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MIAMI, Okla. — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College students will benefit from outreach services and assistance related to opioid abuse through a new partnership with Quapaw Counseling Services.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Friends of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion presents the 2019 Oklahoma holiday ornament, the Governor's Mansion in a snow globe. It features golden snowflakes surrounding the adorned Mansion, and the front lawn covered in snow.

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A Cleveland County jury deliberated Monday for about an hour before deciding a Noble man is guilty of stomping to death his ex-girlfriend's toddler and should spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

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Not all rural communities have ample health care services these days, but doctors in Cherokee County are being trained every day through residency programs to provide care those who need it.


Teacher pay raises in 2018 and 2019 likely helped address some of the educational needs facing rural schools raised in a new report by a national education group. But other funding and academic issues remain, a rural schools organization leader says.

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On Nov. 20, 1905, trains coming into Muskogee from the surrounding area brought thousands of visitors to the city. An illustrious guest was scheduled to speak that Monday evening at the Raymond Auditorium. Dr. Booker T. Washington was touring the area at the invitation of black business leaders in an effort to draw attention to the success of Muskogee’s large black business district and the many black towns in the territory.

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WAGONER — The blare of the whistle announces the train well before it's visible. The blast of sound silences the chatty, excited crowd momentarily as the huge black engine pulls into view, steam pouring from its sides and top.

Boulevard Christian High School junior Zachary Hedge knew about the people in need for food in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit there in August. But he also found out about the needs of people right here in Muskogee.

With Oklahomans hoping to see improvements in the state's health care system, Gov. Kevin Stitt indicated during a recent radio interview that the solution might come in the form of a block grant, rather than through Medicaid expansion, which is set for a vote of the people in 2020.

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Defense team members tried Friday to portray a dead toddler's mother as an uncaring and inattentive parent by showing jurors the amount of time the woman worked at her job and the number of hours the child attended daycare.

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The Payne County Budget Board has decided to take more time to study a proposed revision of the county’s drug policy. The new policy is being proposed to address Oklahoma’s legalization of medical marijuana.

Social workers, foster parents, teachers and mental health care providers gathered at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid on Friday morning to learn about the effects of childhood trauma, and discuss efforts to rally community support to combat those effects.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Cleveland County judge Friday slashed the state’s opioid award against Johnson & Johnson by nearly $107 million.

If you're unfamiliar with Twenty One Pilots, the Ohio duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun combine pop, rock and a little bit of rap ... as well as the occasional ukulele ... into messages of hope and facing fear, as well as battling depression and thoughts of suicide.

The Word dwells in us, waiting for us to tear down the barriers between heaven and earth, to invite in the Kingdom, where all that separates us from God passes away.

The lessons we learned on “Sesame Street,” from Fred Rogers and at the feet of our parents and teachers, are all-too-easily dismissed when we venture beyond the safe comfort of childhood into “the real world.” And yet, there are those who hold steadfastly, in spite of all the “realities” of this world ...

There are many forms of identification people can carry, but residents of Northeast Oklahoma have another option if they're members of a federally recognized tribe.

Muskogee County District Court Judge Tim King was sworn in Thursday afternoon in a ceremony that swung between humor and reverence.

Ward III Councilor Derrick Reed won a third term Thursday after he saw the three-day filing period for the 2020 municipal elections come to a close without drawing a challenger. 

Oklahoma School for the Blind junior Nathan England says he has a problem with cracked sidewalks.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month.

Investigators with the District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and Duncan Police Department arrested a man they say is accused of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy of trafficking in these drugs.


Police were contacted at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, by a man who reported seeing two small children in the front yard of 1718 E. Cypress with few clothes on and who attempted to go into the street, according to an affidavit filed in the case. 

This Week's Circulars


died November 17, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Living Word Fellowship. Family will receive friends at Billings Funeral Home on Thursday from 7-9 pm

Pastor Lee Oran Stinson, 64 of Woodward, died November 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at his church, River of Life Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

John Bornholtz, 79, of Woodward passed from this life on Friday, November 15, 2019. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

96, Woodward resident, died Friday November 15, 2019 in Vici. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangement are under the direction of Billings Funeral Home

70 year old Woodward, OK resident passed on November 12, 2019.