World War Two’s secret pilots

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By Faith Wylie Originally written for “For the Kid in You” week of 9-22-19 I spoke to the GFWC women’s club in Nowata on Tuesday. Of all my writings, they reacted most strongly to this week’s Kid feature. I had promised the Kid readers more information about Betty “Tack” Blake. I’ll lead with that, then […]

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Windsor Ridenour, The Tulsa Tribune’s last executive editor, died Thursday at age 80

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By John M. Wylie II Windsor Ridenour, The Tulsa Tribune’s last executive editor, past Oklahoma APME president and an Oklahoma journalism legend, died Thursday at age 80. His service was set for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Skiatook, Okla. Ridenour, a Skiatook native, earned his journalism degree from […]

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Cycle safely through spring

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Dust off your bike and feel the wind in your face as you peddle through the neighborhood. Bikes have been around for over 200 years. Karl von Drais of Germany patented the velocipede in 1818. It had no peddles. The rider sat on the frame and moved by kicking the ground. Pedals were added to […]

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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2019

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Earth Day April 22, 2019 In 1970, millions protested to rid our cities of smog, clean up our waterways and protect dying animal species. That first Earth Day led Congress and President Nixon to create the Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Today, the Earth Day movement has grown to over […]

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Cycle safely through spring


Blog - Kid in You, Blog post

Dust off your bike and feel the wind in your face as you peddle through the neighborhood. Bikes have been around for over 200 years. Karl von Drais of Germany patented the velocipede in 1818. It had no peddles. The rider sat on the frame and moved by kicking the ground. Pedals were added to […]

April 29, 2019

Listen for Lightning


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Lions can really roar. That’s why the National Weather Service made Leon the Lion its mascot to promote lightning safety. Leon says, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Since nowhere outside is safe in or near a thunderstorm, find a safe place. Here’s a fun game to check your knowledge: https://www.weather.gov/media/safety/presentation/Lightning_Game.swf To learn more, visit: www.weather.gov/lightning

April 8, 2019

Friends and daughters


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By Faith L. Wylie, Written March17, 2016. Note: The fifth-generation spring bulbs planted by my friends are thriving and so am I, cancer-free for four and a half years. Crocus were first to push through winter leaves with their small lavender flowers. A few weeks ago, hyacinths shot up stems of purple, pink and white. […]

March 22, 2019

Open Government is Good Government


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Will we have sunshine this week after a long, gray winter? Sunshine Week March 10-16 isn’t about weather. This week, we celebrate open government and open records. James Madison, the father of our US Constitution, believed citizens should know what was going in a democratic government. That’s why we celebrate Sunshine Week at the same […]

March 10, 2019