Opinion

As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are not guaranteed a life without problems, an easy life. We will face mountains at times, hardships, health problems, difficulties and trials throughout our lives. What do we do when dealing with what appears to be an impossible problem or obstacle. Do we...
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, As we prepare to move into a new week, I am looking forward to all that will take place. I realize that there will be some things that I really don’t want to happen, but I also know there will be some things that will provide me with some excitement....
Off and on over the past 25 years, I’ve had back/sciatic nerve troubles. And of course, I have always enjoyed the OFF times much more. My problems have been related to a birth defect which involved my tailbone and my 2 lower discs. This past year my problems have escalated and lingered. The result...
The passing of T. Booke Pickens, with his colorful relationship to West Texas A&M University, affords consideration of two great Panhandle pioneers. J. A. Hill became president of West Texas State Teachers College in 1918, having joined the campus in 1910 as one of the first faculty. The Normal...
In January 2010, two players for the New York Knicks came up with a very complicated excuse for lousy play. After they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 106 to 88, Jared Jeffries and Eddy Curry claimed they were off their game because they were staying in a genuinely haunted hotel and had had only...
I am very proud of my parents. I cannot thank them enough. I was most abundantly blessed to be born into their family. They have been married 66 years and they have been great models for me. I was able to spend a week with them recently and time together with them is always time I treasure. I had...

Toni King
• Three Weeks until Tuesday, October 15-Medicare Annual Enrollment. Dear Toni: When should someone apply for Medicare when enrolling in COBRA? Is it wrong to wait until you are no longer on COBRA to enroll in Medicare Part B? Thanks, George from Kerrville, TX George:  The answer is very simple. You...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the1960s sitcom “Green Acres,” Fred Ziffel and his wife Doris have a son named Arnold. Only problem is, Arnold is a pig (a Chester White breed). But everyone in Hooterville treats him as Fred and Doris’ son, inviting him to town meetings and understanding him when he grunts and squeals. In fact...
Coaches who take their teams on the road to face storied football opponents usually tip-toe into town, feeling that the less said, the better. This is particularly true when they’re fortunate enough to win, and doubly so if they’re scheduled to meet the same foes the next year at “their place.” A...
Taylor Kovar
Hi Taylor - How does the attack on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia affect global prices? Should I be budgeting extra money for gas for a while? - Susan Hey Susan - This situation has people rightly rattled, though it’s a little hard to predict how drastic or long-term the effects will be. Short...

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