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As COVID cases soar, Oklahoma doctors are prepared to determine who receives care, and who doesn’t

As COVID-19 cases surge across Oklahoma, hospital leaders throughout the state remain in talks with ethicists and lawyers over...

Health

A day to remember: London nursing home greets virus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — In 1948, John Peake won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. In 2021, also in London, he struck what...

Business

Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it will be blocking and canceling all reservations in the Washington, D.C., area during...

Health

Liz Weston: Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few...

Health

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in...

News

The power of words in crisis: Who hits mark, and who misses?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to...

Health

7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line...

Health

AP PHOTOS: Children learn Spain’s deadly art of bullfighting

MADRID (AP) — Holding the red cape outstretched, one boy practices making an elegant swivel as his fellow pupil slowly sweeps...

News

National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding...

Business

Liz Weston: 4 financial ‘experts’ who could steer you wrong

None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who...

Life

New Oklahoma band Saugeye pays homage to beloved dog with folksy ode 'Keystone Lillie'

Saugeye’s sound is a roots music hybrid of folk, blues, country and rock.

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Health

Dry January insights can help you make best choices moving forward

Dry January is an annual tradition for many, and it can be a healthy way to start the new year. “One of the benefits of...

Health

Savvy Senior: What caregivers should know about Medicare

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I am the caregiver for my 81-year-old mother, who recently fell and broke her hip, and have a lot of...

Health

Bodywork: Should people with the virus get vaccinated?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: If you are SARS-CoV-2 positive, should you receive the new mRNA vaccines? —...

Health

Lankard: How long you grieve a loss is an individual journey

The year 2020 was full of serious losses for many. Well-meaning people send messages like: “You’re handling your loss very...

Health

How to protect against all sorts of winter viruses

Welcome to the germiest time of the year, when it’s time to protect yourself and family from cold, flu and COVID-19, all...

Health

Fitness resolutions after COVID-19? Take it slow, experts advise

When Jeff Greenlee picked up a Boston Marathon souvenir shirt for his 2014 race, he never imagined the most significant steps...

Life

6 must-see art exhibits showing in OKC in the first half of 2021

If becoming more cultured is one of your New Year's resolutions, the museums and art centers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan...

Business

US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November led by strong gain in home building

WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November led by strong gain in home building.

Life

A portrait from the 1700s is the newest addition to an OKC museum's collection

In addition, a large-scale biblical painting by Luca Giordano anchors the new History, Narrative, and Genre gallery.

Life

Stargazing: Did alien civilization wave at Earth?

Earth is a noisy planet. Not with sound waves, which never leave the atmosphere, but with all sorts of radio noise. Between...

Life

20-40-60 Etiquette: Take cues from friend when offering support

QUESTION: I have a friend who is really good about handling life’s obstacles, particularly those he cannot control. He never...

Life

How to break bad habits

We may have picked up a couple of bad habits during quarantine, from unhealthy ones like excessive snacking to offensive ones...

Life

Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes

Love’s Travel Stops has donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County and an additional $500,000 to...

Health

The Latest: Japan's prime minister weighs state of emergency

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up...

Life

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition picks three emerging 'Momentum 2021' Spotlight Artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s "Momentum" annually features Oklahoma artists ages 30 years and younger, working in...

Health

With 'Stillwater,' Mallika Chopra brings mindfulness to kids

NEW YORK — When the producers of the new animated children's series "Stillwater" asked Mallika Chopra to be the show's...

Business

Marni Jameson: Favorite moments from 2020's second half

Last week, as I do at the end of every year, I looked back at columns from the first half of 2020 and pulled out half a dozen...

Life

Rome's churches beckon with art and no 'hordes'

ROME — Like elsewhere in Europe, museums and art galleries closed in Italy in the spring and again in the fall to contain the...

Life

After turbulent 2020, faith in America faces more big issues

For many religious denominations in the United States, there were two shared preoccupations in 2020 beyond the usual matters of...

Life

Bible lesson for Jan. 2

"Jesus answered him, 'Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

• Bridgeway Homes LLC, 15608 Laguna Drive, residence-attached, erect, $750,000. • Huffman Custom Homes, 13117 Rohan Court,...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $48 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

How one Seattle architect went from mansions to tiny homes

She was called into her office, the same day Gov. Jay Inslee told nonessential workers to stay at home. The architectural firm...

Business

Check out this lakefront home, The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 2, 2021

The Listing of the Week is a lakefront home with views of the water from every room, in Edmond's gated Summit Lake Estates. The...

Business

Tropical photo workshop, garden events from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

Business

Need mortgage relief due to COVID-19? Here's what to know

As the pandemic rages, many are facing financial hardship. For homeowners with a Freddie Mac loan, COVID-19 mortgage assistance...

Business

New Year’s resolutions for the central Oklahoma gardener

Winter is a great time to think about making resolutions for your gardens and landscape for next year. My resolution is that I...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Life

During the pandemic, chaplains are a lifeline for inmates

Every day, Brother Dennis Gibbs sits by a window in the living room of his monastery in the San Gabriel Valley and pens a...

Life

Hurricanes, virus can't stop Louisiana couple's wedding

GRAND LAKE, Louisiana — Most couples might have wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their...

Life

Shared Hope: May 2021 begin with the habit of connecting daily with God

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control." — II Timothy 1:7 A new year! I’ve got a...

