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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:00am

The arrival of a baby is an exciting time for parents and siblings, but a new addition to the family also stretches the budget.   According to the latest figures

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Oklahoma has a long way to go to reach one of its major educational targets. The goal is to be ranked in the top 20 states on the National Assessment

News

Aaron Sowder, Floodplain Administrator, reminds residents of the Town of Cromwell that they are eligible to purchase affordable flood insurance, in or out of the floodplain, through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Legislation authored by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, to increase pay for election day poll workers took effect July 1, 2024. Senate Bill 290 increased election inspector pay from $110 to $225, and doubled pay for election clerks and judges, from $100 to $200.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), received a $2.5 million, three-year grant to provide technical assistance to enhance the schoolbased services (SBS) infrastructure in Oklahoma. This investment will allow more students and their families to connect with local and state health care resources.

A Wewoka man faces multiple charges following an alleged shooting incident that occurred in Wewoka in the early minutes of July 10.

Sports

MLB - Shohei Ohtani has picked up where he left off before the MLB All-Star break.

PHOENIX — Cheryl Reeve anticipated finding it difficult to concentrate on coaching Team USA in the 2024 All-Star Game because of everything else going on around the team’s training camp in Phoenix.

THUNDER - As OKC wraps up summer league, it exits Nevada happy campers. On its final try, it collected its sole win in the Las Vegas portion of its July schedule.

Ninety golfers were present at this year’s 73rdd annual Pokkecetu Golf Tournament at the Dr. Gil Morgan Golf Course in Wewoka.

Opinions

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2024

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2024

…And Then What Happened?

In 1883 the German philosopher Fredrich Nietzsche wrote these words: “Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: ‘I seek God! I seek God!’---As many of those who did not believe in God were standing around just then, he provoked much laughter. Has he got lost? asked one. Did he lose his way like a child? asked another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?— Thus they yelled and laughed.

Obituaries

Jul 24, 2024 - 00:00

Frayser Rita Helen Richardson Frayser went home to God on Tuesday July 16, 2024, a month shy of 77 years here with us. Born in Abilene, Texas to T.C. And Beulah King Richardson, she started school in Snyder, Texas. She had fond memories of Snyder, Courtney, and Big Spring, Texas schools. Rita earned an Associate of Arts at Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English Education at the University of Texas at Austin, and was awarded a graduate fellowship in English for the Disadvantaged. She married Clark Frayser in South Dakota and moved with him to Oklahoma, where she lived the rest of her life. Rita taught at Bluejacket and Commerce, Oklahoma schools and helped edit and prepare the Eastern Shawnee play “The Panther and the Swan” before beginning a career as a Social Worker with the Department of Human Services, from which she retired in 2002 after also helping to conduct workshops for coworkers and local hospital staff on heat and cold stress and on areas covered by state medical assistance.

Jul 23, 2024 - 00:00

Kiker Donna L. Kiker, Wolf resident, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2024 in Seminole, OK at the age of 87. Donna was born on December 1, 1936 in Seminole, OK to John Winburn and Zula Edna (Reser) Bizzell. She was a 1954 graduate of Wolf High School. She spent most of her life in the Wolf area. She married Gene L. Kiker on September 15, 1952.

Jul 23, 2024 - 00:00

Hale Zachariah Kite Hale age 41, passed away July 17, 2024. He was born January 9, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ronald Oliver Hale and Doris Jean (Murphy) Cameron.

Jul 21, 2024 - 00:00

Lemaster John W. Lemaster passed away on July 15, 2024, he was 62 years old. John was born in Oklahoma City, OK, to Thomas R. “Tom” Lemaster and Virginia “Sue” Lemaster (Kean) on October 3, 1961.