Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Mowing the summer lawn is a love/hate relationship

    

I have a love/hate relationship with my lawnmower. I love mowing my yard, a corner lot, because it is good exercise. I always work up a sweat and after it is done and I have cooled down, it always feels good. And I love when my yard looks pretty. I am not possessed with having […]

Mothers paint a lasting, vivid picture of unselfishness

    

When my sainted Mother was on her deathbed in 1959, she made my late Father commit to one promise – that he would keep their five boys, ages 5-13 at that time, together as a family. Thanks to a visionary Mother and a faithful Father, we did stick together. I was that 5-year-old back in […]

High school proms have changed a lot in the past 45 years

    

Forty-five years ago (ouch), I graduated from Nathan Hale High School. I spent three wonderful years at the best school in town with the sharpest teachers and the finest friends you could ever ask for. Make that, “for which you could ever ask,” We will have our class of ’72 45th reunion July 22-24 here […]

After sixteen years, the Tulsa Beacon is still going strong

    

This month, the Tulsa Beacon celebrated its 16th anniversary. Susan and I started the newspaper on April 25, 2001. Have we been successful? Well, yes and no. Our longevity is a good measure of success. Since 2001, many newspapers have gone out of business. That includes the Glenpool Post (which we started in 1984 and […]

Bible authors speak of Babylon and return of Jesus Christ

    

Iraq, the ancient land of the Chaldeans, has a major role in Bible prophecy in end times, author Phillip Goodman said at a Bible conference here last week. Goodman is director of the Mid-America Prophecy Conference and head of Bible Prophecy as Written Ministries, headquartered in Tulsa. “Babylon has a future,” Goodman said. Goodman said […]

Here are hot spots for your family’s vacation this summer

    

How are you going to spend your summer vacation? That’s a big question right now for families with kids. With the Internet, planning for a perfect vacation is somewhat easier. Most parents believe that they must take their children to a Disney theme park at least once when they are growing up. I have had […]

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. […]

Here is the best way to celebrate Easter Sunday April 16

    

Easter is Sunday, April 16, and many people will go to church who only attend once or twice a year. Some of these folks only show up at Christmas. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ while Christmas celebrates His birth. In America, apart from church services, we don’t exactly celebrate Easter according to its […]