Business

Tips to enhance your backyard with water features

Enhancing your backyard? Experts say that the sights and sounds of water features make them one of the most effective additions...

Health

A virtual puppy play date

Pam Harris and her certified therapy dog, Molly, loved visiting workplaces, nursing homes and hospitals to interact with people...

Life

Del City gospel singing event will continue

DEL CITY — A Del City Gospel Singing event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Del City Nazarene Church, 4701 SE 26. The Rev. Vera...

Business

Silver linings: OKC-area housing shined in 2020 despite the coronavirus cloud

It seems like the second half of 2020 was better than the first for housing in the Oklahoma City area, even with a devastating...

News

No snake soup for Hong Kong's young snake catcher

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is home to a variety of snakes — from the venomous king cobra to larger species such as the Burmese...

Health

Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New...

Life

Renowned Native American artists Kiowa Six's stories told with exhibit 'Kiowa Agency' at University of Oklahoma museum

On view through Jan. 17 at Norman's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the exhibit "Kiowa Agency: Stories of the Six" is reexamining...

Life

Get to know the seminal Oklahoma Native American artists the Kiowa Six

On view through Jan. 17 at OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the exhibit "Kiowa Agency: Stories of the Six" is re-centering...

Life

Closet overflowing? Get it organized

Tips for achieving a neat and functional closet

Health

Pope pushes through nerve pain to give New Year's blessing

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis ushered in the New Year on Friday with a traditional Angelus blessing from the papal library,...

Health

Savvy Senior: Is Social Security income taxable?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how...

Life

Not all superheroes are comic book characters

What with the advent of this new year, it seems appropriate to pause and reflect on the year past. I chose to use this...

Health

New Year's revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer...

Health

Ontario finance minister resigns after tropical vacation

TORONTO (AP) — The finance minister for Canada's most populous province resigned Thursday after going on a Caribbean vacation...

Life

Function of Beauty customized hair care now at Target

Concoct your own shampoo and conditioner suited for your hair type and needs

Life

Pantone colors of 2021 are gray and yellow

Pantone's two colors for 2021 are warm, optimistic, strong and friendly

Life

Remastered release of the late Jimmy LaFave's 'Highway Angels … Full Moon Rain' is a bittersweet 2020 Oklahoma music highlight

LaFave’s self-produced tape won the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll Tape of the Year Award in 1988.

Health

Calls keep soaring at crisis hotlines

PHILADELPHIA — Since 2016, Mark Trainer has worked as a counselor for Crisis Text Line, a national nonprofit organization that...

Life

When will cruising return and what will it be like?

Imagine a cruise with ample room around the pool because the ship's capacity is capped. The buffet line, a hallmark of...

Life

Shawnee takes extra measures to help children cope with stress, get ready to learn

SHAWNEE — Empowering the littlest learners to overcome big obstacles is strengthening academic and social foundations at the...

Health

Center of Family Love began 40th year celebrating first resident and future plans

OKARCHE — There's a vibrant woman living at the Center of Family Love whose life is a testament to the center's longevity and...

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Savvy Senior: Robotic pets can help isolated seniors avoid loneliness

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I recently read an article about robotic pets being a great substitute for pet-loving seniors who can’t have...

Life

UPDATED: Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park planning New Year's Eve Early Bird celebration for families

At 7 p.m., park officials will commence the 2021 “midnight” countdown and present a five-minute fireworks show to ring in the...

Life

Beauty tools, products that should never be shared

Stay safe by keeping your beauty products to yourself

Business

Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems

DESOTO NATIONAL FOREST, Miss. (AP) — When European settlers came to North America, fire-dependent savannas anchored by lofty...

Life

Look on the 'Bright Side' going into 2021 with Oklahoma teen Christian pop artist Estella Kirk

Kirk was wrapping up her first EP album with producer Kira Fontana when the coronavirus outbreak hit in the spring, so they...

Health

China urges migrant workers not to travel home during February's Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further virus spread

BEIJING (AP) — China urges migrant workers not to travel home during February's Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further virus...

Life

Try these showstopping quiches for New Year's

New Year's Day in the pandemic is a great time to test out your quiche-making skills. Julia Child's classic technique results...

Life

County road sign marks spot where Paul McCartney asked for directions

ARCADIA — Announcing that you’ve just spoken with one of The Beatles, Arcadia resident Toby Thompson says, “is like saying you...

Life

Melba's Swap Shop: Twists and turns

Pretzels and pretzels DEAR READERS: It's not too late to share this recipe, because it only takes minutes to make. I call them...

Health

Achievers: Oklahoma Hospital Association presents student award

The Oklahoma Hospital Association recently presented its annual student outstanding achievement award to a master’s in health...

Life

Food Dude: No Champagne toasts for crummy 2020

Champagne will no doubt be involved in our New Year's Eve plans, but the only toast I can think of for 2020 is burnt. To the...

Business

Company donates trucks to volunteer fire departments

Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated a truck to the Wellston Volunteer Fire Department and the Pecan Creek Volunteer Fire...

Life

Christmas trees can have second life as compost

NORMAN — The city of Norman Sanitation Division will be picking up Christmas trees for composting on the regular yard waste...

Life

Adopt a pet: Start New Year's with a new walking buddy

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

Life

Groove along to the trailer for the documentary 'The Ventures: Stars on Guitars,' celebrating the biggest instrumental rock 'n' roll band of all time

Written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson - daughter of The Ventures' sole surviving original member, Don Wilson - the rock...

