Citizen reflects on ‘Police Academy’

Citizen reflects on ‘Police Academy’

Chief Tim Murphy and Assistant Chief Tim Scott are on a mission. Their mission is to raise awareness of the professionalism of our Altus Police Depart...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Proceed cautiouslybefore releasing largenumbers from prison

Proceed cautiouslybefore releasing largenumbers from prison

More than a decade ago I had the opportunity to work on a reporter’s beat they called courts and cops.I was able to write about police, fire, re...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Check your facts America

Check your facts America

I cannot seem scroll down my Facebook news feed anymore without finding some form of dissent in at least one out of every five posts on my newsfeed.At...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


I found somethingnew that I can addto my bucket list

I found somethingnew that I can addto my bucket list

I tend to be an animal lover. I admire God’s handiwork and marvel at the beauty and interaction in nature.I believe we’re supposed to have...

August 16th, 2016 |  


You can find thebest people in thesmallest of towns

You can find thebest people in thesmallest of towns

Sometimes I run across things that touch my heart.I recently heard an account of volunteers helping at food bank. One of the children said something a...

August 8th, 2016 |  


The circus maybe over, but I’mstill watching

The circus maybe over, but I’mstill watching

Both Republican and Democratic national conventions are over — finally — and all sides seem to think their presentations were the best. Th...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Isn’t it time to tellthe emperor he isn’twearing any clothes?

Isn’t it time to tellthe emperor he isn’twearing any clothes?

I really try to stay neutral during the political season. I enter the booth on election day with one vote and that’s how I was taught to represe...

July 25th, 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 |  


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 |