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Sandy Bixler unwrapped a blue leather flip case and opened it, revealing a Purple Heart medal, a fireman’s badge and other items.

Glenda Sallee’s first experience as a foster parent was in 2012, when her family took in four children whom Sallee knew through her church.

Congratulations to the 2019 Roff High School graduates for their accomplishment and to the 2019 Roff High baseball team for winning the Class A State Championship for the third year in a row. 

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Despite the inflammatory mixture of fact, fear and lies that has woven its way deeply into America’s body politic, there are few signs of significantly shifting attitudes in the heartland on who should be elected the nation’s president in 2020.

"This is not what I planned." Her body seems ready to retire, but she isn't, she said, never expected she'd have to. "Nor did I ever think I'd live this long. I never ever thought about it, I just kept on plugging along." — Velda Rivenburg

 

The chatter of a rise in vagrancy or homelessness in Tahlequah has been happening for a couple of years - or decades, depending on who is asked - and that talk is leading to the beginnings of change.

For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a piece of legislation that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to dismantle discrimination of LGBTQ people. The Equality Act would grant women and the LGBTQ community rights already guaranteed for all Americans. With a passage of 236-173, the U.S. House sends the bill to the Senate for possible amendments, debate and vote of final passage.

With tick season underway, area residents who venture outdoors should be aware of the impact the tiny insects can have on people and pets.

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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.

BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.

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ADA [ndash] Services for Sharon Marie Sherrell, 75, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Reno Dye will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Ms. Sherrell passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her home.

ADA [ndash] Melvin Dale Haworth, 85, of Ada went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, May 19, 2019, following a brief illness. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Ada, with the Rev. Jerry Wells will officiate. Burial …