Life

Listen to The Swon Brothers' moving song 'Travelin' On,' featuring hall of famer Vince Gill

As we're all "Travelin' On" into a New Year, check out the country-blues waltz of the same name by Nashville, Tennessee-based...

Life

Watch crooner Chelsey Cope play OKC Mayor David Holt's 'City Hall Sessions'

The singer-songwriter plays a mellow, folky acoustic set that shows off her evocative voice.

Health

A humidifier could help ward off COVID-19, but don't overdo it

PHILADELPHIA — In a building crammed with mass spectrometers, gene sequencers and other sophisticated equipment for studying...

Health

Bodywork: Worries about a new strain of the virus

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from my curious son, Will: How concerned should we be about the new strain of the coronavirus...

Health

Lankard: Choose 'kindfulness' in 2021

KINDFULNESS. The word jumped out at me from the cover of a magazine as I stood in line waiting to be checked out at the grocery...

Health

Virus survivor pays it forward as a research volunteer

When COVID-19 hit James Richardson, it hit him hard. Now, the 45-year-old physical therapist is using his experience with the...

Health

Southwest pulls threat of furloughs after relief bill signed

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lifting the threat of furloughs or pay cuts for thousands of workers now that U.S. airlines...

Health

Bodywork: Which COVID-19 vaccine is best?

Adam’s Journal At this time of year, Penny Voss, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s vice president of development is on...

Life

Are you making these mistakes when shaving your legs?

Are you shaving your legs the right way?

Life

Country music hitmaker Wade Hayes returns to Oklahoma for 'Play It Loud' music series

The Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter talks about how much his hometown of Bethel Acres has changed, opens up about...

Life

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson looks ahead with new piano ode 'There's Always Next Year'

She will play a "Live from Home" show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at www.facebook.com/CarterSampson.

Life

Discover Oklahoma: 2020 marked by commitment, flexibility

No one has to be told what a year it has been for everyone. We are all looking forward to a much better 2021. So, as we look to...

Life

Nature & You: Give your New Year’s resolution a nature theme

Let me make your life easier. For the upcoming New Year’s resolution deadline, this can be the year you resolve to “stockpile...

Health

20-40-60 Etiquette: To confront or not to confront the maskless?

QUESTION: I was at my son’s swim lesson, which is at an indoor pool. The place requires people to wear a mask as it is posted...

Life

Family Talk: Farewell ... Stay true to your family

The Family Talk column will be discontinued after the first of the year. I’m sorry to say goodbye, but grateful for the chance...

Life

Visit any national park for free on these dates in 2021

Of the more than 400 national parks, monuments, historical sites, seashores, trails, rivers, lakes and other public lands...

Business

US officials: Suspect in Nashville explosion died in blast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville...

Crime

Sudanese man's death draws attention to paramilitary force

CAIRO (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man who was snatched while sitting at a coffee shop has sparked controversy around the...

Life

Downtown OKC's Opening Night 2021 New Year's Eve celebration will give 2020 a virtual goodbye

Produced by Arts Council Oklahoma City, Opening Night 2021 will feature a myriad of musical and acrobatic acts, an interactive...

Life

Oklahoma City Events! Helen Ford Wallace

STARRING New tradition: There’s a new pin in town. Called the 2020 Star pin, proceeds from sales will help support theatrical...

Life

Downtown OKC's Opening Night will welcome 2021 with streaming New Year's Eve celebration

When Colby Wedel was growing up, ringing in the new year meant tuning the television to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."...

Health

The Latest: Japan sharply tightens ban on foreign visitors

TOKYO — Japan’s government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and...

News

Officials tell the AP federal investigators have identified person of interest in Christmas Day explosion in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials tell the AP federal investigators have identified person of interest in Christmas Day...

Business

Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas...

Business

How to keep your home cozy all season long

Most homeowners want to keep their home cozy and their heating bills low during the winter, but struggle to keep the warmth in...

Business

It's time to reflect on gardening successes, plan for 2021

We hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas whether you got to celebrate in person, by phone or over a Skype or Zoom...

Business

Check out this brand-new bungalow, The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a brand-new bungalow in the heart of Oklahoma City. The 1,750-square-foot home at 1700 NE Euclid St....

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 26, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $44 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

Oklahoma gardening calendar for Dec. 26, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

Business

5 housing trends for 2021

In 2021, mortgage rates will rise from record lows, home price gains will slow, and Americans will continue their migration to...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 26, 2020

• Perkins & Will, 10240 Broadway Extension, hospital (Oklahoma City Rehabilitation Hospital), erect, $16,000,000. • Ashton...

Business

Marni Jameson: Lessons learned from first half of 2020

Now we come to that time of year (and what a year it’s been) where, traditionally we ― you and I ― reflect on where we’ve gone...

Business

OKC homebuilder Homes By Taber commits to donating more to local nonprofits

Homes by Taber is doubling the number of local nonprofits to receive donations when it sells a house in 2021. Founder Taber...

Life

Bible lesson for Dec. 26

“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but...

Life

Shared Hope: Let us ponder 2020's 'treasures' in our hearts

The Christmas tree is still up, and there’s a mess of gift wrappings left under it. In normal years, there would be activity...

