Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

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Less than a week remains for registered voters in Pottawatomie County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Jan. 12 City of Shawnee ONG Franchise, County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover announced Wednesday.

Improving land, soil quality provides sound return on investment

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After experimenting with planting a mixture of cover crops on Citizen Potawatomi Nation-owned land in recent years, the Tribe has experienced financial and environmental gains. Because of this, the CPN Department of Realty that oversees the Nation’s agricultural endeavors recently expanded this practice to an additional 150 Tribally-owned acres.

Spider-Man’s new costume revealed

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Over the years, Spider-Man has donned a host of iconic costumes from his classics digs to the black suit to Iron Spider. Now in 2021, everyone’s favorite wallcrawler will get a brand-new costume to add to his legendary wardrobe.

Battle at Bethel Acres set for next Saturday

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The 2021 portion of the wrestling season gets off to a hot start Jan. 9 with Battle at Bethel Acres. The tournament will feature wrestlers from Bethel, Chandler, Moore (girls), Sulphur, McLoud, Noble (boys and girls), Community Christian School, Cashion, Anadarko, Prague, Claremore (girls), Madill, Plainview and Broken Arrow.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act turns 30

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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a federal law that protects Native American remains, funerary and sacred objects by establishing a requirement for museums, universities and other institutions that receive federal aid to repatriate and return these oftentimes stolen artifacts back to the tribal nations from which they originated. NAGPRA also sets guidelines for excavation on federal or tribal lands, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of its inception.

Bison name 340 to Fall 2020 AD Honor Roll

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Continuing to thrive in the classroom despite the ongoing challenges of COVID, a total of 340 OBU student-athletes earned recognition on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 term. For the 18th consecutive semester, the Bison posted an overall department-wide grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and 85 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Lady Rangers 2021 hoops schedule released

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The season officially opens in Percefull Fieldhouse on Friday, Jan. 1. Northwestern is set to host Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 2 pm. The next day, Jan. 2, NWOSU welcomes Tabor College to close out their non-conference slate.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT, a behind-the-scenes look at 2020’s smash comic book hit

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The debut issue of the epic TMNT miniseries, The Last Ronin, has taken comic fandom by storm as one of the biggest events of 2020 with more than 180,000 copies in print. Now, IDW welcomes hardcore fans to a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this instant classic with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 Director’s Cut, due to hit stores in March 2021.

The Black Knight rides again in new series

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Following January’s KING IN BLACK: BLACK KNIGHT, acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, X-Force) will continue to pen the legend of the Black Knight in a brand-new series. Launching in March, BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE will further expand the fascinating mythology behind the cursed hero and introduce his adventures to a new generation of fans.

FireLodge helps families during the coronavirus pandemic

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FireLodge Children & Family Services advocates for and protects children and vulnerable adults who are at risk of being abused or neglected. Services provided include court advocacy, investigations, prevention services, parenting education, counseling, foster home approval and adoption.

Marvel celebrates Deadpool’s 30th anniversary with action-packed covers by Rob Liefeld starting in March 2021

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The Merc with a Mouth turns 30. Three decades ago, Deadpool first appeared in the legendary NEW MUTANTS #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, and the comic book world has never been the same. Throughout 2021, Marvel is proud to celebrate the character’s anniversary in grand Marvel fashion starting with DEADPOOL NERDY 30 #1, a giant-sized special issue of classic Deadpool creators exploring the past, present, and future of Wade Wilson.

All-new Alien stories coming to Marvel Comics in March

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Earlier this year, Marvel Comics announced that all-new comics set in the iconic—and terrifying—world of the Alien franchise would be launching in 2021. Today, Marvel is excited to announce that the first of these ventures into never-before-seen corners of the Alien universe will arrive this March with ALIEN #1.

ECU Tiger fan cutouts on sale now

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With the beginning of the 2020-21 East Central University athletics seasons coming up in just over a month, the ECU Athletics Department wants to give their fans the chance to be part of the games, regardless of local health policies. Now you can get your own Tiger Fan Cutout to be placed in the stands, so if you cannot be there in person, you can still so your support of ECU student-athletes.