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Animal Rescue Groups Need Your Help

"Animal rescues are overwhelmed with calls for help with stray dogs due to the Covid Pandemic,"...

 

Is Pandemic Resulting In Academic Slide?

As the approaching 2021 legislative session is on the horizon, I just wanted to make some general...

 

Guest Column: Tim Burg, Economic Development Shawnee Forward

As our faithful readers know, we are big fans of almost everything in our area.  While you may be...

 

Just Looking For A Little Peace And Quiet

You're always learning, even if you don't realize it. This weekend, I returned to the lake for the...

 

State Senate Is Gearing Up For Busy Session

It has been a busy few weeks at the Capitol, and I'd like to bring everyone up to speed on where we...

 

The View From The Hill

Dear Oklahoma friends and neighbors: Thanksgiving in 2020 might look a little different for your...

 

Night Sky Report

November, like October, has given us with quite a few good nights for viewing. This provided...

 

Reaching Out To Rescue A Dog -Again

He was in bad shape when he crawled up on our front deck. Puncture wounds dotted his face. A...

 

Understanding The Process Of Education Funding

By SEN. ROGER THOMPSON Senate Appropriations Chair When we talk about education and appropriations,...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

I say, " Hurray for vaccines." Researchers have feverishly been searching and testing vaccines to...

 

Doing Some Autumn Forest Bathing

BY FRAN TOPPING I was unfamiliar with the term "forest bathing" until just yesterday morning, when...

 

Doing The 'Next Right Thing' Over And Over

"I'm not mad." But the truth is, I was a little bit mad. If I was brutally honest, perhaps I was mor...

 

Ron Sharp Writes His Final Column As A State Senator

It has been the greatest privilege of my life to help serve you in the Oklahoma State Senate. I...

 

The View From The Hill

Veterans Day represents an opportunity to thank our heroes and reflect on how our nation serves...

 

Night Sky Report

October gave us quite a few good nights for viewing including the night of our annual Halloween...

 

The Dark Days Will Pass And Brighten

Bundled up, but not too much, against the chill of the fall morning, I sat out on the back porch...

 

Those Hearts Will Race For A Long Time

By SUZIE CAMPBELL My youngest daughter interviewed me for a college paper she was writing. The last...

 

Senate Review

I'm so relieved that additional information is coming forth justifying my concerns about Epic...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

All our attention has been on the election as November arrived. Every four years we vote for the off...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    October 29, 2020

Jot Down Dad's Advice, He May Be Right

When your dad says something, it's probably best to go ahead and write whatever it is down. This yea...

 

Sharp Reviews His Fight For Accountability And Transparency

This week, I'm continuing my overview of my efforts to improve accountability and transparency in...

 

Children Carry Scars For A Lifetime

Editor's note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In 2009 the Countywide & Sun...

 

She's Dressing Up For Halloween Regardless

Halloween is coming! I suppose that announcement is unnecessary if you are a parent, grandparent or...

 

Sharp Reviews His Fight For Transparancy

The State Auditor recently released the first part of the audit of Epic Charter Schools. The last fe...

 

It Was Time To Stop Hiding And Ask For Help

Editor's note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In 2009 the Countywide & Sun publis...

 

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