Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 17: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Carter No. 2-24H Well; S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 24-13N-08W; TD 15,085. Grady: Marathon Oil Co.; Tyemax No. 1-35RXH Well; N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 26-05N-06W; TD 22,475. Vitruvian II Woodford LLC; Murphree No. 1-19H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 19-03N-05W; TD 20,600. Lincoln: American Energy - Woodford LLC; Walker 31-17N-04E No. 1MH Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 31-17N-04E;


    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Wednesday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 606; Last sale: 402; Last year: 525 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady. Packer demand moderate to good . Demand was good for cows returning to the country. A total of 311 cows and bulls sold with 60 percent going to packers. Slaughter Cows: 1,050-1,650 lbs. Average dressing Boners and Breakers $116-$121, Low dressing $109-$115.50; Lean cows $108-$113.50, Low dressing $102-$105; Light weight lean cows Low dressing $94-$96. Slaughter Bulls: 1,300-2,350 lbs. Average dressing $140-$147; High dressing $150-$155.50; Low dressing $133-$139. The estimated dressed cost at the Oklahoma National Stockyards;

  • Q&A with Troy Jones

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Finance expert compares Greece's economy to that of Oklahoma Q: How is the state of Oklahoma similar to the country of Greece? A: Greece can’t run budget deficits in the European Union just like Oklahoma can’t in the United States. The federal government can and often does spend more than what comes in and accumulates significant debt as a result. The difference is the U.S. can create more dollars and require taxes to be paid back in the same currency they created — not so with Oklahoma or Greece.   Q: What do you think is the root problem? A: Spending more than one can repay and being unwilling or unable to adapt to the new circumstances.

  • Unemployment rate increases in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City's jobless rate inched up in May, as the metro area shed 300 energy jobs over the month, according to figures released Wednesday. The city's May unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.8 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Energy jobs in Oklahoma City are down 5 percent from a year ago, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Lincoln, Neb., and Ames, Iowa, had the lowest unemployment rates among U.S. cities in May at 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates at 23.1 percent and 21.3 percent. Across Oklahoma, unemployment rose in 75 of the state's 77 counties in May, according to the

  • Reunions

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CHOCTAW Choctaw High School class of 1959, monthly breakfast, first Wednesday, Dixie Diner, 11201 NE 23, Nicoma Park. Call Don Windle, 326-3690. GUTHRIE Guthrie High School class of 1965, 50-year reunion Oct. 9-11. Contact Monte Maker at monte@maker.ws or 260-3702. Go to the Facebook page at Guthrie High School Class of 1965 and ask to join. JONES Jones High School class of 1965, 50-year reunion, Aug. 8 at Spencer’s Smokehouse & Bar-B-Q, 9900 NE 23, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Call Edwina at 525-6966 or email Josephine at jojag1947@aol.com for more information. Jones High School/State Center alumni reunion, Aug. 8 at Jones High School. Social hour 6 p.m., dinner 7

  • Adopt a Pet

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Adoption options •Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, 5100 N College, 789-3431. •Central Oklahoma Humane Society Adoption Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. •Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 2424 Old Timbers Drive, 216-7615. •El Reno Animal Shelter, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 2400 Spur Lane, 262-8883. •Free to Live, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesdays and holidays, northwest of Edmond, 282-8617,

  • Taste of Edmond raises funds for LibertyFest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Taste of Edmond celebrated its 24th year raising funds for LibertyFest.

  • Norman Day promises holiday fun

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    An apple pie contest will be among the festivities at Norman's Fourth of July celebration.

  • Oklahoma City-area Adopt a Pet

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Pet adoption options in the Oklahoma City area

  • Foster child inspires Mustang teacher's passion

    By Shannon Rigsby For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    For fourth-grade teacher Amber Terrell, teacher of the year for Lakehoma Elementary, the child who changed her perspective about teaching walked through the door more than three years ago.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Camp E-Ko-Wah translates into friendship, fun and learning for Oklahoma Girl Scouts

    By Scott Amundson For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma's Camp E-Ko-Wah gives campers a chance to connect with nature and learn about themselves on 140 acres of land.

  • Baby you're a firework: Light up the night in dresses and jewels

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City fashion retailers offer suggestions for dazzilng July Fourth looks.

  • Leonard Pitts: President Obama delivers a speech for history

    By Leonard Pitts Jr. Tribune Content Agency | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    "This whole week," said President Obama, "I've been reflecting on this idea of grace." That was the turning point of Friday's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the Charleston, S.C., minister who was, with eight of his congregants, murdered by a racist terrorist two weeks ago. It was the moment a memorable speech became a speech for history. "According to the Christian tradition," the president-turned-preacher explained, "grace is not earned, grace is not merited, it's not something we deserve. Rather, grace is the free and benevolent favor of God." Grace, in other words, is that which bridges the gap between creation and Creator, the staircase connecting the soil to the

  • George Will: Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged

    GEORGE F. WILL   | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON — In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention's prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 "language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founders." He knew that the purport of the text would evolve "with the changeable meaning of the words composing it." Now, 147 years since ratification of the 14th Amendment, its guarantee of "equal protection of the laws" means that states, which hitherto controlled marriage law, must recognize same-sex marriages.

  • Might Oklahoma Ten Commandments ruling invite lawsuits over other displays?

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    THE Oklahoma Supreme Court says a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capitol represents the use of state funds to support a system of religion, and therefore violates the state constitution. That the monument might not withstand judicial scrutiny wasn’t entirely unexpected, although few anticipated this particular challenge would succeed. A primary argument against installing the monument was that it would invite lawsuits, requiring expenditure of limited tax dollars on defense efforts with only a modest chance of success. Those criticisms have proven correct. This doesn’t mean we object to the Ten Commandments.

  • Most Oklahoma GOP officials shone in denouncing domestic violence

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    OKLAHOMA Republican Party officials’ recent debate over domestic violence showed some of them embodying the worst “war on women” stereotypes touted by their Democratic Party opponents. But far more Oklahoma Republicans rebutted those attacks through serious, substantive stands in solidarity with victims. Shortly after his election this spring, state GOP Chairman Randy Brogdon of Owasso appointed T.C. Ryan executive director of the party. That quickly drew criticism. In 2012, Ryan had pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child and interference with an emergency telephone call. As criticism mounted, Brogdon asked Ryan to instead serve as political director.

  • Bicycle riders raise funds for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

    By Kate French For The Oklahoman   | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children held its annual Miles4Smiles Bike Ride on June 20.

  • Records

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for July 2, 2015

  • Priest has eye on downtown parish, plus Warr Acres chapel

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Rev. Price Oswalt, pastor of St. Joseph Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City, opened Holy Innocents Chapel next door to Outpatient Services for Women in a small office complex in Warr Acres in 2013.