- Ada, Oklahoma


  • Let the circle be unbroken

        “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
       — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

    March 26, 2014

  • Jerry Duncan How’s the search going?

    Robert McGee’s The Search for Significance has been out now since 1987.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Todd Crabtree Guest Columnist Education must be top priority

    Our state legislature has passed numerous school “reform” bills over the last five years, including legislation for an A-F grading system, a new teacher leader evaluation program, as well as a third grade “reading” test in order to enter the fourth grade, to name a few.  


    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Sermon on the Mount: Part 2

    Christ began one of his most beloved discourses with a message of hope in Matthew 5:3-12. He continued by offering more insight on how His followers should live throughout the sermon.


    March 14, 2014

  • Paddack Thanks to constituents involved in process

    Long before I was first elected to the State Senate, the Legislature had sessions that actually run much longer than those I’ve experienced.  For many years, the session began in January, rather than February as it does now.  And there was no defined date for ending the session. 


    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brad Trekell Special correspondent The Sermon on the Mount: Part 1

    After Christ called His first disciples to follow Him, He began His ministry in Galilee. He was “teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23) 

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Duncan Practicing the presence of God

    My brother, Mike, was a youth minister in Woodward, Oklahoma for over 20 years. Our opportunities to get together seemed to be few and far between. 


    March 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Milligan Church recipient of legacies in memory of deceased members

    On Feb. 17, a local sign company sent a crew to Byng’s New Bethel Baptist Church to erect a large sign identifying the church and giving times for two Sunday services and for the Wednesday evening prayer meeting.  

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Duncan One-way thinking

    How many of you had the opportunity to attend a Bill Gothard week of teaching in the past? I know that some  would swear by some of the principles he teaches. I also know that some would swear at what he teaches.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Opinions from around the State

    Feb. 11, 2014

    February 11, 2014

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