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My son had an accident on school property and no, I won’t sue

Last week my son had an accident at school on the playground. He fell on the monkey bars and fractured his nose in a couple of places and got about 14 stitches. The first thing someone asked me was … more

Live for Jesus!

Let me dig down in the story archives and tell you ‘bout a feller that fills the bill. Ole’ Slim worked hard all his life. All he seemed to know was punchin’ cows and fixin’ … more

God has best plan

Yep, go with God’s plan. I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but I need it again! It’s a good thing His ways are not our ways. And when we try to figure out what God is doing, it … more

Both feet in!

There was a time when it seemed most everyone I encountered acknowledged there was a God. I’ve told the story before about visiting with a friend who was “lost” and he knew it. … more

Ask legislators to oppose deregulation of Big Ag polluters

The people of Oklahoma voted against so-called the Right to Farm ballot measure by 58-42% in November 2016. Now Oklahoma House Bill 1628 is another attempt to stop tracking and holding … more

Hot iron!

Please be in prayer for folks affected by this pandemic. Some get it and they come out good, but others get it and it’s a tough deal. Life is precious. We need to do all we can. Pray and act … more

Listen to God, do that!

Most of us would like to have a re-do for the year 2020. If this year was 20/20, I’ll just keep wearing glasses! It seems that so many things went haywire. Pandemic, loss of loved ones, … more

Letter to the Editor

Why are Oklahoma legislators cutting citizens out of the political process? Senator John Haste (Republican - Broken Arrow) pre-filed legislation to make it harder for voters to gather signatures … more

I send my Son!

What is Christmas really all about? Well, I reckon it can start off like this: It’s about a young unmarried girl named Mary and her fiancé, a feller named Joseph, who were informed by an … more

In line to see Jesus

It’s just downright amazing to me the things that goes on every year that is connected with Christmas, when we ought to be celebrating the birth of Jesus! (Yes, I’ve been here before). … more

Jake Spoon choices

I recently watched Lonesome Dove again. Let’s look into Jake Spoon again. Y’all remember the Hat Creek Cattle Company with Captain Woodrow Call and Captain Augustus McCrae. There were … more

Four words

Thanksgiving. It’s time! Is it just another holiday? Should we be thankful? Are you thankful for your many blessings? To whom are you thankful? There was a man who was paid well for the … more

Protect yourself against financial scammers

It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so … more

Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

Salutatorian address to AHS Class of 2020

Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for watching tonight’s graduation ceremony. I want to start my speech by thanking all the administrators. Thousands of graduates across the world are not … more

Speech by Altus High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Good evening Altus High School staff, family, friends and fellow graduates. It’s an honor to be here speaking to you all this evening. On behalf of the graduating class of Altus High School … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA begins to reopen: This week, VA reopened 20 medical centers as part of a three-phase timeline. The speed of the phases will depend upon the VA medical center’s ability to minimize and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

The House passed HR 6800, the Heroes Act: Of the total amount listed in HR 6800 following is the amount for veterans:Allows VA to provide transport and purchase food, shelter, phones, clothing, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA expands access to virtual hearings: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) announced it is expanding access to virtual hearings to all Veterans … more

Oklahoma State Legislature wrapping up session

We’re nearing the end of the legislative session. A budget agreement was reached and is awaiting Gov. Kevin Stitt’s approval. With everything going on, the budget turned out better than … more
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