Addressing Oklahoma’s housing needs

Even though Oklahoma is considered an affordable place to live, housing for many lower wage earners is still unaffordable. A worker earning minimum wa...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Trying to solvereligious, racial,foreign problems

Trying to solvereligious, racial,foreign problems

I typically like to talk about observations in my little column about nothing. Frequently I look at animals and give them human personalities, especia...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

I was sitting out in my backyard the other day, admiring my handiwork.I’m not a lawn and garden fanatic, but I did manage to make time to mow, s...

July 12th, 2016 |  


USDA is redefining organic

USDA is redefining organic

On April 7, 2016, the USDA proposed a new rule to redefine organic production through provisions on livestock and poultry practices.According to the O...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

I just saw R. Lee Ermey on TV the other day, a former Marine turned actor who was promoting the next season of his shoot ‘em up military show. T...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Practice 10,000 hours and counting

Practice 10,000 hours and counting

It is said that to become an expert at anything, you would need to practice your craft for 10,000 hours. Maybe there is some truth to that, but how ma...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Your view

Editor’s note: State House District 52 Rep. Charles Ortega (R-Altus) was provided an opportunity to respond.Editor,During my almost 40 years of ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Your view

Editor,I have been involved in politics and campaigns for over 30 years now and I have never seen anything like the campaign we have been in for the l...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Balance the budgetand shop locallywherever possible

Balance the budgetand shop locallywherever possible

These days everyone who pays attention seems to be watching his or her finances, trying to balance the budget — well, maybe everyone except the ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


The day I truly grew up

The day I truly grew up

Father’s Day has arrived and it is a day I honestly felt I would never take part in, but when we go back four years and nine months ago, we woul...

June 20th, 2016 |