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Stillwater couple has tailgate wedding on game day

When Sarah Larimer sent her friend Kelsey Morris a save-the-date for her upcoming nuptials, he noticed something familiar about Sept. 23. "I said, 'Girl, that's game day.' I'll make it for both events but I'll only be dressed for one," Morris said. For newlyweds Terrence and Sarah Larimer, Saturday

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 00:32:00

MORRISON ON MY MIND: American Legion and Auxiliary install officers, recognize Girls and Boys Staters

The Christie-Jones Unit 343 American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary assembled on Aug. 31 for dinner and to install new officers. All 48 participants enjoyed mingling over the meal, and ALA State President Brenda Harvey was the guest of honor. Morrison ALA President Janet Vincent directed the "

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 11:30:00

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: How birds deal with bad weather

Fall migration has been on this slow side, but we made up for it a little beginning this past Sunday, and it has been carrying through for us. With a little inclement weather, transitory birds will come down to earth to ride out the bad weather, especially our shorebirds and songbirds. Even though w

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

AG CORNER: Rabies in farm animals

In the first half of 2017, four cases of rabies have been diagnosed in cattle in Oklahoma. When most people think of rabies, they have visions of a foaming at the mouth, snarling, aggressive dog that attacks everything in sight. However, in farm animals, this is not always the case. Many veterinaria

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

GROW: It's the best time to seed your cool-season lawn

When you talk about the weather in Oklahoma, the word ideal may not come to mind. However, this time of year from now through early October, the day/night temperatures combinations are ideal for the germination of cool-season grasses. In other words, let the tall fescue, perennial ryegrass and Kentu

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Apply now for Monarch Habitat funding

The Payne County Conservation District is pleased to announce funding for the Monarch Habitat Initiative Cost Share Program. Payne County received $26,670 dollars to help producers do conservation practices out on their land. We are taking applications until Nov. 8. The Program runs through Dec. 31,

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

IN THE GARDEN: Atomic gardening

Oh, the times they are a changing; changing times not only are, but have and will continue to do so. I recently came across a gardening piece that highlighted a "fad" in the late 1950s called Gamma gardening. So stunned were most men and women at the destruction of the two atomic bombs used by the U

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Small cruise ship experience: Excellent!

Nowadays, the ship cruising consumer has lots of choices about just which type of adventure to take? Ocean vs. fresh water; local country vs. distant lands; short duration vs. several weeks or more; relatively inexpensive vs. very expensive; small vessel vs. mega-ship, and so on. Most of my bride De

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

KAMEOKA CORNER: A look at Japan's auto industry

I think that almost everyone would agree that Japan's automobile industry has done amazingly well since the end of WW II. In 1950 Japan produced only 31,597 vehicles and a large percentage of those were trucks. I was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military in the mid to late 1950s and the primary

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 11:30:00

UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Still, grief remains long after the body is laid to rest

Officiating funerals is one of the hardest things I have to do in ministry. I struggle with the right words to say, the right scriptures to read. This is difficult for me because I am agonizingly aware that the family before whom I stand lost someone they love. And no matter what I say, their pain w

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

VETERINARY VIEWPOINTS: Fleas: What You Need to Know

Fleas are a year-round problem for both pets and their owners. Even indoor pets can be affected if the yard and home are contaminated. Fleas are not only irritating to pets but they can cause dermatitis and spread intestinal tapeworms. Several diseases can be transmitted by fleas. Humans may be bitt

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

OUR VIEW: Strengthen the bottom line

City Council's approval of a resolution of intent to consider Dan Batchelor's Tax Increment Financing District plan around the downtown area opens the door for a lot debate about economic development and how to fund it within the City of Stillwater. With commercial air service, a burgeoning universi

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

Block 34 committee hits ground running

The Block 34 Citizen Task Force had an efficient first week of existence. First came the initial meeting Monday night. It was a meeting in the formal sense as well as the literal sense, for some of the committee members were introduced for the first time. The committee consists of Jim Beckstrom, Ari

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 00:34:08

Council to make tax increment committee appointments

The Stillwater City Council will have a light load Monday. Starting 5:30 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room in the Stillwater Municipal Building, the City Council will appoint a Committee Chair and City representative to the Tax Increment Financing Project Plan Review Committee. There will also be a d

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 00:33:00

Q5: Registration opens for Color of Hope 5K

The fourth annual Stillwater Life Services Color of Hope 5k Run/Walk will begin with check-in at 8 a.m. Saturday at Boomer Lake Shelter No. 2. The run/walk begins at 9 a.m. There will be team prizes - BEST "TEAM SPIRIT" and MOST MONEY RAISED by a team, and medals for first-, second-, and third-place

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-24 00:24:20

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Stillwater High volleyball swept on somber senior night

Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press Stillwater High senior Orianna Clements spikes a ball for a point during the second set of Thursday's senior night match. Union beat Stillwater in three-straight sets, spoiling the night for Stillwater's four seniors. Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press Stillw

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

OUR VIEW: Highly beneficial day for Stillwater

Yesterday marked the undertaking of one of the most important volunteer projects that happens each year in Stillwater. For more than 20 years, United Way of Payne County's Day of Caring has helped bring the community closer through volunteer efforts. This year, around 700 people volunteered, 600 of

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-22 11:15:00

UNEARTHING RED DIRT: The final bullets

The tale is an American classic, the outlaws dressed in black, the heroes wearing stars on their chests, the citizens either terrified of the soon to be flying bullets or bravely aiding the forces of law and order. The gunfight at the OK Corral, the defense of Coffeyville, Kansas, are indeed part an

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-23 12:15:00

United in Caring: Volunteers join United Way of Payne County for community service blitz

Michelle Charles/Stillwater News Press Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle trims pickets for a fence construction project off Ninth Avenue Thursday during United Way Day of Caring. Michelle Charles/Stillwater News Press Armstrong Industries employee Donna Walter has been volunteering for United

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-23 04:55:32