Although the landscape may be bleak in the winter, now is the time for gardeners — those with established green thumbs and those who are just starting out — to get started on their gardening plans for the upcoming growing season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider limiting a recent decision about Native American land in Oklahoma that the state says has produced chaos in its courts.
DRH Health, the leading healthcare provider in Stephens County, reported Friday that an incident affected one of their servers this week, but at this time there’s no evidence that any patient related information has been compromised.
Oklahoma tribal leaders celebrated Friday when the Supreme Court of the U.S. declined to overturn the McGirt decision — while state leaders said the top court agreeing to hear argument to limit its scope is a step in the right direction.
Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, has filed Senate Bill 1314, which would require the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to provide Medicaid reimbursement for providers who screen children and adults for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as funds are available.
Way back in the summer of 2020 . . . when we were in our fourth month of the two-week shutdown to stop the COVID curve, I received a phone call. Oklahoma had just completed the Spring COVID school closures, and my clothes were still wet from our “in-person” Class of 2020 graduation that was…
Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, was recently appointed to the Energy & Environment Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG) by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.
The Oklahoma State Election Board released its annual voter registration report this week, showing 2,218,374 Oklahomans are registered to vote. Oklahoma’s official voter registration statistics are counted every year on Jan. 15.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Weeks after he abruptly refused to renew the state’s hunting and fishing compacts with two of its largest tribes, Oklahoma’s governor has now accused the Choctaw and Cherokee nations of costing taxpayers millions of dollars by reneging on past agreements.
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said certain inmates released from state prison on McGirt claims should be rearrested following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial to hear the issue of retroactivity.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s top health official said Wednesday the state is struggling to get access to monoclonal antibody and anti-viral treatments that are considered the most effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and death against the raging omicron variant.
The Heart of Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association (HOYRA) set up at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center on Jan. 14-16 for an event full of riding, roping, barrels and more. Youth competed in different categories including six and under, seven to nine, 10-13 and 14-19.
OKLAHOMA CITY — In a bid to keep schools open, Oklahoma’s governor Tuesday touted an “outside the box” plan that would encourage state employees to spend time each month substitute teaching for no additional compensation.
Desperate and pleading for help, administrators of the four main health systems in the Oklahoma City metro urged Oklahomans Tuesday to practice mitigation efforts against COVID-19 as their hospitals are “at a breaking point.”
AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for the 14th annual AARP Oklahoma Native American Elder Honors which celebrates 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted our country, state, communities and Indian Country.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, the Oklahoma Insurance Department issued a special notice regarding coverage of at-home, over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests.
With the new year, a local superintendent aims to bring awareness to struggles in schools amid a global pandemic.
Haven’t settled on resolutions for 2022? Experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have a few suggestions for healthy commitments you can still check off the list this year.
Chickasaw Country will launch their 10th annual “Best of Chickasaw Country” awards, where the community recognizes their favorite local businesses in south-central Oklahoma. Residents and visitors can nominate their most-loved shops, attractions, restaurants and more from Jan. 6-20, 2022, wh…
District Attorney Jason Hicks, following a drug round up in Stephens County on Thursday that sent more than 20 to jail on charges from warrants related to trafficking and distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin, has released a list of names and associated charges of the alleged suspects.
Peanut, our chihuahua, must always visit the backyard first thing in the morning, especially since his bladder surgery. So, when an apple landed next to him in the grass the other morning, he sniffed it and hiked his little leg. When the second and third apples landed in our yard, however, …
The highly contagious Omicron variant has arrived in Oklahoma, causing COVID-19 case numbers to surge and renewing concerns that hospitals will become overwhelmed.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The head of the state’s most powerful gun lobby must be removed from his post after he made incendiary and threatening remarks aimed at politicians who don’t agree with his views, a powerful Republican state senator said.
A state lawmaker wants to allow tribes to offer sports betting for the first time in casinos in a bid to bolster public school funding and legalize a multi-million dollar underground industry.
District Attorney Jason Hicks has confirmed a drug round up in Stephens County on Thursday that sent more than 20 to jail on charges from warrants related to trafficking and distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers Thursday questioned the wisdom of having an educator advocacy day at the Capitol as growing numbers of schools closed because of staffing shortages and COVID-19 case numbers soared.
