News

Baptist Collegiate Ministry plans new OU student facility

 

A new chapter in the decades-old Baptist Collegiate Ministry at The University of Oklahoma will begin next fall with the expected completed of a new on-campus building. It is a ministry with a legacy that has touched thousands of lives. The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention states there are more missionaries serving from […]

Resignation, accusations and death create 8 legislative openings in 2017

 

Eight Oklahoma legislators have left office since January due to resignation, scandal and death. The late Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, passed away in April. Some lawmakers have left to pursue other employment while some were forced to resign due to criminal accusations. Four special elections have been held in those four districts, with Democrats […]

Dahm named top legislator

 

Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, was named “senate legislator of the year” by the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, a conservative think tank based in Oklahoma City. Dahm scored a perfect 100 on the Conservative Index, a rating system from the Oklahoma Constitution, a conservative quarterly newspaper. According to OCPAC, “Beyond simply voting the principled […]

Tobacco companies ordered to tell the truth about smoking

 

Despite a decade-long delay in implementing the 2006 ruling that major tobacco companies must correct fraudulent statements about the harm done by their products, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) states that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Phillip Morris USA, Lorillard and Altria have now been ordered to publish“corrective statement” advertisements next month and tell the […]

$21m grant is for public education

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has been awarded one of the largest grants in the agency’s history, a $21 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to boost literacy in children from birth through 12th grade. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program will serve approximately 42,000 children across the state […]

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Opinion

Editorial: Elect O’Hara on September 14th

 

On November 14, the good citizens of Oklahoma Senate District 37 need to elect Brian O’Hara. There is no other reasonable choice. O’Hara is a former Jenks City councilor. He was a field representative for U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine. O’Hara has been endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee; the Tulsa Fraternal Order of […]

Editorial: Confiscating American firearms

 

Liberals are calling for confiscation of guns and gun bans in light of the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas October 1. Anti-gun activists like Hillary Clinton and the entire staff of CNN and MSNBC tried to seize on the emotional impact of the shooting death of 59 (with more than 500 wounded) to get the […]

Editorial: Respecting the U.S. flag in college

 

College students need to show respect for the American flag. While players in the National Football League deliberately protest the playing of our National Anthem, it becomes more important that the next generation understand what this nation stands for and the sacrifices that were made to give us this freedom. The College of the Ozarks, […]

Letter to the editor: Evil in the World

    

What would possess a 64-year-old man to methodically plan and execute a murderous shooting rampage on 22,000 people that he doesn’t even know?  This savage “sneak” attack left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured; many of whom are in critical condition. There is still much to learn about this murderer, Stephen Paddock.  […]

Columns

When natural disasters strike, it’s good to be prepared

    

With all of the recent earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, ice storms, snowstorms, tsunamis and drought, it pays to be prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes a 200-page booklet on how to prepare for certain natural disasters. In the past 20 years, our family has dealt with a terrible ice storm, a horrendous […]

Constant challenge to property rights in the United States

    

Sometimes we forget about things that have happened in the past and assume that they will never happen again.  One of those events took place in 1993 when environmentalists nearly succeeded in convincing Congress to pass a law that would have embraced the far-reaching regulations of the  Wildlands Project. This initiative centered on the concept […]

Is There Any Good News?

    

It is really difficult these days to find good news, what with four hurricanes, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, the North Korean problem and now the devastating wild fires in Northern California. In politics, it seems that more Republicans than Democrats are opposing the President’s agenda.  Karl Rove writes, “As if all this weren’t […]

Media attempts to smear Alabama Judge Roy Moore doesn’t succeed

    

It never ceases to amuse and irritate me the way that  self-claimed “journalists” continue to blatantly display their disdain for anyone or anything that remotely appears to be oriented to the political side of allegiance and loyalty to the U.S. Constitution or to  Biblical words. They seem to completely forget (maybe they are just misguided) […]

Titus the Honorable vs. Cohen the Goodhearted

    

As my two grandsons grow older, I am beginning to see a distinct difference in their personalities and temperaments. Titus the Honorable, our 4-year-old, has an incredible vocabulary. He will ask his mother, “Mom, what words don’t I know yet?” And she gives him a new word for the day. The other day, it was […]

Sports

Tulsa comes alive in the second half to upset Houston

    

It took a long time for Tulsa’s offense to get on track, but when it did, the Golden Hurricane blew through the Houston defense and beat the Cougars, 45-17, Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. There were 19,198 fans that came to game; those that suffered through the first half, and stuck around for the second […]

No. 9 OU defeats unranked Texas; KSU road trip is next

    

No. 9 Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said everyone plays their best against the Sooners. That was the case in the Cotton Bowl last Saturday when the unranked Texas Longhorns (3-3, 2-1 in the Big 12) battled back from a deficit to take the lead late but still fell to the Sooners, 29-24, in the Red […]

OSU travels to Austin for a pivotal Big 12 showdown

 

After dispatching winless Baylor 59-16 in Stillwater Saturday, the No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys face a tough stretch of four games that will help determine a Big 12 champion. That road begins at 11 a.m. Saturday against the Texas Longhorns in Austin. Texas stands at 3-3 but still has hopes for a spot in the […]

OSU heavily favored over winless Bears

 

It would be easy for No. 15 Oklahoma State to overlook 0-5 Baylor. The Cowboys (4-1, 1-1 in the Big 12) and the Bears were idle last Saturday. Baylor has had a miserable season, losing five in a row to Liberty, UTSA, Duke, Oklahoma and Kansas State. The only truly competitive game was a narrow […]

OU’s hopes for the season are on the line against Texas

    

NORMAN – No. 12 Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1 in the Big 12) faces unranked Texas (3-2, 2-) in a critical matchup for the Sooners if they want to win the conference and have a shot at the playoff. The Sooners, heavy favorites at home, lost to Iowa State 31-38 Saturday while the Longhorns struggled to beat […]

Entertainment

Ageless Paul McCartney revisits the Beatles in OKC gig

    

OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul McCartney opened his concert here Monday night with a rousing performance of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. But the 75-year-old McCartney didn’t make it seem hard for him to captivate a nearly sold-out audience for almost three hours. And it wasn’t hard to enjoy this energy packed concert. McCartney, who […]

The Showboat Branson Belle concert cruise has all you want

    

BRANSON, Missouri – Fine food, fun, fantastic music and a relaxing concert cruise over Table Rock Lake are the hallmarks of the Showboat Branson Belle. You can hardly tell when the 700-passenger paddle-wheeler eases away from the dock. The excitement begins when the show starts. The Showboat Branson Belle adventure begins with a great meal […]

Sight & Sound in Branson spotlights the saga of Moses

    

BRANSON, Missouri – “Let My people go.” Throughout the history of the Hebrew nation, the story of how God delivered the Israelites from slavery into the Promised Land has been inspiration for Jews and Christians. That story is being brought to life daily here in the Sight & Sound Theatre’s spectacular musical production of Moses. […]