Altus Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://altustimes.com/section/OPINION http://altustimes.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:52:53 EST 1800 Who’s the party for? http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150744642/Whos-the-party-for It was our first foray into Christmas shopping, 2014, the day after Black Friday. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:57:08 EST The Pearl Harbor 72nd Anniversary Ceremony http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150744568/The-Pearl-Harbor-72nd-Anniversary-Ceremony On Dec. 7 I will be attending a Pearl Harbor 72nd Anniversary ceremony in Des Plaines, Ill. I will be driving Chief Petty Officer Joe Triolo USN Ret to the ceremony. Chief Triolo manned a 50 caliber machine gun on board the USS Tangiers that day and... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:54:05 EST Thanksgiving Reflections http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150744684/Thanksgiving-Reflections My wife and I drove to San Antonio to have Thanksgiving with forty-five members of her family at her Uncle Henry's home. Much of the time together was sharing pictures on tablets or smart phones. There was also a lively exchange of information... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:46:06 EST Words from my parents http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150709968/Words-from-my-parents “Are you part of the problem, or pa Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:12:06 EST Come Back for Thanksgiving http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150709978/Come-Back-for-Thanksgiving Do you know the story of Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers? Because leprosy was contagious, people who had this potentially deadly disease were required to stay away from other people and to announce their presence if they had to come near. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:12:05 EST Contact Major Van Harl USAF Ret. at vanharl@aol.com http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150626399/Contact-Major-Van-Harl-USAF-Ret.-at-vanharl@aol.com Beautiful and deadly, it sounds like the title to a 1930s era black & white B-grade private detective movie. What I am talking about is a Henry Repeating Arms 44 mag lever action rifle. I know “beautiful” is not a very manly word to use to... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:09 EST Come Back for Thanksgiving http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150626331/Come-Back-for-Thanksgiving Do you know the story of Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers? Because leprosy was contagious, people who had this potentially deadly disease were required to stay away from other people and to announce their presence if they had to come near. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:08 EST Unplug or be forever watched http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150526744/Unplug-or-be-forever-watched Weather you have read George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) or not, you have heard and used the term Big Brother. Big Brother is the government's surveillance of your every move that you make in both the public and the alleged... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:33:17 EST Make sure it’s time to celebrate http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150526789/Make-sure-its-time-to-celebrate It's one of the strangest football plays I've ever seen. The TV announcers were completely fooled, as was the entire Utah football team. Unless you are a University of Oregon football fan, it's painful to watch, and I would think... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:33:15 EST Braging on the Bulldogs http://altustimes.com/news/letters/150492910/Braging-on-the-Bulldogs I want to take a minute and brag on the Altus Bulldog Football Team. I have been a season ticket holder for many years and the Bulldogs have definitely struggled the past several seasons. However, with the arrival of Coach Jeremy Reed, I have noticed... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:38:13 EST These are the good old days http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/150443206/These-are-the-good-old-days My late grandmother-in-law spent her married years living in an un-insulated farm house on the prairie of eastern South Dakota. In the winter time the family lived in the kitchen, because it had a wood burning stove for cooking and heat. I did not... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:30:09 EST