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  • My father. My hero.

    As we approach Father’s Day, I am compelled to document what a wonderful Father I had and have.

    June 15, 2014

  • Military's mission is not babysitting

    It appears the Obama administration plans to house young illegal immigrant children at Fort Sill.  It’s unclear exactly how many kids are involved, but 600 were supposedly placed at Sill yesterday.  Most of the minors are 13 to 17 years old and generally come from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala.  Many are here because they already have a parent in the U.S. — and who also crossed the border illegally.

    June 11, 2014

  • Oklahoma Student Standards back to square one

    Has Governor Fallin done a disservice to the students of Oklahoma by signing HB 3399, which nullifies current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of learning?

    June 11, 2014

  • Props to my guys for good taste in gifts

    Another special day for dads is coming up, and I’m proud to say that in the 22 years we’ve been together, my sons have done a remarkably good job of coming up with Father’s Day gifts I can really use.

    June 8, 2014

  • The elephant in the room

    HB #3399 is sitting on Governor Mary Fallin’s desk.  She has until Saturday June 7th to either sign the bill or veto it.

    June 4, 2014

  • 'Sooner Care' in 2015 will begin to fail

    The 2014 Oklahoma Legislature, controlled by Oklahoma’s Republican
    Party, cobbled together the budget for Fiscal Year 2015, basically
    flat-lining the amount of monies that will be available to the
    Oklahoma Health Care Authority! Why do they think they should expand
    the budget for both the State Attorney General and Director of the
    Oklahoma Insurance Division, then spend more state funds defending the
    legislature’s unconstitutional laws and federal constitutionally sound
    laws?

    June 4, 2014

  • Hooten hopes to hit right notes

    You might want to pay special attention to the June 24 Oklahoma primary for the open Senate seat in District 40 of the Oklahoma state legislature.

    June 1, 2014

  • Not enough time to fill this entire bucket list

    A few years ago, I wrote a piece offering vacation tips to those anxious to get away from the workplace for a while and have what is commonly referred to as “a life.”

    June 1, 2014

  • Primary lingers in the distance

    The primary is just three weeks away and it appears the GOP side of the election will have three races that are going to be barn burners.

    May 28, 2014

  • Oklahoma’s FY 2015 Budget is questionable

    The legislative year for Oklahoma is over, and the United States
    Legislature might as well be, when you take into account the minimal
    hours business is conducted with a Tuesday afternoon to Thursday noon
    workweek.

    May 28, 2014

Poll

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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