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 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 12, 2024 

Americans love the automobile

America’s love of the automobile dates back to the early 20th century. The horseless carriage was born, and Henry Ford revolutionized mass production making them affordable to the masses. The n...

 

You failed, but you aren't dead

Yes, you failed. It ended badly for you – bankruptcy, nervous breakdown, divorce, the loss of any relationship with your kids, or maybe a physical adventure that went sideways and ended in your g...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    April 12, 2024 

Life lessons learned from a houseplant

I awoke one morning early this week with the knowledge that I had to write a new article. I was having a hard time figuring out what I was going to write about – until I walked through the kitchen and...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    April 12, 2024 

Everyone needs some encouragement

We are hoarders. Maybe we’re not in the dirty, unlivable sense, but definitely in the keep-everything-because-we-might-use-it-one-day sense. This goes along with old paperwork, especially something with our family’s names on it. We cleaned out a roo...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 12, 2024 

A different kind of strike – Part 2

Ray Caldwell, who pitched in baseball’s major leagues from 1910 through 1921, lived from 1888 until 1967. He played primarily for the New York Yankees before finishing his career with the Boston R...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 12, 2024 

It's garage sales weekend

From the list, there will be plenty to go around. I don't know where to pick them up, but the list is on Facebook and in the Newsgram. One neat thing is people can post pictures of what they have on F...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

High winds Saturday spread wildfires

I generally don’t pay much attention when forecasts call for high wind gusts. My life doesn’t include many outdoor activities. Despite being indoors at the newspaper office Saturday, I did notice tho...

 

Delivering the invocation for the legislative session

One of the things I'm blessed to do each week is offer the invocation before the Wednesday Legislative Session of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Last week, I chose to read the scripture Philip...

 

Pushing for economic development in northwest Oklahoma

It is truly an honor to serve as the voice for more than 80,000 Northwest Oklahomans at the Capitol. However, in my 10 years of service, I’ve found that this voice is not always heard by the Legislature as rural Oklahoma is often put on the back b...

 

Oklahoma is first to recognize Medal of Honor recipients inside a state capitol building

Week 2 of committee meetings of considering House bills is under our belt. There were several bills in Public Safety and one bill in Veterans and Military Affairs. This week will be the last week to...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 10, 2024

Jennifer runs Boston Marathon 30 years to stop MS, not only for sister but now niece also

(Editor's Note: This article is a personal account, an editorial, by Yvonne Miller) My worst fear came true two weeks before Thanksgiving last year. Our daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with multiple...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2024

High winds Saturday spread wildfires

I generally don’t pay much attention when forecasts call for high wind gusts. My life doesn’t include many outdoor activities. Despite being indoors at the newspaper office Saturday, I did notice tho...

 

Excused absences for 4-H students signed into law

We began last week with a joint session with the House to honor Oklahoma’s veterans. It’s always an honor to recognize the brave men and women who’ve served our nation and share our appreciation for all of their work and sacrifices. The remai...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 5, 2024

It's gonna be a busy weekend

Last night was the Citizens Choice Awards Gala. There was no category for the most curbs hit in Alva, so I didn't go. This evening is the First Friday Art Walk at Graceful Arts Gallery. I have never...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 5, 2024

A different kind of strike – Part 1

April signals the beginning of baseball season in the United States. Therefore, it is appropriate to tell one of the thousands of interesting stories that have come from the annals of what used to be...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    April 5, 2024

Grace defined

There are many different definitions of grace in the dictionary. Webster's best defines grace as approval or favor. So, when you take that definition and apply it to the grace that God rains down on us when we believers put our faith in him, it...

 
 By Dr. David Pecha    Local    April 5, 2024

Battling credit card debt

April is Financial Literacy Month. This time each year reminds consumers to reflect on their financial well-being and consider possible changes to their behavior. As the world opened back up...

 

The ears and memories of baby elephants

Back in the ancient days of Fred Flintstone and no cell phones, when he was a young dad and a wet-behind-the-ears pastor, Andy had a habit. No, not a habit like we refer to today, but he...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 5, 2024

Eclipse frenzy has struck America!

Of all the animals on Earth, the most interesting ones to watch are humans. On this Monday, the total eclipse comes to The World and for a few hours, as it crosses The Americas from southwest to...

 

House to consider Senate bills on opioid overview

The committee process has started anew as the House considers Senate bills before they advance to the House Floor. We had a bit of a slow week last week as we waited for the bills to be first- and...

 

Pederson receives OKCare Legislator of the Year

This past week was relatively quiet here at the Capitol. Committee work has begun to hear nearly 400 bills that the House sent over for consideration. I presented one bill in the Agriculture...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 3, 2024

Spotting imposter scams, debt relief scams

I’ll just tell you upfront that this is a last-minute column. Our officer manager has been out due to an injury for about six weeks now. Then in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday, we had a power o...

 

Senate Review

This past week was relatively quiet here at the Capitol. Committee work has begun to hear nearly 400 bills that the House sent over for consideration. I presented one bill in the Agriculture Committee...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 3, 2024

Spotting imposter scams, debt relief scams

By Marione MartinI’ll just tell you upfront that this is a last-minute column. Our officer manager has been out due to an injury for about six weeks now. Then in the middle of the afternoon T...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 29, 2024

Belief

“You’ve got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believe.” – Kingston Trio, 1963 Belief is the cornerstone of human existence. It shapes our perceptions, actions and relationships. Faith and bel...

 

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