‘The Talk’ on finding a nursing home

Being parents we dread having to have “The Talk” with our kids once they reach that age. How about having “The Talk” with your...

February 17th, 2016 |  


Reader disappointed state ranks 45th in health

I was shocked to hear at a recent meeting that Oklahoma ranks 45th in citizen health. Oklahoma citizens are strong and smart, I know we can bring this...

February 17th, 2016 |  


House looking into budget issues

House looking into budget issues

The Second Session of the 55th Legislature began on Feb. 1 with the State of the State address given by Governor Mary Fallin. In it, she addressed the...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Land Commission secrecy and the Pointe Vista ‘Settlement’

It’s been four months since the CLO v Pointe Vista Development “Settlement Agreement” announced by Governor Mary Fallin. The Oklahom...

January 16th, 2016 |  


Colbert’s ISO rating lowered

I finally allowed myself to attend a Colbert City Council meeting this Monday night, for the first time in a very long time.I am very glad to have bee...

January 16th, 2016 |  


Of Christmas, a classic and dad …

Before his well earned retirement, my father was a master electrician by trade. A part of that working class society where long days and calloused han...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Republicans are making a really big mistake

When I read the December 13th front-page Durant Daily Democrat article “Tax cuts exacerbating bust-driven budget crisis in Oklahoma” about...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Nursing homes and the holidays

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is upon us. For some it may feel like just another day. That feeling can change by doing something special or by...

December 19th, 2015 |  


Pointe Vista & The State: Redefining Privatization

In 2004, the state land commission issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the “Lake Texoma Redevelopment.” It was described as a “...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Former chairman of DIA explains TIF

Much has been written about the Tax Increment Financing Program recently in the Democrat. I would like to share my thoughts with you and your readers....

November 21st, 2015 |