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ONEONTA, N.Y. — An estimated 3 billion packages will circulate through the postal service and delivery companies this holiday season. Somewhere among them is a 50-year-old fruitcake from Otsego County, New York.

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Though decorations like trees, lights and candles make us feel like the holiday season is really here, they also increase the risk of home fires. Nearly one-third of us have left the room or fallen asleep while burning candles, according to a 2020 national American Red Cross survey, which ma…

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STILLWATER — Many people don’t give a second thought to drinking several glasses of water during the hot summer months. However, it is just as important to stay hydrated in the wintertime, too.

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From the Will Rogers Memorial Museums: "It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas thanks to our amazing team of Roper Docents! They are busy spreading holiday cheer inside the Museum and preparing the Heritage Gallery for Santa’s visit! Santa will be at the Will Rogers Memorial on Saturday…

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Claremore will mark a transition in clergy leadership on Sunday, Dec. 6, according to a media release. The Rev. Canon William Martin (“Father Bill”) will succeed Father Larry S. Rogers after his five, highly successful years at St. Paul’s. The church’s top lay …

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“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper [the Holy Spirit], to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17

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TULSA — Cherokee Nation Businesses and its employees are once again helping make the holidays a little brighter for thousands of children in northeast Oklahoma by supporting the Cherokee Nation Angel Project, according to a media release.

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Claremore Fire and Police department unions presented a check for more than $1,500 to Blue Star Mothers. The proceeds were from sales of “One Family” T-shirts. The money will be used to send Christmas boxes to deployed service members, according to a media release. Blue Star Mothers members …

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 Pictured left to right: Brian Burnett (Claremore Police Union #112); Wanda Inman, Stephanie Murphy, Galela Birdwell, and Penni Holmes (Blue Star Mothers Chapter 20); and Ty Burnett (Claremore Fire Union #1077).

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STILLWATER – For many people, heading home for the holidays is a long-standing tradition. However, with the world in the midst of a pandemic, traditions need to take a slightly different turn this year.

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There’s no question the holidays are going to be different for most this year. If you find yourself looking for creative ways to embrace the seasonal celebrations of family, friends and food, let the Will Rogers Library be your inspiration! From preserving the harvest to preserving your fami…

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Thursday was a special day for Sendo Hancock as she voted for the first time since becoming a U.S. citizen in 2020. Hancock elected to wait in line and vote early at the Rogers County Election Board.

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By day, she's a buttoned-up professional on Claremore's real estate scene. At night, she's hurling herself around a flat track at breakneck speeds as a jammer for the Roughnecks Roller Derby League.

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More than two dozen inmates and one staff member in the Rogers County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, and jail administrators say they're working to keep the virus from spreading more widely through an inmate population of about 240.

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Casually considering diversified farming practices brings to mind the best of both worlds for birds. Diversified farming encapsulates both livestock and standard crop production, as well as possibly buffering fruit trees not far from a forest edge.

Edward Allen Davis, of Oronogo, MO, age 61, passed away October 10th, 2020. Ed was born on September 26, 1959 in Claremore and graduated High School in 1978. Ed is survived by his mother Dorothy Davis Marion of Claremore, OK; his children Annabelle and husband Daniel Blair of Pittsburg, Kans…

Patsy Ruth Glaze was born on September 26, 1927 to John Harland and Fannie Laoma (Gibson) Hill in Henryetta, Oklahoma. She passed away on September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. She was the oldest of four; brothers Bill and Tom and sister Shirley. Like many Oklahomans during the Dust Bowl, her …

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Fall taste and a unique flavor using MIO Sweet Potatoes.

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STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Multiple Rogers County students recently were honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Member, Keith Austin, met recently with the Rogers County Food 4 Kids team and presented a check for $10,123 .00 Cherokee Nation has supported the Food 4 Kids Program since 2013. Food 4 Kids was implemented by Rogers County Salvation Army in 2009 with thirty st…

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The fall season is a great time to decorate the landscape with pumpkins and mums or to take a leisurely drive to check out the changing colors of the leaves on the trees. It also is a good opportunity to plant new trees and shrubs.

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Raymond Brasier and his sons met the train when the Electra Waggoner statue of Will Rogers on Soapsuds arrived in Claremore. A contractor for telephone company construction, Mr. Brasier had the only available piece of equipment capable of moving the statue up the hill to the Museum. It was l…

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The cultural art department at Cherokee Nation Businesses is tasked with helping ensure that Cherokee art, culture, language and customs are preserved, promoted and implemented throughout Cherokee Nation. The team can now add traditional medicine plants to their preservati…

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This week, I woke up one morning to find an amazing sight on the patio outside my kitchen. The English ivy had overrun its boundaries on the patio and was headed straight for the kitchen door. I expected the leader of this overnight ivy tribe to knock on the kitchen door and ask “What’s for …

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Winter is quickly approaching, and to make it more exciting, we have already seen some of our irruptive winter finches. For those of us who have already found Cedar Waxwings, Pine Siskins, Blue Jays, and Red-breasted Nuthatches, that is already a feather in our caps or a notch on the belt.

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A Rogers State University recent graduate will be the first in school’s history to attend graduate school in England to study European Medieval History. This transitional time period, also known as the Middle Ages, defined the future of England. Its poignant history is captivating for Dustin…

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If you're wanting to read about the remarkable life of the Notorious RBG both of these are excellent choices. They're just in different formats. Becoming RBG is graphic novel.

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A significant milestone in a long journey is on the horizon for one dedicated Rogers State University student. Sara Dailey-Smith will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in Justice Administration, having spent 16 years attempting to complete her undergraduate degree at RSU.

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