Opinion

 I started to write the column this week about the horrible lies and conspiracy theories being floated. When a person lies to you once, you know not to trust him/her, when it is four or five times, you write them off as untrustworthy. When it is 20,000 times … then what? I found this by Bob Priddy...
Most of us have had outdoor activities interrupted by pesky mosquitoes. Their constant buzzing (rapid wing beats) are extremely annoying, and their bites can create an itch which can bother us for days. They are one of humankind's least-liked creatures. They are also one of nature's most dangerous...
Health risks connected with food can be significantly reduced with proper handling.  Improper food handling can lead to severe illness, especially for susceptible populations (the young, pregnant, immunocompromised, and the elderly).  Food passes through many hands, and in some cases, processes...
Bennie G. Adkins was born in Waurika, Oklahoma. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956. His first deployment was in Germany. He came back to the United States and attended Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia and graduated as a paratrooper. He then volunteered for the U.S. Special Forces...
DEMOCRACY DOES NOT EXIST...without free and fair elections, a vigorous free press, and engaged citizens to reclaim power from those who abuse it. Many Americans view the “right to vote” as one of the most sacred duties we are accorded. But our history is replete with efforts to limit that right....
James E. Williams was a Cherokee Indian who served in the United States Navy as Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class. He took basic training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. He served in both Korea and Vietnam, and is considered the most decorated enlisted man in Naval History. During the Korean...
Dining out can be stressful for those trying to stay on track with eating healthy.  Restaurant portions can be large, fat-laden, and high in calories and sodium.  Figuring out what to eat can be confusing.  Dishes that seem like smart choices may end up being the worst choice.  Most restau-rants...
The current moment shows just how far away we are from being able to come together to solve a planetary crisis. The pandemic is a test and we are failing it. If the federal government reacts to the greatest health crisis in a century with half measures, what could possibly convince us to react...
When my maternal grandmother visited our farm years ago, she would often bring a basket for gathering “wild greens”. She would scour the meadows and woodland for a variety of edible plants. Born in the late 1800's, she was raised on a farm where she learned which plants were edible and which might...
Medal of Honor winner Vincent Capodanno was a Navy Chaplain during the Vietnam war. He was killed in action on September 4th, 1967. Fr. Capodanno was born on Staten Island, NY. His parent were Italian immigrants. After extensive education in Massachusetts and Illinois, he became a Catholic priest...

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