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Riders saddle up for church

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Horseback riders took a break from a Friday night arena activities last month and gathered their horses around Vicki Beene. It was time for Bible study. Astride her horse, Beene took prayer requests from the other riders,...

 

Muskogee couple raising money to assist Myanmar refugees

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Myanmar native Yuree Lembke recalls seeing the sky through holes in her roof. "It is not a good condition at all," said Lembke, 27, who spent 17 years in refugee camps along the Myanmar/Thailand border. She and her family,...

 

Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as long as she could remember. "This is my country, I'm supposed to...

 

Bacone College coach shows pride in school, culture.

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Bacone College cross-country coach Phillip "Bugsy" Barnoskie wears a cap showing pride in his school and his culture. The cap shows a tomahawk, a logo for Bacone athletics. "Being from Muskogee, I always knew Bacone,"...

 

Oklahoma school library undergoes makeover

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Hilldale Middle School and High School students can go to the library and sit on a plush sectional sofa, red metal bar stools, even the floor. Librarian Laurel Croftcheck said she wanted to create smaller, more comfortable...

 

Oklahoma yoga event featured goats

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Nine kids ran around and jumped on visitors doing recent yoga sessions at Hunt's Green Space. Each kid had four legs. Some had horns and a high-pitched "baa." The Goat Yoga sessions, benefiting Fostering Hope, attracted about...

 

Muskogee woman helps kids through 4-H Club

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Marcella Bynum recalled wanting to be a nurse when she grew up. "My mom died of cancer when I was 14, and I saw the way nurses took care of her," Bynum said. However, Bynum found new interests — and new ways to care — as...

 

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