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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

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is currently taking applications from potential vendors and exhibitors for the 2022 Farm-to-Table Festival, to be held March 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, community-wide fair highlights historic and modern farm life, with the purpose of demonstrating how food and household items travel from their sources to our homes. Families will experience perspectives from colonial America to the modern day, with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Admission is free to the public, and the event will be held predominately outdoors on the OHC grounds. The OHC is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The 2022 Farm-to-Table Festival is an education-focused event partially sponsored by Inasmuch Foundation.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, is committed to continue working to make Oklahoma the top state in America for retired and active veterans as well as those separated from service. Among his efforts this session is Senate Bill 401, a carryover measure from last year, to exempt military retirement from state income taxes.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Jason Lowe, D-OKC, filed legislation for the upcoming legislative session that seeks to protect and restore faith in the Oklahoma justice system.

My Medicare begins March 1st and I have received my first bill. This bill is for 4 months from March 1st to June 30th. I thought Medicare was monthly. If I pay this amount, then I cannot pay my rent for March.

Sports

The Varnum basketball teams played in the Cashion County Line Tournament this past weekend, and the Lady Whippets finished as the Consolation Champions.

Seminole State Trojans bounced back Monday with a big win over Eastern Oklahoma State College 102 - 96.

The Bears have their new executive leader.

Last week, the Seminole basketball teams competed in their annual 66 Conference Tournament. The girls entered as the one seed, whereas the boys came in ranked third.

Opinions

DEAR ABBY: I'm in a new relationship with a man I have known for 30 years. We had our own lives, married others, had kids and then split with our spouses. After all this time, we have finally gotten together and discovered we were made for each other. Neither of us has experienced this intense kind of love before. My problem is that although he tells me often that he loves me and cannot see his life without me, he never compliments me -- whether I'm dressed up, or just putting on makeup and looking special. I compliment him all the time. I have low self-esteem and insecurities due to previous abusive relationships. It's not like I want to hear it constantly, but it would be nice to hear it at least once in a blue moon. Also, there are times I don't think he finds me sexy or attractive. How can I express this without embarrassing us both? -- NEEDS VALIDATION IN NEW ENGLAND

Jan 27, 2022 - 00:00

According to the credit reporting agency Experian, senior citizens tend to have the best credit scores of any consumer demographic. That could be a byproduct of years of financial discipline, and there are many benefits to maintaining that discipline into retirement.

DEAR ABBY: My 38-year-old son is in jail for meth. He's been an addict for many years. I tried several times to help him, but he always relapsed. He has been in rehab. His mother and I divorced when he was 7. He was a great kid until the divorce. After that, he became distant and wouldn't talk much to me. His mother tried to make up for the divorce by doing everything for him. When I wanted him to do something, like his homework, he would just sit and stare. I couldn't punish him because I was afraid he wouldn't want to come to my place when it was my weekend to have him. I did things with him and tried to show him I loved him, but I think he blamed me for the divorce. (It was my wife who wanted it.) I don't think he ever loved me like a son normally loves his father, the way I loved and respected mine. He rejected any advice I tried to offer and paid no attention when I tried to teach him something. I'm trying to decide if I want to contact him. I feel like I have always had to do the heavy lifting to try to have a relationship with him, and he made no effort at all to sustain one with me. If I never heard from him again, I really wouldn't miss him. All he has ever been is a taker. So I'm asking: Should I bother trying to get in contact with him while he is in jail? -- FRUSTRATED FATHER IN TEXAS

DEAR ABBY: I'm a lesbian. My girlfriend and I have been together for a couple of months now. We fell in love quickly and we're getting ready to move in together. I'm really excited about it, but an "incident" happened recently while we were spending time together. We were watching TV, and I noticed she was on a website looking at women wearing bikinis. At first I thought, "Are you serious? Right in front of me?" So I looked over and asked her about it. She looked back at me and said, "What?" It made me feel incredibly insecure. I know she loves me, but she doesn't understand how hurt I was seeing that. It made me feel like I'm not enough. What should I tell her? Should I break up with her? Or am I wrong to feel this way? -- TORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Obituaries

Jan 28, 2022 - 00:00

Shannon Don Smith, age 46 passed away January 25, 2022 at St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Jan 27, 2022 - 00:00

Cody Gene Bennett, 63-year-old Earlsboro, Oklahoma resident, passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 24, 2022. He was born September 14, 1958, in Prague, Oklahoma to Larry Gene Bennett and Zeta Mae (Nipper) Carty. He spent most of his childhood at his grandparents’ farm in Earlsboro. Cody then attended Carl Albert High School where he became a member of the All-American choir and travelled throughout the United States and Europe performing in well-known venues.

Jan 27, 2022 - 00:00

Katherine Elizabeth Childers entered heaven’s gate on Tuesday morning, January 25th, 2022, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Jan 27, 2022 - 00:00

James Phillip Harber, 69, of Dover, Ohio, passed away at Akron General Hospital on January 17, 2022. He was born on June 10, 1952, in Seminole, Oklahoma, and was the youngest child of May and Frank H. Harber.