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Humphrey hopes to change corrections system and update SQ780

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, plans to draft legislation for next year that would completely change Oklahoma's criminal justice system. He said his move to a community-based … more

It pays to be cautious when living online

STILLWATER – Much of the public lives online today from shopping and banking to communicating with friends and family. While convenient, sharing information online is risky. October is Cyber … more

Old Habits

There was an episode of the Andy Griffith Show where Aunt Bee had to be gone for a few days.  I can’t recall, right at the moment, where she went.  She probably went to help some kin … more

Spiders are scary but avoidable

STILLWATER, Okla. – As Oklahomans pull end-of-year holiday decorations out of the attic and put away tools in sheds, they may end up disturbing some of their smallest neighbors. Exclamations … more

Workin’ God’s Sick Pen

Livestock health doesn’t always work out so good. I can remember receiving loads of not so healthy stocker calves in the past.  Usually, one can make it work with the help of some medicine … more

Bobbing for suitors

The other day I read an interesting blog about bobbing for apples on my favorite Victorian clothing site, recollections.biz. I’ve never thought much about the fall party tradition of bobbing … more

Don't Feed the Plants

The Elgin High School Music and Theatre Department held their production of Little Shop of Horrors Sept. 25-26, 2021. more

Don’t feed the plants

The Elgin High School Music and Theatre Department held their production of Little Shop of Horrors Sept. 25-26, 2021. I sat on this review for a week because I needed to think about some of the … more

Lumpy Clay

Have you ever noticed that, here in southwest Oklahoma, there is pastureland so taken with mesquite trees that you can’t even walk through it?  Let’s say that you owned that pasture … more

Fess Up!

Alright folks, it’s time for me to get something off my chest.  And I can’t write or talk another word about things that go on around here, nor can I teach from His Word anymore … more

May we all be a “Mr. Miller”

I don't know who wrote the following story, or even if it's true. But whether it's true or not, it's a story worth reading. I've read this story many times as it circulates on social media … more

Future Plans

Folks are always wanting to know what the future holds. Do you ever read the fortune cookie at the Chinese restaurant?  I don’t usually read mine, but I do remember the interesting message … more

Why I believe English classes are important

I’ve always loved to write, but never really thought I could make a career of it because only a fraction of writers become the next great American author. It wasn’t until I started … more

Attitude Adjusting in Christ

I want to discuss some serious stuff today. Paul writes in Philippians 4:8-9:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is … more

His Harvest

The wheat harvest is a part of many a young person’s life if he or she is from rural southwest Oklahoma. A means of summer employment for just a few months as the harvest makes its way north … more

Opinion: Conservatorship is just legal captivity

I’m sure many of you have seen Britney Spears in the news recently as she fights to remove the conservatorship that controls her entire life. Although Britney Spears shot to stardom during … more

James and the Giant Peach was a great show

The Lawton Ballet Theatre recently held their production of James and the Giant Peach. I’d never read the book or seen the movie or a stage production of the show. I wasn’t even sure what … more

Going home!

Thank You, Lord for the rain! Let’s talk about the home place some more. Here in Oklahoma, many of us have a place in our family that we think of as the home place. For some of you, it may … more

Baptized below Flat Top

Here’s how Tom tells it in a letter to his Pa who lived on a place near San Angelo: Hey, Pa! I’ve got somethin’ to tell ya! Now, understand, we was movin’ a herd of cows … more

School ends in less than a month

One morning this week while the kids were getting ready for school I flopped down on the couch and said, “I can’t wait ‘til school is out for the summer.” One of them … more
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