Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:39:49 EST 1800 A Convention of the States http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152799027/A-Convention-of-the-States Like many of you, I've been frustrated over America's path. Endless federal spending, federal over-reach and Supreme Court rulings trampling state authority have led to disappointment, yet I'm hopeful given the growing support for... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:46:42 EST Spring has finally sprung http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152729835/Spring-has-finally-sprung You know how I know? (It has nothing to do with that ornery groundhog).I've been bitten by the Spring Cleaning Bug. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Sat, 4 Apr 2015 17:31:43 EST A nursing home is a place to live http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152715208/A-nursing-home-is-a-place-to-live Nursing home is a phrase that most people would not like to speak of nor want to hear in their own home. Growing up the word nursing home meant dying. People felt that if someone were to go into the nursing home, they were going there to die. Time has... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:01:45 EST 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