As the autumn season progresses, many of our annual and perennial flowers are sporting seed heads or fruit. If you examine the tops of spent flower spikes, you will usually see a nice seed head with lots of seeds - plenty for next year's crop of flowers! Collecting flower seeds from your fav…
Have you ever seen a toad lily? With a name like that, do you imagine an unusual or less-than-beautiful bloom? Toad lilies are, in fact, lovely and resemble very small orchids; they are ideal if you have plenty of trees in your yard, and lots of shaded flower beds. They are the perfect solut…
Congratulations to our veteran of the week, Gorden Shepard of Cement. He served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Marines. Thank you for your service to our country. He was honored in front of our volunteers and veterans last week and was given a hat to commemorate his service in the…
Congratulations to our veteran of the week, Kevin Teeple. Teeple served in the United States Navy in the Combat Information Center on board a Navy ship during the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. Teeple makes his home in Tonganoxie, Kansas, and traveled to visit us at our…
Don't you enjoy the fall colors? As gardeners, we appreciate all plants and trees that produce the brilliant foliage we see every fall as our growing season wanes. Stunning trees, bright orange pumpkins and brilliant mums all come to mind when we think of autumn.
Teenagers from three local churches in Norman participated in last Sunday's Interfaith Youth Tour sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Joining local teens from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and St. John's Episcopal …
In the fall, it is easy to see an end to gardening for the year, but don't to hang up your rake until you have completed a few last gardening tasks. To ensure your garden will shine next spring, here are some essential fall tasks to finish before the gray days of winter set in.
BAGHDAD -- A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said.
Samuel McCann, a recent graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will lead a book group at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 SW 24th Ave. in Norman. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in the church library, beginning this week.
Veteran of the week Kristina North served in the U.S. Air Force from 2014-2018 as an airborne radar technician. She rang the bell last week and was honored in front of our veterans and their families. Thank you for your service. We appreciate you.
Fall is coming and with it comes the beauty of flowers most often available this time of year: mums. Chrysanthemums are a staple in fall gardens. They are a national symbol of fall abundance, and this hardy perennial is an easy addition to give a gorgeous pop of color in your fall garden lan…
The Norman Police Department will make routine evening road closures in the Campus Corner area from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when the University of Oklahoma is in session. The closures start this week.
Have you see all the butterflies in our landscapes recently? Butterflies in the local area seem to be extremely plentiful this year, and we are rewarded with the beauty and variety of these visitors to our gardens.
Our veteran of the week, Jimmy Arnold, visited us last week for the first time to file his claim for benefits. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He makes his home in Iowa Park, Texas. We presented him a new cap representing his military service. We introduced him to …
Most of our gardens are exhibiting great beauty right now -- colorful foliage, blooms in wonderful hues and a harvest of delicious produce. Gardens can be a photographer's delight, even if you are an amateur with an inexpensive camera. So here are a few quick tips on getting started with pho…
ROME -- Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. He took it out and kissed it again midway through the address, just as Conte began admonishing him for exploiting his Catholic faith for political ends.
Bethlehem Star Baptist Church in Oklahoma City donated a van to our foundation. We appreciate Larry Coats and Al Adams for delivering it to us in Norman. Many thanks to Bethlehem Star for helping us serve veterans and their families.
We now have dry conditions around the state of Oklahoma and across the nation. Grass fires have been ignited by various causes. Crops are suffering. Fire is no laughing matter, especially if it is fast approaching your home and barns. We pray for rain to the Lord of all creation, so that He …
Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation's board of directors formed a task force to visit the offices of various Congressional members to discuss issues affecting veterans and the work our 60-plus volunteers are doing to address those issues. On Aug. 8, our task force began a two-day assignment i…
Last week when I visited our Cleveland County Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens at the fairgrounds, I noticed marigolds planted in among the tomatoes in the vegetable garden. The caretaker, Linda Fielder, said the marigolds were planted with the tomatoes to repel nematodes.
SAN ANTONIO -- Usio, a tech-enabled payment solutions provider, announced today that they have executed an agreement with One Church Software, a Miami, Florida-based church management software platform, where One Church has integrated Usio's "PayFac-in-a-Box" technology and as a result, will…
Thank you to veterans and their families who have done so much for this United States of America. Without the sacrifices the men and women who served in our military have made for us, this country would not have continued to survive. When we look at the many countries around the world where …
My dad was a seasoned carpenter working for years with the Carpenter's Local in Savannah, Georgia. His talents was put to use with the Atlanta Gas Company as their building manager overseeing many remodeling projects around the Savannah area, including The Pirates House.
Many of us have been blessed to have brothers and sisters. Siblings are a gift from God. We have grown up with them in our families. We share the same parents. It is always amusing to share memories with them from childhood.
The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation honored Korean War veteran Sylvester Moore as veteran of the week. He served our country as a member of the United States Army. He makes his home in Talihina.
St. Thomas More University Parish is hosting a three-part series beginning July 9 on consecutive Tuesday evenings to discuss the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic church.
Our veteran of the week is Russell Miller, of Norman, who served during the Korean War as a member of the United States Air Force. We recognized him for his service and presented a military cap depicting his time in the military.
Col. Alain Poisson, who is currently director of Multi-Domain Command and Control, the Air Force Strategic Integration Group, HQ U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, will assume command during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday.
“But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” — 1 Corinthians 15:12
I hope that all of you enjoyed the recent Memorial Day with family and friends. As we get older, most of us will be thinking more about the people who shaped our lives who are no longer with us. As veterans, some of us remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice so others coul…
Finally, weather has turned warm with a low chance of frost, and we've had some amount of rain, so a gardener's thoughts turn to vegetables in the garden. There are those who will tell you if you can grow vegetables in Oklahoma, you can grow them anywhere.
I haven't really ever been the kind of person who likes climbing trees. I think I may have tried a couple of times as a kid, and even as an adult. However, I just never quite could overcome my fear of falling.
Alvie Boles was the Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation Veteran of the Week. He will celebrate his 100th birthday April 14. We helped him receive VA benefits a few years ago.
Although he may have thought about it out of professional habit, Norman Police Maj. Kevin Foster didn't push my head down as I entered the back of his unmarked police car. Riding in the back seat of a police car was another one of those "bucket list" firsts to cross off my life's to do list.
This Week's Circulars
Alpha Sue Ingram (58) of Noble, passed away on October 9, 2019 at the Norman Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday October, 6, 2019 at McMahans Funeral Chapel of Noble. Directed by McMahans Funeral Home.
Jon Patrick Lofftus, 63, known as "Pat" to his family and close friends, passed away at home in Norman, Oklahoma on October 12, 2019. Jon was born on February 14, 1956 in Macomb, Illinois to Keith F. and Mary Jane (Carstens) Lofftus. After high school, Jon first attended Lincoln Land Communi…
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