Hattie Beachboard believed that her daughter was so talented that she hoped someone would discover her. Molly was born in 1939 in Oklahoma City and grew up in Tennessee, where she began singing and yodeling on the family farm. While living in Tucson, she performed at children’s shows, recitals, and churches. At a grammar school performance, “singing cowboy” Rex Allen heard Molly sing “Lovesick Blues.” He liked her rendition so much that he had her sing it on his popular radio show a few days later. She soon became a featured singer on the radio show.

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Being a strong-willed person isn’t a bad thing, as I might have previously perceived. Nowadays, I see it as a reflection of God in my life.

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The fire occurred at about midnight June 14 in a single-family dwelling occupied at the time of the fire by two men, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

BRAGGS — National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jamison Yager powers through the last stretch of his run, jogging across a path of mowed grass amid the encouraging cheers of fellow soldiers and officers on a warm morning.

COMANCHE — The Comanche Nutrition Center is usually always hopping at lunch time, as all citizens are welcome to eat. There are suggested donations, but for  those who experience food insecurity there is no charge. 

The officer told the man it was obvious what happened based on the video footage, and the man replied, “Ah well if you got it on video it is what it is.” He said the incident was not intentional, but he will do what he has to do to clear it up from here forward.

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The woman is accused of taking more than $15,000 belonging to Alpha Assessments and Counseling and Alpha Health and Wellness over a two-year period. She faces up to eight years imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Close to 150,000 Oklahomans held licenses to use medical marijuana as of July 1, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. As a result employers have had concerns about how to handle legalities in the workplace. Two area attorneys addressing a recent Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon said the state Legislature took a large step toward clarifying the workplace laws on medical marijuana licensure and use with the Unity Bill it passed earlier this year.

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A nonprofit corporation comprised of landowners, residents and supporters who organized to "actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed" will celebrate its 25th anniversary and make plans for the future. 

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Bassist Russ Jones of Mason Jar Revival says he welcomes the chance to play a concert benefiting victims of late May floods.

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The Oklahoma State Chamber Research Foundation is working to ensure that the State of Oklahoma climbs to the top of the national rankings by the year 2030 but launching the OK2030 Regional Forums initiative.

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Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron said the city may have to move "backward before we can move forward" financially, with a general revenue budget that has nearly 90 percent of its funds already allocated for personnel costs.

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PORTER — Porter will celebrate an abundant peach crop with pageantry, carnival rides and a new park.

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The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (GMACCT) will donate proceeds from the 2019 Bravado Wireless REAL. Okie Championship APT Pro Golf Tournament to eight local charities; a total donation of $23,900.

The condition of both drivers was listed as apparently normal, according to the report, and the cause was "fail to yield from stop sign." Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Bishop asked the man if he had been naked in his yard holding a red gas can, according to the affidavit. The man said he did not own a red gas can.

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Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Moss said they have not determined the source of the fire and that they may not be able to, although they do know it was an electrical fire that started on the front porch.

One of the country’s largest opioid manufacturers needs to pay the price for bringing pain, death, despair and addiction into the state, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter argued Monday.

Beginning the college admissions process can be stressful and confusing for high school students, but the Cherokee Nation Foundation has been hosting a week-long camp at Northeastern State University for those hoping to standout among other college hopefuls.

Muskogee Medical Center Authority trustees signed off this week on a second $825,000 loan that will provide the means to replace the remainder of police department's aging fleet of patrol cars. 

Funding for a turnover audit requested by Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell after she took office July 1 likely will be included with appropriations to her office for fiscal year 2020.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Eufaula/Canadian Tribal Town to host a VA claims event to identify and assist veterans who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension. The event will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 23, Eufaula Indian Community Building, 800 Birkes Road, Eufaula. This event is free.

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Residents will have the chance to battle it out and win cash for themselves and their favorite school or charity, all while supporting a good cause.

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ADA [ndash] A visitation for Viviane Hope Duncan will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home. Viviane Hope, the infant daughter of Richard and Melissa Duncan, was born and died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Survivors include her parents, Richard and Melissa…