Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:25:02 EST 1800 Durant ombudsman program to host meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152427253/Durant-ombudsman-program-to-host-meeting Have you ever had a loved one in a nursing home? Do you know someone in the nursing home and had some concerns or complaints and wanted to know who to call or what to do? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:16:42 EST Brecheen discusses senate bills http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152293564/Brecheen-discusses-senate-bills Session is flying by as we're quickly approaching the floor deadline for Senate bills. We started with just over 850 bills in committee and only 400 made it out. This week, there were around 200 Senate bills left on the agenda. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:21:45 EST RUSO gives thanks for meeting held in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/152220775/RUSO-gives-thanks-for-meeting-held-in-Durant The Regional University System of Oklahoma would like to thank the City of Durant, its citizens and Southeastern Oklahoma State University for the hospitality we received when we held our bi-monthly meeting on its campus. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:01:41 EST Re-warming methods for severely cold-stressed newborn calves http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151967469/Re-warming-methods-for-severely-cold-stressed-newborn-calves A very cold wet night in Oklahoma will undoubtedly cause a few newborn calves to be cold-stressed. Is there anything as producers that you can do to keep that calf alive? Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:01:44 EST Time is on your side at MCSO’s ER http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151908248/Time-is-on-your-side-at-MCSOs-ER When you're experiencing a healthcare emergency, the last thing you need to do is wait. Emergency medicine is about three things: compassion, skilled care and speed. Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma (MCSO) knows the importance of prompt... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:01:45 EST How to totally rock being single this Valentine’s Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151800169/How-to-totally-rock-being-single-this-Valentines-Day I remember my first Valentine's Day that I didn't have a boyfriend to buy me things …. um, I mean celebrate with. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:11:41 EST Tobacco prevention coordinator talks of mother’s smoking http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151715142/Tobacco-prevention-coordinator-talks-of-mothers-smoking Editor's note: This is that last of a series about tobacco use Sat, 7 Feb 2015 13:16:43 EST Love in the nursing homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151645705/Love-in-the-nursing-homes February is the month that people think of “love” and will send flowers or cards or even candy to show that special person that they care and love them. Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:26:43 EST How to make breakfast bars http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152053199/How-to-make-breakfast-bars NutriGrain ®, Fiber One ® , Kashi ®, Nature Valley ®, Special K ®These are just a few of the plethora of brands of breakfast bars on the market that claim to be quick, easy, flavorful and healthy. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:46:42 EST SODA holding community education program for the public http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151587796/SODA-holding-community-education-program-for-the-public Have you ever had a loved one in the nursing home or know someone in the nursing home and had some concerns or complaints and wanted to know who to call or what to do? Well, the Ombudsman's are the ones you can call and can help direct you in... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:06:41 EST