Columns/Opinions

Looking Back

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The Walters Herald Oct. 31, 1935 Neel-Way Funeral Home announced that Gordon Thomas, funeral director, is licensed as a funeral director in Texas under the new law in Texas...Bear, deer, elk and turkey were returned to Walters in evidence this week that local residents had been hunting in New Mexico.

First Baptist Church

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Over the last several weeks, I have been researching the various candidates for political office and God has spoken to me about what I have learned. What have I learned that could possibly also apply to the Christian life? Below is a summary: I need to know as much as possible about the Bible in order to participate in the Christian life to its fullest. As I have studied in preparation for voting, I have learned that we must be informed on the issues, the parties and the candidates, as well as the electoral system, in order for us to make an informed decision. This applies to living the Christian life as well. It is not enough just to have our pastor do all the studying for us and then tell us what to believe. We need to know for ourselves so

Calvary Baptist Church

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Acts 1: 8 says: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (KJV).

JC Bunkhouse

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Y’all remember how at Jesus’ Last Supper He told His disciples that they couldn’t follow where He was about to go? And Peter told Jesus how he would follow Him anywhere, even if itrequired his life. But Jesus told him, “Peter, you will deny Me three times before the rooster crows.”

EPIC Sets Record Straight

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School says audit riddled with errors, written by a former reporter, not licensed auditor OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 2, 2020 -- Epic Charter Schools is fighting back today, calling an audit report released yesterday “a work of fiction written by a former reporter.” EPIC released its own report today, refuting in detail each of the seven allegations levied yesterday by State Auditor and Inspector, Cindy Byrd.

Trump Administration Invests $705,120 in Housing Assistance in Rural Oklahoma

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Investment to Help 113 Families Become Homeowners STILLWATER, OKLA., October 2, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $705,120 to assist families in rural Oklahoma become homeowners. “We are happy to provide supplemental funding to these long-time partners with Rural Development.

Ask Rusty – Can I Get Social Security with My Municipal Pension?

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Dear Rusty: I retired from a municipal Fire Department seven years ago at the age of 54. It is a private pension, and I was exempt from Social Security while I was working. I receive about $50,000 per year in pension benefits. I recently got a letter from Social Security saying I needed 8 more credits of work to qualify for Social Security benefits. I was wondering if I worked two more years, paying into Social Security, would I qualify for benefits, since I am on a municipal pension? Signed: Retired Fireman

State Senator Chris Kidd: Senate District 31

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We’re gearing up for session with interim studies and meetings with state agencies, organizations, the business community and constituents. I’ve been busy this month between events around the district and meetings at the Capitol.