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Editorial

Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down.Imagine being unable to shake that feeling of despair and hopelessness.For someone suffering from depression — and one in every six people will at some point — that veil of darkness can last days or weeks. It can be so consuming as to affect daily activities suc...

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Strengthening public safety: Oklahoma Highway Patrol

On July 1, an important measure for the safety of our state became law. Senate Bill 1372, authored by myself and Rep. Jon Echols (R-Oklahoma City), will help increase the number of public safety officers around the state.As you’ve probably seen in the news in the last few years, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) has been facing a dangerous shortage of troopers as well as other commissioned officers within the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS). Officials with the agen...

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Ask God for His wisdom

“And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom: for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.” — Deuteronomy 34:9This chapter speaks about the death of Moses, the leader of the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. The Bible says that Moses died and was buried by God, and God had chosen a successor whose name was Joshua. The Bible tells us that Joshua followed the voic...

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History is within the walls of nursing homes

As we all know school is about to start and the kids are going to continue their education. Part of their education is learning history. History has been a part of all of our learning experiences while going to school. But all the history text books that we had to read throughout our school lives is nothing compared to the history that lies within the walls of the nursing homes.

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Parents and students should make homework a priority

STILLWATER – Store shelves are packed with notebooks, crayons and pencils as Oklahoma students prepare to head back to the classroom. In fact, some students in the state have already started the new school year.Students will now trade trips to the pool and summer vacation for making sure they get their homework assignments complete.Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension parenting specialist, said homework is a vital part of the learning p...

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Letter to the Editor

I am an outsider. Or so, I was told, this could work to my advantage or against me in a place like Durant. The truth is, I don’t pay attention so very often to others’ projected perceptions that can deter work from advancing. At the end of everything, we are all uniquely human, and all we can do is try to make the world a better place in our small individual communities. This means we have to learn to work together no matter what color or credence we are.

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Let our voice ring out for Jesus

Jeremiah 33:11“The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice the bridegroom, the voice of the bride the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good, for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.”

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Is marriage dying?

“It’s not what it used to be” has been said of cars, medical care, technology and a variety of other things. Some even apply it to marriage. “Traditional marriage” has been called archaic, outdated and unreasonable in today’s world. One celebrity, when asked “Do you think marriage is a dying institution?” replied with this statement, “I do. I think we have to make our own rules. I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships...

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Use your words kindly

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” — Matthew 12:37Words have a lifelong meaning don’t they? Have you ever said something to someone and wished you had never said that? Words cannot be forgotten, as Christians what we say tells a whole lot more about us than the way we act. The Bible tells us that we are snared by the words of our mouth and from the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. By our words pe...

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God doesn’t want me!

Our lives sometimes are a mess. We make wrong choices, make mistakes, wind up in horrible circumstances and get ourselves caught up in sin, serious sin. There is no way God could want us. Thankfully, that is not true. Yes, our lives can be a mess, but it is not true that God doesn’t want us.

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The business of Christian memories

How do we transmit Christian faith to our young? How do we Christians best influence coming generations to choose our stream of faith? Of many possible answers, I suggest one.

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