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Madeline Dillner will present her art at the Leslie Powell Gallery beginning July 8. The show will be her first solo exhibition since beginning to paint seriously in 2016. Here, she poses in front of her painting, "Bella Vista Golfito,"

DEAR ABBY: My first wife died of colon cancer 25 years ago. She was extremely brave and fought hard for two years, but in the end, it was a blessing when her suffering ended. I remarried 20 years ago, and my second wife has now been diagnosed with the same cancer. When the diagnosis came bac…

Q. After 10 years and three doctors trying to control my gout, I seem to have found a cure that they could not. It started with your column when a man stated that eating celery seeds helped with his gout.

DEAR ABBY: My stepdaughter, “Crystal,” has a toxic relationship with her mother. Both have battled alcoholism. The mother did some extreme damage that has ended the possibility of Crystal regaining custody of her 6-year-old son. My husband and I hired a lawyer to help her fight for her right…

DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old trans man. I told my mother years ago, and while she hasn’t stopped me from transitioning, she’s wholly unsupportive. Despite telling her my new name and pronouns, she refuses to refer to me that way even when we are alone. (I can’t tell the rest of my family; t…

Imagine shopping for groceries in a store that doesn’t post prices. The only way to find out how much you will owe for a dozen eggs, a half-gallon of milk and a loaf of bread is to take your cart to the checkout line.

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LAWTON, OK — Southwest Oklahoma sounds are hitting with the beat of freedom starting with this weekend's Rockin' the Park festival in Medicine Park and the "Sounds of Freedom Festival" in Elgin and joined by new singles from Anthony Spencer and Cade Roth & The Black Sheep. 

DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of two small children. I have separated from their verbally abusive, alcoholic father. I returned to my grandmother, who raised me, and tried to get a job. I couldn’t find one quickly because we went into quarantine and my uncles made me move out.

Planting a tree according to the instructions gives the plant the right start. But training a tree by pruning shapes the tree thus preventing wind damage when the tree is mature.

DEAR ABBY: Many years ago, I was the victim of a violent assault that my then-11-year-old daughter witnessed. It traumatized both of us, but me, the worst. I completely dove off the deep end. I started drinking and smoking pot, and quit going to church. My whole personality changed. I dumped…

We live in a world of constant digital surveillance. Whether we realize it or not, our personal data – conversations, purchases and browsing habits – are constantly being collected by the websites, apps and social media platforms we use.

DEAR ABBY: Our dear mother recently passed away after an extended illness. We all knew it was inevitable, but it didn’t make our loss any easier. My siblings and I were devastated, and we still are. The day of her funeral was especially hard.

DEAR ABBY: I love my husband, but I’m getting tired of being a second-class citizen in my home. It started when we bought a van from a friend of mine. We talked about different things we could do with it — fix it up a little and sell it, or use it for vacation — but somewhere along the line …

DEAR ABBY: Recently, my oldest and dearest friend (since kindergarten) talked about renting a house in Puerto Rico for her family and mine. We talk often and have remained close over the years. I consider her family a part of my family.

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced mother of two teenagers. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend, “Sean,” for almost five years, and when the pandemic started, he moved in with us. I am supposed to share custody of my teens with their father, alternating weeks. However, his job requires travel, and the kid…

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He was the rebellious Beatle. The founder. The avant-garde of new music. He put melodies together that had never existed before.

LAWTON, OK — With Matt Shreve's release of "Caestus of Grief" on Friday, the tales of the Astro Throne are ready to be told and imbibed with the sounds of something original and sonically superb. Find out for yourself. 

DEAR ABBY: My husband, who is 81 and in excellent health, has just suggested that when we feel we can no longer live independent lives (I am 72), we should move closer to his daughter in another state so she and her husband can help us.

Florence Nightingale has almost been forgotten, but her observations and recommendations during the 19th century are useful today in our fight against COVID-19. Born in Florence, Italy, in 1820 to a wealthy British family, she excelled in mathematics, science and languages. As a young woman,…

Saturday at 10 a.m. The Lawton Farmers Market will hold a sauerkraut making class 77 SW 4th Street in downtown Lawton. There will also local vendors with fresh vegetables and meats, along with artisans and crafters. For more information about this event, and upcoming events, please visit the…

How do plants grow? Why do the plants react to temperature changes, moisture content and sunlight variances? Several studies have proven that plants are not passive creatures, but are very dynamic and will adapt with a little help. Here are some helpful hints in growing plants:

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