Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:30:40 EST 1800 VSOs here to help veterans http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151468583/VSOs-here-to-help-veterans This is a good time to bid all veterans of Bryan County good health. Not just to the state-recognized 3,600 veterans of Bryan County but to include their wives, surviving spouses, and dependent children. It is the season of influenza, colds,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:43 EST VFW continues to assist vets http://durantdemocrat.com/news/othercommentary/151402169/VFW-continues-to-assist-vets The Commander of the Bryan County Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post No. 3916 has been asked to announce the post's continued assistance to veterans living in Southeastern Oklahoma. There are three Veteran Service officers trained and... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:06:41 EST The Overcomer http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151344032/The-Overcomer Editor's note: This is part of a series of letters from unnamed people on how tobacco has affected their lives Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:46:41 EST ‘Surrendering the secret’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/151344251/Surrendering-the-secret Recently, I heard a brief, Public Service Announcement (PSA) on one of my favorite radio stations. The message of the PSA went something like this: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:51:41 EST Reader credits Obama with ending the Great Recession http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/151199564/Reader-credits-Obama-with-ending-the-Great-Recession This letter is a plea to Durant Daily Democrat readers to look at the facts about what the federal government led by President Barack Obama has been able to do for the United States economy. And we must also look at the recent past. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:11:41 EST My loss from tobacco http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151119371/My-loss-from-tobacco Editor's note: This is part of a series of letters from unnamed people on how tobacco has affected their lives Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:33:12 EST Resolution for the new year http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151082222/Resolution-for-the-new-year What is a Resolution? Resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Every year people start something new, due to a resolution that they made before the New Year started. Those resolutions are like: Exercising more, eating right or... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:04:10 EST A true story in the life of JoAn Toler, Christmas 1958 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150988795/A-true-story-in-the-life-of-JoAn-Toler-Christmas-1958 Once upon a Christmas Eve there was a sad little Christmas tree. He was standing on a fence which a few days ago had held lots of happy Christmas trees. One man brought his little boy and let him pick out his very own tree. He picked a very small tree... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:49:14 EST Brecheen family wishes everyone a merry Christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150997779/Brecheen-family-wishes-everyone-a-merry-Christmas As we prepare for Christmas, legislative staff at the Capitol are working long hours in preparation for the upcoming session. Our bill request deadline was Friday, Dec. 12. There were just over 1,300 Senate bills requested along with 1,500 House... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:10 EST Hollywood stars furious with Sony Studios http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150968655/Hollywood-stars-furious-with-Sony-Studios HOLLYWOOD—Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:42:14 EST Main Street’s Dash for Cash going strong http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150949329/Main-Streets-Dash-for-Cash-going-strong Durant Main Street's Dash for Cash is still going strong. How does it work? When you spend $200 at any of our 32 participating businesses, you'll immediately draw for a gift card. Keep your receipts and present them at the Durant Main... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:13:07 EST 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