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 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    April 2, 2020 

Current Crisis Presents Major Challenges

Last week, the State Board of Education announced sweeping changes as a result of COVID-19. To...

 
 By Dr. April Grace    Columns    April 2, 2020 

A Message From Dr. April Grace

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Shawnee Community, Wow, so much has changed in such a short amount of...

 

Top Ten Things To Do During All This

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, I have had the opportunity to do, not do, and think about numerous...

 

Senate Notes

While the governor issued an executive order that includes a “Safer at Home” provision, I want...

 

Don't Forget The Hand Sanitizer Or Else!

We were at the post office for the last time to ship a package purchased from our online resale...

 

Senate Review

By the Thursday deadline, we successfully passed nearly 390 Senate bills on to the House. We will...

 

Some Of Us Aren't Minding Very Well

Okay, folks: this is indeed serious. But this column is not to scare you about the Corona virus. We...

 

Capitol Report

Deadline weeks always result in long hours at the Oklahoma Legislature, and last week was no...

 

Is It Really A Gift - Or Is It A Curse?

Last week, the Senate approved Senate Bill 1619. What was hailed as a gift for taxpayers is far...

 

Senate Notes

We’ve completed the fifth week of the legislative session and today (March 12) is the deadline...

 

Capitol Report

It’s been a busy time at the Oklahoma State Legislature. The House spent hours on the floor to...

 

A Long Ago, Memorable Introduction To FFA

I am delighted to see our FFA and 4-H boys and girls being recognized for their showmanship with...

 

Senate Notes

On Thursday the 27th, the Senate hit the 2020 session deadline for our committees to act on bills in...

 

Senate Review

After two terms in office, I’ve found that legislators focus too much time searching for...

 

Pack Up Pooch With Whatever He Needs

Before adopting Noodles the Wonder Dog a few years ago, Mr. Right and I agreed on the standards we...

 

Senate Review

Week 3 is behind us, and we have one more week to complete our committee work and three more weeks...

 

Senate Notes

I’ve often said that there are no simple solutions, no single magic bullet, that will help...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

We have an unusual calendar event that we will celebrate on Feb. 29 called Leap Day in a Leap Year....

 

OK, Boomer - Time To Get Offended

Boomer! No, no, no — this is not where you reply, “Sooner!” This is where you’re supposed...

 

Capitol

House Members have had a busy first two weeks of Session. I have already had several bills pass out...

 

Senate Review

We had a short but interesting first week. Very few of the 2,200 Senate bills had been assigned to...

 

Yes, It's All About Unconditional Love

A long ago acquaintance once told me that her husband was the most romantic man she’d ever known....

 

Who Is Going To Fill Their Shoes?

Who’s gonna fill their shoes Who’s gonna stand that tall Who’s gonna give their heart and...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

Are we going to trust a groundhog to decide whether we will have an early spring? Actually, Feb. 2...

 

A Pioneer in Women's Journalism

It won’t be the same around here without Virginia. You probably read Virginia Bradshaw’s story...

 

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