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 By Marione Martin    Local    December 11, 2019 

What a coincidence!

Last weekend I noticed the light blinking on my landline recorder at home. When I played back the message, the caller ID identified the number as belonging to a local businessman. However, the message was a female voice launching into a recorded...

 
 By John Barton    Local    December 11, 2019 

100 Alva-area citizens

This is the fifth of a series of articles designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 8, 2019

Listen up, Rep. Newton; get on the ball and straighten this out

The state is working on the highway over at four corners north of Cherokee. The corner isn't too tough during the day but is a bit tricky at night. What is stupid is the speed limits. There are severa...

 

Phone spoofing

Have you received a robo-call with the caller ID of someone you know? Doug Shadel in AARP Magazine explains how easy it is to spoof someone’s phone number. It was irritating enough to receive the...

 

Random Thoughts: A small good deed – part 2

Last week, I recounted how once upon a time I was able to rescue a turtle from being run over on Oklahoma Boulevard. A lack of traffic allowed me to remove the poor reptile from the roadway and...

 

Facing the holidays alone

I felt trepidation as Thanksgiving approached. Having been widowed in March, it was the first major family holiday I would celebrate without Lynn. It was also the last family gathering he had been... Full story

 

Senate Review

It has been several weeks since I’ve last written my Senate Review column, and although we are not in session, there is still quite a bit to catch up on! Several new laws went into place on Nov. 1 as a result of action taken in the first session...

 
 By John Barton    Local    December 4, 2019

D. P. Marum and George Vickers

This is the fourth of a series of articles designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 1, 2019

Always get a second opinion

Cleo recently spent over 20 days in two different hospitals. She had fallen and could not walk for several days. We started at Share and then Cleo was sent to St Anthony's in Oklahoma City for more...

 

Micromobility

According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine it took 70 years to perfect the bicycle. The first design was built by Karl von Drais and was just two wheels on a frame that was straddled and pushed...

 

Murdock's Minutes

Although the beginning of the 2020 session is still a couple of months away, I’ve been working both at the Capitol and here in District 27 preparing for the tasks ahead. Just as I did last year, I will be holding a series of town hall meetings...

 

Random Thoughts A small good deed, part 1

Some wag once decided that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Well, that’s a cute saying that – like most cute sayings – comes in handy every once in a while. But, it seems to me, believing in...

 

Accurate census count is vitally important

Every ten years, the U.S. population is counted through the Census Bureau. As next year’s census approaches, we’ll be hearing more about the importance of counting every individual residing in our country. From 2020 to 2030, the data collected...

 
 By John Barton    Local    November 27, 2019

H. Clay and Mabel McGrath

This is the third of a series of articles designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma...

 

Deep-fried turkey?

Thanksgiving is almost here and by now many of you are either thawing your turkey or packing the car for a family trip. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are three times as many home cooking fires on Thanksgiving tha...

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

We will have our gathering on Saturday, so there may be a casino or two in our future with Dad if Cleo feels up to it. Thanksgiving started as a harvest festival in October 1621 and lasted three days...

 

The people

This past weekend I went back to college. Not to enroll in class, but to spend time with my college teammates. I spent four years in Alva, Oklahoma, as a student athlete at Northwestern Oklahoma...

 

Autonomous outrage

An article in Car and Driver Magazine addresses protest over self-driving vehicles. Many suffer frustration and fear over technology, and while it operates in the background it’s visible in the...

 

Random Thoughts: Adding a new state, part 4

As we have seen, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress conspired to make Nevada a state just days before the 1864 presidential election, although Nevada did not have enough residents to qualify for...

 

Planning a healthy holiday season

A number of years ago, I remember attending a family Thanksgiving gathering out of town when flu struck several people. One infant and a couple of adults were affected. Suddenly chicken soup was added to the menu. It really put a damper on the... Full story

 
 By John Barton    Local    November 20, 2019

S. L. Johnson, Unsung Heroes of Northwestern – Article 2

This is the second of a series of articles designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma Territor...

 

Alva Masons hold breakfast for students

I was glad to read the article in the Alva Review-Courier: "Masonic Pancake Benefit for AHS" (Nov 15 issue). It is great that the Masons (of which I am a fifth-generation member) are holding a benefit breakfast in which proceeds will help fund Alva...

 

I heard Elvis singing 'Blue Christmas' the other day; I must have missed Thanksgiving

We are on the way to having a go at impeaching “the Donald.” I am not convinced that he has done enough to be impeached. Others have done worse, I am sure. Maybe he should have been censured and...

 

Ford vs Ferrari

Three great moments in my childhood: John F. Kennedy is elected president, Neil Armstrong walks on the moon, and Ford beats Ferrari at LeMans. From the 1910s when Henry Ford put a Model T in every...

 

Random Thoughts: Adding a new state – part 3

On the last day of October 1864 Congress granted statehood to Nevada, just in time for November’s presidential election. As expected, the voters of the new state gave their Electoral College votes...

 

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