How an 
Altus alum changed my athletic career

How an Altus alum changed my athletic career

I owe a debt of gratitude to Altus, not because I bought the newspaper here, but because of Dr. J. Dan Metcalf, who helped change my athletic career i...

November 13th, 2017 |  


The truth about the trade deficit

The truth about the trade deficit

Last month, the Trump administration issued its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There is much about the tra...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup

EPA director travelTulsa WorldIf we were supposed to be shocked to learn that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is going home...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Expanding investments at small airports

Expanding investments at small airports

As a certificated pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, I know firsthand the needs of pilots, the general aviation community, and how to improve a...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Small kindness on a small street

Small kindness on a small street

“There’s no such thing as someone else’s war.”This is a line from a song sung by Jason Isbell, an Alabama born songwriter, who...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup

Taxes on servicesThe OklahomanThis year, Gov. Mary Fallin called for applying the state’s 4.5 percent sales tax to numerous services, which woul...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


VA centers need more outside oversight

VA centers need more outside oversight

Our veterans fought to secure our freedom and security, and they deserve the best possible medical care. But for too long this care has not been provi...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Is there any hope?

Is there any hope?

St. Paul from Romans 5:1-8 – New International Version of the Bible“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace w...

July 25th, 2017 |  


A big ‘thank you’ to the APD

A big ‘thank you’ to the APD

I’d like to take a moment this week to commend the Altus Police Department for their efficient work this week.We had a string of shootings over ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


A decision on North Korea

A decision on North Korea

For more than fifty years the United States has had a contentious and adverse relationship with North Korea. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, ...

July 18th, 2017 |