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Janna Hoehn has a mission. She is trying to find photos of everyone killed during the Vietnam War.

Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, May 19, 2017, through early morning Friday, May 26, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
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What is truth to you? Is it complete honesty? Does it consist of “little” white lies? What is Truth?

Saturday, May 27, 2017
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I was up early packing a lunch for the guy-in-the-garage who was getting ready to head off for work some years back. We had been chatting about plans for the upcoming weekend, while he finished eating breakfast. As he passed by me on his way to the kitchen sink, he patted my shoulder and sai…

Friday, May 26, 2017

Editor’s Note: Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, May 19, 2017, through early morning Friday, May 26, 2017. Information is obtained from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, May 19, 2017, through early morning Friday, May 26, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

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For a seven week period, Skiatook FFA competed at speech competitions across the Northeast District. JW Wells, Karstyn Cantrell, Tarren Sherman, Blair Noblin, Kaitlyn Teague, Natalee Daniels, Alana Meares, Jordyn Miller and Parker Cantrell competed at Vinita, Dewey, Caney Valley, Oolagah, NE…

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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The Oklahoma House of Representatives has worked hard on the budget all session long, and last week was no exception. Before we start raising taxes on Oklahoma families though, I believe there are plenty of viable options we could pursue to close our projected budget shortfall.

Richard (Dick) Linn Thompson, Sr. Memorial services for Richard "Dick" L. Thompson, Sr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel. Dick. Thompson, age 75, of Skiatook, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his Skiatook residence. Born January 30, 1942 in Madil…

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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The spring football game is played annually at the end of the school year. While players wear uniforms, it’s more of a practice to prepare for the upcoming season.

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Every year, Skiatook FFA hosts their annual banquet to recognize the top FFA members through awards, degrees and scholarships. Another purpose is to install new chapter officers for the next school year and to recognize honorary members in the Skiatook FFA chapter. Skiatook FFA had This year…

Monday, May 22, 2017
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On May 8, the Skiatook Board of Education considered a motion to offer German in place of Spanish as the high school foreign language class for the 2017-2018 school year. The motion was tabled at that meeting and will not be reconsidered at this time.

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Gene Dennison recently moved his law offices to the old Medical Arts building on Rogers Blvd. “We chose this space because of the ability to display many works of art,” Dennison said. Dennison, along with fellow attorney Ethan Mock and accountant Gary Forbes Jr., will be using their office s…

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Information in this column was obtained from the Osage County Court Clerk’s database and other public documents for the period ending May 19, 2017. Not every incident leads to a charge under the law. If charges are filed, guilt, innocence, or other liability is determined by a court of law. …

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Gov. Fallin recently signed legislation to allow certain military members to carry a handgun without a handgun license. Sen. Kim David is the author of Senate Bill 35 and says military members’ extensive training with weapons makes the requirement of having a gun license unnecessary.

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With Memorial Day and summer right around the corner, many Oklahomans will be enjoying activities in and around the pool. However, many may not be aware there are billions of germs floating in the water of community pools, splash pads and other water venues. Pool chemicals kill most germs wi…

Sunday, May 21, 2017
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How is your life going? Do you find yourself smiling a lot, or crying out in agony? Now I’m not saying we are always going to have a smile on our face but we don’t have to always frown. I know that there is always something you see or hear every day that makes you smile that even makes you l…

Saturday, May 20, 2017
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I ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon a few years ago. You know, the one that was postponed for almost 2 hours because of the weather in this great state of ours. Know what happens when you postpone an early morning race start in the great state of Oklahoma in April? You end up runn…

Friday, May 19, 2017
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The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce will be placing Flags of Honor at Osage Gardens Cemetery. Each flag represents a veteran who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

Editor’s Note: Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, May 12, 2017, through early morning Friday, May 19, 2017. Information is obtained from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, May 12, 2017, through early morning Friday, May 19, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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A book I like to read begins, “God created…and He saw that it was good.” In other words, perfect without flaw or damage.

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Placing in a statewide competition and earning a trip to Washington, D.C., would be a once in a lifetime occurrence for most high school students, but this summer will mark the second such achievement for Alethea Santizo. Santizo, a sophomore at Skiatook’s Hope Christian Academy, entered thi…

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Studies indicate 90 percent of brain development occurs by age five. Both academic and formative experiences influence and shape this development in the early years. Enrolling children in four-year-old programs is an important lever for increasing their readiness for kindergarten and beyond.

Michael Ray Miller Michael Ray Miller, 63, of Jennings, OK, passed away Saturday, May 6, at home. Michael was born on Jan, 8, 1954, to Paul and Viola Miller. He received his education in Skiatook. He worked for American Airlines and he was a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by his wife…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Like many Oklahomans, I am deeply disturbed about the deterioration of our state over the past five years, while our leaders looked away. I have lived here for more than two-thirds of the life of the state, and I have never seen the situation so desperate or the governmental response to the …