R. JACK CHRISTY, SR. (1901-1961) always worked close to the people in his 39 years on newspapers in western and southwestern Oklahoma. During that period, he worked for 14 papers, some of which he owned. These papers were in such places as Granite, Hollis, Mangum, Sayre, Hobart, Gotebo, Foss, Elk City, Watonga, EI Reno and Enid. His last 11 years were spent as editor of the Waukomis Hornet. His column, “Panorama,” appeared in a number of papers until his death. Christy won several awards for his journalistic endeavors and was a poet of some note.