A local state legislator received an opportunity to shadow Direct Support Professionals (DSP) this week, embracing the opportunity to speak one on one with Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.
ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby has appointed Joe B. Hill executive officer of Governmental Affairs and Partnerships.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s top education appointee is facing backlash after critics said he made a “insulting” and divisive social media post that accused educators of acting out of fear, not necessity, when deciding to close schools.
Following a recent announcement from Superintendent Dr. Tom Deighan, Duncan Public Schools (DPS) will close for Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14.
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases contributed to unprecedented numbers at Chickasaw Nation testing sites. Preliminary reports indicate approximately 2,000 test swabs were collected Monday, Jan. 10, from various testing sites across the Chickasaw Nation.
Oklahoma CareerTech is again accepting proposals from schools and technology centers serving rural populations for grant money to recruit students into STEM programs.
Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers are invited to register their classes for Virtual Colonial Days, a series of early American history webinars presented by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
A suspect was shot after they drove through a Chickasha Kentucky Fried Chicken, several residential yards and backed into a house early Tuesday morning, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
County Commissioners met Monday, Jan. 10, for a routine business meeting during which they decided to continue the burn ban for Stephens County and once again tabled the county’s COVID-19 policy.
The nation’s highest court Monday declined to hear the appeal of a convicted murderer — leaving intact an Oklahoma ruling that appeals related to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision cannot be applied retroactively to undo a final conviction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom "Full House," has died, according to authorities in Florida. He was 65.
The Oklahoma State School Boards Association Foundation will present the inaugural Dr. Bob Mooneyham Memorial Scholarship this spring to a high school senior attending an Oklahoma public school.
Sadly, identity theft happens throughout the year – but some identity thieves are particularly active during tax-filing season. How can you protect yourself?
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has received a three-year federal grant to provide safe housing assistance and mental health support for young victims of human sex trafficking.
As COVID-19 numbers increase and demand for testing goes up after the holidays, Oklahoma State Department of Health announced this week local county health departments will extend testing availability and hours.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Concerns are mounting over legislation that would require the Oklahoma Health Department to create a government database with identifying information for all women seeking abortions.
Following a recent announcement from Superintendent Dr. Tom Deighan, Duncan Public Schools (DPS) released its newest Flu and COVID-19 update recommending anyone with symptoms to stay home if sick.
Once again , schools across our nation are preemptively closing due to COVID-19. Yes, closing is always an option for Duncan Public Schools, but we will stay open as long as we can safely do so. We will continue to face this pandemic as we have from the beginning. If we close a single site …
Months before attackers supporting then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol last Jan. 6, social media sites were flooded with angry postings claiming the presidential election had been rigged and calling for violence.
Applications for the 2021 Certified Healthy Oklahoma program must be received by close of business on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, to be considered.
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ADA [ndash] Weldon Fulsom Services for Weldon Lee Fulsom, 72, of Ada are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Sandy Baptist Church in Sulphur, Pastor Kadesh King will officiate. Burial will follow at Sandy Cemetery in Sulphur. A Wake will be at the family home, 1217 Bolton Street, Ada from…
ADA [ndash] Services for David Cecil Ballard, 75, of Ada, formerly of Quinton, OK are 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022, at the Greater Refuge Church in Quinton, Rev. George Mantooth will officiate. Burial will follow at Brooken Cemetery, north of Quinton. The family will receive friends fr…
ADA [ndash] Henry "Clyde" Meeks, 89, of Ada, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, January 20th, 2022 in Ada, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 24th, 2022 at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Byng, Oklahom…
- Update: Names of alleged offenders released in county drug bust that gathered almost 1,200 grams of meth, 250 grams of heroin
- Main Street Duncan appoints Interim Director
- Waurika hold Comanche JV in first round game
- Scott rains threes in Central High victory
- Dr. Cox resigns from Duncan education board
- County adopts modifications to COVID-19 policy; Burn ban continues
- DA confirms Thursday drug ‘round up’ in Stephens County
- Lady Indians start tournament with offensive bang
- DPS recognizes teacher of the year candidates
- 91st Stephens County Tournament Schedule
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