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Young Green Herons are doing very well as time progresses. At the end of last week, our nestlings were getting their footing in a familiar area, hurrying to the top of the main trunk of the immediate area of their nest.

I began writing this column years ago in my parents’ dining room, late one evening after another day of taking care of mom during her last months of life.

To stake and prune … those are the questions. Every gardener has his or her own method for pruning their tomato plants. Gardeners also have an opinion on whether or not tomato plants need staking. Here are some of the advantages.

Artemesias have become the mainstay for gray in the garden, yet foliage is the only gray area with this family of plants. They are undisputedly tough as nails where drought, sun and cold tolerance are concerned. You may recognize them by some of their more common or varietal names: Dusty Mil…

Paeton Watkins, a rising senior at Stillwater High School, was awarded the 36th Rippy Fellowship in May. Over the next six weeks she and her fellow interns will shadow physicians, nurses, therapists, and other allied health professionals within the hospital and local clinics. The News Press …

Between the years 1600 and 1867, a period known as the Tokugawa Era, Japan was closed to the outside world. During that time of more than 250 years, the country made significant strides in many areas of arts and culture but fell well behind industrialized nations in the West in terms of mode…

OKLAHOMA CITY – Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn’t been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.

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In some cases, mistaken identity is relative. A 26-year-old Stillwater man is accused of using another man’s name during a traffic stop last month. What might have been a misdemeanor count at the time is now a felony charge of fraudulently obtaining personal identity of other persons.

There will be no increase in tuition or mandatory fees for OSU’s main campus or branches in Tulsa and Okmulgee because of increased state support, according to a release. 

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The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is encouraging horse owners across the state to take precautions against West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis by vaccinating their horses. After the recent rainfall, there is a possibility mosquitos will be more prevalent.

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A series of land transactions in downtown Stillwater have paved the way for both opportunity and controversy. Some in the community are questioning whether the City of Stillwater handled the transfer of a tract of city-owned land properly and protected the public interest.

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Earl Oswalt, a Stillwater man accused of killing Chelsey Chaffin and throwing her body in the Cimarron River, was officially charged Thursday in Payne County with one count of murder in the second degree. Alternatively, the charge is also listed as first-degree manslaughter under Oklahoma la…

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Stillwater’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2027 will host a First Responders Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Elks Lodge Parking Lot from noon to 6 p.m. The VFW will be serving food and drink to all first responders and encourages everyone to come out and give thanks. This event is made p…

Stillwater’s Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck Street, is holding a special event this week for Father’s Day. Throughout this week, children and their fathers, grandfathers or whoever their special man might be, will have the opportunity to create personalized hammers together. For a fee of …

Stillwater’s Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck Street, is holding a special event this week for Father’s Day. Throughout this week, children and their fathers, grandfathers or whoever their special man might be, will have the opportunity to create personalized hammers together. For a fee of …

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Perkins Police Department officers obtained a search warrant for Tyler Dean Boyce on June 4 after observing several instances of behavior consistent with drug sales and use around a Perkins residence. According to a written affidavit, officers had known the residence to be a place where drug…

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Around 70 cancer survivors were celebrated along with the remembrance of those who lost their battle with cancer Saturday at the annual Relay for Life of Payne County.

Recently, memories were brought to my mind about how careful Dad was when we were young.  With seven children to feed, clothe and care for, it must have been more-than-a-full-time job for he and Mother to keep us safe.  All seven of us grew up with all fingers intact, all toes intact, no bro…

The Stillwater Public Schools Board of Education convened Tuesday to discuss multiple items related to the 2019-20 school year. The BOE also approved hirings for the next school year, as well as retirements/resignation following the completion of the 2018-19 school year.

For the third time in the last four years, the Stillwater News Press was awarded the Sequoyah Award in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced Saturday at the OPA’s annual banquet. The News Press competes in Division II among daily papers with a c…

Our Government Affairs Committee is gearing up to host our annual Legislative Luncheon this Friday, and we’d like to invite everyone in the Stillwater area to join us as we hear from Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell. 

The Payne County Budget Board at its regular monthly meeting on Monday approved using up to $500,000 from the County contingency fund to be used for emergency road repairs for damages caused by the recent flooding. Those funds will be split equally between District 1 and District 3. District…

With record rainfall in Oklahoma, producers have their hands full taking care of their livestock. Unfortunately, wet conditions create additional problems for livestock. Moist damp conditions can lower immunity which makes animals more susceptible to infections. Most illnesses will occur dur…

Watching the 3-year-old granddaughter scroll through my iPhone like an adult, it took everything I had not to reprimand my daughter.

One of life’s many challenges if you are a parent, is you never really know just how your children are going to turn out, as they gradually climb their ladder into adulthood.

Memorial Day week showed much excitement on Boomer Lake. Our young Green Herons turned into a total of five, which is very unusual. Adult birds know when a year will be feast or famine by the amount of vegetation, how green it is, how much fruit is on the trees, and how many other breeding b…

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Laura Schlobohm celebrated her 100th birthday last week with Golden Oaks Village. On her birthday, May 28, Schlobohm was surrounded by her family members, dear friends, fellow residents and staff. Laura was honored by both the Centenarians of Oklahoma and Care Providers of Oklahoma, inducted…

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While mowing the lawn is a typical activity for many Oklahomans, all of the severe weather, endless rain and flooding has likely put the kibosh on firing up the lawn mower. However, the water will recede soon, and mowing activity will once again be a priority.

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Jasmine – fragrance fanatics stop and breathe deeply at even the mention of the name, reminiscing and recalling the powerful scent these flowers bear. Although not all species of Jasminum are fragrant, so engulfing is the perfume of the species that are, its name has come to define heady scents.

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Obituaries

Jackie Broyles, age 79, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Visitation Sunday 4-6:00 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 17, Glencoe First Baptist Church.