When Oklahoma A&M College (later Oklahoma State University) opened its doors in 1891, Jessie Thatcher, who was born in December 1875 in Guthrie Center, Iowa, and recently moved with her family to Stillwater, was among the students.

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The Oklahoma State men’s basketball program was levied a one-year postseason ban, among a myriad of other penalties, from the findings of the violation of NCAA rules by former associate head coach Lamont Evans.

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Mike Boynton shared a story with reporters Thursday morning about an experience he had as a youth in Brooklyn, New York, that his parents didn’t know about until a week ago.

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Last week, I was exchanging information with a friend, who happens to be black. Though normally laid-back, over the past couple of years, he's become somewhat of an activist. I was complaining to him about not getting to swim due to COVID-19's closure of our local pool. I said I was in pain – physically because of that, and mentally, because of the constant attacks against my industry.

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Nonprofit Mental Health Association Oklahoma offering free, virtual, support group via Zoom for those dealing with trauma and stress related to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and the “ongoing crisis in America.”

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Jerome Ball realized something was wrong when he saw the hole in the couch dumped behind the Salvation Army Family Store in Shawnee Crossing.

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Students have been able to stay engaged with their educators and activities through virtual summer school programs, and most of the activities are due to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants.

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Throughout covering Wednesday’s “We Can’t Breathe Peaceful Protest” in downtown Stillwater, I was tasked with taking photos of the demonstration in front of the Stillwater Police Department.

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Tahlequah is an eclectic community, full of people from all walks of life. Artsy types, intelligentsia, fitness buffs, musicians, LGBTQ activists, college students, tribal citizens, sportspeople, and more than a few rednecks mingle together and share this little slice of Northeastern Oklahoma. And for the most part, they do it without violence or antagonism toward fellow citizens - unless we count the criminal element lurking in the seamy underbelly of every city.

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• Editor’s note: There are more questions than answers regarding when, and how, college football will begin again. Each week until next season, The Transcript will produce its Watch List to monitor developments, setbacks or points of interest surrounding college football’s anticipated return. 

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❝I did my best 'Dukes of Hazzard' jump to get over the guardrail By the time I got to the truck he was barely walking and trying to move around the front of the truck toward the guardrail.❞ — Groendyke Transport driver Evert Gott

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday a local hospital will receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to expand telehealth capabilities.

Over the last two months America’s Hikaru Nakamura has been on a tear. This past week Nakaumura defeated World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in his semi-final match in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge. This week’s position is from their final and decisive game.

The project’s overall budget, at $315 million, will not change, Graves said, with the reduction of services in phase four. The planners also have to assume costs will escalate over three years, he said.

"Unduly burdensome" was a key concept raised during recent arguments by counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the case of the U.S. v. President Richard M. Nixon (1974) was cited during the arguments. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor questioned counsel why President Donald Trump should be given even more immunity, and the counsel mentioned temporary presidential immunity.

A Tahlequah man pleaded guilty in federal court to arson, according to United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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A southern accent, weekly visits to the beauty shop and becoming runner up to Miss Louisiana all describe a lifelong journey of memories from one local 102 year old.

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Prosecutors plan to charge a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

ADA [ndash] No services are planned at this time for Daryl Gene Teel, 70, of Ada. Mr. Teel passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at a local hospital. He was born May 6, 1950, in Ada, to William and Elnora Loman Teel. Daryl graduated from Byng High School in 1968. He married Joyce Griffin Aug. 22…

WARNER ROBINS [ndash] Graveside services for Linda Ann Osborne, 71, of Warner Robins, Georgia, formerly of Ada, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. Father Aaron Foshee will officiate. Ann was a graduate of East Central University with a degree in math with honors. She was…

ADA [ndash] Mary Kathleen Poore, 73, of Ada, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Ada. Arrangements are pending at this time with Estes-Phillips Funeral Home. For up-to-date service information, please follow our Facebook page at Estes Phillips Funeral Home.

ADA [ndash] Anna Lorraine Childers, 88, of Ada, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Ada. Services are pending with Estes-Phillips Funeral Home. For up-to-date service information please follow our Facebook page at Estes Phillips Funeral Home.