The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


July 27, 2013

Dachshund Dash, little dogs get a big thumbs up

ENID, Okla. — Author Mary Doria Russell once wrote, “The dachshund is a perfectly engineered dog. It is precisely long enough for a single stroke of the back, but you aren’t paying for any superfluous leg.”

Those long-bodied, short-legged creatures ran their little hearts out in Enid Saturday during the annual Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash.

The little critters raced to try and qualify for a spot in a national competition in September, but also to raise money for the Enid Police Department to be able to purchase a new K-9 this fall.

Thumbs up to this fun event and its perfectly engineered participants.

In his signature song, “My Mammy,” Al Jolson once sang that he would “walk a million miles,” for one of her smiles.

Tito Campos, driver for Groendyke Transport, has driven four million miles, without an accident, the company’s only active driver to reach this milestone.

Campos, who lives in Roswell, N.M., began driving for the company in 1982.

Thumbs up to Campos, and to Groendyke Transport as a whole, for an ongoing commitment to safety.

What’s in a name? The town of Lahoma’s moniker is a diminution of the name of Oklahoma.

But the name Lahoma also attracted about 700 people to the small Garfield County town July 20 for the inaugural LahomaPalooza, a day-long celebration of Lahoma’s history and namesakes.

A number of women named Lahoma traveled from various parts of the country to attend the celebration, which was the brainchild of Theresa Sharp, mayor of Lahoma, and Lahoma McMillion, who resides in Florida.

Thumbs up to Lahoma for putting on a unique, fun event that, for one day at least, doubled the town’s population.

Detroit, the Motor City, the municipality that was at one time synonymous with the American automobile industry, is broke.

The city, which is weighed down by about $18.5 billion in indebtedness, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection July 18, making it the largest city in U.S. history to ever do so.

The bankruptcy filing is the result of decades of fiscal mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.

Thumbs down to the years of wrong-headed fiscal decision-making that led to Detroit’s financial failure.

But here’s hoping this once vital 20th century city can rise from its present economic ash heap to take its place as a great 21st century metropolis.

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