ISWNE member newspapers get FREE Tolkien feature

Blog - Kid in You, For the Kid in You

  For the Kid in You is teaming up with ISWNE (International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors) to offer this family feature across the English-speaking world. As an introduction, any newspaper can use this Christmas feature for FREE. For the Kid in You was created 26 years ago for the Oologah Lake Leader newspaper in […]

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The darkest days of winter

Blog - Faith's Reflections, Blog post

From Christmas Eve, 2003 Each day grows shorter, darker, and colder. Our world turns brown and gray: brown grass, brown leaves, gray sky, gray lake, gray rain. How do we bear the growing gloom of December days? Spurred by advertising, Christmas grabs our attention. Early sunsets mean more time to enjoy Christmas lights in our […]

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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

Blog - Positive Politics, Blog post

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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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

Learn more … about the history of TVs

Blog post, For the Kid in You

To learn more about the history of TVs The Kid reads many different articles in newspapers, magazines and online in writing each week’s features. The history of television technology has generated a wealth of fascinating information which has been captured online, including articles, photos and even the singing jingle “Wow! I’ve bought color TV,” in […]

February 20, 2019

Hope for America from DC

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December 25, 2018 We pray for public officials, rulers and leaders in our own time. Give them wisdom in decrees and decisions, a will for the common good, and the courage to work for peace in local communities and among the nations. – Prayers of the People, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church midnight, Dec. 24 With all […]

December 25, 2018

Remember Jason Nichols Aug. 28

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Positive Politics by John M. Wylie II Our 2nd District Congressman since 2013 apparently doesn’t want the job, regularly saying ethics rules shackle citizen legislators. His growing wealth says otherwise, but up to now voters had little chance to help him come home. That will change Aug. 28 if registered Democrats and Independents vote for […]

August 18, 2018