Vandalism is such a senseless act.
What pleasure can you derive from destroying someone else’s property? We just don’t get it.
It’s even worse when it happens around this time of year and targets Christmas decorations. We’ve recently heard reports of several incidents in which people’s decorations have been damaged or destroyed.
Vandals are hard to bring to justice, because it’s hard to catch them in the act. But, that’s where neighbors can help. Neighbors need to watch out for each other.
Unfortunately, in the latest incidents, several people apparently witnessed some vandals in the act, but did not report it police.
They provided descriptions of suspects and vehicles on social media sites, which will help make people more aware of what’s going on. However, we urge you to call the police if you see anything like this.
Police are the investigators, and they are the ones with the power to make arrests.
We all can help by providing as much information as possible, including descriptions of suspects and vehicles — and most importantly, license plate numbers. With that information, the authorities hopefully can track down the perpetrators and make them pay for the damage and trouble they’ve caused.
Also, reporting vandalism can help police decide how to do their patrols. If they know a certain area is being hit, they can adjust things and patrol that area more. But, they need the information.
As we said, it’s hard to solve vandalism cases. Having eyewitnesses who provide as much information as they can is the key.
Vandalism is such a senseless act.
State of the state: Things are not as good as they could be
Draper wants to split Cali up into six separate states — Silicon Valley, around the San Francisco Bay Area; Central California, including cities like Bakersfield; West California, including Los Angeles and its suburbs; South California, including San Diego; North California, centered on Sacramento and Jefferson, in the far northern part of the state.
Voters have decisions to make in August races
Democrats will have two runoffs to decide. One will be choosing their party’s nominee for state superintendent. Freda Deskin will face John Cox. The winner will face Republican nominee Joy Hofmeister in the November general election.
The other race is for the party nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. Jim Rogers will face Connie Johnson. The winner will face Republican nominee U.S. Rep. James Lankford in November.
Waukomis residents have the opportunity to have their voices heard in regard to the future of their post office.
Breaking ground on a new dormitory at Northern Oklahoma College Enid is another step in the evolution of the campus.
Stars in our eyes
We caught the vision when, in May of 1961, John F. Kennedy told Congress, and the world, that the space race was no longer to be so one-sided.
“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” he said.
Thumbs up for northwest Okla. communities, where net taxable sales figures are up
Net taxable sales were up $1,917,774 in Enid, when compared to sales reported in July 2013. The increase amounted to a 2.6 percent increase in sales tax revenue for the city.
The key to God’s storehouse is in the giving
Point being, there are a lot of hungry people out there who need to be fed the Bread of Life, and He needs to be served with a smile and a discerning heart.
Water, water everywhere?
As Americans, we have taken water for granted far, far too long. We assume it will always be there, when we turn on the tap.
Sheriff’s office, emergency management get new home
The sheriff’s office and emergency management office will move in October or November to the former Grady Robbins Army Reserve Center on Oxford. The building has been unused since 2011 when the Armed Forces Reserve Center opened at Vance Air Force Base.
Airline passengers should not be casualties of war
Nowhere in the flight attendants’ patter did the word “missile” appear, and the chance their gleaming Boeing 777 would be brutally slapped from the sky likely never even appeared even as a niggling doubt lurking in the darkest corners of the passengers’ minds.
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