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It's common in Oklahoma and other states with high populations of religious folks to condemn homosexuality. They say they have a biblical basis for their opinion, and the First Amendment guarantees them the right to voice their beliefs.
I was driving down Willey Street in Fort Gibson recently when I noticed a small SUV about 200 yards away in the oncoming lane. This wouldn’t normally be a big deal, but she kept drifting closer to the line, and at times over the line. As we passed each other, I noticed her looking down at her phone. But since this article is not about safe driving practices, I will make the connection to something even more important: crossing spiritual lines.
Last week, I recalled the golden era of disaster flicks - the early 1970s, which brought us celluloid sensations like "The Towering Inferno," "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Hindenburg," and "Earthquake." Several friends also waxed nostalgic at the mention, which was prompted by an airing of "Inferno" one evening.
Cherokee Nation continues to lead northeast Oklahoma, as well as Indian Country, in embracing green energy solutions. Recently, we dedicated a new solar power canopy at the Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. It will harness the power of the sun to charge electric vehicles and provide additional power to our complex. Cherokee Nation is the first tribal government in Oklahoma to build and utilize a solar canopy like this. We have always been good stewards of the land, and this is another example of exceptional natural resource conservation.
I hope everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the music, as I have for so many years. I'm only 31, but it feels like Mannheim Steamroller has been a part of my life forever.
And as a long as the Democratic party and its accolades continue in their unhinged, manic pursuit to tear down the Donald Trump presidency, you have reason to continue to smile ...
The other night when I was cooking dinner, I noticed "The Towering Inferno" was on TV. For those who don't recognize the title, it's one of the Hollywood star-encrusted epic disaster flicks made famous during the 1970s.
Rather than thinking of the sun as the center, think of the Milky Way as the center, and these small satellite galaxies as planets orbiting around that center.
Some people might view Project Veritas as heroic. After all, the media is full of "fake news," and any organization shining a spotlight on the deception has to be noble, right?
Since opening Oct. 1, 2007, Park Avenue has given $2.38 million to Enid nonprofits and grown from six volunteer staff members to 34 employees.
No one who has worked for any length of time with sexual abuse victims is surprised at the number of women coming forward to complain about their treatment by high-profile men. Advocates will also say that for most of these men, it's not about sex at all; it's about power. When people ascend to such lofty status, many succumb to the temptation to see how far they can push the boundaries, and how securely they can get subordinates beneath their thumbs.
We use the word “like” in a lot of ways. Someone who definitely does not want to go along with something might say, “Like, uh, NO!” ('80s valley girl inflection). Others use the word to indicate their fondness of someone. And if you spend much time on social media, you know hitting the “like” button is a way to show approval or support for someone’s post on Facebook, or the “heart” button on Instagram or Twitter.
The world is full of one-hit wonders, singers or groups whose primary claim to fame is a lone song, a singular tune that catches lightning in a bottle, not to mention the fancy of the music-buying public, and climbs to the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
As I write this, I'm safely ensconced in my office on Friday, and it's kind of quiet in the newsroom. Most folks who work in offices are off the day after Thanksgiving; that's an attractive enough prospect to have caused a number of people to quit the Press over the years and go to work for some branch of the government. Government types always get more days off than private business types.
Last Tuesday, two stories on the front page of the Daily Press may have again reminded readers of the opioid epidemic that's sweeping the country, and in particular some of the less affluent states. Oklahoma is among those.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, this is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.
By refusing to crumble amidst the ruins of a past life, amidst the ashes of past goals and expectations, we have the power to face an uncertain future with certain resolve.
Not only does Cherokee County hold the distinction of being one of the worst in the state for dumping animals, it's also well-known for other types of dumping. And despite the best efforts of environmentalists, there seems to be no end in sight.
“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended — civilizations are built up — excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Cherokee County has had a stray animal problem for many years, and now another wrench has been thrown into the works: people who temporarily abandon their animals during a stint behind bars.
Soccer is a growing sport in Enid, with some 1,000 kids playing. The current soccer fields, located at 1520 W. Poplar, and were built in a water retention area, so the fields become unplayable after rain.
“I lost my mom last September. —It was just a shock. Everything just kind of was crazy. It was really tumultuous and there [were] a lot of things that happened subsequent to that, that made me feel really down.
While driving around town it’s nice seeing crapemyrtles displaying their new leaves. This time period is when they actually grow because once they start blooming they put all their energy into making flowers, not top growth. If you have a branch that is dead you can remove it as it will not come back to life. It will also tidy up the appearance of your plant. You can now look forward to beautiful blooms this summer.