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In an Enid Pride press release, organizers stressed Pride is "a family-friendly event geared to be welcoming to and attended by the general public," drawing in "hundreds of visitors from across the region."

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Most of us won’t be called to such sacrifice for God. Most won’t be called to ordained ministry. But we all will be called, dozens of times a day, to say ‘Yes’ to God, to answer simply: “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” 

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When “the plan” seems to go horribly wrong, we may just need to accept the possibility that we were following the wrong plan in the first place, and press on with an unbridled willingness to risk failure all over again.

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Area residents in need will soon have more opportunities to get staple items, as Sweetwater Foundation is making "Community Care Chests" available here.

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After stealing a bread truck and fleeing authorities bought a Tahlequah man a 10-year suspended sentence, he was arrested again Aug. 15 for armed robbery.

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Sometimes people are born gullible, and others get that way through a series of circumstances including desperation. This explains why some folks turn over their entire life's savings to con artists who email them about long-lost relatives who will pay millions, if they'll only send $5,000 to some faraway locale.

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The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issued a report following an investigation into a W.W. Hasting Hospital nurse's reuse of the same medication-filled syringes on several patients.

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Shelters around the country have so many adoptable pets in them. Muskogee City Animal Shelter is no exception. The Muskogee shelter has six cats and approximately 25 dogs at this time (this number changes day to day), that are available for adoption. These animals are either strays that have been picked up by the Animal Control officers or pets that their owners have surrendered to the shelter.

The man said he spanked the girl multiple times July 21 using a wooden paddle, and the woman admitted to police about using a wooden paddle on the girl on the same day, according to court documents.

The man was charged in May with two misdemeanors — fraudulently appropriating gift cards from Game Stop and concealing four shirts and an Xbox embezzled from the store.

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A McAlester man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with a shooting that occurred outside a local residence earlier this week.

With the Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, District proposed for a new retail shopping and restaurant business along U.S. Highway 69 gaining traction, city councilors have been told to expect more action regarding a separate proposed TIF District in downtown McAlester.

When we take a step back, view President Donald Trump’s grievances with the media from a wide-angle lens, we get a chicken-or-the-egg vibe. Does Trump call the media “the enemy of the people,” because he knows it will get his crowds and his base riled up? Or do his crowds and base distrust the media because their president told them to?

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There was a recent online conversation regarding whether the biggest story coming out of last week's PGA Championship should have been Brooks Keopka winning a second major this year and not Tiger Woods' final round surge that put him within striking distance of winning another major. 

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Thomas Jefferson is one of America's most revered Framers. He is credited with the concept of the "separation clause," which serves as the underpinning of the First Amendment and prevents government representatives from foisting their religious views upon a hapless public.

OKIE 811 and Oklahoma Pipeline Awareness Liaison partnered Wednesday to present a safety day for area emergency responders, utilities, oil and gas companies, and municipal and county personnel at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

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A Duncan High School student riding a bicycle was involved in a wreck with a truck Wednesday afternoon as classes let out the first day of the school year.

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Besides the national media, the press includes community newspapers. Not publishing rumor or innuendo, community journalists strive to provide a consistent source of reliable, fact-based reporting on topics of local interest.

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Yes. Oklahoma State will be ushering in a new era at the quarterback position. Yes. The stable of running backs the Cowboys boast might be the deepest Stillwater has ever seen. Yes. The wide receivers might be one of the best groups in the conference, regardless of the departure of James Washington, Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy. However, none of those players will see the success they hope for in 2018, if the offensive line doesn’t operate well as a group.

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In our efforts to treat the mental health care needs of our veterans, we provide a wide range of care and services. While there is a significant focus on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other conditions that can be the result of military service in both males and females, there is ongoing effort on our part to make sure that there are programs in place to address as many of the issues experienced by veterans as possible. One such issue is that of grief and loss.

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This past week, Oklahoma state officials announced they still have not been able to draft a new execution protocol and there is no plan to date to resume executions. Based on the bungling that has occurred in Oklahoma, the date executions are to resume should be easily decided: there should be none. 

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In a country where the majority of the population speaks English, one school in Tahlequah is immersing its students in their native tongue.

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Tuesday's gathering of the Cherokee County Community Health Coalition needed extra seating at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, with many local health agencies and organizations represented to hear from Tom Bates, interim commissioner for the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Forget for a moment what seems to be the underlying motives for the prosecution of Paul Manafort. Let's pretend he was not, at one time, President Trump's campaign chairman. Instead, let's look at what he's accused of.

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Norman, commonly known as the “City of Festivals” will add another festival to its repertoire this weekend.

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