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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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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❝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.

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.

Some recommendations include adopting policies for screening staff, students and visitors prior to entry and temporarily restricting access to those who are ill; spacing desks 6 feet apart; reinforcing the use of facemasks; and staggering the days students are in the building.

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Noting the upcoming school year will be far different, the state Department of Education Wednesday released a framework of recommendations for Oklahoma school districts planning to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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On Sunday, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Furley successfully docked with the International Space Station.

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Not only should we speak up, but we should listen to others. Their opinion has merit too. Listen and learn. We should operate with clarity. That means listening as well as speaking.

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Enid Animal Control, 1200 S. 10th, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed on holidays. The phone number is (580) 249-4910.

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…

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.