Business

How to avoid frozen pipes

STILLWATER — Winter temperatures can lead to frozen pipes in the home and even bigger problems if the pipes burst, said Gina...

Business

Here are some housing highlights from the first half of 2020

It's tempting to just let terrible 2020 go without comment, but some important and memorable things did happen this year in...

Health

Column: Coronavirus came sweeping down the plain in 2020; Oklahoma faith community responded

Houses of worship were not immune from the devastating effects of the global pandemic when it brought sickness, isolation and...

Health

Pope on COVID-19 vaccine: Needy, vulnerable must come first

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all,...

Health

South Africa's virus variant drives holiday surge of cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's normally joyful and lively Christmas celebrations have been dampened by the spike in new...

Life

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center looks to future as inaugural exhibit 'Bright Golden Haze' draws to a close

After 12 years of planning and two years of construction, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center was ready in March to welcome the...

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Week Ahead for Dec. 25, 2020

HAVE A BALL Oklahoma City’s annual Opening Night New Year’s Eve celebration goes virtual this year, with entertainment streamed...

Life

Oklahoma City religion leaders tapped to raise awareness about COVID-19 safety measures

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has tapped a group of local religious leaders for a public service announcement...

Health

US to require negative COVID-19 test for air travelers from the United Kingdom

ATLANTA (AP) — US to require negative COVID-19 test for air travelers from the United Kingdom.

Health

The Latest: China tests millions in port over virus cluster

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian are testing millions of residents after seven new coronavirus...

Health

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Bethlehem on Thursday ushered in Christmas Eve with a stream of joyous marching bands and the...

Health

Son's birth a Christmas blessing for family

Eilene and Jason Franks were so excited to find out in May of 2011 that they would welcome their first child at the end of...

Life

Listen to an Oklahoma astronaut playing a classic Christmas song in outer space 55 years ago

On Dec. 16, 1965, Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, who comprised the Gemini 6A crew, reported sighting an mysterious object...

Life

Feel the heavenly peace with Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra's lovely performance of 'Silent Night'

The ensemble is accompanied by local musician and arts leader Peter Dolese on folksy harmonica.

Life

#ThrowbackThursday: Street decorations welcomed last-minute shoppers in 1957

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

Life

8 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Wes Studi, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, 'Minari' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

Life

Downtown OKC's Finale 5K New Year's Eve race goes virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

Proceeds directly support the nonprofit Arts Council Oklahoma City and its mission of “bringing the arts and the community...

Life

Oklahoma City church offered 'Living Nativity' for Christmas

New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 12000 N Rockwell, held a "Drive-Through Living Nativity" on the Sunday...

Life

Add mariachi flair to your holidays with Oklahoma native Kelly Lang and T.G. Sheppard's original new duet 'Christmas in Mexico'

If you can't travel for the holidays this year, take a four-minute Mexican Christmas vacation with this new release.

Life

Listen to the National Cowboy Museum's social media star Tim read the original holiday story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in the West'

In a rather tragic and challenging year, the story of how Tim Tiller, the museum's director of security and operations...

Health

In France, a pandemic dilemma over holiday rights for elders

PARIS (AP) — Not once in the long months since the pandemic struck has 74-year-old Jean-Francois been able to leave his nursing...

Life

Flaming Lips release new video for original 2003 song 'A Change at Christmas' and loan Santa a Space Bubble for OKC Children's Hospital visit

In the weird and wild days of 2020, perhaps nothing could be more fitting for Christmas week than The Flaming Lips releasing a...

Health

Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

DOVER, England (AP) — Gridlock at an English port kept thousands of truckers and travelers stranded Wednesday despite a deal...

Life

Achievers: Oklahoma agency's communications director receives award

Communications Director Jody Harlan, from Yukon, was recently presented the 2020 Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation...

Life

Achievers: Edmond student awarded Biola University scholarship

Camren Offerman, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Edmond, was among 338 freshmen who received one the college's...

Life

Achievers: OKC attorneys elected to state Bar Board of Governors

Charles E. “Charlie” Geister III will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2021 vice president. Kara I. Smith was elected to...

Life

Cleveland County property owners offered safer options to pay taxes

Cleveland County officials are urging people to pay their property taxes remotely amid COVID-19 concerns. Several payment...

Life

Edmond sailor deployed in the North Arabian Sea

Ensign Megan Jack, of Edmond, monitors the horizon for surface and air contacts in the pilot house of the guided-missile...

Life

Achievers: UCO names fall 2020 class marshals

The University of Central Oklahoma has named five students as class marshals of their respective colleges for the fall 2020...

Life

Get a fresh start in 2021 with OKC National Memorial & Museum's First Walk

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum will host First Walk from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 2 in an effort to offer a fresh...

Life

Achievers: SWOSU student from Blanchard named Melody Ashenfelter Scholar

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Shelby Lankford, of Blanchard, has been named the 2020-21 Melody Ashenfelter...

Life

Achievers: Norman student earns Gold Award from University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business

Gretl Wagner, of Norman, is among 196 students who have earned recognition for their academic excellence from the University of...

Life

Achievers: Mount St. Mary student named Quest Bridge Scholar finalist

A Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior has been named a Quest Bridge Scholar Finalist. Ian Torres was nominated and...

Life

Santa gets paid in cookies on Christmas pandemic or not

Maybe a big batch of cookies, whether fresh from the oven or purchased at a local bakery, with Santa in mind could even be...

