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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

A bill to encourage and retain Oklahoma’s top educators has cleared its first legislative hurdle. Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, is the author of Senate Bill 1127, the Teacher Retention Act of 2020. The bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

Today’s students have numerous devices at their disposal that can make learning more fun. Teachers may rely on such devices to engage students, but one more traditional teaching tool can still be an asset in the classroom.

The state Education Department is investigating how a startup statewide charter school obtained the home addresses of students across the state. Thousands of Oklahoma

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Today is the 50th day of 2020 and the 61st day of winter.

Sports

CHICAGO -- Perhaps no one in recent history cared more about winning the All-Star Game than Kobe Bryant.

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Courtesy Photo by Audree Foutz splits the Ada defenders for the score Monday night in Ada for their last game of the regular season. The Seminole Chieftain boys came up short to the Ada Cougars 35-41.

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Courtesy Photo by _Audree Foutz Sewell makes a three-point shot Monday night in Ada. This was the last game for the regular season for the Lady Chieftains. Lady Chieftains lost to the Ada Lady Cougars 36-79.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the car of Ryan Newman sliding upsidedown trailing sparks behind him, Denny Hamlin joined elite company on Monday night in the second-closest finish in Daytona 500 history.

Opinions

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have a friend, “George,” who rents our upstairs. Our home is large, and the second floor has all the amenities of a 2,500-square-foot house. He has his separate entrance and never has to come through our living space.

DEAR ABBY: I have been communicating with this woman that I work with. She is currently seeing a guy she’s been with for about four years. We have a clear connection and primal attraction, and have both discussed our feelings with each other. We communicate by texting. There is no communication through phone calls, for obvious reasons. Her man works for the same company but in a different building than we do. It’s clear to me that he isn’t good enough for her and doesn’t know how to elevate himself to her level.

Feb 18, 2020 - 00:00

As warm weather slowly turns cold, certain dishes that don’t make much sense serving during the summer start to sound more appealing. Potpie is one such dish. Cooks who want to try something new with potpie can try the following recipe for “Tortellini & Pancetta Potpie” from Elinor Klivans’ “Potpies: Yumminess in a Dish” (Chronicle Books).

When Dr. Sam said to me, “You’ve got the colon of a man half your age,” it was hard to keep from beaming. This must be how a mother feels when a complete stranger tells her how beautiful her new baby is.

Well, maybe not so much.

Obituaries

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Longtime Wewoka resident Paxton “Sonny” Comstock, age 91, departed this life on Monday February 17, 2020 with his family by his side.

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Pauletta Jean Vulgamore, 73, longtime Seminole, Oklahoma resident, passed away, Monday, February 17, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Feb 18, 2020 - 00:00

Lifelong resident Peggy Ann (Tennyson) Harp, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Feb 16, 2020 - 00:00

JoAnn Harbert, departed this life in Midwest City at the age of 91 years.

She was born August 7, 1928 in Wewoka, OK to the late Gus Coursey and Bernice Sturgis Coursey. She attended Wewoka High School.

JoAnn married Carlos Edward Harbert October 2, 1945 and he passed away November 30,1982.