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More Tillman County wit

Tillman County, Oklahoma is my birthplace and the place where I learned much of the ethic that I have lived by for most of my life. I would characterize the Tillman County ethic as consisting of a … more

His will, not yours

A long time ago, when I was in school at OSU, I obtained my pilot’s license through the university. I also became an OSU Flying Aggie. For those who didn’t know, OSU was the Oklahoma A & … more

Last moments in Nuremberg

When Maggie and I arrived back in Nuremberg we were exhausted but it was my last night and we had no other choice but to spend it wisely. Maggie’s friend Kathrine from Switzerland was in town … more

Girls allowed to join Boy Scouts, but why?

It’s been all over news stations that “embracing historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new … more

Let us pray

As I sit down to write this, I am also in prayer for our nation. What took place in Las Vegas was a terrible tragedy. It affected so many. There are just not words for what happened. We’ve just … more

What is the 500 Club?

Just a few minutes ago I posted something on Facebook on behalf of the Frederick Memorial Nursing Home. The contents of that I’ll get to in just a few lines but first I need to pause so we can … more

Tillman County wit

Someone once asked an old man from Tillman County if he had lived here all his life. With a twinkle in his eye (seen often in Tillman County), the old man drawled, “Not yet!” This is just … more

Exploring Prague

You may be as surprised as I was to learn that Nuremberg is actually quite close to Prague. Just a three hour bus ride and Maggie and I were together in the Czech Republic. As soon as we dropped our … more

Volunteering for Vietnam

It’s been a busy week, and I haven’t had time to sit down and write a column. Here is another of my dad’s Navy stories from a book that we are writing, based on his 20-year Naval … more

What is the 500 Club?

If you haven’t been through town and noticed the flowers, vines and fall décor then please, drive down Main Street to admire it all. At the intersection of Main Street and Grand Ave. are … more

The value of life

A month-old baby was found along the side of the interstate this week. The baby was in a car seat and included legal documents and over $5,000 cash. It sounds to me like a roadside baby adoption … more

Snorco, the bumpmobile

I have always had a fascination with automobiles, and each of the cars I have owned can be associated with memories; some good, some not so good. However, a few cars stand out, almost having a … more

Experiencing Dachau

Almost exactly a year ago, I sat in a small living room in a hostel on Kangaroo Island with a fellow American, a German girl, a Chinese girl and a French guy. Together over sushi and wine we … more

What being American means to me

I woke up the other day and decided to check Facebook before heading to work. It’s no secret that I am not a sports fan, but football may be my least favorite of them all. Probably 90 percent … more

Where did customer service go?

It’s been on my mind a lot lately about customer service. I’m not the type of person who goes into a store and keeps my head down so I don’t have to see or talk to anyone. When I go … more

Remembering Senn’s country store

Located on the corner approximately eight miles east of Davidson was the very prosperous Senn Cotton Gin and Country Store. Mr. Senn ginned cotton in the southern part of Tillman County for many … more

Say thank you and mean it

How often do you say thank you or good job? I mean really tell someone thank you or good job and be specific about what you mean. I hope it’s a lot. I try my very hardest every day to tell … more

Back to school safety and upcoming events

School will begin in a week or a few days for many in the area. I’m not sure if it is school or the wonderful reprieve from the heat that Mother Nature has been so kind to give us but … more

Investing in military infrastructure keeps Altus and our nation safe

President Ronald Reagan said during his 1986 State of the Union address that “spending for defense is investing in things that are priceless — peace and freedom.”If we do not invest … more

US editorial roundup provided

The New York TimesDefy party, fight forvoters on health careWe do not know a lot about what is in the health care bill that Republicans are trying to rush through the Senate, but what we do know … more
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