Life

Melba's Swap Shop: Lemon fruitcake and a recipe for mashed potatoes

BEST FRUITCAKE EVER DEAR MELBA: Today, I’m living a “traditional Christmas memory” baking Melba’s Lemon Fruitcake from your...

Life

In-person or online, Oklahoma churches plan Christmas Eve services filled with unity and hope

Some churches will modify the way they offer one of the most anticipated church services of the year. But regardless of whether...

Life

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs' gets series order at FX

The series is co-created by Harjo ("Four Sheets to the Wind," "Mekko"), who also directed the pilot episode, and Waititi (“JoJo...

Life

Norman's Irving Recreation Center closed through Dec. 28

NORMAN — The Irving Recreation Center will be closed through Monday for staff quarantine after a COVID-19 exposure. The...

Life

Need to recycle? Norman residents have the Hub

Norman residents have a new option for recycling with the opening of the new Recycle Center Hub. The Hub will be open from 7:30...

Life

Edmond sets holiday pause on pickup of ice storm debris

EDMOND — Curbside pickup of ice storm debris will pause during the Christmas and New Year holiday period to allow contractors...

Life

Having a 50th anniversary? Let everyone know

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

Life

Watch an Oklahoma family's Christmas light show set to a 'Frozen' theme

It is the Miranda Family's 2020 entry into the xLights Around The World Project, a yearly video compilation showcasing animated...

Health

Millennial Money: How to discuss family finances in a crisis

With 10.7 million Americans out of work as of November 2020 (and 3.9 million of those workers unemployed for 27 weeks or more),...

Health

Which COVID-19 vaccine is best?

Adam’s Journal At this time of year, Penny Voss, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s vice president of development, is...

Life

Self-care and other-care are good Christmas presents

The year 2020 for Jim and Jo Booher has held three milestones — their 90th birthdays, their 60th wedding anniversary, and...

Life

Holiday card campaign promotes mask mandate

"All I want for Christmas is a statewide mask mandate!" It's something that the Rev. Diana Davies never dreamed she'd say a...

Life

OKC's Scissortail Park hosting seasonal outdoor procession with Phil Kline's 'Unsilent Night'

NPR recently named "Unsilent Night" as one of the best ways to commemorate the holidays safely during the coronavirus pandemic...

Health

Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain

LONDON (AP) — Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded at airports Monday as...

Life

OKC Museum of Art celebrating holidays with 'Christmas in Paris' virtual film series

Streaming passes for the "Christmas in Paris" series are $10 per film. The museum receives 50% of all virtual ticket sales, so...

Life

Oklahoma native B.J. Thomas making his hits brighter with candle collection

The four-time Grammy winner marked this year the 50th anniversary of his classic Oscar-winning hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On...

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Liz Weston: RV-Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Recreational vehicle sales are soaring, and the RV industry expects 2021 to be a record-breaking year. Dealerships say much of...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court asked to ignore "scare tactic" in opioid case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is being asked to ignore a “hollow” claim that upholding the $465 million verdict in a landmark...

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Discover Oklahoma: Center marks 15 years of preserving history for future generations

The Oklahoma History Center recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Often described as a “community center for the state,” it...

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Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

NEW YORK — An online murder mystery. Law-themed opera arias. A snowman-building competition. With dancing, drinking and fancy...

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Family Talk: Who’ll be home for Christmas?

Whenever I hear the song “I’ll be home for Christmas,” I think of my mom and how she would always get melancholy when the song...

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Nature & You: Here's an activity that will help keep one of nature's creatures warm

You’re going to be in need of a fun indoor nature project when inclement weather prevents you from venturing afield. Here’s a...

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The Archivist: A simple smile can brighten the season. Try it!

One hundred years ago, end-of-the-year wrap-up stories were appearing in The Daily Oklahoman. There was, as always, good news...

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Invited to a party? Expect pandemic-related instructions

QUESTION: Is it appropriate to put “Masks and Social Distancing” on invitations? What about checking temperatures of quests?...

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OKC Museum of Art's 'Shared Lives, Distant Places' photo exhibit shows viewers other lands

Showcasing nearly 100 of the museum’s recent gifts, "Shared Lives, Distant Places" features images captured by six renowned...

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Germany say it's planning to restrict travel to and from Britain because of the new virus variant

BERLIN (AP) — Germany say it's planning to restrict travel to and from Britain because of the new virus variant.

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Oklahoma City Parties! Dec. 20, 2020 - Helen Ford Wallace

HERE COMES SANTA Come-and-go event: Judy Love, masked up, was hostess to a group of 11 friends who always come to the “bestest...

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Sometimes plans don't work, and something beautiful is born

I am rich with Christmas memories of family gatherings. When I was young, we visited my mother’s parents every year, along with...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 19, 2020

• City of Oklahoma City, 928 Frederick Douglass Ave., clubhouse, erect, $3,500,000. • Bockus Payne Architecture, 9701 Boardwalk...

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Laughlin: Legends and lore of holiday plants

Many of the plants we associate with holiday celebrations have interesting histories and legends associated with them. Many...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar for Dec. 19, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 19, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: Which kitchen knives are a cut above?

It’s the single most handled item in the kitchen, maybe the entire house. Held even more than the TV remote, the kitchen knife...

