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Lynn Says

The Stand for the Silent Organization has created a list of 55,000 children that have taken their lives in the last 7 years due to being bullied. To break that down – that is 8,000 per year, or 22...

 

Questions about photo

Letter to the editor, Two questions come to mind after studying Friday's picture of the Oklahoma History Center meeting hall. First: that meeting hall is tall enough to fly airplanes around in it. OK, that was not a question. Second: who paid for...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

There is nothing so appreciated by the general public as a well-behaved child. But things become less than peachy when nearby Junior begins to test appropriate limits. Or more to the point, we have trouble putting up with someone else’s “lovely c...

 

The bar looked like it was right out of a 'Gunsmoke' show

Sun City, Kansas, is one of three small Kansas towns east of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Years ago brother Jack needed to deliver a lighting tower up there, so I went with him. When we got to Belvidere,...

 

The rope of good parenting

I trust that you and your family are adjusting well as we all get back to the routines of another school year. New shoes, clothes and school supplies are in for a long year. There is nothing better than opening a new box of crayons or the smell of a...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Caution! What follows is an opinion piece. You may or may not agree. And, even if you do think I’m right, there may be precious little we can do about the situation as we see it. So, here’s your exit visa – if you have a daughter,...

 

Eclipse

Just a few hours remain before a narrow band across the entire North American Continent experiences a total solar eclipse on Monday. Different from a lunar eclipse, which is the Earth’s shadow...

 

Random Thoughts

Fans of the sport of horse racing know that Belmont Park – located just outside of New York City – is one of the premier racing venues in the United States. Every year the track hosts the Belmont...

 

Cowboy advice

• Don't judge people by their relatives. • Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town. • When you lose, don't lose the lesson. • Talk slowly, think quickly. • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. • Live a...

 

Horse quotes and sayings

What would a cowboy, or cowgirl, for that matter, be without his or her horse? Is it even possible to be a cowboy without a horse? Here are some funny sayings about horses. • If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on,...

 

Things a cowboy should not do

• Don’t squat with your spurs on. • Don't let your yearnings get ahead of your earnings. • Don't dig for water under the outhouse. • Don't go in if you don't know the way out. • Don't mess with something that ain't bothering you. •...

 

Cowboy Ten Commandments

• Just one God. • Honor yer Ma and Pa. • No telling tales or gossipin’. • Git ye to Sunday meetin’. • Put nothin’ before God. • No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal. • No killin’. • Watch yer mouth. • Don’t take...

 

Cowboy hat lore

Five uses for a cowboy hat 1. Keep out the sun. 2. Keep off the rain. 3. Looks great on those beautiful cowgirls. 4. Make the girls go crazy for you. 5. Put it on your face to block out annoying rugrats and get some shuteye. Cowboy hat etiquette Tip...

 

The great Will Rogers quotes

• Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. • Always drink upstream from the herd. • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. • Never miss a good chance to shut up. • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit...

 

Experiencing the Great American Eclipse

Next week will be the first time in nearly a hundred years that a total solar eclipse will cross over the entire continental United States. The last time a similar phenomenon occurred was in 1918....

 

Lynn Says

Not often do I get invited to a news conference in Oklahoma City. The topic was the impact of the aerospace and aviation industry in Oklahoma. Turns out, all the local Oklahoma City TV stations...

 

Junkman's Gems

School will soon be starting. As you know if you have kids/grandkids, it costs something to get started. There are several groups that help get kids school supplies. The one I had mentioned to me...

 

Do we pay for what we have done?

A few years ago, I was walking out of a church when a man said to me, out of the blue, “Well, I know we all have to pay for what we've done ...” I don't know what he was talking about, or what specifically was on his mind, but it struck me that...

 

Spiritually Speaking

In high school, my world revolved around the game of tennis. Looking back, I was a reasonably good player, but I attended a very large high school (the size of 5A schools, these days) so the competition was very tough in our district. In fact, we...

 

GPS

TomTom: a trademark that history will recall as an early GPS that had many followers. That’s a play on words but, for those of us who are map impaired, a godsend. From their website: “Founded in...

 

Random Thoughts

In early 1836 former Congressman David Crockett of Tennessee went to Texas to help the Americans there win their revolution against the Mexican government. The troops fighting that war were led by...

 

Lynn Says

An atheist was walking through the woods. “What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in...

 

Meandering

It was the usual busy Monday afternoon at the newspaper when someone told me a man from OG&E was on the line saying he had a cutoff notice for our address. I knew I’d paid last month’s bill, and...

 

My birthday was Tuesday

Someone asked me if I had a special day. It was okay, but when you get down to it, at my age being healthy enough to go to work is special. Please tell Amy Mays and Sarita Simon happy belated...

 
 By Paul Cole    Community    August 4, 2017

A good conscience

Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked at yourself in the mirror and you known that you did not have a good conscience? In fact, your conscience yells at you, “You blew it big time last night. You call yourself a Christian? You are as...

 

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