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 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 18, 2018

Lynn Says

(Abridged from Time Magazine) No matter how good your intentions, it can be difficult to stay healthy during winter: with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Super Bowl games,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

While writing this it is hard to keep my thoughts on the Capitol when my own area has been devastated by wildfires. Three of the counties I represent have been touched by the fires this past week. I also want us to remember those in Dewey County....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 15, 2018

Dad's 89th birthday was last Sunday

I knew it and still forgot to write about it. He is really an amazing guy. While a lot of seniors his age are drooling in their oatmeal, he drives himself wherever he wants to go and still works on...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

If the reader will allow for a small digression, while news of World War II in Europe and North Africa was being covered by Walter Cronkite, Northwestern Oklahoma State University had one of its very own covering the war in the Pacific theater. Soft...

 

The last weapon

Over the last month, a video has surfaced, and gone viral, of a man cutting up his AR-15 with a chop saw. His point was that he was going to destroy this weapon so that it could never kill anyone. With the weapon cut up into pieces, it was now incapa...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 13, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

On Tuesday of this week, I had the honor of teaching on Jesus’ trial before Pilate and the Messiah’s eventual execution on the hill of Golgotha. Though we didn’t have the time to go into great depth concerning each of the things Jesus said...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 13, 2018

Stressed out kids

“Today’s kids are too stressed.” We hear that with each succeeding generation. The stressors today are not that different from those of a century ago if you look at the classic pressure to...

 
 By John D. Doak    Local    April 13, 2018

Time to focus on retirement

Daily life and the pressure of just thinking about the future can make planning for your retirement seem daunting. However, there are opportunities to calm these apprehensions. That’s why the Oklahoma Insurance Department is supporting the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 13, 2018

Random Thoughts

American novelist and short story author Frederick Schiller Faust was better known to readers of his works as Max Brand. Faust, however, also used other pseudonyms because he wrote so much. Brand...

 

Medicare can help you find the right health care providers

By Bob Moos, southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services How many times do we rely on the Internet to answer life’s little questions, such as which movies to see or where to go for dinner? So,...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Lynn Says

(A portion of an article by Paula Span of the New York Times.) Sue Ellen King had circled her retirement date on the calendar: March 8, 2015. She had worked as a critical care nurse and nursing...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Thousands of teachers flooded the Capitol last week, filling our halls and our offices as they lobbied for more education funding. As hectic as it was, I really enjoyed the conversations I had with teachers both inside and outside of House District...

 
 By David Pecha    Local    April 8, 2018

Help protect your financial identity

April is Financial Literacy Month. This is the time each year consumers are reminded to reflect on their financial well-being and consider possible changes to their behavior. News headlines are...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    April 8, 2018

The Coffee House Philosopher

During World War II, Walter Cronkite became a preeminent war correspondent and covered many major military engagements up close and personal. However, he did not always content himself just to be an observer and reporter of the conflicts. At times...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 8, 2018

Happy Easter! Wait, that was last week

It is such an important time in our religious lives it is worth enjoying the blessed time thoughts one more time. I do hope you had a great Easter. The weather held off for the kids to hunt Easter...

 

It's time to treat gun violence like the public-health crisis it is

(Editor’s Note: Ganga Moorthy is an Alva High School graduate) The March for Our Lives campaign and its youth leaders have invigorated millions of people to push back against gun violence. That the youth of our country are advocating so tirelessly...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    April 6, 2018

What we learn from John 3:16

John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible. However, because it is so well known, the risk is that it becomes easy to quote without giving much thought to what it is actually saying. It begins with words that overturn a common misconcept...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    April 6, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that College Hill will be hosting a special series of discussions next week on the subject of relationships. Our nation is in turmoil, largely owing to poor relationships. From the “me” generations of the late 190...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 6, 2018

Qualified technicians

My dad showed me how to prop a stick between the water pump and my ear to listen for a bad bearing. Today, that squeal would show up on the on-board diagnostics computer in the form of a code,...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    April 6, 2018

Medicare can help you find the right health care providers

How many times do we rely on the Internet to answer life’s little questions, such as which movies to see or where to go for dinner? So, why not use it to help settle some of the bigger questions, like which nursing homes, hospitals and doctors to...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 6, 2018

Random Thoughts

As we noted last week, fictional portrayals of the American West have often presented an unrealistic view of life in that part of the United States. Still, novels and short stories set in the West hav...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Lawmakers in the House passed bills to increase teacher and state employee salaries, and more importantly, representatives voted to fund those pay raises. It was a bit of a whirlwind on Monday, March 26, but I’m proud of the House Democrats and...

 

Lynn Says

(from the web) 1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. 3. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 4. A day without sunshine...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 1, 2018

Happy Easter everyone

The churches will be full of twice-a-year visitors today and that is just fine. The Lord may sneak into many lives today and change their worlds. I will do my best to get as many family members to...

 
 By Randy Kilbourne    Local    April 1, 2018

The Coffee House Philosopher

War correspondents of World War II often received minimal military training, both as to martial techniques and military procedure and protocol. They were more or less a kind of “civilian military misfit.” Correspondent personnel wore officers’...

 

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