Columns/Opinions

Tue
08
Sep

CANDY BARS

By LeRoy Jones

Milton S. Hershey learned the candy trade working for Joseph H. Royer, a confectioner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hershey was 18 when, in 1876, he opened his own candy shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The business closed six years later and he set out to learn how to make caramel.

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Tue
08
Sep

A Word From The Superintendent

 By Brad Overton

It was a great night at Blue Devil Stadium, as the Blue Devils put on a dominating performance in the first home football game of the year. The excitement in the air was evident not only for the prospects of the football season but also for the future improvements of the football stadium.

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Tue
01
Sep

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

Historic homes across Oklahoma have played a major role in the preservation and understanding of Oklahoma history going back to the 19th century, with many of these dramatic structures preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society and presented for visitors. Decorative arts have played a major role in understanding how the original families enjoyed life and hosted visitors in these historic homes when Oklahoma cities and towns were being developed more than 100 years ago. 

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Tue
01
Sep

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us? Loud-Talking Wife Dear Loud, It’s unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don’t get hearing aids because they simply can’t afford them. Hearing aids, typically sold through audiologists’ offices, are expensive, usually costing between $1,000 to $3,500 per ear. What’s more, traditional Medicare doesn’t cover them and private insurance typically hasn’t either.  

Tue
25
Aug

A Word From The Superintendent

This school year is off to a great start. Excellent faculty and staff, great parents and a supportive community have all contributed to the smooth sailing. In my article, I would like to highlight some of the exciting things going on within your school district.
Tue
18
Aug

Working Hard for Oklahoma

As of August 20, 2015, all Oklahoma public and private schools are to be tobaccofree. The new law will also prohibit anyone from using tobacco in school vehicles and at any school-sponsored
or school-sanctioned eventor activity, including sporting events. 
 
Tue
18
Aug

House Report

I am encouraged by the continued efforts of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to deal with the EPA’spower play on our states natural resources.
Tue
11
Aug

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller
 
Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I’m worried I may get it. What can you tell me? Nearsighted Susan Dear Susan, Having a parent or sibling with macular degeneration does indeed increase your risk three to four times. But the good news is there are things you can do to protect your eyesight, and a number of treatments that are availableif you do happen to get it. Here’s what you should know.

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Tue
11
Aug

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin
 
roads and bridges is one of the  healthy economy. Oklahoma is at the intersection of three major interstate highways, and we rely on a modern, functional and uncongested infrastructure system to transport an enormous quantity of goods across our borders every day. Businesses choose to locate and expand where employees can come and go easily and where they can get their goods to market. Tourists visit (and spend money at) convenient locations that are easily accessible.

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Tue
04
Aug

DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN

By LeRoy Jones

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