Last month the Oklahoma State Department of Education unveiled a range of options to go back to school

OKLAHOMA CITY - The coronavirus pandemic has erased the white-board for Oklahoma schools, leaving superintendents standing in front of it, sketching out their plans for reopening after being closed since March.

As of May 2020, there were 833,302 Oklahomans enrolled in SoonerCare. In February, there were only 785,366 Oklahomans enrolled in SoonerCare. The increased enrollment is due primarily to COVID-19 economic impact.

Even with the passage of State Question 802, many people do not fully understand the Medicaid system. I have focused this column on the information Oklahomans need to help those who might qualify or want further information.

Prairie Lotus

What does a young “half-half” girl do when she is uprooted from her California home and rides months in a covered wagon to the Dakota Territory in 1880? How does she deal with the prejudices found amongst the people in her new town?

The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination.

Summer Reading Program 2020

The last day to record the books you have read for the summer reading program is Saturday, July 4. Your reading log can be brought in the following week, sent by email, or on Facebook messenger. I will announce the winners of the four age groups Saturday, July 11.

Give your children age appropriate chores to do around the house.

With the ongoing coronavirus concerns, children are spending more time at home with parents and grandparents. I don’t know about you, but this has changed our family dynamics to the extent of exasperating my sanity some days.

We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash

High school students, intrigue and mystery, with a little romance thrown in... who could ask for more? We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash provides just that.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING FAMILY HERITAGE

As my children get older, they have begun the parade of questions kids typically ask parents. They are naturally curious about themselves and where they come from. Living in the great melting pot makes questioning our roots natural.

Doug Kemper, executive director of Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center, stands with Mt. Scott behind him on June 10, the third-year anniversary of the Aquarium.

MEDICINE PARK- Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center, celebrated their third-year anniversary on June 10. The aquarium plans to host several special events throughout the week to mark the anniversary.

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