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2011-03-25 00:00:29

Mayor Kevin Priddle recipient of award given yearly by drug rehab center in observance of continued help and support for drug-free lives in his community. McAlester, OK (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 This year the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has presented Mayor of McAlester Kevin Priddle with their Humanitarian of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given yearly to one person or group who has shown a sincere desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others...

2010-10-26 00:01:48

Argus Hamilton, funniest topical comedian in America, takes part in grassroots campaign to get drugs out and arts in. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) October 24, 2010 According to Argus Hamilton, "Art helps to fulfill man's oldest drive, the drive to create." This is something Hamilton has been doing for some time through his successful career as a comedian. A proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma and now living in Los Angeles, Hamilton brings an extraordinary perspective to the news from...

2010-10-25 15:04:00

MCALESTER, Okla., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The word to describe yesterday's Take McAlester Back events is inspiring. The group kicked of their official campaign Saturday morning on Choctaw Avenue. Take McAlester Back is a grassroots movement to get drugs out and arts in, all throughout Southeastern Oklahoma. The rain held off long enough for the 10k race to occur in the morning. The 10k race was followed by a drug-free pledge where young and old alike were able to make the commitment to...

2010-10-24 00:14:28

Nationally recognized musician takes part in local drug prevention campaign to help get drugs out and arts in. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 Art has taken on lots of meanings in musician Jana Jae's life. At the age of two and a half she began studying the violin with her parents, both graduates of Juilliard. By the age of 5, Jana had become amazingly adept on her instrument and was introduced to her Granddad's fiddle tunes, perfect for encores. By age 12, Jana began entering...

2008-07-17 15:00:53

By Susan Brittingham, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. Jul. 17--Even though it may seem that summer began last week and your little one was born only yesterday, it's actually time for another school year to start. Enrollment for the tiniest of students at McAlester Public Schools is going on now. Older students will enroll on July 30 and 31. Pre-K and Head Start students -- those who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 -- attend the early childhood centers at Jefferson and William...

2008-06-20 15:00:33

By Jeremy Higgins, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. Jun. 20--Almost everyone is affected by cancer -- whether you are a cancer survivor, or you have a friend or family member who has cancer, survived cancer or has died from cancer. In conjunction with this year's Relay for Life, luminarias are being sold to honor those who have died from, have or have survived this deadly disease. The luminarias, paper sacks lit with a candle inside, will be displayed along the walking track at Will...

2006-06-01 21:04:14

MCALESTER, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A 74-year-old became the oldest person executed in Oklahoma when he was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday for the 1984 murder of his stepson. John Albert Boltz was the second person executed in Oklahoma this year, said Jerry Massie, spokesman for the state prison in McAlester. Previously, the oldest person executed in Oklahoma was Robert Hendricks, who was 64 when he was put to death in 1957, Massie said. Boltz was condemned for stabbing...

2006-04-18 20:27:31

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday for killing three people over a drug debt in 1996, an Oklahoma prison spokesman said. Richard Thornburg Jr., 40, had been convicted in the September 28, 1996 slayings of James Poteet, 51; Terry Shepard, 39; and Keith Smith, 24, in the southwestern Oklahoma town of Alex, about 50 miles south of Oklahoma City. Thornburg and two accomplices shot the men after trying to collect a drug debt. One of...

2005-07-19 20:58:08

MCALESTER, Okla. (Reuters) - A man who killed a store clerk during a 1991 robbery and blamed it on steroid use was executed on Tuesday by lethal injection. Michael Pennington, the third person put to death this year in Oklahoma, was condemned for murdering Bradley Grooms while robbing a Lawton, Oklahoma, convenience store on Oct. 21, 1991. Pennington later said he was psychotic at the time of the crime because of anabolic steroids he took to enhance his weight-lifting regimen. He had no...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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