October 2016

Support grows for the repeal of the Blaine Amendment


State Question 790 is an effort to counteract a decision by the liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court to forcibly remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the State Capitol. SQ790 is one of seven state questions that will appear on the November 8 ballot. If passed, it would repeal the so-called Blaine Amendment, which […]

Electing Mrs. Clinton could jeopardize the future of the Wanenmacher Gun Show


Could this be one of the last Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Shows on November 12-13? The gun show, the largest of its kind in the world, could be in jeopardy should Hillary Clinton be elected president November 8. She advocates universal background checks – a federal requirement that could kill guns shows like Wanenmacher. “You shouldn’t […]

Military History Center presents a Salute to Veterans


The Military History Center of Broken Arrow will present a Salute to Veterans on at 2 p.m. November 13 at the Broken Arrow PAC, 112 N. Main St. The Fort Sill 77th Army Band, “The Pride of Fort Sill” – will be featured as they perform military and patriotic music from over the years. The […]

Mail early to reach the armed forces


Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving their country around the world. To send packages to loved ones serving […]

Illustrator to speak at Tulsa events


To celebrate the vibrant work of illustrators, Tulsa City-County Library presents “Books to Treasure,” an annual event promoting the beauty of children’s literature and introducing the community to popular book illustrators. Internationally recognized artist Rafael López is the featured illustrator for Tulsa City-County Library’s 2016 “Books to Treasure.” Lopez will speak, answer questions and sign […]

It’s time to consider spring planting


STILLWATER – With the recent arrival of the fall season, it may seem a bit premature to already be thinking about spring. Gardeners, however, need to plant their spring-flowering bulbs now in order for them to be ready to bloom next spring. David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, said now through the […]

Assistance for Medicare beneficiaries


Medicare beneficiaries can get free, unbiased help reviewing their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) and its partner agencies are offering the assistance during the open enrollment period. Last year, MAP counselors helped Oklahoma beneficiaries save an average of $1,900 on their Part D prescription […]

State health costs skyrocket


A joint committee of Senate and House members met recently to study state employee insurance plans and how to better serve the health needs of state and education employees while also controlling health care costs to the state. The study was requested by Sen. Kim David, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and […]

Bennett receives Patriot award


State Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, has received the Patriot Legislator Award, given by the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association. The award is given “in recognition of the legislator who aggressively defends the God-given right of the individual to self-preservation and actively supports and defends the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” “I am a […]

Soldiers heading to the Ukraine


OKLAHOMA CITY – Approximately 500 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) are scheduled to deploy this fall to provide training support in Ukraine. “It’s a great opportunity for the soldiers of the 45th to use the experiences we’ve gained through our training and deployments,” said Col. David Jordan, commander of the 45th […]