Lifestyle

Fri
20
Jul

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Feeding Frenzy

This Sunday July 22, starts shark week on the Discovery Channel.  I wait all year for this week and get so excited.  I’ll admit some of the specials have gone downhill over the last couple years, but I enjoy sitting down and watching the good ones and I have DVD’s of some of the older ones that were really good.  I have always had a fascination with these powerhouses of the oceans. This week, I want to talk about my favorite shark and give you some shark related recipes for any shark themed parties you may be planning.

Fri
20
Jul

Foundations

Foundations are the structures we build the rest of our buildings upon.  As it relates to this article, what are the beginnings, the experiences, the life happenings that our local ministers have lived through that led them to be pastors or priests?  Finding out what those foundations are for the ministers of our community is the focus of this series of articles.

 

Dale Fillmore

Victory through surrender sums up the experience of many of our pastors.  Their call to ministry is a result of their surrender to God and His purposes for their lives.  That is true for Dale Fillmore, the pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Okmulgee.

Fri
13
Jul

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

French Fry Fantasy

 

It’s National French Fry Day!  A good fry can be hard to find unless you are at home making it yourself.  Too many times I have gotten fries that are soggy or even the opposite and so crunchy they are hard to eat.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the little crunchies that are crisp to the core, but sometimes they go too far and end up rock hard.  The perfect fry has a crisp bite to the outside while still being soft in the middle.  Yum!  First, let’s talk just how the fry started.

Fri
13
Jul

Foundations

Foundations are the structures we build the rest of our buildings upon.  As it relates to this article, what are the beginnings, the experiences, the life happenings that our local ministers have lived through that led them to be pastors or priests?  Finding out what those foundations are for the ministers of our community is the focus of this series of articles.

 

By Dale Fillmore

First Church of the Nazarene, Okmulgee

 

Johnathan Hanshaw

Few of us can look back on just one event in our lives that shaped our future.  Jonathan Hanshaw, pastor of the First Assembly of God in Okmulgee, is a true example of how layer upon layer of events eventually led to the understanding of God’s purpose for his life.

Fri
13
Jul

Patty McCall shares life story with Lions

Program Chair Lion R.C. Morrow, Patty McCall, and Acting President Lion Heather Sumner. (Photo and information provided by Dean Craig, with excerpts from the book, "U Can 2,” by Patty McCall).

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

 

After a two-week hiatus, the thing that first comes to mind is the decades-old western song by the late Gene Autry, "I'm back in the saddle again", and it feels good.  And Tuesday's program is just as timely, and with a tinge of mystery in addition.  The program is listed as Patty McCall--actress, producer, author, co-founder/CEO of P.A.I.N. (Prevent Abuse in Neighborhoods).

Fri
29
Jun

Two Year Old Celebrates Birthday

Blayde Todd Allen, of Okmulgee, turned 2 on Friday, June 15, 2018. He is the son of Skyler and Casey Allen. Blayde is also the grandson of John and Daniyelle Hensely of Preston; Jeff and Tara Allen of Okmulgee; and Billy Gartrell of Van Buren, Ark. and is the great-grandson of Bill and Mary Pierce of Okmulgee. 

Fri
29
Jun

Reese-Grissom announce engagement

Gabrielle Reese and Andre’ Grissom are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The bride-to-be, a resident of Foley, Mo., is the daughter of Rev. Terry and Karen Reese of Foley. Gabrielle Reese is a 1997 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Homeschoool and received an Associates of Arts Degree from Gateway College of Evangelism in 1999.

She is employed by Shea Kohl Law, LC in St. Charles, Mo.

The future groom is formerly of Henryetta. Andrew Grissom is the son of Carolyn Grissom and the late Rev. C. Larry Grissom of Henryetta. He is a 1987 graduate of Henryetta High School and a 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

He is employed by Lee C. Moore in Tulsa.

Gabrielle and Andre’ have planned an Oct. 6, 2018, wedding at the Harvest Tabernacle in Lebanon, Mo.

Fri
29
Jun

Summer reading program entertains with local talent

Josiah ‘Skippy’ Jackson, pictured above and below, pulls volunteers from the crowd to help with one of his interactive stories.
(Jessie Brydges/Times Staff)

Josiah ‘Skippy’ Jackson was the performer at this week’s summer reading program. 

Skippy entertained the audience with interactive stories. The first one was a tale of a rabbit making a deal with a bobcat in order to avoid being his lunch. Then, Skippy had several volunteers assist him with the tale of a young girl who wanted to learn to sing. He finished up the performance with a sing along about ‘Squirmy the Wormy’ who kept eating and eating and growing bigger and bigger. Throughout the performance, he also sat and chatted with the kids, danced, sang and kept them laughing. Next week, there will not be a summer reading program as the library will be closed for the 4th of July. 

Be sure to check out the rest of our paper for what is going on in our town for the 4th.

Fri
29
Jun

Foundations

Foundations are the structures we build the rest of our buildings upon.  As it relates to this article, what are the beginnings, the experiences, the life happenings that our local ministers have lived through that led them to be pastors or priests?  Finding out what those foundations are for the ministers of our community is the focus of this series of articles.

 

By Dale Fillmore

First Church of the Nazarene, Okmulgee

 

Dennis Taylor

“There is a mystery to the movement of God in a call to the ministry,” says Dennis Taylor.  Dennis is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee.  His call to the ministry is an example of that mystery of God’s Holy Spirit moving on the heart of an individual.

Fri
22
Jun

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

 Remarkable Raspberries

 

Are you enjoying this month of fruity columns?  I hope so, I have enjoyed writing them.  Nature provides so many needed nutrients in these little berries.  This week I want to talk about raspberries.  Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, raspberries are a delicious fruit with many health benefits.

Raspberries are a red fruit very similar to blackberries and are from the rose family, just like the strawberry.  They grow on tall, prickly canes and are made of several drupelets.  Unlike the blackberry, the stem comes completely out of the fruit leaving a hole in the center.  

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