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True love is sweet, but “till death do us part” is easier said than survived. Such is the case of a beautiful girl and her young lieutenant in post-Civil War America. Vivia Thomas was born into Boston wealth in 1840. She was expected to find a husband by attending the various Boston society balls.

Jurors heard the last two witnesses testimony in Cherokee County District Court Thursday morning in a case against a man accused of first-degree murder.

On Thursday, Jan. 23, representatives of federal and local agencies and volunteers will hit the streets, looking for homeless people so they can be included in the nationwide Point-in-Time count.

A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce. 

A dozen candidates competing to fill four seats on the Muskogee City Council fielded questions that touched on a variety of topics during a two-hour forum sponsored by the NAACP Branch of Muskogee. 

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Lexie Lerblance had a few days open before starting her new job, so when 4-H Extension Educator Greg Owen asked her to join him in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, she readily agreed.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education is seeking sponsors to support the Summer Food Service Program, which helps keep lower-income kids across the state from going hungry over the summer break.

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A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce.

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There was the blond chess player who was put in a circular room and asked to find the corner. He said he did it and checkmated his opponent. With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s mate in two.

Last year’s special General Conference of the United Methodist Church brought pastors and leaders from around the world together, but a big topic still brewing is a possible divide in the church over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage.

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While classrooms will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, students at Northeastern State University will use their day off to volunteer around town, and throughout the week, public school students will learn about the famous American civil rights leader.

Muskogee County commissioners on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Sheriff Rob Frazier and mapped out a plan to appoint a successor to serve the remainder of his unexpired term.

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Genesis Church of Muskogee has paid the outstanding lunch balances for every child, kindergarten to high school senior, at Hilldale Schools, said Superintendent Eric Puckett.

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College students and high school seniors interested in entering the beef cattle industry can apply for more than $23,000 worth of scholarships available in 2020, provided by Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation.

It should be the aim of all of us when we attempt a job that we finish it and do it better than is required and better than it has ever been done before. Then there is progress, growth, and personal satisfaction in a job well done.

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2-day dental clinic is ❝designed to meet the oral health needs of dental patients of all ages by providing free dental care to as many adults and children as time, volunteers and supplies will allow.❞ Volunteers are needed. Patients are advised to expect it to take up to 8 hours to complete the process. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for patients at no cost.

Sometimes people need to escape their busy lives and enjoy peace and quiet, and luckily for them, Cherokee County has a couples of "homes away from home" where they can find relaxation and solitude.

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 A cooperative agreement struck between city and county officials for improvements along two streets where jurisdictional obstacles delayed maintenance and spawned critics won approval from the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office. 

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Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm said some of the property taken in more than a dozen vehicle burglaries reported after the New Year in Garber has been recovered and is awaiting owners to claim it.

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EDMOND, Okla. — A father and daughter who are Iranian Americans and residents of Oklahoma are trying to educate others about the turmoil in Iran and the misconceptions they say some people have.

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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council members during a Resource Committee meeting Monday discussed the tribe's Hunting and Fishing Compact extension with the state and a potential new program to locate and preserve unmarked Cherokee graves.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution Monday requesting a joint venture between Cherokee Nation Education Services and the Bureau of Indian Education to fund Sequoyah High School, and heard from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett on gaming and legal issues.

Muskogee's City Council heard from an attorney representing Arrowhead Mall on Monday night who contended that an urban renewal plan last amended in 1984 has expired. 

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Years-long planning for a $2.1 million new Hatbox event building will hopefully come to fruition this summer, said Muskogee Parks and Recreation Director Mark Wilkerson. 

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Natural disasters are definitely on the rise. According to QuoteWizard analysis of FEMA data, disasters nationally increased a whooping 165 percent from 2000 through 2017 as compared to the time period of 1980 through 1999.

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Authorities say a Latta father and son died Sunday in an overnight house fire caused by an overturned space heater.

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Know how recent columns have touched on the topic of supernovae — explosions of stars? Well, it just so happens Betelgeuse is probably the next star in our galaxy to go supernova.

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ADA [ndash] Services for Anita Jane Robbins, 84, of Ada will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Robbins died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1935, to…