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Rural Oklahoma woman finds zebra in her yard

Nights in rural eastern Oklahoma have a lot of stars ” but it’s another thing to find stripes.   Sharon McConough knew something was odd at her rural Ranger Creek home near Fort Gibson Lake, something making her shepherd, Bizzy, bark like mad, according to a story in the Muskogee Phoenix.   Of course, the

Oklahoma City Web site names 100 top embarrassments

In the spirit of the centennial year, Chicken-Fried News’ second favorite Oklahoma Web site has come up with a unique idea to celebrate the state’s 100th birthday. The folks at TheLostOgle.com decided a list of Oklahoma’s top 100 embarrassments was needed. We at CFN are glad we didn’t make the list.   At the top

Untucked shirts present security risk at Tulsa high school

Adults love to remind kids they have no rights, even while they are teaching them about all the rights granted by the U.S. Constitution. Administrators with Tulsa Public Schools seem to have taken the creed one step further by celebrating students’ constitutional void.   Dozens of students at Tulsa’s Rogers High School tried to exert

Oklahoma Lottery seeks photogenic pups for game pieces

For the last few days of September, Okies can vie to get man’s best scratchers on, well, lottery “scratchers.” The Oklahoma Lottery is seeking the state’s most “photogenic” pooches to feature on a “Lucky Dog Scratcher” game piece hitting streets in December.   Residents can submit a photo of their dog to http://www.lottery.ok.gov through Sept.

Oklahoma football fan faces day in court

Whatever happened to that Oklahoma football fan accused of tearing the scrotum of the guy wearing a Longhorns shirt?   The Associated Press reports Allen Michael Beckett, a 53-year-old Sooner fan, will appear in court Oct. 4 ” only days before the Red River Rivalry between the Sooners and the Longhorns. Beckett, a federal auditor,

Oklahoma town celebrates man who put their town on the map with Good Luck

And, to continue the whole doctorin’ theme “¦   One Kay County town kicked up centennial festivities a notch with its celebration of, as Oklahoman state correspondent Jim Etter reported recently, “one of the most unusual events during Oklahoma’s centennial”: “the horse liniment that made Newkirk famous.”   Whoa, Nellie.   Held Sept. 8 this

OKC Bricktown bars present reading and spelling challenge

CFN intern Bucky loves to live it up out on the town. The guy is loyal, but he’s not all that intelligent. We’ve recommended a number of Bricktown bars at which he could get his drink on, but he claims he never can find them. We finally figured out why: Their names are misspelled.  

Edmond woman helps police arrest alleged Texas con man

A 60-year-old woman bested an alleged Texas con man after he tried to play doctor with her $30,000 Rolex watch.   According to a version of the story in the Star newspaper in Texas, the woman was attempting to sell the Rolex Presidential watch through a newspaper ad when a man who identified himself as

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