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Another piano, vocal contest season begins

Another piano and vocal contest season began for my children Saturday.I think it’s pretty cool how hard they work to get ready for these things. William and Aiden have been taking piano lessons … more

Illegal drugs act noble but misguided

I attended this past Friday’s legislative luncheon to hear updates from Sen. Mike Schulz (R-Altus) and Rep. Charles Ortega (R-Altus) about the current workings at our state capitol. While most … more

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The OklahomanDNA vital to coldcase investigationThe wheels of justice can grind slowly, but that doesn’t mean justice will be denied forever.That was the case this week when police arrested … more

State funding for proposed teacher pay raises is difficult issue

Life is all about balance.If I go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, then I have to be careful what I eat or maybe skip a meal later. If I spend long hours at work trying to get better on my job, I still … more

Trade selfishness for godliness

So, if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with … more

I go to church the way I am

Have y’all ever been to one of them churches where they expect you to be a certain way if you are going to be in their presence?It’s kind of like my articles. Y’all may notice a … more

I love the craft show that accompanies the oyster fry in Frederick

I love the craft show that accompanies the oyster fry. I love supporting small business, and I love seeing how creative people are.I’m not a fan of oysters, in the paraphrased words of Joey … more

Where is our creative village in Frederick?

They say it is easier to stay inspired when you are surrounded by those who are inspired.It’s why some of the most innovative companies are formed by like-minded college students. It’s … more

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

The Norman TranscriptLawmakers should focuson existing responsibilityState legislators have filed more than a dozen bills aimed at “reforming” the state judiciary, particularly … more

Military veterans should get respect but need to act honorably too

Something that has been heavy on my heart are the times when military veterans are arrested for allegedly committing or panning potentially violent crimes.A recent shooting at the Fort Lauderdale … more

US Senate and Electoral College are the epitome states’ rights

Sometimes it amazes me the that there are so many different points of view in the country.Primarily, how people from our rural areas see life and the different facets compared with those from the … more

The walk to Emmaus is an incredible journey with Christ

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and … more

Happy hour isn’t all that bad

I was 18 years old when I joined the Navy.I shipped out from my hometown in Pennsylvania and landed in the Windy City, the training command at Great Lakes, Illinois, to be exact.From a small town kid … more

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Tulsa WorldMore monuments aren’t neededAgain, an Oklahoma legislator is flouting the expressed wishes of Oklahoma voters within months of a statewide vote.In November, voters overwhelmingly … more

Don’t judge people over gray areas

Y’all may not know it, but Oklahoma is the cow tippin’ capital of the world. Seems as if I remember Panhandle State winning a few years back. There is quite an art to doin’ it. It … more

Minimalism doesn’t always equate to happiness

There is a popular documentary on Netflix right now called “Minimalism.” For those who don’t already know, minimalism is my generation’s counter approach to the American … more

The Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show will be here soon in Oklahoma

I’m hoping you have figured out it’s time for the Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show.This event which goes back 28 years in Frederick, is a truly great time to be in our … more

There is power in prayer

As I write this, it is raining — answered prayers.But doesn’t everybody know how to pray? No, it’s just possible that we don’t all know how to pray. I think about Ricky Bobby … more

I’m waiting and serving

It’s funny how different people bring different things into your life. Something as simple as a 15-minute conversation with a customer can leave my thoughts wandering for the remainder of the … more

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Enid News and Eagle“We will never forget.”Oklahomans made that solemn pledge after the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.Originally assumed to be the work … more
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