County agricultural producers who want to take maximum advantage of changes in the current farm bill should plan to attend the Nov. 21 meeting hosted by the Payne County Extension Office in cooperation with USDA Farm Service Agency.

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Each year, the American Cancer Society sets aside the third Thursday of November to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 21 and a day that hopefully encourages tobacco users to kick the habit and become victorious over tobacco.

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Leaves are such a wonderful addition to the garden. Consider your gardens’ appearance without them! Not only do leaves provide shade on trees, leaves provide color, texture and body to each plant’s framework. Truly gardens would be mere skeletons without them.

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With a name like evergreen, a person may think this group of plants doesn’t require much care. However, broadleaf evergreens such as hollies and boxwood often experience winter damage. There are a couple of contributing factors, both of which pertain to water loss.

Mesonet’s recorded Stillwater rainfall for this week was listed at 1.64”, but due to possibly frozen precipitation being unrecorded, the figure could be a bit higher. This was related to unseasonable northern and eastern weather conditions spilling over into our warmer regions.

Very often when someone goes to lunch at a Japanese restaurant one of their options for lunch is a bento box lunch.

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Chloe Patterson, 13 of Perry, has been awarded the United States Dressage Federation’s Bronze Medal, she is the youngest person to ever win the award in the state of Oklahoma, and one of the youngest in the nation to achieve the recognition.

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For the past two years, the News Press has been interviewing a cross-section of people in the Stillwater area to get their perspectives on major issues for Pulse of the Voters, a quarterly project of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. In this installment, we spoke with college students in th…

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The Payne County Budget Board has decided to take more time to study a proposed revision of the county’s drug policy. The new policy is being proposed to address Oklahoma’s legalization of medical marijuana.

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Two Stillwater natives, Alane Zannotti, City Council member, and Shannon Williams, Dentist and co-owner of Greige Goods, are creating a new Holiday tradition for Stillwater.  

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Work on Westwood Elementary continues, especially on the outdoor parking lot and playground areas but crews working nights and weekends have completed about 85 percent of the final punchlist items needed to complete the interior of the school, which opened later than all the other school sit…

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The Stillwater Police Department is expecting first-degree murder charges for 17-year-old Stillwater resident Coryon Maryell Leray Thomas, who is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Mandrale Alexander Henry in the early morning hours of Nov. 10.

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The Stillwater Police Department is seeking information into who might have fired a weapon into two houses on the 2300 block of West Admiral Avenue at around 9:38 p.m. Tuesday. Police say no one was injured in the shooting, although both dwellings were occupied at the time.  

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“Stillwater” starring Matt Damon may be ready to wrap its Oklahoma filming.

Cozy and silence are no longer requirements for reading time. Young children who find it difficult to be still can and need to have literacy incorporated into their daily lives. Books, words and stories can be present while they are moving around.

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Veterans Day is a time to recognize Americans who have given of themselves through military service. With veterans of World War II averaging 92 years of age and veterans of the Korean War around 80 years of age, time may be running out to thank many of them.

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Sandy Ross, Church and Community Relations Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child has been involved with Operation Christmas Child for eight years and has been a year-round volunteer for five years. She is hoping volunteers will be ready for the annual shoebox drop-off that's set for Nov. 18-25.

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The Stillwater Police Department has a juvenile in custody after the shooting death of Mandrale Alexander Henry, 26, of Stilllwater, in Sunday's early morning hours. According to a press release from SPD Capt. Kyle Gibbs, officers responded to a reported assault with a deadly weapon at 4:15 …

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Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two decades.

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 Dear Readers of Our Town and far beyond, there is simply no where else on Planet Earth that is its equal for absolute sure!!

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It’s not uncommon to find pests outside of the home. However, most folks aren’t too excited to find them inside their home. Fortunately, homeowners usually can control light infestations by carefully following the directions on the pesticide containers and by doing a thorough job of application.

The rare bird of the week in Payne County was the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher found at Lake Carl Blackwell on Nov. 2, which is late for the season. 

Animal Welfare is located at 1710 S Main St.  Animal Welfare is open from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. You may adopt one of our pets through the Humane Society of Stillwater during their open hours on the weekend as well as through our office during the week.

Boxed beef prices increased about 10 percent over the month of October into early November. This increase was significantly higher than the normal seasonal bump of less than two percent from October to November. Choice boxed beef cutout is currently up nearly seven percent year over year. In…

It didn’t matter he was the youngest in his squadron or he had never flown a plane. All he knew to be true was he believed in himself, his comrades and above all else - he believed in his country.

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The Western Payne County Ambulance Trust Authority and LifeNet EMS have announced a plan to open a new ambulance station on State Highway 33 just west of Perkins.

Norman-based Freihofer Casting is looking for more extra’s for the Matt Damon film “Stillwater.” The movie is about an oil rig worker who goes to France to help his daughter. Much of the photographer has already been completed in France and now the attention had turned to Oklahoma locations.

Derek Griffith has been named the fire chief for the City of Cushing following the retirement of longtime Chief Chris Pixler. Griffith has been a member of the Cushing Fire Department for 19 years and has served as deputy fire chief since 2012.

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Despite feigned attempts of mental instability, Earl Oswalt Jr. would be competent to participate in his defense according to a court-ordered evaluation provided to Payne County District Court by a psychologist from the Oklahoma Forensic Center.

 Wilson Tully Brooking, 38, of Stillwater, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled rug and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on Nov. 1, according to court records.

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The Stillwater Board of Education got a look at changes to a Fiscal Year 2020 Budget they will soon vote on during a special Tuesday meeting.

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Obituaries

Keith Dwayne Shields, 63, left his family and friends to meet his Lord on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Stillwater. He leaves his wife, six children, five grandchildren, and two brothers. Memorial services to be determined.

Charles Raymond Brewer passed away on November 9, 2019 in Tulsa, OK. Services will be at 2:00pm on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.