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“Seeing the crowds, he [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them [. . . .]” Matthew 5:1-2

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For those who believe in God and trust the Bible as God’s revelation of Himself, the population of the world is divided into just two categories, i.e. those who will spend eternity in God’s presence and those who will not. Let it be said from the onset; this column is not anti anything, but …

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“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32

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In recent columns we spoke of the half-brothers Ishmael and Isaac. Recall that Ishmael was born to Abraham and his wife Sarah’s servant Hagar; inasmuch as Sarah had not borne Abraham a son to inherit God’s promises.

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STILLWATER – Although some people may think snacking between meals is counterproductive to a healthy diet, research has shown snacks can play an important role in meeting kids’ nutrient needs.

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One of the most relevant Scripture passages dealing with political leaders for today is found in a letter written by Paul two thousand years ago.

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“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

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Ishmael and his offspring would be considered sons of the East. The primary Hebrew word translated ‘East’ is Qedhem. Not only does Qedhem have a geographical meaning, it also has a significant temporal meaning.

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“I [Jesus] am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:10-11

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“If you abide in me [Jesus], and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us [. . . . and] we know that we have the requests that we have a…

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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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