Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for...

Garrett: It’s time to get serious about securing our schools

As the sounds of the gunshots inside Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. reverberate throughout America and shake our society to its...

Garrett: A new day, but not a new direction for community newspaper

Eighteen years ago, I sat down and wrote a letter to Independent Herald editor Paul Roy, asking him for the opportunity to write a...

Oden: Ardmore company made hoop cheese and helped farmers

Google mapped a convoluted path to our destination, but I probably would have found it – eventually. The problem was apparent. The smartphone’s female...

Garrett: On bleacher butt prevention, giving in and giving up

It’s been less than a year since I wrote — mostly tongue-in-cheek — about Bleacher Butt Syndrome, a real condition that is described at...

Oden: Dragonfly bus brings back memories of aspiring ‘hippieness’

Way back in the day when I had shoulder-length hair, wore bell-bottom jeans, and played electric guitar in a garage band, my aspiration was...

Garrett: We’re too quick to link weather to climate change

I’m not a climate change denier.It’s fair to say that I’m a skeptic — if only because I’m not convinced the warmth that is...

Garrett: Cold stops being fun as you get older

I hate cold weather.It isn’t a deep, abiding, despise-it-with-every-fiber-of-my-being hate. Not yet, at least. But it’s getting there.The older I get, the harder it is...

Oden: Bro. Leroy saw Christ’s life revealed on brushy slopes

The bowl of ragged hillside resembled a WW I battlefield in December daylight.Muddy rutted paths and trenches led between plywood structures cobbled together like...

Oden: Respect for funeral processions and state law

The uniformed soldier stood tall and proud in the rain beside his private vehicle, rigid right hand held steadily to his U.S. Army BDU...
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