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Keep your home network secure with these simple steps

Working and learning from home is the new norm for millions of American families engaged in a daily juggling act, making sure...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an especially energy-efficient home in Norman. The 2,553-square-foot home at 209 Sonora Lane has...

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Local opera company offers virtual performance of 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Painted Sky Opera’s recent performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is now available online on-demand until Jan. 1. This...

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Longtime pastor with Oklahoma ties passes away due to COVID-19 complications

Rod Masteller, a longtime pastor and Oklahoma Baptist leader, died on Dec. 13 due to complications from COVID-19. He was 75....

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Coffee Creek Baptist delivers meals, gifts to homeless

Members of Coffee Creek Baptist Church recently served hot meals to homeless individuals in downtown Oklahoma City. The Rev....

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Chaplains bring hope, help to Baptist Village senior communities

The Rev. Chris Finley heard the tone of the voice on the other end of the telephone and knew immediately the situation was...

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Life.Church celebrates decisions for Christ via the Church Online platform

EDMOND — When in-person worship services were temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, more and more churches began using...

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Nonprofit distributes gifts to 'angels'

The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma Area Command recently distributed Christmas gifts to families who were recipients of the...

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OKC's Heritage Hills East lands on National Register of Historic Places

Heritage Hills East is a mere sliver compared to its bigger neighbor to the west, stately Heritage Hills, but its roots are...

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A COVID positive: At Home stores soar, and a new one in OKC is back on track

The home decor superstore chain shut down all of its locations in March and April because of the coronavirus. It also halted...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 19

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me." — John 14:1 Jesus gave the ultimate solution for...

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Your house could hold more cash than you

Feeling rich? House rich? House richer anyway? You probably are, although it's just on paper unless you spend it. The rising...

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Texas developer is bringing 55+ 'active adult' apartments to Norman, Oklahoma

A Texas developer has started work on Sage Cobblestone, an "active adult" apartment complex in Norman with an emphasis on...

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Oklahoma music video masters create a miniature cardboard world for Taylor Bennett's 'Don't Wait Up'

The video was filmed this year during the coronavirus pandemic while High was here in Oklahoma, Harper was in Seattle and...

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An Oklahoma filmmaker made a Chinese movie in his home state - here's the story of 'Dinosaur World'

Plus, Ryan Bellgardt teased what his new movie "Ghoster," which he currently is filming here in Oklahoma, has in common with...

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OKC's Jewel Box Theater wrapping first production in its new home this weekend with 'Steel Magnolias'

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the theater is offering limited, socially distanced seating as well as its first...

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Former 'The Voice' contestant from Oklahoma debuting virtual Christmas concert tonight

The hourlong virtual holiday event will feature Brian Nhira with his live band and special family moments with his wife, Sonia,...

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Native women artists' works spotlighted in landmark exhibit 'Hearts of Our People,' making final run at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art

On view through Jan. 3, "Hearts of Our People" is wrapping up its trailblazing tour, which has continued for more than a year...

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Oklahoma indie filmmaker Mickey Reece builds on his surrealistic signature style with arthouse horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter'

The psychological drama is set in the 1970s, and the period costumes, lighting and production design all boast a kind of...

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OKC filmmaker Mickey Reece talks his vampire mystery 'Climate of the Hunter,' '70s cuisine and his fantastical upcoming film about Garth Brooks and George Jones

"Climate of the Hunter" is opening today in select theaters, including Tulsa's Circle Cinema, with an on-demand and digital...

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Cherokee Nation doctor describes her COVID-19 vaccine experience

Beth Harp sat in a waiting room Monday night with a few other Cherokee Nation nurses, waiting for her name to be called to...

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Oklahoma-made movie 'Wild Indian' to premiere at 2021 Sundance Film Festival

In addition, the latest movie from Oklahoma native and prolific producer Mickey Liddell and an animated short from University...

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp to play Frank Sinatra in movie 'Reagan,' filming in Oklahoma and California

"Reagan" filmed in the Oklahoma City and Guthrie areas from September to November before the production moved to California...

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$3 million in CARES Acts grants awarded to Oklahoma arts and cultural organizations

Funding was prioritized for organizations with arts-based missions that serve geographically isolated areas, under-resourced...

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Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes for Dec. 17, 2020

Toy drive to benefit recovery programs A toy drive benefiting men’s and women’s Firstep programs is continuing through Dec. 23...

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Encore brides shouldn't be limited by traditions, rules

When shopping for a dress for a second wedding, the only guideline to abide by is not wearing the same dress you wore the first...

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Ceremony gives final salute to Oklahoma veterans

The Cordelia Steen Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Edmond and the Patriot Guard Riders of...

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Take precautions to minimize your snow shoveling risks

It’s easier to admire a beautiful snowy day if you’re not the one who has to shovel. Each year, thousands of snow shoveling...

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Oklahoma musician Beau Jennings and Tower Theatre to debut live-stream Christmas concert tonight, benefiting Regional Food Bank

Clerestory AV, the Oklahoma City-based independent record label that has released Jennings' last few projects, has agreed to...

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US retail sales fall 1.1% in November as Americans pull back on spending during the holiday shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — US retail sales fall 1.1% in November as Americans pull back on spending during the holiday shopping season.

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Achievers: OKC student receives scholarship

Emily North, who is studying biology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was among the recently announced scholarship...

