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Few things these days are as welcome as new tools in the fight against COVID-19 and recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the way COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) can be used. This specialized type of transfusion is now approved for clinic patients with weakened immune sy…

If the ongoing pandemic has taught all of us anything, it is how to better be alone, by ourselves and without company while still living a life of some sort and frankly, we have also learned how to effectively kill some time. And as now access to streaming, Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu, Tubi, the…

I never gave much thought to my legacy until recently. Financial wealth has never been a priority for me. Rather, experiencing life, making things better where I can, and raising my child have been my focus. Looking back over the last eighteen years, I don’t have a lot to show for myself, bu…

That we are in the midst of an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant is undeniable. One need only drive by the virus-testing site in the Cameron University Stadium parking lot to see proof. The cars line up hour after hour, day after day. Or one can look to nati…

LAWTON, OK —  I’ve decided to devote one column per month to a subject related to the newspaper, an effort from within our walls to explain what we do, how and why we do it. Starting with opinions.

I hope that your resolutions for the New Year have fared better than have mine. Each day, I must remind myself that I should be planning for the future, rather than worrying about it. The continuing and dynamically changing circumstances of this pandemic make that a difficult resolution to k…

The next few days ... will mark a turning point in this nation’s history,” said President Joe Biden in his Atlanta speech to reframe the debate in Congress on voting rights legislation and the filibuster.

He could have been a farmer, perhaps he should have been as that was his entire background. Raised in Okarche, he attended Catholic church and was indoctrinated early into the Roman Catholic faith.

Every year, the days seem to pass faster and faster. Between chores, work, motherhood, and to-do lists my days are consumed. As a goal-oriented person, I value task completion, and for many years associated my worth with my productivity levels. On days when it seemed like I did not accomplis…

The first “Fast & the Furious” movie is relatively forgettable except for one line that has stuck with me for twenty years. At one point in the film Paul Walker tells Vin Diesel that, though he just lost a car race, he “almost had him.” Vin responds with the following pearl of wisdom, “I…

LAWTON, OK — There’s something refreshing about January. Perhaps it’s the beginning of a new calendar year or the crisp winter air blowing in.

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LAWTON, OK — We’re enduring a pandemic, have survived 2021’s deep freeze, murder hornets and had the joy of Christmas dampened by omicron and supply chain disruptions. What’s next? Well, the Legislature convenes in less than a month.

We’ve lost a lot of famous folks in three-day periods surrounding New Year’s. The French actor and singer, Maurice Chevalier; Cesar Romero, who played the Joker on the Batman series; Donna Douglas, the fetching Ellie Mae Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies; Wayne Rogers, who co-starred on MA…

As we await findings and conclusions of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack, let’s take a moment and do our own soul-searching about what is going on.

A few weeks ago a good friend called me to discuss a potential new opportunity. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up, and celebrate a friend. Halfway through the conversation, I realized something. Most of us are 100 percent completely unaware of how amazing we are and the skil…

If you find yourself delighted to consign 2021 to the historical dustbin, you are not alone. Between the insurrection on Jan. 6 in Washington, the onslaught of the delta and omicron variants of the COVID-19 virus, supply-chain woes, inflation, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, partisan d…

I have been keeping track of the New Year’s Resolutions I’ve made in years past. In 1998, I resolved not to be late to meetings. Not that it bothered me that much, being late, but tardiness irritates other people and disrupts meetings.

Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson. “And sore must be the storm / That could abash the little Bird / That kept so many warm.”

Old school leadership is less concerned with cultural awareness, so called “servant” leadership, women in the workplace and months-long family leave time than it is about how these elements contribute to the desired outcome. Cuz that’s what leadership really is, garnering the necessary resou…

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We are days away from a new year. Unlike past years, I am READY for a new year, to start fresh, to leave the past behind me, embracing what the future holds. This coming year is going to be amazing and I am ready for everything it holds.

One of the things we have seen in the past decade is an increased emphasis on STEM fields. STEM is an acronym that refers to fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM has been emphasized as an educational and a governmental policy in addition to the social pres…

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