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It Was Tough, But It Was No To The Fur Baby

The puppy was adorable. Yes, all puppies are adorable, but this one was especially over the top, cut...

 
 By Arthenia Haney    Columns    June 20, 2019 

D.C. Trip Is Reminder Of Nation's Heritage

I enjoyed a wonderful trip to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., this past week. I always...

 
 By Larry Hart    Columns    June 20, 2019 

Downhome Christian

Recently, many area churches celebrated what is known as Pentecost Sunday. So, what is Pentecost...

 

Letter To Daddy Still Rings True Today

(Editor’s Note: This column first appeared here in Nov. 2000, almost 20 years ago. It seemed...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 6, 2019

Dorothy Was Right - Home Is The Best

Oz’s Dorothy had it right, “There’s no place like home.” Be it Kansas, Oklahoma,...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    June 6, 2019

Governor Signs Several Of Sharp's Bills

All together, the Governor has signed more than 450 bills into law. Throughout session, I talked...

 
 By Suzie Campbell    Columns    May 30, 2019

Grads, Get On Out There And Fail A Lot

As the month of May ends, a chapter closes for many students. I have attended way more graduations t...

 

Part II: The Frightening Flight From Phoenix

After our nerve wracking trip to Phoenix three days earlier, the NJCAA track meet was anti-climatic...

 

Eighty Years' Worth Of Fishing Tackle

We’re on the road again — Mr. Right, me, Noodles the Wonder Dog, and Clarabelle the Camper Van....

 

A Scary Flight To Phoenix Back In The Day

For the 1971 NJCAA track meet I decided to fly three of my athletes 1,150 miles across the south...

 

Senate Review

Session will wrap up this week. Some believe we only work on the budget during session but work...

 

Senate Notes

I believe education is one of Oklahoma's most important economic drivers. Having a well-educated...

 
 By Larry Hart    Columns    May 23, 2019

Downhome Christian

Not long ago the subject of con artist preachers came up. It was a rather enlightening conversation...

 

Golden Age Center

May 21 was graduation for Tecumseh High School. It seems only a few years ago that I was in high...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Columns    May 16, 2019

Like They Say: The More Things Change …

After a lifetime of covering local governments in places as large as Memphis (Tennessee, not Texas)...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 16, 2019

Senate Review

Senate Republicans announced a plan last Thursday that will be presented to the Governor and House...

 

Capitol Report

Here in the House I am hopeful that we will have a budget to be voted upon soon. Optimistically this...

 

Senate Notes

According to Oklahoma’s Constitution, the Legislature must complete its work and conclude all work...

 
 By Larry Hart    Columns    May 16, 2019

Downhome Christian

Recently, a close friend from another state called to discuss a problem. He is serving on a Pastor...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 9, 2019

Trip To The Hidey-Hole Is Traumatic At Best

Here’s the routine: When the sirens go off, I pick up our previously packed medicines, a bag with...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 9, 2019

No Easy Answer On School Funding

Although, the U.S. is the only nation that attempts to educate all of its children, an October 2016...

 

Senate Notes

When we approved the teacher pay raise in the 2018 legislative session, we said at the time, this is...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    Columns    May 2, 2019

She'll See If Her Sisters Are Falling Apart Too

I get that as you get older, your body parts start deteriorating. Joints ache, feet hurt, eyeballs...

 

Senate Notes

Thursday, April 25, marked the Senate’s deadline for floor votes on measures that began in the...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 2, 2019

Senate Review

Another deadline is behind us. A majority of legislation has been acted on and is either in the...

 

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