Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

I have received numerous questions about teacher pay raises. The House passed a bill for teacher pay raises and has a plan for funding it, but it is u...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Working to Preserve Services for District 19

Working to Preserve Services for District 19

I have spoken to people at the Department of Human Services, and they indicate they have no plans to close the Antler’s office. They said these ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


April showers bring May flowers

There has always been the old saying “April Showers bring May flowers.” When this statement is being said, it seems to bring a smile to pe...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


What’s a town hall meeting all about?

Town hall meetings are a long-standing tradition in the United States. It is reported that some small New England towns still have town hall meetings,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


An apology and an explanation

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for getting obviously upset at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Atoka. A person who always is very vocal in voicing their opinion ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


A look at current legislation

A look at current legislation

I would like to start this report by advising that I continue to receive great reports on my health. God had been very good to me, and cancer has not ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Democrats do not support Trump

I find the article by Wyota Hannan in the March 9th Durant Daily Democrat entitled “Democratic women on the move” to be a serious misrepre...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Democrats concerned about new administration

We are local Democrats who are very concerned about many of the policies of the new administration in Washington D.C.For instance, a second “Mus...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Trump has contempt for the media

I want to state my concern over Trump’s disparaging remarks and outright contempt for the media. He has been selective about which media coverag...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Local Democratic women are on the move

To let you know our Democratic women are on the move. At our last meeting, our president, Margaret Taylor and her daughter, told of all the marches th...

March 8th, 2017 |