News

Liberalized liquor laws could test drunk driving enforcement: If approved, the amendment would raise the accessibility of cold alcohol

 

Refrigerated hard beer and wine will be available in Oklahoma should voters approve State Question 792 on November 8 and that raises the issue of how the state deals with drunk driving. The constitutional amendment to liberalize liquor laws is being promoted by groceries and convenience stores, including QuikTrip and Reasor’s, plus the Tulsa Chamber. […]

Federal judge throws out Obama’s mandates on transgender bathrooms

 

On Sunday, a federal court issued a nationwide injunction on the Obama administration’s significant guidance order that seeks to redefine the Title IX definition of sex as “gender identity.” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a part of a 13-state coalition challenging the lawfulness of the president’s order. “This injunction is the first step to […]

Tulsa Fire Department analysis comes in light of increase funding

 

An analysis of the Tulsa Fire Department made a series of recommendations, including cutbacks in staffing single-home house fires. A major emphasis of the study is first response Emergency Medical Service EMS. More than two-thirds of calls for Fire dispatch are medical related. To address current staffing shortages, 27 cadets will be funded by the […]

Ben Carson to speak at College of the Ozarks symposium

 

College of the Ozarks, in conjunction with Pensmore Foundation and American Family Association, will host The Pensmore National Symposium on Religious Liberty on its campus Oct. 7, 2016. Guest speakers will include Dr. Benjamin Carson, neurosurgeon and former U.S. Republican presidential candidate; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R Texas); Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of Liberty […]

Former insurance agent sentenced

 

A former insurance agent has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for fraud. Gary Edward Hibbing, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. “He took advantage of his clients’ trust,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “While cases like this are rare, my office will […]

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Opinion

Editorial: Homosexuals target the Big 12

 

A radical homosexual group is demanding that the Big 12 Conference not add Brigham Young University to the league because BYU’s honor code is against homosexuality. Athlete Ally, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and about 20 other pie-eyed homosexual groups think they can prevent BYU from getting an invitation to join the Big […]

Editorial: Satanists target our children

 

The Oklahoma City Civic Center hosted a public black mass on August 15. The purpose was to mock God and worship Satan and it was specifically held in a public building to legitimize Satan worship and criticize Biblical Christianity. Across the nation, “after school Satan clubs” are popping up in public schools. The idea is […]

Editorial: Bear killer targeted for criticism

 

Some of the neighbors of Julie Strauja in California think she is public enemy No. 1. She has been targeted for death threats on social media. Strauja is the mother of three young children in Forest Falls, California. Her crime? Killing a bear that was threatening her family. It started when a 400-pound bear broke […]

Letter to the editor: Vouchers are the answer for education

 

Want to find out the truth? Ask a retired teacher who has no fear of the Teachers’ Union from speaking out. In addition to another career, I taught school for eight years and substituted, on and off for five years. Government (public) schools have been on life support for years, and we are cheating our […]

Letter to the editor: Abortion is the No. 1 killer

 

To protect U.S. citizens, billions of taxpayer dollars are spent through government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Centers for Disease Control (CDC),; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); etc. And yet, our government is not doing one thing to eliminate the number […]

Columns

It’s time to start watching college and professional football

 

I can’t wait for the football season to start. The college football season kicks off September 3 when Oklahoma travels to Houston to take on the Cougars. This game is intriguing on many levels. Houston went 13-1 last year and was one of the hottest teams in the country. Add to that Houston’s wish to […]

Eldridge Cleaver’s story shows dislike for Communism

 

I’ve been writing about the book The 5000-Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen, so why write about Eldridge Cleaver? Well, Skousen talks about him in the book, and the book was written during the time when Eldridge Cleaver had become well known during the turbulent 1960’s and 70’s. Cleaver, who was black, was born in […]

Maybe You Should Get Out of Washington

 

Most politicians and economists are confused. Why are not people spending and business borrowing? After all, to them the Great Recession is long over and economic prospects appear good. The Wall Street Journal noted that two years ago, the European Central Bank cut interest rates below zero to encourage people to spend more. They gave […]

Illegal voting continues to be a big problem in the United States

 

It has occurred to me that the upcoming general election on November 8 just could become one of the most corrupt, in the sense of illegal voting, in history. It was my personal observation – while a county Republican Party official – of a number of instances of rather intense fraudulent ballot actions in elections […]

Who is ‘Medi’ and does she really care?

