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Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken. “Much of what you know about history may be limited or even wrong,” says Marc Wilson, author of “Kidnapped by Columbus,” a new historical novel. “All too often, legends, poems and myths are emphasized in favor of more complex…

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Tips on how to prevent summer brain drain

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how. • Take a Hike: Not all learning has to happen indoors or while sitting still. Take a family nature walk…

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Movies with Dave May 24

Another jam packed four movie weekend this week. And what a variety of films. We have two completely opposite comedies, one about older women seeking love, the other starring a loud mouthed, super human mercenary. But that’s not all. There’s also a buddy cop movie featuring talking dogs, and to round things out a documentary…

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Movies with Dave

First up is “Life of the Party.” When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) decides to go back to college and complete her degree. Going for the full college experience, Deanna joins her daughter Maddie’s (Molly Gordon) university. Much like my review for “I Feel Pretty,” let me start out by…

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Kevin Self named Newcastle’s interim city manager

By Todd Newville todd@newcastlepacer.com Newcastle’s City Hall recently underwent a somewhat surprising change in leadership. On the evening of April 9, the Newcastle City Council voted to terminate the contract of Newcastle City Manager Nick Nazar. Nazar reportedly underwent back surgery several months ago and was still out on leave at the time of his…

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Movies with Dave

First up is “Tully.” Marlo (Charlize Theron), a struggling mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass) to help her get some much needed sleep. Hesitant to take him up on the offer at first, Marlow eventually succumbs and calls into service a thoughtful yet quirky young…

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Three arrested In connection with death of Shaliyah Toombs

Three people have been arrested in connection with what authorities believe to be a homicide in the death of Shaliyah Toombs of Oklahoma City. Her body was discovered in a vehicle said to be driven by Daniel Vasquez along Interstate 35 near Goldsby May 2. Vasquez has been charged with accessory after the fact in…

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When God says wait

Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” I have lots of weaknesses, but one that rises to the top is patience. My personality struggles with waiting long for anything. I am a “get it done quickly” kind of guy. Therefore, the situation I…

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Friends of the library book sale

The Newcastle Friends of the Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale and Craft Show on Saturday June 2.  Doors open at 9:00 am and will take place at the library, located at 705 NW 10th St.  The library is currently taking donations for the sale.  Books can be delivered to the Newcastle Public Library…

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ECHO is Celebrating OHCE week! 

This week is OHCE week!  Wait!  What is OHCE?  Oklahoma Home and Community Education is the formal title.  However, for our ECHO group, it’s a group of people that get together monthly to learn new things.  We’ve learned about setting up a living will, the history of wheat, and how to make homemade, eco friendly…

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