No greater sacrifice, no greater love

Today, we are more than halfway through our Memorial Day weekend celebrations. Some are in the mountains; others are at the beach; and still others ha...

May 28th, 2017 |  


But it won’t be the same

But it won’t be the same

Well, there was at least one political prediction last fall that was correct. And I didn’t hear it from the so-called “experts” in t...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Relay still worth our support

Over the course of two dozen or more years, Relay for Life has been a vital part of Sampson County, with its supporters raising hundreds of thousands ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


In Powell, we lost one of the truly great ones

Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry believed in the power of an educator, and he once was quoted as saying: “A good teacher can inspire hope, ig...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Remembering president Kennedy

Remembering president Kennedy

Being born on May 29, 1917, one hundred years ago this month, John F. Kennedy became the first president born in the twentieth century to serve in the...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Troublefield, Norton were humble public servants

In less than a week, Sampson County has lost two great public servants, individuals who dedicated a large portion of their lives to serving others.Lon...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Won’t you be a difference maker?

Be a difference maker in your community. Perhaps it’s easier said than done, but we believe if every person would set out each day to try to mak...

May 17th, 2017 |  


To mothers, with love

There have been countless poems, songs and even editorials written about mothers over the years, tributes to the world’s most special women, pla...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Passing the torch to the next generation

Passing the torch to the next generation

Today, many older Americans of my generation still seem to have a passion and motivation to help make our community a better place to live. We grew up...

May 7th, 2017 updated: May 7th, 2017. |  


A driver of volunteerism

Sampson County is blessed to have hundreds of people willing to volunteer their time for a plethora of special projects that benefit so many in our mi...

May 7th, 2017 |