Commentary

Thu
19
Oct

Millennial Minute: Running in Circles

By Tina Firquain

So, I did it. I “ran” in the Reuel Little Classic Oct. 7, and I had a really great time.

If you weren’t there and didn’t witness the race, you sure missed it.

There were so many people there to race and to cheer, I couldn’t believe it.

It really felt like a community coming together and supporting each other.

 

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Thu
19
Oct

A Breath of Fresh Air for Oklahoma’s Economy

By Markwayne Mullin

Over the last 10 months of the Trump administration, we’ve seen more positive changes to our country’s economy than Congress accomplished in eight years of legislation under the Obama administration. We have made great progress rolling back harmful, job-killing regulations that hinder our economic growth. One of those harmful regulations is the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which would negatively impact Oklahoma’s economy, energy grid, and workforce.

During the Obama Administration, there was a clear war on fossil fuels. I’ve been fighting to overturn the Clean Power Plan since it was proposed in 2015. It threatens the reliability of our energy resources, forces a tremendous regulatory burden on their production, raises electric costs for hardworking Oklahomans, and puts good paying jobs at risk. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court even ruled a historic stay on the unlawful rule, keeping it from going into effect.

 

Thu
12
Oct

Protecting Life at Every Stage

By Markwayne Mullin

Children are one of God’s greatest gifts. They are the future of our communities. The next generation will carry on our family farms, take over our small businesses, or take care of us when we get old.

When it comes to protecting the lives of children, we have a moral obligation to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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Thu
12
Oct

Confessions of a Single Mom

By Molly Raley

This week, my confession of a single mom is merely that – a confession of something that has been bothering this single mom.

I can’t for the life of me understand why we (I’m putting myself in this category as well) feel the need to put other people down

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Thu
05
Oct

Tax Relief for All Americans

By Tom Cole U.S. Congressman, 4th District

In 1986, then President Ronald Reagan introduced a sweeping plan to reform our nation’s tax system, and it worked. It simplified the outdated tax code which opened the door for individual prosperity and spurred economic growth. It also became one of the highlights of his presidency.

Since then, our society has grown and the value of the U.S. dollar has changed. The working middle-class taxpayer today probably does not have the same priorities as he/she did in 1986. After five different administrations following Reagan, our country has yet to see a major overhaul of our tax system to fit the needs of every class of Americans. It’s time that we adjust, simplify, and reform our broken tax code.

 

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Thu
05
Oct

I Stand for Patriotism

By Markwayne Mullin U.S. Congressman, 2nd District

This past week in the NFL, various players, coaches, and owners made a statement during the national anthem. Some teams knelt on the field together.

Some stood and linked arms in solidarity. Others decided to skip out on the National Anthem entirely, opting to stay in the locker room while the “Star-Spangled Banner” played throughout a stadium of thousands who came to watch a football game.

We, as Americans, have rights that are unimaginable to those who live in fear of their government. All Americans possess the right to speak out, to practice a religion of their choosing, to disagree, to bear arms, and yes—to protest.

 

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Thu
28
Sep

Texoma Fire District: Texoma Ladies’ Auxiliary Elected New Officers at Meeting

By Paula Zimmerman

Well, I guess our summer is now officially over. I do hope the weather cools off some, as it will soon be time for deer hunting.

I imagine everyone is getting their feeders and blinds up, if they haven't already.

The summer has flown by this year. No complaints though, as we didn't have the triple numbers as in the past so it has been nice.

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Thu
28
Sep

Librarily Speaking: Don’t Miss Out on Two New Books: Vicious Circle, Dying Breath

By Shirley Harkins

September’s “Artist of the Month” is Madill Art Club member, Sara Gilstrap. Her oil painting is titled, “Little Flower.” This painting is so in-depth with subtle colors, from the black hair to the girl’s red skirt. The fine details of the bracelets, earrings, and the necklaces she is wearing, along with the hands and the shading of her face and arms are very in-depth, as to make her appear lifelike. Ms. Gilstrap states, “My ancestors are from the Aztecs and Apache. I enjoy painting Indians, especially the young and the old.” Thank you for sharing your painting with us, Sara.

Thu
28
Sep

The Threats of North Korea

By Markwayne Mullin

The brutal regime of North Korea is as evident to Americans as it is to people all around the globe. Kim Jong Un, the current dictator of North Korea, has carried on the inhumane regime, just as all of his family members in power before him did.


North Korea for decades has been known as an unstable nation with an unstable dictator, unwilling to partake in diplomatic talks with other world powers.

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Thu
28
Sep

Confessions of a Single Mom

By Molly Raley

It has been such a long week. There are so many things that happened throughout the week to just add to the pressure of being a mom of an active (now) 5-year-old.


Last week was homecoming for both Madill and Kingston. That is the time for all alumni of each school to come home and enjoy watching their alma mater play football and also visit with some friends and family that they may not have seen in awhile.

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