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In Luke 23:39-43, we read about a conversation that took place between Jesus and the two criminals who were being crucified on either side of Jesus, one of whom had a better eternal outcome than the other.

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With all the rain we’ve been getting across the state, a gardener’s biggest worry right now might be root rot. However, powdery mildew also has been known to cause a few problems for gardeners.

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After these things, refer to the things that shall immediately follow the completion of the Church Age, as prefigured in the messages to the seven churches. The church disappears from view with the close of the third chapter of the Laodicean Age and is not heard of again until the 19th chapt…

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One of the many problems that were created during the Great Depression was the lack of currency circulating in communities. Many banks were forced to close when fearful patrons withdrew their funds, and soon there were few dollars being exchanged for goods and services. This forced businesse…

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Oklahoma 911 call centers are experiencing a large amount of accidental 911 calls due to safety features available on mobile devices including iPhones and Apple watches.

The City of Muskogee will hold a surplus auction on Saturday at the Fairgrounds on South Cherokee Street. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Surplus items up for auction include things like office furniture, mowing equipment, and computer hardware. A complete list can be found athttp://www.mu…

Owners have redeemed more than half of the tax-delinquent properties subject to the annual resale on Monday, but Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell said nearly 300 remain available. 

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TULSA – A man who was a self-described father figure, youth pastor, and Cub and Boy Scouts volunteer has been indicted by a federal grand jury this week for sexually abusing five children, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

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A Muskogee man was found guilty by a federal jury of attempted aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country, states a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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Sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of this nation's public lands for present and future generations' use and enjoyment will require a rebalancing of costs and benefits — past policies too often favored the few. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Mosquito season has arrived, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health is offering tips to help avoid ailments spread by the insects. West Nile Virus is the most common disease spread by mosquitoes in Oklahoma.

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City councilors took steps this week to roll back rules approved in April that authorized the limited use of medical cannabis at designated city-owned facilities.

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Expect a lot more space for food and fun at this year's Chili & BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Muskogee.

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Steps taken "immediately upon taking office" to correct past problems appear to be paying off for Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell. 

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When the first Board of Education was established in Muskogee in 1898, grade schools were established for both white and black students. In 1909, Muskogee voted for a bond issue to build a school for black high school students. The first class entered in 1910, graduating in 1912. The new sch…

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AARP is accepting nominations for its 2021 Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is AARP's most prestigious statewide volunteer award and honors Oklahomans age 50+ who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities.

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STILLWATER – Like a total eclipse of the sun or rare blood moon, the mass emergence of periodical cicadas is a natural phenomenon that piques interest worldwide. While the 17-year cicada is crawling aboveground now on the East Coast and in the upper Midwest, state Extension specialists say O…

Muskogee Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to children 18 years and younger without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination i…

Rook and pawn endgames are the most common type of endgames. Last week, we looked at the principle of cutting off the king in a rook endgame. This week the importance of a rook on the 7th rank is illustrated.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice — she extended her record as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards, thanks to her song “Hallelujah.”

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People can sample a variety of good barbecue at Wagoner's Beats, Brews & BBQ this weekend.

Muskogee city councilors reviewed publicly for the first time this week a proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 that includes a 5.48% increase for the general fund.

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Schuyler C. Adair, of Wagoner, has been listed on the Oklahoma State University President's Honor Roll for the 2021 Spring Semester.

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A Muskogee man pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud charges, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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In the hands of another writer a story of marriage and betrayal could become just a cheesy romance novel. Yet in “Red Island House” (Scribner, 2021) Andrea Lee writes a rich tale of interracial marriage as dense as the tropical forests of Madagascar. Here the old mythologies of gender, sex, …

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A Braggs man was injured when he drove off the road and crashed on U.S. 64 northbound and 83rd Street South in Muskogee County, states an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

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STILLWATER – By upcycling unused items around the home, gardeners can prove the cliché that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure while keeping those materials out of landfills and creating whimsical, decorative features.

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