From an early introduction to welding at Great Plains Technology Center to becoming its seventh superintendent on July 1, Clarence Fortney has traveled a very long way without leaving Great Plains for more than a handful of years.
Sgt. Maj. James N. Heston, a 22-year veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard and active Army, was promoted to command sergeant major at a recent ceremony in Ada. His wife, Misti, and their two children, Caleb and Kylee, attended.
It was a crystallizing moment for Sara Youngblood-Ochoa. She was sitting with her first-grade son last winter as he struggled to do "extra credit" homework after a long day at school. Getting frustrated, she snapped at him. He cried.
Free tai chi classes structured for senior adults are scheduled at 10 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through Oct. 27 at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th.
Only 40 percent of girls in the U.S. are fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), compared to over 70 percent in Autralia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and 97 percent in Rwanda.
NEW ORLEANS (AP)  Actor, writer and director John Schneider, known for his past role on the "Dukes of Hazzard" and current role on "The Haves and the Have Nots," thought the first flood he experienced at his Louisiana production studio was bad but says he now knows there are different levels of what's considered "bad."

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