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Before Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and before the case of Loving v. Virginia invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage, the Emancipation Proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free” during the third year of the Civil War.


One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to healthy food. When headed home for the weekends, some children may not see a single meal until they return to school the following Monday.

That’s where Duncan Chamber of Commerce’s Bid Bash and Annual Food 4 Kids auction comes into play as it raises money to make backpacks to send home with children to ensure they’re eating even when they aren’t at school.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.