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Achievers: Metro Tech teacher receives 2021 national award

Amanda English has been named the 2021 National Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Teacher of the Year. She...

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Achievers: UCO associate professor honored with award

Linda Sealey, associate professor in the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services at the University...

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Cleveland County using 'Deputy Germinator' to fight germs

The new robot at the Cleveland County Detention Center doesn’t talk or have the personality of fictional robots; however,...

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Are you ready for 2021? Edmond has calendars to get you there

EDMOND — The 2021 city of Edmond calendars are available for Edmond residents. The calendars are free and available on a...

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Edmond City Council posts draw candidates; one mayoral candidate withdraws

EDMOND — Several candidates have filed for Edmond City Council positions. The seats up for election in 2021 are Ward 3, Ward 4...

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Community group wanted Noble Nursing Home residents to know they weren't forgotten this Christmas

Noble’s Friendship OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) Group chose to brighten the day of 40 of Noble Nursing Home's...

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Holiday parking changes to benefit Norman's Campus Corner businesses, shoppers

NORMAN — In partnership with the Campus Corner Association, the city of Norman has announced two new temporary parking...

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Achievers: Oklahoma Hospital Association presents awards

Health care professionals from throughout the state attended the Oklahoma Hospital Association’s Virtual Annual Convention...

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Achievers: Moore Norman Tech professionals selected for leadership program

Moore Norman Technology Center's Health Career Programs director Wendy Perry and Outreach coordinator Jennifer Tupper were...

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Melba's Swap Shop: Nonny's Harvest Loaf

Stepping in again for Melba during the holidays, I thought her column space would make just the right slice of real estate to...

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Jimmy's Egg pioneer lived a life that offers a beacon during these dark times

Loc Van Le left the world too soon but not before embodying carpe diem better than any poet could ever wax and building a...

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Local diningscape has a few things to toast amid sustained downturn of 2020

For perhaps the first time since March, this week's dining news is positive! First, Aunt PittyPat's Catering stalwarts Maggie...

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Adopt a pet: They're eager to please a new family

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Disney details Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs,' Chris Paul film for Investor Day

"Reservation Dogs" stars D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor.

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Arts Council OKC partners with OKC Thunder to offer mural contest for young BIPOC artists for Opening Night virtual New Year's Eve event

Five artists ranging in age from 18 to 25 - Anthony Brock, Jasmine Jones, Shakurah Maynard, Jessie Kay Shelton and Verdean...

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Light Up Your Holidays with these Oklahoma business deals

Holiday deals from local businesses in Oklahoma City.

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OKC musician Chase Kerby's new band Hotel Nights' wintry video for 'Pains of the Weekenders' is a mood on an Oklahoma snow day

"Pains of the Weekenders" is the title track of Hotel Nights' debut EP, a four-song collection released Friday that you can...

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9 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Leona Mitchell and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

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You can match Edmond teachers' donations

Edmond Public Schools teachers and employees have pledged $50,000 this year for classrooms as part of the One Edmond Campaign....

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Edmond residents might notice trains aren't blowing their horns as much this week

EDMOND — Beginning this week, trains are transitioning into no longer sounding their horns at the 11 at-grade railroad...

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Do you have some news to share?

Did you recently win an award or receive well-deserved recognition? Or maybe you have an upcoming event you want The...

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These body scrubs, exfoliators are worth a try

Dry, flaky skin can benefit from a good scrub

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Having a 50th anniversary? Let everyone know

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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With COVID-19, do holiday guests bring more than gifts?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: My husband and I are in our mid-70s, and he has possible health complications....

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OMRF discovery ignites search for patients with rare skeletal disorder

For Broken Arrow’s Madison Cain, Santa only needs to leave one thing under the tree in 2020: A new Bitty Baby. Madison’s love...

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25 ways to celebrate Christmas in Oklahoma in 2020

Although many events have been canceled due to the autumn ice storm and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor, drive-by or...

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5 must-see holiday light displays in the Oklahoma City metro in 2020

Although 2020 hasn't been the most joyous, a myriad of dazzling light displays are helping to make the holidays merry and...

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Could OKC run out of houses?

Forecasting "more of the same" of anything from 2020 in 2021 could strike fear in the heart — but not in the housing market,...

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Holding 5 spots in line is not fine

QUESTION: I was in line at Best Buy last weekend and had been waiting for about an hour and was ready to go in the door, when...

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Nature & You: Need a job? Would you fare well as a zookeeper?

I’m fast approaching 70 years of age. I suppose it is only fitting that I view it as a time for reflection. My career got its...

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Family Talk: How old is a parent in dog years?

My daughter, Amanda, and I were talking the other day about how much energy her 2½-year-old son has. He goes fast and furious...

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COVID-19 claims life of Jimmy's Egg pioneer Loc Le; wife remains hospitalized

Loc Van Le, who purchased a single breakfast cafe in 1980 and turned it into a multi-state franchise, died of complications...

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Oklahoma City nun's meal ministry goes mobile

A Carmelite nun fretted when her ministry to the homeless was curtailed due to the pandemic. Closing the doors of Sister BJ's...

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5 must-see holiday light displays in the OKC metro

Although 2020 hasn't been the most joyous year, a myriad of dazzling light displays are helping to make the holidays merry and...

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Art notes: 15th annual Cherokee Art Market, Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College, “Paul — Ambassador in Bonds,” Dana Tiger watercolor series, Norman...

