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A4 THE JOURNAL, Thursday, September 15, 2016 It is 5:40 am on a Tuesday in Stillwater. Time to put out the trash. I finally slept last night after a stressful start to yesterday. I looked back on some memories on Facebook and found I had been in this place before. Last year the car had a first big problem and it was towed out to Ford Company. It was the “electronic brain.” That was scary. Statements like... “The Epidural should be working.”.... - The dentist says “This will just be a tiny stick.” When your insurance agent says, “I’m sorry, you did not add this to your policy.” The day you hear this at the tag agency, “There is no facial recognition for you. Let’s redo your photo and do not smile,” go into my red flag moments file. This has been another adventure with Job from the Bible kind of year. Who ever said that good people do not have tragic things happen to them needs to step into my shoes for awhile. History does often repeat itself in our lives. We do not have to like it. Last year a good friend died from ALS and recently another special friend from ALS. I was very ill last year and now am experiencing severe breathing problems, again. Sunday, I was home watching some of the 911 stories before and after Sunday School and Church as the names were read....I remembered like it was yesterday. I have a friend from church who was near there when it happened. You never forget where you were or the devastation it brought to innocent people. So many children without parents after that day. I am glad that they also do stories about how the survivors not only find the strength to live but follow their dreams. The most poignant love story was on face book. The final cell phone moments as a wife talks with her husband. He can find no way down and smoke is filling the area. They focus on their love, life and what is important. He wants her to live. It Was one of the most powerful and tearful moments of my life. My soul ached for this couple who would not be able to live out their dreams. His words became fewer as breathing became more difficult and then the quiet before the building began to collapse. Later, she used her life for things positive and healing; still hearing his voice and holding his last Words to her heart. Violence will come again. People will believe they have the right to take lives....just because they can. There was a recent plarmed bomb attack that was stopped in Paris. Deja Vu! Nations bomb each other. Under ground nuclear testing still goes, on. Children are sold into prostitution. Tidal waves pound the shores of the world and floods destroy homes while taking lives. The rumble of ancient volcanoes echo across the world. Scams go on in the business world. There are very deadly and ancient diseases appearing again. It is an election year .and the words often used on television by candidates are not good images for our young people. We am studying the Book of Revelations on Wednesday night at UHBC. We also have our meal before study groups. It is a great time of fellowship and laughter. I am so grateful that this beautiful time is made possible for us by “servant hands and hearts.” For all of us there will be trials and tribulations. Satan is very busy tearing at the hearts of all with visions of power, sex, and money. What we don’t think about is that he comes packaged in attractive ways. We can choose to let go of things that are not healthy. We can choose wisely our friends. We can pray for those who are c.aught_up in addictions. We have the right to be happy and joyous, to grieve and serve. We can with God’s help change the path of Deja Vu. mmr- , W" Thursday. at Wsmtahingcaltcgand , Beard ' lNews~Star (Wyatt-«2411 I59773439 . atomeom' ....:......puarstar@ipflinaiaamm ...vemiinfifeheti@grnail.cam unsportstéiouinaiokmm ' ......pattiweaverfé’éritdbluenet feteonterrtand any '* once notified. . .7 TO SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL, just fill out this form, include your payment, and mail to: THE ioukNAL I P.O. Box 667 " Perkins, OK 74059-0667 lgName I 7. Address City ..————-—————— State Zip , Bates: One year in Oklahoma...$30 "”’° One year out of state.....$35 BE A FRIEND, BUY A FRIEND a subscription and deduct $4 off of the rates listed above it you are a current paid subscriber. 3 Vefschlimmbesserung After Barbara’s successful heart operation recently, I got to talking to a friend about all of the scientific, technical, medical, and electronic advances and inventions that were unimaginable a few years ago. They bless our lives and allow us to live more comfortably, but there is a down side. Here is a new word for you that is especially appropriate for the world we live in today. It is the German word, ver- schlimmbesserung, and it means improvement that makes things worse. Have’ you thought about anything like that lately? Take cell phones for instance, PLEASE! It seems that most people today simply cannot bear to go more than a few seconds without talking to somebody. Not wanting to be the only person on earth who is totally out of sink with the society I live in, I have been known to walk through busy places with my thumb and fingers up to my ear as if I ’m talking to someone on a cell phone, and I recently watched an inventor offer his fake cell phone for that purpose. I do now have a cheap cell phone, but it is never turned on unless I need to call someone in an emergency. I got it after being stranded alone on Sooner Lake when my boat motor quit on me. Opinions f And, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could actually talk to some live person, when you need help with some 3 product? Think for a moment about What it would be like '- if Gdd decided to install voice mail. Imagine praying and hearing the following. “For English press 1. Press 27for thanksgiving. Press 3 for complaints. Press 4 for all other inquiries. I am sorry, but ' all of our angels and saints are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is important to us, and we will answer it in the order it was received. Please stay on I the line. If you would like to speak to: God, press l,Jesus, press 2, The Holy Spirit, press 3. If you would like to hear King David sing a Psalm while you are holding, press 4. To find a loved one that has been assigned to Heaven, press A 5, then enter his or her social security number followed by the# sign. If you receive a negative response, please hang : up and try area code 666. For reservations at heaven, please enter J-o—h—n followed by the numbers 3-l6. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, the age of the earth, life on other planets. and where Noah’s ‘Ark is, please wait until you arrive. Our computers show that you have already prayed today. Please hang up and try again tomorrow. The office is now Closed for the weekend to observe a Religious Holiday. Please pray again on Monday after 9 am. If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance, please contact your local preacher or an elder. Thank you _.‘ , and have a Heavenly Day.” Aren’t you glad God doesn’t do that! lsn’t He the only one we really need to be in constant communication with? ‘ I ‘ CIRCUS b Page A1 popular demand Miss April and her on the edge of your seat Rola Bola. This year there is Miss Gorgia displaying flexibility to the extreme and for the first time, the Wheel of Destiny & Tight Rope by The Los Moralitos. 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Save money by purchas: OSU > Page A1 Sarah Beth Childers, assis- tant professor, English; Janine Femandes Joseph, assistant professor, English; Lisa Hollenbach assistant professor, English; Ahmed Ismail, assistant professor, geology; Richard Boles, assistant professor, history; Holly Karibo, assistant pro— fessor, history; Neil Hoff— man, assistant professor, mathematics; Wei Wei Hu, assistant professor, mathe— matics; Michael Tallman, assistant professor, math— ematics; Randy Morgen- stein, assistant professor, microbiology and molecular genetics; Thomas Dickey, assistant professor, music; Lucia Ciciolla, assistant pro— fessor, psychology; Ashley Hum, assistant professor, psychology; Matt Bjorn- sen. , assistant professor, accounting; Melanie Harvey, clinical instructor, account— ing; Jonathan Butler, clinical professor, entrepreneurship; Jeanine Porck. assistant pro- fessor, management; Taha Havakhor, assistant profes- sor, management science and ing your tickets in advance at Williams Foods, Payne County Bank, Cafe 33, El Mexicano, The Factory, Stroud National Bank, and The Journal. 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OSU—OKC — Casey Pier- son, instructor, arts and sciences; Crystal Martin, instructor, health sciences; Cindy Bales, instructor, mathematics; Daniel Biggs, instructor, mathematics; Lee Denney, instructor, veteri- nary technology; and Kath— erine Gates, instructor, vet— erinary technology. Center for Health Sciences — Haley O’Brien, assistant pro- fessor, anatomy and cell biol- ogy; Dolores Vazquez—Sarn- roman, assistant professor, anatomy and cell biology; Samuel Martin, clinical David Holbrook Photography 4-05" 742 '28 76 For more information visit the circus FaceBook page with videos, photos and comments from past S EWE LL F Page A1 Victim to the ground which he complied with at the time. “The suspect told the victim to stay on the ground until deputies arrived. “The victim got up from the ground and the suspect was in fear of his life and shot the victim.” according to the report. Sewell was not arrested pending a determination from the District Attorney if a charge would be filed, the sheriff’s captain told the assistant professor, behav— ioral sciences; Anna Mazur- Mosiewicz, clinical assis— tant professor, behavioral sciences; Bobby Abernathy, clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine: James Herrington, clinical assistant professor, emergency medi- cine; Amanda Carey, clinical assistant professor, family medicine; Steffen Carey, clinical assistant professor, family medicine; Leonard Lacefield, clinical assistant professor, internal medicine; Jana Baker. clinical assistant professor, medical education; Matthew Tucker, clinical assistant professor, medical education; and Eric Harp, clinical assistant professor. pathology. 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At his arraignment Monday, Sewell was ordered tovreturn to court ' on Nov. 7 when he can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge, which carries a maximum penalty of a seven-year prison term and a $5,000 fine on conviction. : ‘ Sewell, who remains free on a personal recogni-‘ zance bond, is represented by defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, court , records show. ture, to professor and associ— ate dean, Academic Affairs; Ramen Singh, title change from professor and associate dean, Academic Affairs, to professor and associate dean, Materials Science and Engineering, and pro- gram director, mechanical and aerospace engineering at OSU—Tulsa, materials science and engineering; Amanda Harrist,title change V from professor to professor-' and Close professorship, human development and '_ family sciences; and Anna . Nicole Sump—Crethar, title change from associate pro— fessor and head to associate professor, head and Neustadt professorship, Library. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences — Rya'n Baumwart, title change from ~ clinical assistant professor to assistant professor. Clinical Sciences RETIREMENT: Brian Kahn, horticulture and land- scape architecture. October 3, 2016. OSU-OKC Charles Zalonka, management stud— ies, August 12,2016.