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At a recent awards assembly for Byng seniors, the Byng Excellence in Education Foundation awarded $750 scholarships to five students.

Oklahoma’s governor said it will be an easy task to find someone to permanently fill the leadership void left at the Department of Corrections, but others aren’t so sure.

Oklahoma News

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the state’s second-largest agency.

Most Americans know Rosie the Riveter women worked in factories during the Second World War. Less well known is the story of the mothers of these workers. There are many stories about the women who took on work during the First World War to free men for another war effort.

s news spread Wednesday that one of Oklahoma’s largest military bases would once again be used to house thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Oklahoma’s governor said politicians in Washington must tackle immigration issues.

National News

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.

MANKATO, Minn. – James Michael McConnell and Pat Lynn McConnell will celebrate 48 years of marriage this summer as the proud first same-sex couple in the U.S. to be issued a marriage license.

It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

MoneyTips

Congratulations! You have saved for your child's education using a state 529 plan and built up a decent nest egg to send him or her off to school or college with minimal financial worries. Once a choice of school is made, you can apply the 529 funds toward the educational costs — but beware of these mistakes that parents make when first withdrawing from 529 plans.

Assuming the Process is Automatic – People are so used to the automated aspects of financial services that they expect 529 accounts to work in the same way. In the case of a 529 plan, you must request that the funds be withdrawn and direct them accordingly. Check with your 529 plan to verify the options. Typically, you can direct the funds to the school, beneficiary (student), or to the owner (parents). In all cases, you must initiate the withdrawal.

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DELPHI, Ind.  – A second day of desperate searching for a small boy playing in a park and carried away by a rain-swollen creek in this small northwest Indiana town turned up no sign of the youth, authorities said Friday.

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ADA [ndash] Jerry Jordan Dial, 64, of Ada passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

NORMAN [ndash] Andrea "Jo" Meharg of Norman passed away June 11, 2019, at the age of 68. Jo was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Shawnee to James G. and Lois "June" (Johnson) Malcom. Jo worked in various doctors' offices for years and was a homemaker the last several years. She was preceded in death b…