McArthur a good Cameron fit
A little more than three months into his new role as the 17th president of Cameron University, John McArthur has learned a valuable lesson.
He loves the job.
“Being president,” he said while spending most of a day in Duncan last week, “is the best job ever. As a professor, I never liked teaching the same class two years in a row. I always wanted to learn something new. As president, every day is new. The variety of people I get to work with is amazing. And the opportunities are abundant.”
Rodeo spotlight bright in Duncan
Duncan takes center stage in the rodeo world next week, hosting the prestigious Prairie Circuit Rodeo Finals at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Arena.
Top cowboys and cowgirls from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska will be featured, sharing their considerable skills during three days of high level competition Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Early detection remains important
As we reach the midway point of October, let us remind you the annual and national campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness continues.
Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women with one of every eight women likely to encounter the disease in their lifetime.
Obviously, this catalogue was meant for someone else
There are many different methods of communication between human beings. We exchange information, ideas and emotions verbally, in written form, through sign language and in body language.
And, of course, there’s the always-popular method of an anonymous somebody leaving an item on your desk that seems innocent at first glance, but turns out to be how someone chose to “tell you something” without being physically present. (SNIVELING COWARD!)
Yeah, I know, it happens to me all the time, too.
Special week for memories
Tom Cruise, Walt Disney, Bob Hope, Martin Luther King Jr., Warren Buffett, Tom Brokaw, Joe Vermedahl and his wife Vicki all have something in common.
All delivered the newspaper.
Road sign reading can improve literacy
For the past two decades, there has been much hand-wringing over the slide American youth have taken on the education totem pole. This is not new news to you, right?
Other nations have passed us in overall quality of education, and for years, the causes of our decline have been argued and examined, argued again and examined again, and argued yet some more.
Newspapers are still the cornerstone of democracy
We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now.
It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.
Review remains of interest
A letter to the editor, written by Pat Russell and published in last Friday’s edition of The Duncan Banner, expressed concerns related to the operation of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department.
You can go home again, just be by yourself
It’s been over 10 years since I moved out of sports writing and began writing a column for the editorial page. Every so often this year, I’m rerunning a piece from the first year of the transition. This column first appeared in The Duncan Banner in July 2003.
He’s one of America’s great authors, but Thomas Wolfe was wrong about one thing — you can go home again, as long as you have realistic expectations.
No column ideas this week
The sound is a haunting one. Tick, tick, tick… It is the pressurized noise from a nearby clock, signaling time is running out and the deadline for this week’s column is near. But there is a problem. No ideas. Few topics.
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