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 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 18, 2018 

Shame on me

I tell everyone to be sure and vote, and I forgot to vote myself. I thought about it halfway to Woodward for the ball games. The only thing that saves me is I would not have been the swing vote either...

 

Show your love

Valentine’s Day has passed. I hope you all received something from someone who loves you. It is fun to make our loved ones smile as we demonstrate our love to them on Valentine’s Day. True love is like that. True love demands action. Love is not...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Pontius Pilate was a man possessed of great power. He acted with the authority of Rome, backed up amply by a garrison of her well-trained soldiers. He was a savvy politician and had learned, though years of experience, how to deal with the religious...

 

Missile crisis

Those old enough to recall the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 are uneasy about the current situation, and as Yogi Berra said “It’s deja’ vu all over again.” Add the false alarm issued in Hawaii...

 

Random Thoughts

Angie Debo, who moved to Oklahoma Territory from Kansas as a child in 1899, grew up to be one of our country’s more important historians of American Indians. Debo received her Ph.D. from the...

 

Lynn Says

• Venison for dinner again? Oh, deer! • How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it. • England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. • I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. • They told...

 

The road looked suspiciously familiar

The government was to shut down Friday because, like the old and senile people they are, they don't play well together. Trump signed a spending bill to avert the shut down. Rather than figure out a...

 
 By Darin Kearns    Local    February 9, 2018

Forgiveness: One thing we all need, but so much of the time are unwilling to give

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35, New International Version) “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?' “Jesus answered, 'I tell...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    February 9, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Occasionally, I have “non-trads” (non-traditional students) in class. By non-traditional, I mean someone a bit older than the rest of the class. And occasionally, our non-trads will “nod-off” in class. Trust me, you don’t have to be over...

 

Car buying

As Elon Musk launches a sports car into orbit, I was reading with interest an article in AARP Bulletin about the best ways to buy a car. “Express Auto: a better way to buy a car” may be the only...

 

Random Thoughts

Angie Debo, who lived from 1890 to 1988, was a leading historian of the American West at a time when most historians were men. And she became infamous among those male historians for writing about...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    February 8, 2018

Don't fall victim to the myths about Medicare

Navigating Medicare can be challenging under the best of circumstances. It becomes even more difficult when someone new to Medicare falls victim to the myths, or misconceptions, about the health care program. Let’s take a look at the most common...

 

Lynn Says

(From the web.) For those who love the philosophy of ambiguity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of English: • One tequila, two tequila, three tequila … floor. • Atheism is a non-prophet...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

In the ‘50s and ‘60s, targeted girls in an approaching car would be most impressed when the established honking ritual was accomplished with flair and grace. The feminine description often given for this supreme result was “the living end.” B...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 4, 2018

I'm happy with "Law and Order" reruns

I didn't watch The Donald's State of the Union address. I watched Josh's basketball game, then went to Seiling to pick up Justin (his truck had mechanical problems). Besides, there are so many...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    February 2, 2018

What does God want from you?

Jesus was asked this very question in the sixth chapter of John’s gospel. The people asked him, “What shall we do that we might work the works of God?” The Amplified Translation makes their question even more clear: “What are we to do to...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    February 2, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

By the time you are reading this week’s offering, we will have already entered the month of February. And, in case you don’t have a significant other to consider – or simply haven’t been to Walmart lately – Valentine’s Day is almost upon...

 

Scammers

Reading in AARP Bulletin: “Dialing deceivers don’t need you to talk to rip you off.” How are they doing it? Scammers can put together a dossier that compromises your security by obtaining person...

 

Random Thoughts

The 1968 game between Ivy League universities Harvard and Yale has earned a prominent place in United States sports history. Although both squads entered the contest with perfect 8-0 records, almost...

 

Lynn Says

(This writing is not by me, but rather submitted by Bill Springer, an employee at the newspaper who lives in Helena. Not very often do I allow this column to be such a strong commercial. But Bill is...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

During the ‘50s and ‘60s, our family home was situated on “the main drag” in Hugoton, Kansas, which naturally enough was named “Main Street.” The street was also the principal north/south highway through the town, and intersected another...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 28, 2018

Always a music lover

I always have been a music lover and other than kill-a-cop or attack-a-woman music, I like most everything. Since high school days, until the last couple of years, there was lots of stations playing...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 26, 2018

Confidence builders

Someone has said, “If you can keep your head when everyone is losing theirs, you do not know the facts.” It is easy to lose our confidence in a world gone mad. We wonder if someone is in their right mind if they face the future with confidence....

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 26, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). The way to a man’s heart might be through his stomach, but the way to everybody’s heart is through their ego. I should know. I’m a preacher. Just last week,...

 

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: cryptocurrency outside the grasp of governments and banks. Bitcoin: creating hysteria as its price soared 85-fold, at times reaching a value of $20,000 for a coin that doesn’t exist....

 

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