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JUCO ball has proven to be a good match for players seeking to continue their careers collegiately or beyond, much as Enid has been a good match for the World Series.

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.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It has been a whirlwind journey the past year for Oklahoma State men’s golf – full of hype and heartache – since winning the 2018 NCAA Division I national championship.

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"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

 

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There will be a celebration of David Allen Memorial Ballpark's 20th anniversary to kick things off at 6:30 p.m. Friday. More than 5,000 games have been played at David Allen since it opened in 1999. There will be a photo display and recognition of those involved with the original opening of the ballpark.

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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.

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The Cherokee Nation Election Commission on Thursday disqualified District 8 Tribal Council candidate Jodie Fishinghawk from the June 1 election.

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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.

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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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Flooding in the Arkansas River remained relentless Thursday — but two barges torn loose by the rushing waters concluded their journey by hitting Lock and Dam 16 near Webbers Falls.

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Enid High School Principal Dudley Darrow said 145 students walking the stage were graduating with honors, and as a whole the class had received more than $4 million in scholarship funds.

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Michaela Richbourg connected on the biggest hit of her career with the smack of the bat echoing from the Florida Panhandle all the way back to Choctaw Country.

Some small changes were made to the budget prior to approval, including the removal of a $150,000 landfill project. That project will instead be paid for using funding from the 2018-19 budget.

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 When pulled over for a traffic stop near her home, Shayna Stephens pulled into her driveway which after some questing led to the finding of 20 marijuana plants belonging to her husband Matthew Brett Stephens. Matthew Stephens is now wanted by the Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force (DVCTF) for the cultivation of controlled substance.

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 An undercover agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN) has filed affidavits and warrants for three persons involved in multiple controlled methamphetamine purchases done in Stephens County.

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We’ve experienced a lot of flooding recently, and the latest forecasts call for additional rain this week.

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Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt inked a new law that could help nonviolent felons find decent jobs after their release from prison. It's a move that's long overdue, and one an increasing number of Oklahomans sanction.

After a tornado ripped through Peggs late Monday night, Cherokee County residents braced for more bad news, but so far, their neighbors to the southwest are bearing the brunt of the storms.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A strong sixth inning helped the Oklahoma State baseball team take down one of the best pitchers in the country.

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Waters continue to rise along the Arkansas River toward a projected peak of 43.5 feet by Friday, according to a hydrograph from the United States Weather Service. 

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The Department of Public Safety has released the identity of the woman who died after her vehicle was caught Tuesday in floodwaters in Perkins. Laura Renee Moorman was a 53-year-old Perkins resident.

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Paul George hit a rough patch following the NBA All-Star break, a spot made no better by two injured shoulders both in need of postseason surgery to repair torn tendons.

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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 …