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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including six schools in Oklahoma. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardon…

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Bringing live audiences back to the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma campus, the 21st season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series will kick off Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. with Broadway’s Next H!t Musical in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

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Although veterinary technology continues to improve and enter the mainstream – with oncology treatments and MRIs, for example – the availability of customer payment systems to help provide those services still lags, according to recent Oklahoma State University research.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be hindered by a mismatch in labor supply and demand along with a shortage of quality, affordable child care options, experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday.

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The 13th annual Rock Island Arts Festival (RIAF) is rapidly approaching and the Chickasha Area Arts Council (CAAC) is finalizing all the preparations. 

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The Chickasha Economic Development Council, the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce and local business & Chamber member Oh18 are teaming up to promote “Chickasha Civic Pride Week,” running Sunday, September 26 through Thursday, September 30.

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On Monday, September 20, Mayor Chris Mosley announced that the City Council has hired Tyler Brooks as the next Chickasha City Manager. Brooks will start working in early October.

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Drivers can expect lane closures on SH-4 between SH-37 near Tuttle and the junction with I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike and the H.E. Turnpike Norman Spur near Bridge Creek in Grady County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 and continuing daily on weekdays through late October for resurfacing. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Disability advocates Thursday celebrated a ruling that bars the state from implementing a new law requiring Oklahomans with intellectual disabilities to wait five years before accessing specialized home and community-based services through the state’s Medicaid program.

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The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma’s distinctive interdisciplinary education, award-winning faculty and low cost to attend have buoyed the institution through what has been a difficult few years for higher education thanks to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, however, the univers…

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GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas, released findings of a new study today revealing the most popular times of day drivers in each state fill up. The study analyzed Pay with GasBuddy fuel purchasing data* to de…

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Oklahoma’s biggest party begins Thursday, September 16 and runs through Sunday, September 26. Fairgoers can expect a multitude of new and unique food items, thrills on the midway, free shows and exhibits and much more over the 11-day run.Thursday, September 16 is Opening Day and outside gate…

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Healthy, high-energy snack food is the perfect pick-me-up during the work or school day and provides a nutritional boost of energy, which improves concentration and stamina. While nailing the nutrition may be easier to accomplish when preparing a sit-down meal, it’s often difficult to achieve in a snack when you are grabbing food on the go. What can you eat that’s portable, delicious and healthy? Look no further than these homemade granola bars. Snacking never felt, or tasted, so good.

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Carving jack-o’-lanterns is a Halloween tradition that both adults and children enjoy. It’s hard to resist an opportunity to carve a funny or scary face into a pumpkin that will soon make its way to the front porch, but there’s another irresistible element to carving pumpkins as well. 

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Oklahoma husband and wife duo The Imaginaries’ Maggie McClure (piano, keyboard, vocals) and Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) recently released “You Already Know” a tender song they wrote for each other and performed for the first time on their wedding day almost ten years ago.

U.S. Marshals informed the Stephens County Sheriff’s office of the presence of a Lawton homicide suspect in Stephens County where he was caught and apprehended Monday afternoon.

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Everyone in the community is invited to the fall gathering for the ‘Something Worthwhile’ (SWW) event on Oct. 5 in the Life Center of Epworth Church, 4th and Iowa, Chickasha, OK.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Battle lines are being drawn as Republican leaders vow to fight President Biden’s new vaccine mandates, and Oklahoma’s top business advocacy group said it wouldn’t be surprised if the policy faces additional legal challenges from the private sector.

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NORMAN — More than four months after law enforcement removed more than 300 animals from abusive conditions at a Norman farm, many of the once-malnourished and mistreated animals are beginning to heal and thrive in sanctuaries and zoos across the region.

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