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Oklahoma Remains Top State for Veterans

Oklahoma Remains Top State for Veterans (OKLAHOMA CITY) – The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) is excited to announce that Oklahoma has achieved the ranking of number ONE amongst the 50 states for veterans in a new category. The Annual Benefits Report for Fiscal Year 2022 published by the United States Department of Veterans…

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 Attorney General O’Connor, 34 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor announced today a $438.5 million agreement in principle between JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories resolving a two-year bipartisan investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices. JUUL was, until recently, the dominant player in…

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OSU unveils monumental bronze statue of former President Burns Hargis 

OSU unveils monumental bronze statue of former President Burns Hargis  (STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 9, 2022) — Burns Hargis is now larger than life on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. On Friday, the university unveiled a towering, 10-foot-high bronze statue of its 18th president between the Student Union and Edmon Low Library, across Library Lawn…

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Mary Loren “Lori” Barber

Mary Loren “Lori” Barber Funeral services for Mary Loren “Lori” Barber will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Oklahoma. Mary Loren “Lori” Barber was born May 14, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wilford Loren and Mary…

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Warren O. Baldridge

Graveside services for Warren O. Baldridge will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okfuskee Cemetery. Warren O. Baldridge was born October 22, 1939 in Okfuskee County to Alfred and Evelyn (Allstott) Baldridge. He passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Tulsa at the age of 81. Warren grew up in…

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Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days

Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days By Spencer Hicks The Okemah City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a space sharing assistance and use agreement between the Okemah Police Department and the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services, which is closing its Okemah office. The state agency, citing an economic…

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Millions vote early; polls swamped on election day

Millions vote early; polls swamped on election day By Ken Childers ONL Editor A record-breaking 100 million people voted early and millions more were expected to vote in person Tuesday in one of the most highly contested presidential elections in recent history. At press time, the results of the race between sitting President Donald J.…

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Repeat offender pleads guilty to robbing Paden bank


Repeat offender pleads guilty to robbing Paden bank By Ken Childers ONL Editor A Shawnee man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing BancFirst in Paden at gunpoint and is headed back to prison after a short-lived freedom. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced last week that 42-year-old…

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Velta Marie Hair

Velta Marie Hair Funeral services for Velta Marie Hair will be Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM graveside at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Velta Marie Hair was born October 6, 1930 in Mulberry, Arkansas to E.W. and Neta (Medlock) Bright. She passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age…

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Are Rude And Crude The New Norm,

Are Rude And Crude The New Norm, Or Will America Bring Back Civility? Can we talk? Joan Rivers made that catchphrase popular decades ago, but in 2019 the answer to the late comedian’s heartfelt query appears to be a resounding no. Whether it’s tweets on social media, pundits on TV, politicians in Washington, or parents…

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