Marijuana dispensaries working to cut cost amid constricted supply

Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 in June, legalizing the growing, processing and sale of medical marijuana in the state. Supply hasn't yet caught up to demand for the drug, leading to price gouging and some creative efforts by dispensaries to lower costs until market prices stabilize. Enid, Okla. -- Little more than two weeks … Continue reading Marijuana dispensaries working to cut cost amid constricted supply

Decades later, Atomic Veterans still fighting for benefits

The following is a compilation of a two-part piece on Atomic Veterans -- veterans who were subjected to radiation exposure by government atomic bomb testing -- who still, more than six decades on, are fighting the VA and Department of Justice for benefits and official recognition of their service and sacrifice. ENID, Okla. — Like … Continue reading Decades later, Atomic Veterans still fighting for benefits

“Give thanks all year”: Small congregation makes big impact for Thanksgiving

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." That quote from St. Teresa referred to efforts to feed the hungry in Calcutta, India. But, it also could apply to one small congregation's efforts to feed Enid's hungry at Thanksgiving. Most Sundays the Rev. Garland Hall is joined by just three or four … Continue reading “Give thanks all year”: Small congregation makes big impact for Thanksgiving

‘It’s just good being alive’: Homeless, food insecure share reasons to give thanks

Enid, Okla. -- As families gather today for Thanksgiving, some of those less fortunate are reminding others of reasons to give thanks, even when times are hard. Some of those in need were lined up outside Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma on Tuesday, waiting to shop at the food resource center before the Thanksgiving holiday. … Continue reading ‘It’s just good being alive’: Homeless, food insecure share reasons to give thanks

Christian authors urge faithful to focus on grace, unconditional love

ENID, Okla. — Two nationally-known Christian authors urged the faithful to focus not on legalism and behavior, but rather on God's grace and unconditional love, during a 10-part conference on grace hosted by Emmanuel Enid. The "Too Good to be True" conference featured talks by Jeff VanVonderen, an interventionist on the A&E show "Intervention" and author … Continue reading Christian authors urge faithful to focus on grace, unconditional love

Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

ENID, Okla. — As a healthy, active, 37 year-old woman, Lyndsay Watts didn't foresee breast cancer as a serious risk in her life. Now, little more than a month into a course of chemotherapy, Watts wants other women to be proactive about their health, and to consider getting their first mammogram in their 30s. Originally … Continue reading Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive

Sarah McLean was just 26 years old when a self-exam revealed a lump that later was diagnosed as breast cancer. McLean was 19 years younger than the age the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends women begin having mammograms, and the self-exam she credits with saving her life is no longer recommended by the ACS. The … Continue reading Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive