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It has been a long time since things were normal. We are living in a different time than we have ever had. Everyone is affected by this pandemic ... the entire world is involved. We have to adjust. We must take the precautions in stride and live with them.
You know the game. Take a revolver. Load one chamber with a live round, spin the cylinder, put the gun to your head and pull the trigger. Sound like fun? Of course not. It is a horror show. But that is what we are doing when we ignore the warnings about the novel coronavirus that has so plagued our world in 2020.
Looking back over the 20th century and the years from 1914 through 2001 and 9/11, it is more than difficult to deny that these two great writers were not pretty much spot-on in their assessments of mankind
Americans suffered, and scraped, and got by, not for themselves, but because they understood they were serving a common good... And, being responsible citizens of a free republic, they passed laws and penalties to enforce these measures ... Americans didn’t stage mass protests to whine about having to save others’ lives.
During these contentious times there is plenty to ponder, or more accurately, to rhetorically consider ... Do politicians feel the impact of their decisions ... who constitutes whose life is important ... how fast can a country turn socialist ...
I am always amazed at the young people now who want to dress like everyone else and wear their hair like everyone else. They think by doing that that they are being different. Look at yourselves, you are not unique. It is called cookie-cutter looks. But inside you are different.
It's clear Big Tech will not tolerate dissent and is quite comfortable using Draconian tactics to keep certain information from being disseminated.
Fulfilling a childhood dream, I finally got a chance Tuesday to talk to “Flash” in advance of his appearance Saturday and Sunday at the 3rd Annual Enid Comic Con at the Stride Bank Center (masks are required).
There is one piece of graffiti that caught my eye the other day. It’s located not far from my house, painted on a concrete barrier on a bridge ... There are no drawings accompanying this particular piece of street art, only text ... It says, simply, “You will be okay,” with the word “will,” underlined as if for emphasis.
I understand, on some level, the desire many feel to send in federal agents to quell unrest. But, our nation was born from the unrest of people who insisted justice and equality outweigh short-term peace and quiet.
The heartbreak of failure has been experienced by even the most successful person. Every ambitious youth has high hopes that are never realized. It takes courage to put failure behind us and set our faces again toward success.
Leaving the house these days has become a major production. Mask? Check. Gloves? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Disinfecting wipes? Check. Pants zipped? Check. There’s just too darn much to remember!
I recently read a thoughtful opinion piece ("LETTER: It's time to change the Enid High School mascot," July 7, Enid News & Eagle) by a fellow Enid High School alumnus, Kelsey Huse, that called for Enid High School to cease using the “Plainsmen” as a mascot. Ms. Huse raised many good poin…
We need to get back to school, but we can’t compromise safety for convenience. We all want what’s best for our children, but let’s not forget the educators.
Very little seems surprising any longer when the outrage machine fires up, even if it means boycotting a food company that has an extensive history of charitable giving. But in this case the backlash against the backlash seems to be having a bigger impact.
To enjoy a happy life, one must have a purpose. We should make every day count for something. We should teach others what we know.
That is what faces us in America today. Not proud to be an American? Not happy? Then do something about it, don't just sit around and feel sorry for yourself.
It occurred to me looking at hundreds of photos of people in America and the world over from 1918 and 1919 — when Spanish flu devastated Earth — that almost without fail you see people wearing masks.
Time was that challenging the orthodoxy was considered noble. Dangerous at times, but noble. That had always been a major premise, or foundation, for journalists willing to seek the truth. Unfortunately, many of my journalism brethren reporting on national news have long since abandoned such…
As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, we face everyday reminders that we must remain health conscious and make the best decisions we can for ourselves and others.
We are far closer to fulfilling the promise of America than we were 244 years ago, closer than we were 100 years ago, or even 50. But we’re not there yet.
For St. Thérèse and those of us in the catholic, apostolic tradition, liturgy is essential. But, she teaches us to go beyond all these, to go deeper, to go within ourselves, and to discover an intimacy with Christ that goes beyond the realm of any written word, even Scripture.
Throughout our history, being anything but a white, straight, Christian man has meant the great hope of “truth, justice and the American way,” has been withheld from you by force, by law and by systemic injustice.
Out of 94,614 absentee/mail-in votes, 76,093 voted in support of the measure. Even the most ardent supporter of the proposal should at least have his or her eyebrows raised by that.
We live in the greatest country in the world. We have limitless opportunities and freedoms and privileges. So fly your flag. Wear red, white and blue. Sing patriotic songs. Watch fireworks. Have a picnic or cook-out. Bask in all the glories this country has to offer.
The straw that we used for mulch was not from the same source as what we have used in the past. We had no way of knowing, but this straw might have been sprayed with a broad-leaf herbicide.
Someday we will look back at 2020, this year of COVID-19, of racial and political turmoil, and whatever else this crazy year has in store for us as we enter the last half of it this week, shake our heads and marvel that we survived.
Many of you may not care if a few journalists get attacked ... But, as Americans, you should care that a free press is the one bulwark between a healthy republic with a strong military and a wicked tyrant with a compliant military.
There’s a 1999 country song by Gary Allan titled “Right Where I Need To Be” with lyrics that describe a man trying to decide what his priorities are between work and home. He finally settles on his wife being more important than a job promotion.
If anybody still honestly thinks the ongoing destruction and violence is about George Floyd and hasn't been commandeered by rage mobs bent on destroying merely for the sake of destruction, please consider some of their targets.
This Week's Circulars
ENID - Service for Doris J. Jones, age 85, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, the Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Burial will follow in the Enid Cemetery under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
ENID - Graveside services for Almeda (Kramer) Smith, 94, of Golden Oaks Village will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at Douglas Union Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
ENID - The memorial service for James Stephens is 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in the Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel.
- Former Vance officer given 24-month sentence for health fraud
- GEFCO plant to close; brand name, some employees expected to continue in new location
- OSDH reports 1st COVID-19 death involving Enid nursing home
- OSDH: 825 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths reported Saturday; cases down in weekly comparison
- OSDH: 486 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 6,911 active; no new deaths
- Police: Man shot in home invasion, robbery dies from injuries
- OSDH: Garfield County gains 32 more cases of COVID-19; 13 additional deaths in state
- UPDATED: EPS 'good to go' on cleaning supplies as school nears
- EPS announces plans for start of school as county back in 'low risk' for COVID-19
- Gov. Stitt visits Enid business leaders, hears feedback on state COVID aid