A group of youngsters play at the 35th Division Park pool Monday.
Summer heat is back, and so are its dangers. The National Weather Service is predicting high humidity and 100-degree temperatures for today, enough to place all of Southwest Oklahoma  and most of the rest of the state  under a heat advisory. The heat index in Lawton is predicted to be about 106.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)  With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40 state which have implemented the standards.
 AT LEFT: Elgin High School freshman Morgan Magness, 14, spends hours each day caring for her horses and working with them tirelessly so they watch for her cues when they're in the show ring. AT RIGHT: Cameron University freshman Megan Magness, 18, appreciates the lessons in time management and leadership that taking care of her show horses have taught her over the years.
Two Elgin-area sisters are defying conventional wisdom by racking up big wins on the horse show circuit this season.
Keith Wilson, Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs, Executive Director
Bone-deep budget cuts have forced the layoff of employees of the Youth Services Community Intervention Center in Stephens County and will drastically change the way Stephens County, and other counties across the state, respond when juveniles run into trouble with the law.
Jo Ann Woods and Matthew Smith repaint a gymnastics bar at Frederick's Rotary Park as part of a volunteer-led project.
FREDERICK  Volunteers are spearheading a project to improve a city park by repainting existing playground equipment and other items and adding new playground equipment and a bridge.
A group of Lawtonians gathered Monday at Lawton City Hall for the second meeting of a council study committee tasked with looking into the youth sports programs in the city and to plot the course that the Sports/Aquatics Department will take in coming years.
A group of youngsters play at the 35th Division Park pool Monday.
 AT LEFT: Elgin High School freshman Morgan Magness, 14, spends hours each day caring for her horses and working with them tirelessly so they watch for her cues when they're in the show ring. AT RIGHT: Cameron University freshman Megan Magness, 18, appreciates the lessons in time management and leadership that taking care of her show horses have taught her over the years.
Keith Wilson, Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs, Executive Director
Jo Ann Woods and Matthew Smith repaint a gymnastics bar at Frederick's Rotary Park as part of a volunteer-led project.

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