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Artifacts in museums are a lot of things. They are representative of a moment in time. They show us how people lived. They show us what people found to be important. ... More importantly, they help tell a story.
Those ducks (and a trip to my brother’s house over Easter) got me to thinking if I have all of my ducks in a row. Have I taken care of my affairs that are necessary when one gets older? I am no spring chicken, so I had better get some organization going and plans made.
Our governor gets razzed in some circles for his Top 10 state rallying cry, especially because many of the yardsticks are not nationally comparable or are not particularly relevant to everyday Oklahomans.
Childhood is a magical, challenging time of learning and exploration, of trial and error, of utter dependency coupled with a burning desire for independence.
I was born in Oklahoma and spent my childhood moving around the state. I went to three high schools in four years and following graduation I decided to join the United States Navy. During my time as a sailor, I did a variety of jobs including hull technician and ocean systems technician anal…
You would think, in a nation still grappling with the effects of a global pandemic, a widening racial divide and a deepening political schism, people would be turning to their faith to help them navigate through it all.
In 2016, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby stressed to members of Congress that there “are no reservations in Oklahoma. People from many backgrounds are neighbors who live, work, play and worship together.”
This week, I want to write about some of the great ideas for children being considered by Oklahoma’s representatives and senators. The job of a lawmaker is often tough; fortunately, there are many advocates and activists who are experts in their respective fields who provide input and ideas.
Oklahoma must continue to have a robust oil and gas industry, or face catastrophic state financial failures in the future. I think most Oklahomans understand the challenges of climate change, and our state has worked to include an “all of the above” strategy when it comes to energy sources.
By the time the sound of gunfire died out and the smell of cordite faded into the clear air of Boulder, Colo., last week, there had been seven mass shootings in this country in the previous seven days.
If we really and truly want to get a handle on COVID-19, we will stay with masks, socially distance within reason, wash our hands — which shouldn’t even have to be told to people — and get vaccinated. Historians are going to look back and say of us, ❝That was a pretty easy thing for them to do. How come it was so hard for them to do it?❞
From time to time, I like to look back and re-examine myself. Have you ever done that? Think about a political belief or a societal belief you might have had five years ago? Ten years ago?
I am wiser and smarter and plan better and have more patience and have adopted a calmer, more relaxed, peaceful lifestyle. I do not want to go back to being a teenager.
Although I have cried tears for those who have faced this racism and offered the best advice toward dealing with it as I can — who hasn’t been bullied in their lifetimes — the truth is I cannot begin to understand what it is like as a minority living in a place where I am perceived as different and — even worse — inferior.
My dad’s worn sweater and expression hid a bit of pain I know was there from talking to him about the Great Depression — how it affected him as a young boy growing up in the hardest of economic times for America.
The Oklahoma State Election Board has been a star among its peers. Elections in our state are run with both integrity and efficiency. Election nights in Oklahoma never end without a full count by midnight in our memory, if ever.
As we wrap up Sunshine Week and the focus on transparency, I thought it would be a good idea to explain some newspaper terms to our readers, particularly the ones involving the editorial page or section, which is what you are reading right now.
Now in my second week of quarantine after my COVID-19 diagnosis, I have had time to dwell on my health, well-being and things that I have taken for granted. Over the past year, I have tried to eat healthier, walk more, spend more time outdoors tending to a vegetable garden, and visit with a …
It’s been just more than a year, 12 months, in excess of 365 days, greater than 8,760 hours or 525,600 minutes, since COVID-19 established a toehold in our state.
I welcome what I hope will be conscientious and responsible bi-partisan debate about investing long-term in helping struggling families break generational cycles of helplessness and hopelessness.
So what can we, as individuals, do about the problem of hate in our world, in our country? Don’t hate anybody, for starters. It may sound easy, but we all seem to have our built-in prejudices and overcoming those will take a conscious effort on all our parts.
This virus is insidious, and it impacts people in very different ways. Its impact cannot and should not be downplayed. The best thing we can all do is respect the fact that this virus is highly contagious and can be deadly to a great number of people.
I guess it is better to respect that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, and move to where it is easy to get into a harmonious groove. Peace is more important than being right or having our own way, regardless.
If there is anything good that has come out of the pandemic, it is reflected in a Pew Research poll that found 28% of Americans say the pandemic has strengthened their religious faith and 41% report it has strengthened their family bonds.
Surprise medical bills are all too common for Oklahomans today. It is nearly impossible to know how much a medical service or procedure will cost beforehand. Oklahoma families are left in the dark until weeks or months later when the piles of different bills arrive from the surgeon, the anes…
When I decided to accept the position of publisher and editor of the Enid News & Eagle, one of the primary reasons for my decision was my desire to drive more conversation about why communities still need a vital and reliable local newspaper.
What a gift it is to be born with an outlook toward the bright side of things. And if not so by nature, what a triumph of grace to be made thankful through a renewed heart. It is so much more comfortable and rational to see what we have to be thankful for and to rejoice accordingly, than to have our vision forever filled with our lacks and our needs. Happy are they who possess a grateful heart. Blessings may fail and fortunes vary, but the thankful heart remains.
Cabin fever is like any other illness where you treat the symptoms to cure the disease. I stay busy and catch up on sleep and talk on the phone and feed the little hungry birds daily.
A researcher from the University of California found couples who used personal pronouns like we, our and us when discussing a conflict in their marriage fare better than those whose speech is littered with words like I, you and me.
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This Week's Circulars
ENID — Memorial service will be 10:00a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Masks strongly encouraged. Donations: John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health - https://www.johnritterfoundation.org/donate-today or Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital - https://www.foun…
Mass of Christian Burial for Wilma Petru, 98, will be 4/16/2021 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary -12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Inurnment - Calvary Cemetery, Hennessey. www.andersonburris.com.
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