Cherokee Art Market announces winners TULSA — The 15th annual Cherokee Art Market announced this year’s winners, including Best...

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25 ways to celebrate Christmas 2020 in Oklahoma: From lights displays to quirky attractions, holiday merriment abounds even in 2020

Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the autumn ice storm, 2020 has proven quite the Grinch for Oklahomans looking to...

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Rodeo Opry offering live-stream memorial concert tonight in honor of the late OKC Johnny Cash tribute artist

The Minneapolis native began a side career as a performer in 1985 when he won a statewide talent contest at the Minnesota State...

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Alan Jackson's Tulsa concert rescheduled again due to COVID-19 pandemic

The country music superstar was originally scheduled to perform in March 2020.

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Watch James Marsden talk about getting his start modeling for Oklahoma newspaper

While chatting remotely with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Thursday, Marsden also discussed his recent move from Los Angeles to...

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Cherokee Nation housing director starts at HUD

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee citizen Gary Cooper, executive director of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, has moved to the...

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How to find the comforts of anywhere but home for the holidays

During the holidays, you may be seeking comfort, whether that’s the comfort of home — or anywhere but home. With travel...

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Marni Jameson: How to find the perfect kitchen knife

A few weeks ago, a good friend gave my husband and me an unexpected gift: A chef’s knife. A knife? I confess, I was puzzled....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 12, 2020

• Tap Architecture, 800 W California Ave., group home, remodel, $1,000,000. • Lord Construction Service, 1 NE 7, restaurant,...

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Burning a tree in the fireplace is a risky way to end the holidays

DEAR BARRY: I'm writing to share some fireplace maintenance advice that may be of benefit to your readers. Let them know they...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $50 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Dec. 12, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a totally remodeled Craftsman in Uptown. The 1,254-square-foot home at 1204 NW 44 has three bedrooms...

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Walke becomes senior pastor of Mayflower-UCC

The Rev. Lori Walke has been chosen as the senior pastor of Mayflower Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 3901 NW...

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Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir concert to feature Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara

Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara, an Oklahoma native, and Richard Thomas of “The Waltons” are the guest artists for “Christmas with The...

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New Covenant Christian will offer Living Nativity

New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will offer a Drive-Through Living Nativity from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the...

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Office plans, like the coronavirus, are up in the air

Office climes, they are a-changin' — although exactly how, and to what extent, and for how long, and at what cost, all remain...

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Oklahoma City's 'Procession of Light' parade signals start of Hanukkah

Mobile menorahs were sighted on the streets of Oklahoma City on Thursday. A "Procession of Light" menorah parade wound its way...

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Oklahoma churches, leaders join forces for 'simultaneous' food distribution

Several churches joined forces to distribute food on Friday as part of the "Simultaneous Free Food Giveaway." The Rev. Derrick...

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No Yule rules: OKC-area Christmas decorations up early will probably stay late

Christmas came early this year, judging by how fast decorations went up, and the Yuletide will probably linger longer than...

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Bible lesson for Dec. 12

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." — John...

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Moesel: Gift guide for the gardeners in your life

Christmas is just a little less than two weeks from now, and there are many ways to involve plants in your celebrations. For...

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Celebrating a season of hope and steadfastness amid a pandemic

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord...

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Watch: State Department of Health to Announce Updates to Vaccine Priority Groups

Watch live as health experts and leaders from the Oklahoma State Department of Health discuss updates to the state's vaccine...

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OKC metro-area Catholic churches to observe feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with modifications

In the weeks preceding the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, church lay leaders Gerardo and Martha Martinez wondered how to...

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Oklahoma's Pollard Theatre bringing back 'A Territorial Christmas Carol' for virtual 'fireside' production

Set in Oklahoma shortly after the land run, "A Territorial Christmas Carol" takes place in the home of Ben and Liz Moody, who...

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OKC's Painted Sky Opera continuing Christmas tradition with 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Since each show is limited to 50 attendees to allow for social distancing, Saturday's matinee also will be live-streamed, and...

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New to Oklahoma public assistance programs? You should know about the cliff effect

An increasing number of Oklahomans need assistance with housing, food and other bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a...

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Voices of Christmases past return for newly virtual tradition

GUTHRIE — W. Jerome Stevenson sees some significant similarities between America's struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and...

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$400 bonus unemployment payment coming for some Oklahomans

For those short on cash this holiday season due to unemployment, a one-time bonus payment from the state could provide some...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt complained to hospital leaders about interviews with media on COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Kevin Stitt has complained to multiple hospital leaders about their employees — doctors and nurses — giving interviews...

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Myriad Gardens planning Holiday Market after Devon Ice Rink canceled

Attendees will be able to do their holiday shopping and support local vendors, partake of food trucks fare and check out the...

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Lyric Theatre's immersive outdoor 'Christmas Carol' a special holiday gift to OKC

Ten months into the pandemic, the opportunity to attend live, in-person theater is a special blessing this season, and even...

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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine set for final review, could become first authorized by FDA for US use as early as Thursday

The safety and effectiveness of the nation's first COVID-19 vaccine takes center stage Thursday as a critical committee vets...

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Oklahomans will partner with Israeli consul general for virtual Hanukkah program

Several Oklahomans will participate in a virtual candle-lighting celebration observing Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of...