Opinion

My seven years with Elvis: the show of the King

My seven years with Elvis: the show of the King

Opinion December 3, 2014 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

By Ed Hill For most entertainers, when the show ends it means they’re done singing for the day, but not for Elvis. When Elvis was on the road, it was his time. At a moment’s notice, we would be required to sing for a guest and sometimes merely for hisRead More

My seven years with Elvis: first trip to Graceland

My seven years with Elvis: first trip to Graceland

Opinion November 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

By Ed Hill My first visit to Graceland was an experience I’ll never forget. I had heard Elvis couldn’t decorate and had little taste for it, but found the opposite. Upon entering the mansion, now a National Historic Landmark, I was amazed by the beauty of the foyer and howRead More

E-cigarette popularity soars among teens

E-cigarette popularity soars among teens

Bits & Bytes, Opinion, Politics, Technology November 18, 2014 at 1:57 am 1 comment

A recent government study revealed teenage electronic cigarette use has tripled since 2011. On November 13, the Center for Disease Control released data from its National Youth Tobacco Survey given to approximately 18,000 adolescents. According to the survey, 46 percent of high school students—the equivalent to several million—have tried someRead More

Southern style: an evening among friends

Southern style: an evening among friends

Opinion November 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The sun swept across the dark wood floor forming a light spot in the shape of a heart  as my mother buzzed around the room with dishes in her hands setting the table. On the kitchen stove pans were gurgling as meatballs simmered in a sauce andRead More

Pigeon droppings: Food for thought or thinking of food

Opinion November 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill There are a lot of cities that are known for their specialty foods. San Francisco has several great dishes but what comes to mind first would be the sour dough bread. Almost any seafood would make the top five. Kansas City has some of the finest steaks.Read More

From the Hart: Hillary—She’s no Bill Clinton

From the Hart: Hillary—She’s no Bill Clinton

Opinion November 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

En route to her inevitable coronation as the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, Hillary has stumbled out of the gate. While being coy on the question of whether she is running, Hillary says she just wants to spend time with her grandbaby and her friends, who all happen to beRead More

It’s morning in America

Opinion November 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm 0 comments

It’s morning in America. When President Obama took office the Dow was at 7,949. On Friday, October 31 the stock market has hit an all time high. The Dow closed at 17,390, an increase of 220 percent since Obama took office. In October 2009, the unemployment rate reached 10 percent.Read More

From the Hart

From the Hart

Opinion October 29, 2014 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Ebola, We Hardly Know Ya When it comes to any issue, what is best for America is not what drives Obama. Even with Ebola, he is like the trendy new song, “I’m all about the base, ’bout the base, not the trouble.” As with any crisis, Obama and his 24/7 politicalRead More

From the Hart: Supreme Court rightfully demurs on gay marriage

From the Hart: Supreme Court rightfully demurs on gay marriage

Humor, Opinion October 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

Our Supreme Court punted on hearing the gay marriage cases recently brought before it. By not hearing the cases, the court allowed same-sex marriages to be legal. 19 states already allow gay marriage; this non-decision brings the number to 30. So now gays can marry in Oklahoma and ten newRead More

Debt smart

Debt smart

Opinion October 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

By Scott Bilker Hi Scott, I need some very expensive dental surgery and work. Here’s how the numbers look: In May, I will have two dental implants installed for a total cost of about $5,130 (that’s $5,400 minus a 5% “discount” for paying in full at the time of surgery;Read More