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 By Max Ridgway    Local    December 25, 2020

The rescue mission

As everyone knows, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. But the baby in the manger is not really the most important thing for us to consider. The more important question is, why did Jesus need to come into the world at all? It was not...

 

Debt relief

When the pandemic struck, we found ourselves in an economic turndown that fortunately has affected other parts of the country more than ours. While some businesses closed indefinitely, others were...

 

Our Christmas spirit

Years ago, our church group was out Christmas caroling. We weren't far from the church and our leader led us out to the back of Mr. Castle's house to sing to him and his wife. His wife came to the door and greeted us with a smile and was gracious....

 

Random Thoughts

Today is Dec. 25 – Christmas! Like many people, Christmas is my favorite holiday. Also, like many people, I find the 2020 version of that holy day to be different from what is “normal.” As the... Full story

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: Take heart

This may be a very different Christmas this year for many who are choosing to stay away from family gatherings because of the threat of illness. I know that may cause some feelings of loneliness or depression or even despair. But I want you to be...

 

Making Christmas memories

I’m hearing a lot about how different Christmas celebrations will be this year. Recommendations are to keep the gatherings small, keep some distance between people, wear masks, wash hands frequently...

 

Senate Review: Redistricting town halls: Woodward Jan. 13, Enid Jan. 21

It was a momentous week across the state and in Senate District 19 as the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to Oklahoma. I received an invitation from Integris Bass Baptist Hospital CEO Finny Mathew to witness the first Covid-19 vaccinations...

 

New Year, new holiday tradition: Home inventory update

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! People are busy decorating, gift-shopping and thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Tradition is one of the things that make the holiday season so special. While insurance may be the last thing on your...

 

Coffeetime: Just. Don't. Do. It.

Accustomed to spending Christmas Day packed with beloved family, or close friends? Or a mixture of both, in a free-for-all party of fun and food? Now it is true, most of us do have a person who is a...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Redistricting town hall in Woodward Jan. 13

The first session of the 58th Legislature is now just a few weeks away, and preparations continue at the Capitol. I am very happy to share that I’ve been asked by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat to continue to serve as chair of the Senate A...

 

Merry Christmas to all

I hope it is good for you. If you want to give me a present, thank you. Either leave it on your porch or mine, and I will spray it with Lysol and then open it. I use peppermint scent, so the cookies...

 

Have a loving Christmas!

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). This is the last verse of what is called “The Love Chapter.” Love is what we are also thinking about this Advent. It is usually thought...

 

A man of many achievements, part 4

Random Thoughts When William McKinley became U.S. president in 1897, Charles Dawes thought that his future in politics looked promising. Dawes had managed McKinley’s campaign in Illinois, and...

 

Duesenberg Motor Company

Duesenberg Motor Company, founded in 1913 by brothers August and Fredrick Duesenberg, built racing and luxury cars. The brothers were self-taught engineers who built many experimental cars, race cars...

 

Senate Review

It was a momentous week across the state and in Senate District 19 as the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to Oklahoma. I received an invitation from Integris Bass Baptist Hospital CEO Finny Mathew to witness the first Covid-19 vaccinations...

 

It's time to support our healthcare workers

Remember back in March, April and May when so much of Oklahoma was shut down in response to the pandemic? Students were completing classes online, some parents were working from home, sports and...

 

Covid-19 Tests: A financial warning for consumers

As of December 1, 2020, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported over 200,000 cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) among Oklahomans since March. Yet, thousands more Oklahoma citizens have also tested negative for the virus. The cost of... Full story

 

Coffeetime: Run that fool mule

Growing up on a small farm, Andy and his dad worked some long hours together. But sometimes they just relaxed, “sittin,’ spittin’ and whittlin’,” as his dad called it. Those times were more...

 

Watch the politicians

My brother the conspiracy theorist says when you have major events like the Super Bowl everyone is watching them and not the lawmakers. This is when laws and bills are passed that do not benefit the A...

 

Don't worry; God's got it

Hello all and I hope that everyone who is reading this is healthy and happy! I mean that sentiment now more than I ever have. As the Christmas seasons rolls up on us, many of us are feeling different than we usually do this time of year. Our typical...

 

Covid-19 vaccine

Widespread immunity is the goal of the Covid-19 vaccines in the healthcare pipeline. FDA emergency-use authorization (EUA) will be invoked in the near future, with administration limited to health...

 

Random Thoughts

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the United States experienced a period known as the Progressive Era. Many laws were passed in an attempt to make the country a better place for more p...

 

Building up your defense against disease

With Alva High School basketball games cancelled this week (Tuesday at Blackwell and the weekend Granite tournament), local sports fan might want to plan for some fine football action Saturday. The...

 

Coffeetime: Are you a quarterback or a receiver?

The son was finishing a very successful senior year as quarterback for his high school’s football team. Recruiters from America’s top football programs came to the family’s humble home to make...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 6, 2020

Sure glad we pay the preacher better in Alva than they do west of us

Buffalo had 13+ inches of snow. I liked our storm lots better. The only downside for me is the salvage is a quagmire for the crusher guys. They are doing a great job, but if they don’t hurry I may...

 

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