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KIM ROSS: Morning Mumbles

April 21, 2014

Good morning everyone, hope you had a great Easter. It's going to be a busy morning as today marks the day the county comnissioners will decide whether or not to pass a resolution to place a one half of 1 percent sales tax on the ballots to financially assist Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
The hospital is in need of the money from the tax to complete renovations required by Oklahoma Health Department to reopen the surgical and obstetrics wings of the hospital. Without the tax, the changes may be hindered after the price jumped to $1.2 million.

GARY L. WELTON: Forgiveness incarnate

April 18, 2014

On the cross, Christ personified ultimate forgiveness. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Christ is forgiveness incarnate.
Our responsibility to “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 13:14) requires us to practice forgiveness. Indeed, the failure to forgive is described by Christ in the most serious of terms. “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15).

DAVID SEELEY: County Tournament

April 9, 2014

Well, we're almost through the two weeks of LeFlore County Tournaments on the diamond. Thursday night, the slow-pitch softball queens will be crowned.
Saturday afternoon, we had new county baseball champions crowned as Spiro beat defending champion Poteau in back-to-back title games to claim county supremacy for 2014.

DAVID SEELEY: Final Four

April 5, 2014

As I write this Friday night, we're on the eve of the men's and women's Final Four. The men's national semifinals will be Saturday night, followed by the women's national semifinals on Sunday. The men's national title game will be Monday night, while the women's championship game will be Tuesday night.

Trayce's Thursday Thoughts

April 3, 2014

I am going to start sharing some of my thoughts with you on Thursday now and just so you all know I have never blogged before so bare with me....
I am amazed at how fast time flies now compared to when I was young and it seemed like, for instance, it took forever for me to reach 13 then 16 then 18 then 21 and now a days I can just turn around and 5 years have passed.
My daughter will have one more year before she starts high school and only yesterday in my mind she was starting her first day of kindergarten....!

DAVID SEELEY: County Tournament Fever, catch it

April 3, 2014

If you're a fan of LeFlore County Tournaments of any kind, this week and the next were made for you.
This week, we're in the middle of the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament, and the LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
So, catch LeFlore County Tournament Fever!

KIM ROSS: Morning Mumbles

April 1, 2014

Oh what a day — can we get some sunshine please! We were teased ever so slightly with the promise of a warm sunny spring day but no — we get rain and storms instead. Uggghhh.
Anyway, Pocola and Talihina voters remember to get out and vote as today marks the election of school bonds for both districts.

I must warn area drivers that travel on old Oklahoma Highway 112, there are idiots out there. This morning seems to be a Mario Andretti day for the majority of people driving. Guess their alarm clocks failed to sound at the right time and the whole world is late.

KIM ROSS: Morning Mumbles

March 31, 2014

I am sorry I have been lax in my blog the past week, but I was submerged in the biggest annual special section published by Poteau Daily News. It is complete, I have rested and I have returned with my mind intact — maybe.

KIM ROSS: Morning Mumbles

March 17, 2014

Where is Malaysian flight 370? Is it possible the Bermuda Triangle struck again? Are the many passengers and flight crew flying in another time dimension? Landed only to find everything they knew is no longer?
The question remains, how do you loose such a large plane with so many people aboard?

FRANK LUCAS: Farm Bill Provides Safety Net for Producers and Consumers

March 17, 2014

Congress delivered America’s farmers, ranchers and consumers what they deserve by passing the Agricultural Act of 2014 – commonly referred to as the farm bill. This five-year comprehensive bill ensures producers have the tools they need to provide an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.

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