Bring back trust,understandingon step at a time

Bring back trust,understandingon step at a time

Sometimes I watch all the unrest around the country — both real and perceived — and I just have to shake my head and mutter “what a ...

September 25th, 2016 |  


A terrible thing happened in Oklahoma this week. A man was killed, an officer was charged with manslaughter, and the justice system failed. A set of p...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Cold beer is only the tip of the iceberg

Cold beer is only the tip of the iceberg

Who knew we’d be talking so much about beer this year? With the upcoming State Question 792 on the ballot Nov. 8, the conversation is sure to co...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Man’s best friendseeks his owner’sapproval above all

Man’s best friendseeks his owner’sapproval above all

There is something universal about watching a dog with it’s master.The interaction seems to be a winner with children, teens and adults alike. M...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Citizen police academygives a glimpse of thefirst-responder world

Citizen police academygives a glimpse of thefirst-responder world

It finally started Thursday. The much-anticipated citizen police academy.We were welcomed by Police Chief Tim Murphy and Deputy Police Chief Tim Scott...

September 12th, 2016 |  


Finding my family heritage

Finding my family heritage

What is your heritage?This seems to be a frequent question that comes up in conversation lately. I think most of it is fueled by the new ads that I an...

September 12th, 2016 |  


Enjoy the fruits of your labor

Enjoy the fruits of your labor

Labor Day is a holiday not often thought about for more than a nice day off cooking out with the family. Honestly, that is as it should be. It should ...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Law enforcementofficers performvery serious tasks

Law enforcementofficers performvery serious tasks

The other day I was headed to work in the predawn darkness as usual.It wasn’t anything special for me and it’s normal to see one of Altus&...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Give credit to the man in the arena

Give credit to the man in the arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Sometimes importantlessons come from themost humble of places

Sometimes importantlessons come from themost humble of places

I truly enjoyed the Byron Berline Bluegrass Band and the opening group that warmed up the crowd before them Friday night during the barbecue dinner fo...

August 29th, 2016 |