 

I reached a mile marker this week, and it has hit me fairly hard. I tried to convince the government I wasn’t old enough, but last week, they made me apply for Medicare. First of all, I’m not sure who this Medi is and whether or not she really does care. Second, everyone in the […]

Sports

Fall soccer season has started

 

If you’re a football fan, this is your time of year. Well the college football season gets underway this weekend and the NFL isn’t far behind, but honestly I’m not talking about American gridiron football, but rather what we call soccer. No, I’m not a soccer snob and don’t usually call the game futbol, but […]

O-State basketball signs a 7-footer from the Netherlands

 

Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood has announced the signing of Dutch seven-footer Lucas N’Guessan. N’Guessan (7-0, 215, freshman, forward/center, De Lier, Netherlands) comes to OSU from the same school in Spain that produced former Cowboy Marek Soucek, Canarias Basketball Academy. N’Guessan and Soucek will wear the same No. 14 jersey. “I’m very excited to […]

OU basketball alum event

 

The University of Oklahoma men’s basketball program will welcome back former OU players and coaches for the sixth annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend alumni event Aug. 26 and 27. The weekend will be highlighted by a dinner honoring former coach Billy Tubbs, the presentation of Final Four rings to the 2015-16 team and appearances by […]

OU wrestling coach resigns

 

Mark Cody has resigned as the University of Oklahoma’s head wrestling coach after five years at the post. “I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to coach at the University of Oklahoma,” said Cody. “I believe it is time for new leadership and for this reason I am resigning effective immediately. I want […]

OSU’s Armstrong passes

 

Oklahoma State lost a legend this month with the passing of Neill Armstrong, a two-time All-America football player who went on to become an NFL champion as a player and then head coach of the  Chicago Bears. He was 90 years old. Known to his teammates as “Felix the Cat”, Armstrong helped guide OSU (then-known […]

Entertainment

Fun, fun, fun at Silver Dollar City

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Every trip to Silver Dollar involves a wonderful new discovery. Just 200 miles from Tulsa, Silver Dollar City is a great destination for a weekend trip from Oklahoma. Where else can you get a taste of the Ozarks, top-notch entertainment, rides for the kids, handmade crafts and lots of fun for all […]

Showboat Branson Belle dinner cruise is a delight

    

BRANSON, Mo. – It takes a lot of energy to spin the paddlewheels that propel the Showboat Branson Belle. But you could argue that there is even more energy in the Celebrate! on stage of the boat billed as “America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise.” The 700-seat Mark-Twain-style Showboat Branson Belle was built on the shore […]

Surprises galore at Hamner’s Variety Show

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Watching this show, you keep asking yourself, “How did they do that?” and “That is hard to believe.” Maybe that’s where they got the name for Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show. In a wonderful theater on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway (away from the traffic of Highway 76), illusionist Dave Hamner and his […]

Expanded attractions await visitors to Silver Dollar City

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Silver Dollar City has never lacked for rides, entertainment and culture. Now it has even more. Families have no worries here about the wholesome nature of Silver Dollar City – and the great fun during the Star Spangled Summer of 2015. This year, Silver Dollar City opened Fireman’s Landing, an $8 million […]

SIX is an energetic show that reaches across generations

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Nobody falls asleep when Six is on stage. The six Knudsen brothers’ show is nearly two hours of incredible singing, infectious comedy and pure energy. But no musical instruments. You have to see this show to believe it. Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis Knudsen sing, dance, make funny comments and […]