By Butch Morris
Push for a Better America held their May meeting last Friday evening at Molinaâs restaurant. This is a week early due to this weeks Memorial Day weekend.
We had a report from the state GOP convention by Push County delegate Larry Joslin. Larry also presented excerpts from the Oklahoma Republican Party platform.
The Push County Republican Party chairman, Jim Gentry, also spoke with us about the state of the Republican Party in our county and state. There are more of us in this county than ever before.
By Butch Morris
Have you ever noticed how much opinions can differ, even with people who are supposed to be on the same page? You see this quite a bit in politics and religion. I have a feeling this is due to focusing on technicalities as opposed to the big picture. And I also imagine there are people who would argue that proposition.
A contingency of local republicans for this county attended the Republican Party Convention last week. There was a group in attendance who was very outspoken and I must say quite obnoxious.
44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber. Vietnam veteran Bob Beldon finds himself looking over his shoulder after his war buddy Max Russell is found murdered in the bed and breakfast owned by Bob and his wife, Peggy, and matters become more complicated when Russell's fragile daughter shows up looking for answers that no one seems able to provide.
As part of an effort to resolve ongoing litigation over water rights among the State of Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation, and the Choctaw Nation, a new Task Force was assembled today in order to discuss and consider possible solutions. The Task Force was convened by Court appointed mediator, Francis E. McGovern, and includes 19 geographically, politically and demographically diverse Oklahomans.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, and Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory Pyle issued the following joint statement:
Governor Mary Fallin recently signed House Bill 2419, a âgood Samaritanâ law which addresses liability concerns for citizens seeking to provide a safe haven to others during tornadoes and other severe weather.
By Butch Morris
We had a couple of very interesting speakers at last Fridayâs Push for a Better America meeting. Jimmy Duncan, Pushmataha County Sheriff, and Mark Rogers, Pushmataha Hospital Administrator.
Jimmy spoke about the duties of the Sheriff. It was very eye opening. Sounds to me like more of a management position. What with budget concerns, personnel concerns, the jail, laws and state mandates, duties for the court, not to mention law breakers and evil doers and everything that entails.
By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent
May is here and with it comes exciting times for public schools across our great state. Not only does May mean the end of school is drawing close, but also that many Seniors will be graduating and taking the next step in their lives. What does this next step mean? For many students, they will be preparing for college and for others, they will enter the work force. I want to take a minute to congratulate all Seniors on a job well done and good luck on their future endeavors.
By OSU Extension Services
The Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program is continuing to build on its success as the program celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Oklahomans who are engaged in the agricultural industry and are looking for a way to enhance their leadership skills should consider applying for the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program Class XVI.
Since its inception in 1982, OALP has graduated 427 participants and continues to grow and offer class members new and exciting opportunities, said Edmond Bonjour, OALP director.
âDonât Barrel Through Work Zones â Drive Smart to Arrive Aliveâ
OHP and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office urge drivers to be cautious
The week of April 23-27 has been declared Work Zone Awareness Week in the State of Oklahoma, and highway safety advocates are urging motorists to be particularly cautious.
According to statistics from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 13 people were killed in Oklahoma highway work zones in 2011 â a 63 percent increase from 2010. Also in 2011, 789 people were injured in 1,427 collisions in Oklahoma work zones, according to ODOT.
By Butch Morris
I went to the political speaking last Friday evening. Getting to know the candidates you know. Afterwords, on the way home, it hit me, â I donât get to vote in the next election anyway.â Iâm a member of the other party.
This is fundamentally wrong. All local offices should be no-partisan. At the very least if there is no opposing party candidate, everyone should get to vote.
The way it is now, all Republicans and Independents are effectively deprived of their voting rights.
If there was ever an issue that you need to call your congressman about, this is it.