Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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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 […]

Now is the time to get serious about your backyard garden


It’s time to get serious about a backyard garden. We have a spot in a corner of our spacious backyard that is our primary garden. In years past, we have planted every inch with everything from corn (that didn’t work) to jalapeno peppers to carrots and sweet potatoes. We got peppers but they weren’t too […]