This weekend, for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, the Gospel lesson is John 1:29-42. Jesus is declared to be the Lamb of God, by John the Baptist. Jesus is declared to be the Son of God, by God the Father. Jesus is declared to be the Messiah, by Andrew the Apostle. These proclamations …

Congratulations to our veteran of the week, Scott Musselman, of Blanchard. Mussleman served our country honorably as a member of the United States Marines. Thank you for your service.

We will be closed this week to enable our volunteers to spend time with their families. We will be open regular hours during the week of New Year's.

If there ever was a doubt in your mind that God is with you, then Christmas ought to remove that doubt!

Congratulations to our Veteran of the Week, Mr. Alvin Harbert. Harbert served our country as a member of the United States Marines. He makes his home in Warr Acres, Oklahoma. Thank you for your service, Mr. Harbert. We appreciate you.

We will be closed Thursday so our volunteers can spend Thanksgiving with their families. We also will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday of Christmas week.

This weekend is the Last Sunday in the Church Year. The theme for the divine services will be "The Second Coming and Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ."

Haven't the fall leaves been gorgeous this year? Even the crepe myrtles turned beautiful shades of yellow and red! Although we do not enjoy as brilliant the foliage of hardwood trees as they do in the Northeast, there are still many trees that we can grow here that will beautify our yards wi…

Korean War veteran Robert Thorne is our veteran of the week. He served honorably during that war as a member of the U.S. Army. He lives in Cordell. We presented him with a cap representing his military service.

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Fall has finally arrived, and with it cooler weather! Fall is also the time for pumpkins - to grow, to eat and to use in decorating our homes and landscapes. Pumpkins are really versatile and they have a very interesting history.

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Fall is here and you may want to get into the spirit by decorating your home, specifically your front door. If you're sick and tired of putting out the same old jack-o-lantern every single year, then take your front door decor to the next level this season with one of the beautiful and creat…

Have you ever wished you could do something more lasting with your flowers and other natural plants in your garden? Consider making potpourri, which will provide earthy, lasting scents to grace your home with fragrance and beauty.

It is always easy to lose heart. Things never work out the way we plan them. The trip has to be cancelled because of an illness. The job turns out to be constant frustration. The family member suddenly dies and our lives are in upheaval.

Our veteran of the week is Michael Konsure, who served our country honorably during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Konsure and his wife, Mary, make their home in Indianola.

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…

When you look up into the skies, what do you see? When you step out at night and peer into the night skies at the moon and the twinkling stars, what do you see?

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.

"Who's my boss?" Perhaps you have asked that question while holding down a job. A company hired you to carry out various tasks at work. But then confusion began to occur.

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 …

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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Mary Coleman, 64, of Norman passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020. Services are pending with Tribute Memorial Care of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care (405.292.4787)

David Lee Meyers, 66, of Norman, passed away January 14, 2020. Visitation: Friday, January 17, 6:00-8:00pm at Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman. Funeral services: 2pm Saturday, January 18, at the funeral home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park. Share condolences: www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

Bill Elmer Blair, 86, of Norman, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Visitation: Sunday, January 19th, 2:00-4:00pm, at Havenbrook Funeral Home-Norman. Funeral services: Monday, January 20th, 2:00pm at the funeral home. Interment: Noble I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Share condolences online: www…

Melinda Kay Chilless McFarlin was born on December 12, 1951 and died on January 10, 2020. She was born to William Chilless and Nadine Garner Chilless in Norman, Oklahoma. Melinda graduated with Norman High School's class of 1970. She later graduated from Murray State College in Tishomingo, O…

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