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Carl's Capitol Comments

If passed, this measure amends the state constitution and allows the establishment of the Oklahoma Vision Fund. Proponents say that this fund would have a great positive impact on the long term financial situation of our state. Alaska and North...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    October 17, 2018 

Enid Oncology Clinic closing at end of December

Before having cancer, I didn't care whether a particular medical specialty clinic stayed open or not, figuring a new one would pop up somewhere else if one closed. Now that I'm making weekly trips...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

One of Alva’s most colorful personalities from the past century is the one and only Robert R. Brown. In the past, when mentioning his name, everyone that knew him always said all three components of his cognomen (i,e, “Robert” “R” “Brown...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 14, 2018

Junkman's Gems

There is a song called “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics. In the video cows play a major part of the sweet dreams. Listen up, Democratic political ad writers. There is an ad with Edmonson standing...

 
 By Max Ridgway    Local    October 12, 2018

Relationship, not religion

Jesus did not come into the world to bring another religion. Christianity, in fact, is not a religion at all. Religion is all about rules, laws and codes of conduct. In other words, religion tells you what you must do to make yourself acceptable to...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 12, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Here’s a concept you may not have given much thought. The Scriptures (and the Old Testament in particular) are full of prophecies. Most of them fall easily into one of two broad categories: general (which have a point action, one-time fulfillment)...

 

Random Thoughts

On Sept. 8, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka met in the final match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament held in New York City. Their confrontation marked the second year in a row that two athletes of...

 

Eyeglass improvements

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” -- Arthur C. Clark. Just as batteries have grown in capacity and longevity, computers from novelty to necessity, and diaries...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 7, 2018

Please don't squeeze the Charmin

The weather didn't look too promising for the parade, but maybe the rain stopped long enough for it. The weatherman said we could have from 3-6 inches of rain over the next 4 or 5 days. I hate to see...

 

The Blessing of Love

As Thanksgiving approaches we have many blessings that God has given us over the last year. We want to thank Him for all these blessing. We have a measure of health; we have hope, happiness and help from God. In fact sometimes we have seen God bless...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 5, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Homecoming is such an exhilarating time of year. For some, the excitement has its epicenter at Herod Hall, where several well deserving young ladies will vie for the honor of becoming the next Miss Cinderella. A time-honored tradition at NWOSU, this...

 

Random Thoughts

Sloane Stephens won the 2017 U.S. Open she became the fourth African American female to win a “major” tennis tournament. Her opponent in the final match, Madison Keys, became only the second...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 5, 2018

Keeping your keys

Losing your ability to drive, whether self-imposed or dictated, is one of the biggest blows to independence that a senior citizen can suffer. As more people outlive the ability to drive, many states...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    October 4, 2018

Time again to shop for the best Medicare deal

Now’s the time for Oklahomans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2019. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

State Question 794: Marsy’s Law This state question was brought to the ballot after passing the legislature and after approval of the governor. This measure is part of a national effort to address rights of crime victims. This law would more equali...

 
 By Lynn L Martin    Local    October 3, 2018

Lynn Says

The health care system is beginning to work remarkably well. For example my good buddy Carolyn Hall, about my age, was rushed to Share Medical Center over the weekend with what the ER provider believe... Full story

 

What I if told you, you read the top line wrong

This week's column is a bit different. The government is having all kinds of problems. Expenses are up and prices are down in my business, and I'm scared to ask anyone how they are doing because health issues are running rampant. I would like a...

 

Natural Causes

“It doesn’t matter if you do everything perfectly,” says Barbara Ehrenreich in her new book “Natural Causes.” I have reached the average age of demise for men worldwide. Now my goal is to reach the national average of 77. Is it attainable a...

 

Random Thoughts

Last year I wrote an article about the women’s final match at tennis’s U.S. Open. That tournament is the most important played in the United States. This year, for example, the winner took home a...

 

Lynn Says

This week I’m scheduled for my fourth round of chemo. Writing about my cancer experience has encouraged others to share their unique journeys. Here’s what Jack Fisher of Alva wrote: Today I saw a...

 

What a car show! Free food twice and lots of beautiful cars

Friday evening's meal was really good. Last year the brats were very spicy. This year you could get a regular brat or a hot link so everyone was happy. Friday was Stan Kline's birthday and it was...

 

Spiritually Speaking

In the early 1980s, I was doing the vocals for a garage band called “The PH factor.” The musicians were young and dedicated – they had a strong work ethic and practiced several hours every day. I only performed three or four concerts with them...

 

Scamming

I got a call from Jamaica, mon! Since I don’t know anyone from the island, I didn’t answer. Mentioning the call to a friend, they had answered and were offered a chance to have $25,000 deposited...

 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, the 11 states of the Old Confederacy were staunch supporters of the Democratic Party for years until some Democrats began to advocate civil rights legislation. Democratic...

 

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