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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |