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A decade ago, I thought it was quite enough to be not only an avid gardener, but also a member of the Muskogee Garden Club. Several years later, I stepped up to the plate and took the 10-week program to become a Master Gardener and later served a year as the group’s president.

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Natural selection has been around for centuries. It has to do with phenotypes and the need for physical changes, as have mutations, variation, heritable traits, ad nauseam. Let’s stop that here, because we are going to focus on why birds change some of their physical characteristics, which w…

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Some Oklahomans may still have their holiday decorations up, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about gardening – especially for those who may not have ever gardened before.

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STILLWATER – Home sweet home. It’s where people feel the most comfortable. However, as Oklahomans age, their homes may require modifications to ensure residents’ safety.

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Area Girl Scouts can think up all sorts places to sell cookies — online, bowling alleys, schools, even their yards. 

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As early as 1870, it had been a stated goal of tribal leaders in Indian Territory to publish a newspaper. Several tribes offered some type of publication for their members such as the Cherokee Advocate, but there was not a newspaper to cover the whole territory. Increasingly concerned about …

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My inner circle has kept me sane since this pandemic began. No matter our views or vaccine status, we’ve been there for each other. I know I’m fortunate, but I don’t know any different.

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When Carrie Dickerson learned about plans to build a nuclear power plant near her home, she asked the Atomic Energy Commission to send her information on nuclear energy. When federal Regulatory Commission officials told Dickerson that she didn’t have “the time, energy or money” to stop the n…

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When Carrie Dickerson learned about plans to build a nuclear power plant near her home, she asked the Atomic Energy Commission to send her information on nuclear energy. When federal Regulatory Commission officials told Dickerson that she didn’t have “the time, energy or money” to stop the n…

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The World Chess Rapid Championships transpired in Poland at the end of December. The rapid games time controls were 15 minutes per player, with a 10-second increment added after each move. In a surprise upset, 17-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov (“Nod”)of Uzbekistan won the tournament.

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Average gasoline prices in Oklahoma have risen 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.88/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Prices in Oklahoma are 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 88.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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When the Five Tribes were removed from their homelands in the southeast, the federal government established agencies for each tribe in their respective nations. These agencies helped the tribes with their settlement in their new homes and provided supplies and payments. The Creek Agency was …

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The person who created the song owns the song. The one who created the telephone owned the telephone. There are numerous laws that govern the rights of creators to determine how others use their creations. There are even laws that protect the creators of ideas, intellectual property, even th…

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Cherokee Nation citizens will soon have better access to world-class health care. I recently signed legislation that will invest $440 million into major health care capital improvements. This commitment will ensure our people get the kind of quality health care they deserve for many years ahead.

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In a world full of eight-track-tape-lovin' baby boomers, thank goodness for grandkids who can handle illiteracy when it comes to all things technical.

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So you didn’t get those Tulip bulbs planted in early fall like the garden gurus suggest. You are not alone. I’m right there with you. I found a lost package of 36 Tulip bulbs sleeping peacefully in my garage … just waiting patiently to be planted.

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Nuthatches and the winter finches seem to be forced into migration due to food supply situations every two or three years. We noticed that the Red-breasted Nuthatch was on the move in the fall of 2018. Sometimes the irruption can be harder to study due to waves in movement, especially when w…

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When future historians write the history of the Christian church in the 20th century, one couple they cannot ignore is Bill and Vonette Bright. They led a worldwide evangelism and discipleship movement that has reached more than a billion people.

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STILLWATER – As Oklahomans start a new year with new nutrition goals and eating habits, they’re faced with an overwhelming amount of industry diet terms and food lingo. Experts from the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University clarified some of the mo…

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If you would like to volunteer with the Salvation Army, call (918) 682-3384.

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New Year’s Day is always associated with resolutions. We make resolutions to become healthier, to be a better person, etc. A resolution is defined as “a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.”

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