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Rendering The Lard
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Rendering The Lard

UPDATE: Gov. Kevin Stitt today vetoed SB 251.  BY DAVID PERRYMAN One branch in my family tree connects directly to the Ozarks and while most regions of the country have unique sayings that have been passed down through generations, none are more numerous or colorful than those repeated over the decades by residents of the Appalachian…

Lt. Gov. Lamb Is No ‘Profile In Courage’
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Lt. Gov. Lamb Is No ‘Profile In Courage’

BY MIKE W. RAY Earlier this week Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb took his campaign for governor to Stillwater, where he boldly announced, “I’m against tax increases.” Wow. That was brave. I can’t think of anyone who’s busting a gut to see his or her taxes raised. I dislike having to pay taxes as much as…

Miracle On 23rd Street
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Miracle On 23rd Street

BY DAVID PERRYMAN One of the three or four best known Christmas movies is the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street wherein nursing home resident Kris Kringle’s status as Santa Claus is challenged and is subjected to a competency hearing. Kris is placed at risk of being committed to a mental hospital instead of securing…

Oh So Close … Or Was It?
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Oh So Close … Or Was It?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Week seven of Oklahoma’s 2017 special session came to a close after a vote last Wednesday produced absolute frustration in everyone who was searching for a solution. Any legislator who still thinks that our state is not in crisis has his or her “Honorable” head in the ground. The vote, HB 1054…

Rural Health Care
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Rural Health Care

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Some people think that rural health care is one of those things that we don’t need until we really need it. However, the truth is that rural health care is not only essential for the individual and collective health of rural residents, it is also essential for all people who visit or…

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