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Gaines and Losses

With the end of 2020 on the near horizon, and Christmas quickly approaching, the airwaves are filled with songs celebrating the season. One of my personal favorites is the classic, “O Holy Night”. The lyrics to this wellknown carol remind us of the harshness and hope that collide every Christmas. “The thrill of hope, A weary world rejoices!”

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For the Children

The 2021 legislative session is fast approaching, one more sign that 2020 is almost in the rearview mirror. Now is the time for child advocates to begin preparing for what likely will be a very interesting year at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

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Notes from the Chief

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, get an education, get health care, buy groceries, apply for assistance, search for jobs and more. Affordable, reliable internet has become essential for safely accomplishing many of these basic tasks that are normally done in person. As we see rapidly changing developments in our efforts to fight this pandemic, highspeed connectivity allows us to better communicate how to access services and stay safe.

Senior of the Week

Senior of the Week

Morgan Allen is week’s Oologah High School Senior of the Week. Morgan has attended Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 12 years. Morgan is a member of the Oologah FFA, National Honor Society, National High School Scholars, and is a high school sports athletic trainer. After high school Morgan weighing her options as either an electrician or athletic trainer. PHOTO PROVIDED

Senate Review

Senate Review

With the holiday season quickly approaching, activities at the Capitol are ramping up as new and returning Senate members prepare for the beginning of the 2021 legislative session.

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

My family will be like millions of families across the United States this year that will come to the table of Thanksgiving differently. My father-in-law died of Covid-19 at the age of 69 in October. That seat at the table would be empty this year. But we are not the only ones grieving loss, not by a long shot. Many people will be missing family members who have passed from a multitude of reasons since we gathered last year.

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