VIDEO: Family's genetic test leads to surprising discovery about insemination switch
A couple who underwent artificial insemination at a Utah clinic has discovered that the husband's sperm had been switched with someone else's, according to Utah station KUTV.com. After discovering the identity of their daughter’s biological father, the story got even stranger.
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- Projects continue at Tahlequah Public Library The Tahlequah Public Library is undergoing renovation, which includes new paint, carpet, restroom remodeling and addressing Americans With Disabilities Act compliance issues. Most funding – $376,000 – for the renovation is through the Tahlequah City Capital Improvements Bond, and construction is expected to be complete in March. The library remains open to visitors, and the circulation desk has been moved to the second floor.
Equine accessories evolve into art form
Accessories make a fashion statement for most ensembles. For the fashion-conscious, finding a belt or piece of jewelry that completes an outfit and is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Leather artist Catherine Louene “Lou” Scarsdale has always loved horses. She rode at an early age and continued during adulthood, when military assignments allowed it. Her husband, Bobby, retired after 25 years in the Army and with a second retirement in 2011.
She derived her artistic inspiration through travel to Indiana, Michigan, Canada, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and Greece, much through her husband’s service in the Army.
- Remember pets in cold weather Local pet owners will want to make sure their furry friends are moved to warmer places as a bitter cold front is expected to continue through the early part of the week. Forecasters predict low overnight temperatures will in be the single digits, which many would agree is too cold to be outside.
- Firefighters battle blaze The blaze at a house on on Earl Street displaced a family of four, including two young children, according to Fire Chief Ray Hammons. The Red Cross was called in to assist the family. Hammons said it appears a small heater ignited the blaze. Firefighters were on scene for more than an hour.
Garnee takes an esoteric, inner approach to faith
Rev. Jesse Garnee believes, for him, religion is more an outer form and spirituality is more an inner path.
“We are each a spark of the divine and sons and daughters of God, each of us brothers and sisters,” Garnee said.
Personally, he’s taken a more esoteric, inner approach, to get in touch with the divine spark.
“We believe that Jesus is the perfect pattern and the achievement of his Christhood is attainable by all of us,” he said.
Jesse Garnee holds services at the Chapel of Christ Sophia, which he established a year and a half ago after returning to Tahlequah from California.
Music and ministry are one and the same for Garnee.
CN Marshal Service to expand unit with grant
The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is adding three new marshals to its 34-member squad after receiving an $845,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
A $551,387 grant from the DOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will pay the salary of three new marshals over the next three years. Nearly $300,000 from the grant will equip the new marshals with vehicles, pistols, bullet proof vests, uniforms and other essential equipment.
UMC missionary serving near Bethlehem
Bethlehem, the place Jesus was born, has been a point of pilgrimage for many Christians throughout history, and today a woman from Tahlequah who works there calls it home.
Rev. Kristen L. Brown, elder for the United Methodist Church, is now serving through the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, as Methodist liaison to Palestine and Israel.
“The whole world comes here on pilgrimage, seeking what is already alive and working in our hearts,” she said. “Living here, I am called to walk with the people and experience life as they experience daily life. It is not always easy, but it is what I have been called to do at this time in my life.”
It is a blessing to be in Bethlehem for Christmas, Brown said.
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