Columns/Opinions

We Must Protect Life

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When our forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence that led to the establishment of our nation, they made a point to mention that all people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” including the precious right to life. Indeed, I believe there is no cause greater for any Member of Congress than defending life, especially for the most vulnerable Americans. And throughout my service in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have made this one of my top priorities.

Ask Rusty – Avoiding WEP & GPO Reductions

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Dear Rusty: I am a retired Texas teacher receiving my State pension. I retired in February 2009, before the end of a “loophole” which affected my future Social Security. I had earned enough credits to receive Social Security benefits in addition to my Teachers Retirement System (TRS) pension. At 62 I began getting my SS benefit (reduced by my TRS pension).

“SHADY DEALS AND THAT’S GOOD ENUFF’”

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Coffeetimecolumn.com Send responses to: andybowman839@gmail.com “SHADY DEALS AND THAT’S GOOD ENUFF’” Familiar with it? The phrase, “Hey, I know a guy who can…,” usually said to you about the time you have thrown a plumbing wrench clear across the kitchen. Referring to a man you can trust to fix the job you just botched–and do it honestly and perfectly.

MAKE SOME SNOW ICE CREAM!

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Easy snow ice cream is such a fun recipe for cold winter months, and you only need four ingredients: evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, and fresh snow! (even regular milk will work) Tips and Tricks for Making Snow Ice Cream: The texture of your snow will affect how much is needed to make your ice cream. Wet, heavy Indiana snow will need less than light and powdery Utah snow.

Looking Back

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The Walters Herald Feb. 27, 1936 Misses Dink and Lucille Thurman, formerly of the Union Valley district, are now playing basketball with the famous Lion Oilers of El Dorado, Ark.

Cole Mourns Loss of Congressman Ron Wright

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Moore, OK – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) mourned the loss of his colleague, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06), who passed away after complications from COVID-19. “I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Congressman Ron Wright of Texas.

From the Desk of Senator Chris Kidd

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Last week marked the beginning of the 1st Session of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature. With session cut short last year by the pandemic, many bills were unable to be heard and have been reintroduced this year. As a result, there are more than 1,100 Senate bills to consider. With that said, there’s a sense of urgency to start moving bills through the process with no time to waste.