Archive: 05/05/18: Saturday
Ten Commandment Bill Goes Before Governor
A bill that would label the Ten Commandments a historical document is now on the Governor's desk. Both the House and the Senate approved the proposal that paves the way for a monument with the biblical text to be displayed on public property. Three years ago the State Supreme Court ordered a privately funded ten commandments monument to be removed from Capitol Grounds. 06-30/2018 Related Story: OK Supreme Court: Ten Commandments Monument Must Be Removed From Capitol
Tulsa Celebrates Cinco De MayoPeople across Green Country are out celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight. The eighth annual Cinco De MayoFest take place weekend at the River West Festival Park. It's a family fun event with live bands, authentic Mexican food, and carnival rides. The festivities continue until 11 Saturday then pick back up Sunday at 2. Sunday’s festivities include a large wedding with more than 15 couples.
Broken Arrow Hosts 5th Rose Festival
Preparations are underway for the final day of Broken Arrow's 5th annual Rose Festival. Families enjoyed day one of the festival with live music, arts and crafts for kids, vendors, and of course, lots of roses. In addition, more roses could soon be on the way to the Rose District. The non-profit "Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful" hopes to raise enough money to build at six-and-a-half acre rose garden. "Oh, I love that idea because I love the rose gard...
96-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Degree Nearly 7 Decades Later
(AP) A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy has received his college degree to a standing ovation 68 years after he took his last class. Ninety-six-year-old Bob Barger was honored Saturday at the University of Toledo’s commencement ceremony, where he received an associate’s degree. A review of his transcripts from the late 1940s shows he completed enough classes to qualify for the degree, which wasn’t offered when he was in school. Barger came home to...
Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Makes National Historic Register
The Man in Black’s boyhood home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Friday that the home in Dyess where country music icon Johnny Cash lived from age 3 through high school has been added to the register.