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Antlers, OK

wreck in Grant

I think you're talking about a different wreck. Look at the time on the original story.  (Jan 30, 2016 | post #31)

Journalism

Canada did it better: Scathing report accuses American Re...

American Red Cross has lots of problems. That's one of the reasons we support the Salvation Army instead.  (Jul 1, 2015 | post #2)

Denison, TX

Texoma's views about the Confederate Flag

There is no consensus about the Confederate flag's being an offensive symbol. Are you even aware of the fact that there was more than one Confederate flag? As for the Civil War, you have obviously either learned a whitewashed version of history or have never learned anything about it. The Civil War was not about the expansion of slavery; it was not even about keeping slavery in the truest sense. It was actually about state's rights. That's why some people still call it the War of Northern Aggression. (Spare me your tirade about my race, my slave-holding ancestors, etc. I am not a native American, but a naturalized citizen.)  (Jun 27, 2015 | post #8)

Denison, TX

Texoma's views about the Confederate Flag

Add in the idiots who believe the Holocaust never happened and that we never landed on the moon.  (Jun 27, 2015 | post #7)

ACLU

Transgender student sues over Gloucester bathroom policy

Seems like another thread in which to post a comment about the ex-NAACP pres. in Washington. Regardless of what you think about this topic, she identifies as black. How is that nay different?  (Jun 19, 2015 | post #2)

Sawyer, OK

Latest Crime

This time it's legitimate. There is/was a standoff up by Rufe which devolved into a shootout. More than one person injured. Deputies among those shot. Don't ask for details yet,; anything more at this point is mere conjecture or rumor.  (Apr 23, 2015 | post #3)

Sawyer, OK

Lane Frost

Lane Frost had nothing to do with the original funding of the center; it didn't even bear his name until after it had been opened a few years. The original business, Destiny Future Quest was funded by USDA Rural Development. Some of those projects were channeled through the OK Department of Commerce. I can't remember if this one was. As for your other questions: 1. The purpose of the Rural Development Grants was to bring business and commerce to the rural, economically underdeveloped parts of the country. The system was set up to help private business owners. Your question of "Should it be privately owned" is a little like asking should the government bail out big business such as the car manufacturers and major banks. Different people are going to have different opinions about the role government should play in private business ventures. It's a little late to be asking the question should it be privately owned. 2. A lot of the $17 million went into the furnishings and trappings of the place. Did you ever see it in its heyday?! Is my memory correct that it used to have an indoor pool which has now been covered over? Should the money have been spent that way? Again, that's an argument which interested people should have taken up back when it was built with the powers that be in Washington who oversaw the Rural Development Program. I suspect, however, that your real question is an insinuation that the money was not spent on the facility. Because it was built with government monies and with government oversight, all of the financial records are public records. Or I should say were public records. I do not know off the top of my head if, after all these years, there is still any requirement that they be kept.  (Apr 7, 2015 | post #24)

Sawyer, OK

Lane Frost

Destiny Future Quest was the original name of the facility now known as Lane Frost. The facility was built some time between 1996 and 2000; don't remember exactly when. Other than the name and some of the decor, the facility has nothing to do with cowboys specifically. I don't know about the current owners, but a number of folks suspected from the beginning that the whole thing was going to be a big boondoggle. As I recall, the ringleader of the folks attempting to build the place was a woman from out-of-state. I want to say Georgia, Florida, somewhere in the southeast. Could be wrong about that part. Embarassing's points are well taken. It was supposed to be a magnet to draw patients from places like Dallas who were ready to be released from the hospital but were not ready to go home. That has never happened because the type of people who typically need a hospital-type rehab facility also need a quality and type of medical care available nearby which doesn't exist in this area. As for your question about the big beef packaging plant - LOL!!!!!!! Another boondoggle, but one that never got off the drawing board.  (Mar 3, 2015 | post #4)

Idabel, OK

Judge Gary Brock

Actually, you're wrong. In this state, special district judges are appointed by the district judge(s) in each county. Just wanted to straighten out the "facts" you present.  (Nov 5, 2013 | post #25)

Walgreens

still no tricare!

I've looked everywhere online, but have not been able to find out anything about 2014. Will Tricare finally start using Walgreens again at the start of the yeaR?  (Nov 5, 2013 | post #11)

Boswell, OK

Property Owners, Farmers, Ranchers VOTE NO SEPT 10th on h...

Additionally: I know that at out church, a number of people will carpool to make their Paris shopping trips, thereby saving even more money. People who use other Wal-Marts would be amazed at how often ours is out of something very basic, thereby causing folks to go out-of-town anyway. If you're going to have to do that, you may as well do all of your shopping elsewhere.  (Sep 30, 2013 | post #38)

Boswell, OK

Property Owners, Farmers, Ranchers VOTE NO SEPT 10th on h...

Sorry, everyone of these statements are, of course, limited to registered voters.  (Sep 7, 2013 | post #13)

Boswell, OK

Property Owners, Farmers, Ranchers VOTE NO SEPT 10th on h...

There is only one thing wrong with this statement - the portions relating to the sales tax are based on an assumption that people will still keep purchasing in Hugo. Do you have any idea how many people in Hugo go to shop in Antlers or Paris, especially for groceries? Even with gas prices, it is often still cheaper because Hugo has one of the highest sales taxes in the state. Add to this the fact that people who drive to Paris have a much larger selection of groceries and do not have to pay sales tax. I recently happened to find out, much to my surprise, that the Wal-Mart in Paris even takes whatever Oklahoma's Food Stamps are called these days. Regardless of what a person thinks about the upcoming vote, I believe it is the height of foolishness to base part of the decision on the assumption that Hugo sales tax revenues are going to stay the same or increase.  (Sep 7, 2013 | post #12)

Boswell, OK

Property Owners, Farmers, Ranchers VOTE NO SEPT 10th on h...

Everyone who lives inside the Hugo School District boundaries can vote. Those who live outside the District boundaries, but send their kids to Hugo school (although I can't imagine why they would) cannot vote. Those who live inside the District boundaries, but send their kids to other schools (there are lots of those folks around) can vote. Those who do not own property can vote, even though they will not be bearing the burden of the tax.  (Sep 7, 2013 | post #11)

Paris, TX

How can you tell who posts on here?

There have been a number of successful subpoenas issued to TOPIX in Texas (& elsewhere) in an effort to get the type of information you want. They don't give up the information very easily, however, so you do need to go through a lawyer. It is a fairly technical process.  (Aug 31, 2013 | post #14)

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southeast Oklahoma

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southeast Oklahoma

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Atlas Shrugged

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The craziness emanating out of Washington & a runaway President who never heard of the concept of Separation of Powers.

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