Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:51:18 EST 1800 Celebrating a traditional christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150910008/Celebrating-a-traditional-christmas A very wise and experienced member of our congregation, who also happens to serve as our church secretary, made the passing comment this previous year that the best weapon the devil has in separating us from God in our modern world is by simply making... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:01:10 EST Reader enjoys Christmas music and Handel’s Messiah at Southeastern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150857913/Reader-enjoys-Christmas-music-and-Handels-Messiah-at-Southeastern In light of the increasingly skeptical and even hostile attitude towards Christ, Christians and Christianity currently evident in our nation, my family and I found it remarkable and quite refreshing to hear Christmas (not merely,... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:09 EST Dash for Cash being held until Christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150874731/Dash-for-Cash-being-held-until-Christmas Durant Main Street's Dash for Cash is going on now until Christmas. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:02:05 EST MCSO Offers the top 10 reasons to sign up for health insurance http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150824383/MCSO-Offers-the-top-10-reasons-to-sign-up-for-health-insurance Even if you're young, you're not invincible. Accidents can happen to anyone. Be prepared. Get health insurance. The health professionals at Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma offer these top 10 reasons for enrolling for health... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:24:06 EST Share the Christmas joy with those in nursing homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150751685/Share-the-Christmas-joy-with-those-in-nursing-homes It's Christmas time, again, everyone sharing the cheer and love this year. People are spending more time with family and friends laughing, talking and loving one another. Christmas lights are all around, the weather outside is very chilling and... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:29:08 EST Dash for Cash begins in Downtown Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150718832/Dash-for-Cash-begins-in-Downtown-Durant Dash for Cash in Downtown Durant began Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 15. When you spend $200 at participating businesses, you'll immediately draw for a gift card or prize. Just keep your receipts and present them to the Durant Main Street... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:51:07 EST The Chamber is helping with Toys for Tots http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150634776/The-Chamber-is-helping-with-Toys-for-Tots Our Toys for Tots under the direction of the local Lions Club and the Marine Corps Reserve is underway. The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with these organizations to help those children who may not have a Christmas. Applications are... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:57:05 EST Main Street is in the holiday spirit http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150549773/Main-Street-is-in-the-holiday-spirit The holiday spirit means having fun with family and friends and even enjoying getting those friends a gift or two. That is exactly what Durant Main Street is doing this year for you. We have completely changed Durant Main Street's holiday... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:18:28 EST Veterans Day parade to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150468689/Veterans-Day-parade-to-be-held On Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. “Old Glory” will be flying high as the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and Bryan County VFW Post 3916, DVA Chapter #26, and the American Legion Post host the annual Veteran's Day Parade in... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:35:06 EST Readers say voters should ‘retire’ Fallin http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316106/Readers-say-voters-should-retire-Fallin We hope Oklahoma voters will retire Mary Fallin on Nov. 4. In many ways, she has proven herself unworthy of being our state's governor. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:35:05 EST Reader says politicians have voted against ‘working’ people http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316178/Reader-says-politicians-have-voted-against-working-people Mary Fallin and Josh Brecheen repeatedly vote against Oklahoma's working people and base their votes on “funny info.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:06 EST Trooper Tips http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150347202/Trooper-Tips This article will address Oklahoma's Pike Pass and Texas Toll Tag. Both states have an agreement in place that allows each states' pike pass or toll tag to work in each state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:03 EST The legal problems behind privatization of Lake Texoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150297911/The-legal-problems-behind-privatization-of-Lake-Texoma In 2005, the Oklahoma state legislature overturned seven decades of recreation and parks policy in order to make it politically possible to push through the “privatization” agenda of a few developers and politicians. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:07:10 EST