OKLA. CITY — Divorce Care will begin Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W. Britton Road. Divorce Care groups meet for a 13-week series to provide help and support for adults through topics essential to recovery from the hurt of separation or divorce. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Trudy Hoffsommer at 722-2550 or email@example.com or visit www.mbcokc.com.
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History tours begin May 17
Downtown Enid will be the scene of Chisholm Trail Coalition Walking Tours
Civil War the theme at Heritage Center Family Saturday
The event will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday and is free with admission to the museum.
New study counters pot legalization argument
A new study raises a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn’t associated with bad consequences, a researcher says.
Researchers say the findings suggest recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the brain.
Food Network show visits Guthrie for ’89er Days
Guthrie’s annual ’89er Days Celebration provides a variety of activities for people to enjoy including a carnival, rodeo, parade and lots of food vendors.
This year, visitors at the 84th annual event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday, will notice an added bonus when a film crew from the new television series “Carnival Eats” will be in town filming for its inaugural episode.
Treasurer Miller awards ‘Tax Day Baby’ with college savings plan
April 15 is commonly known as the day many will spend in line at the post office or finishing final preparations for tax returns. This year, one Oklahoma family spent April 15, tax day, welcoming their new son, born at 2:07 a.m. and was recognized as the first Tax Day Baby at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
As the first Tax Day Baby, State Treasurer Ken Miller, R-Edmond, awarded, Quan Ta, with an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan worth $1,529. Miller, who serves as board chairman for the OCSP, reminds parents and grandparents that any contribution made to an OCSP account by April 15 qualified for a 2013 Oklahoma income tax deduction.
Candidate filing period ends
From the U.S. Congress to the Oklahoma House, several incumbents are hoping to hold onto their jobs in the 2014 elections.
5 suspects face charges in Edmond home assault
A resident was silent while he was kicked repeatedly in his ribs and head during last week’s assault in an Edmond home, court records show.
Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said five individuals arrested in recent days appear to be the extent of the suspects in the incident. Monroe said the victim, 64, is back at home after he was transported to a metro hospital.
The five suspects according to the Edmond Police Department and Oklahoma County records are:
11 file for county offices
Eleven candidates filed for Oklahoma County races last week with County Assessor Leonard E. Sullivan, 79 of Oklahoma City, re-elected to office without opposition, said Doug Sanderson, secretary of the Oklahoma County Election Board.
Voters will nominate their party’s candidates on June 24 for the statewide primary election, Sanderson said. A run-off primary election is set for Aug. 26. The statewide general election is scheduled for Nov. 4.
Norman man takes on challenge to unseat Inhofe
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of candidate profiles leading up to the 2014 Oklahoma elections.
Erick Wyatt is running for U.S. Senate to be a strong voice of the people, he said. More than anything, Wyatt said he is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe for the sake of his children.
The Norman Republican vows to represent the people’s interests instead of the interests of powerful political groups, Wyatt said.
Changing hands: Gray Mud Disposal’s new owner 'bullish' on Enid's drilling future
The Woodford Shale has a geological formation south of the city that could explode in popularity over the next few years.
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