Columns/Opinions

Listen to God, Do That!

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Most of us would like to have a re-do for the year 2020. If this year was 20/20, I’ll just keep wearing glasses! It seems that so many things went haywire. Pandemic, loss of loved ones, politics, the health of our livestock to name a few.

Money…A Hard Subject That We Just Can’t Avoid

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Even people that have not attended church in a long time will tell you that the church talks too much about money. While this may be true of some churches, it has never been the case with any church of which I have been a pastor. Most of the time, the church has been so active in the community and ministering to people, that I feel God has trusted us with the resources to complete the work He gave us to do.

Looking Back

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The Walters Herald Jan. 9, 1936 Seventy-five new pupils have been enrolled in the Walters grade school since four women truant officers, paid by WPA funds, were employed the last of December to help bring eligible children to school.

Looking Back

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The Walters Herald Jan. 2, 1936 Charles Horton has purchased a half interest in the Marathon Service Station and will be associated with L.

Should a Working Widow Claim Now or Wait?

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Dear Rusty: My husband died 13 years ago at age 50. I am now 64, never remarried, and work full time making a healthy income. I have never claimed any of his benefits. What are my best options? Signed: Working Widow

WALTERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOVEMBER 9th, 2020 MINUTES

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The Walters Chamber of Commerce board met in regular session on November 9th, 2020 at Noon, at the Walters Public Library, located at 202 N. Broadway in Walters, Oklahoma. The meeting was called to order by Board President William McKay.

Children’s Legislative Agenda Set,

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Advocate Training Slated for January The 2021 legislative session is fast approaching, one more sign that 2020 is almost in the rearview mirror. Now is the time for child advocates to begin preparing for what likely will be a very interesting year at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Ask Rusty – Will My U.K. Pension Affect My Social Security?

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Dear Rusty: I lived and worked in the United Kingdom prior to coming to the US at age 45, which qualified me for a UK State Pension worth the equivalent of about $740 US dollars per month. Since moving to the US I have contributed to the US Social Security system for 14 years and my estimated US Social Security benefit is $1,643 per month. I have heard about something called “WEP” and must be honest and say I don’t fully understand. Can you provide some advice or references so I can understand what happens to these sums when I retire? I don’t have any other pension income, so understanding these numbers is important. FYI, I hold both US and UK passports and will retire in the USA. Signed: Blessed from the UK

CONGRESSMAN TOM COLE

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) congratulated the Delta Community Action Foundation, based in Lindsay, after it was named a grant recipient by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant, totaling more than $1.5 million, will support the administration of Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Garvin, McClain and Stephens counties.