seniors will have an Indian taco sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Chickasaw Nation Senior Site, 1005 Chamber Loop Road, Ada. For take-outs and or delivery of two or more, call (580) 436-1007.

  • By JAMES COBURN The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A 2-year-old Edmond boy was treated to a going-home parade Friday afternoon at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Average retail gasoline prices in Oklahoma have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.96/g Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,294 gas outlets in Oklahoma. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the l…

The Chickasaw Nation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently inked a “Tribal Environmental Plan,” which could lead to federal funding for environmental projects important to the Chickasaw Nation.

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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.

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

  • 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.

  • By Richard Rafes

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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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.


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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