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Pervasive Parenting

Apr 15, 2015 4:06am

We parents are selfish. It’s true if you really think about it. Some of you are probably saying, “Hey I give to my kids, and I do everything I can for my kids. I want to give them everything.” For...

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Finding the right trainer

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

I received a call from a guy in Northern Kansas this last week. He was a disgruntled dog owner with a pup he had sent to a trainer that promised him a completely trained retriever when it returned...

History Minute

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

Conway Twitty began his performing career in Helena during World War II while still a child. From these early days, he would eventually sell more than 50 million albums and become one of the most...

Signs of Spring

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

This week I am using some excerpts from Mama’s “THIS AND THAT” column that she wrote for the Greenwood Democrat over 25 years ago. I have included parts of some of her columns written in March....

Plan to Relieve Prison Overcrowding

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

The Senate approved legislation to implement the governor’s ambitious prison reform plan. It’s now in the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 472 embodies much of the governor’s proposals...

Pervasive Parenting

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

I attended the State of Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities last week, and as always found inspiration. I want to share some of, what I feel, were the highlights of the...

PARCC Voted Out in the House

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

A key component to health care reform this year involves the creation of a task force which will be studying healthcare of Arkansans as a whole instead of focusing solely Medicaid expansion.

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Mary’s Meanderings

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

March is an unpredictable month, but there’s usually a day or two when we open a window to smell the warming earth.

For those who are childlike March can be a wonderful time for flying kites...

Where no nerds have gone

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

A couple of weeks ago I learned that the actor, Leonard Nimoy, had been hospitalized. Upon hearing this, I remarked that it wouldn’t be long. It wasn’t. As the world knows, he succumbed last week...

Stand With Israel

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

I recently gathered in the chamber of House of Representatives with my Senate colleagues to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington. Members of Congress from both parties...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

To the people of South Sebastian County: When I was wishing for a few snow flakes I really wasn’t wishing for you to have so much that it would close Main Street in Greenwood, and the hill on 71...

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