Claremore Daily Progress

Letters to the Editor

March 18, 2011

Letters to the editor: 3-18

CLAREMORE — Oowala OHCE thanks Baker Hughes

Dear Editor,

Oowala Home and Community Education Group has been an active participant in the OHCE statewide “Just Let Them Know We Care” military/family support project. The main objective of this project is to support our military troops by sending packages, letters and to have personal contact with troops serving overseas.

Our local group members have provided items for the packages.

The items sent have ranged from personal toiletries to dog treats for bomb sniffing dogs to school supplies and clothing for local children in orphanages.

Since our group began participating in this project in 2008, we have sent 105 packages overseas. our group would not have been able to affor the postage to mail this many packages. All of us appreciate Baker Hughes Centrilift’s part in supporting the United States’ troops all around the world.

Marcia Bacon, secretary

Oowala OHCE

State voters oppose Obamacare related bill

Dear Editor,

Today the Oklahoma House of Representatives, in a blatant disregard for the voice of Oklahoma citizens, voted to accept $54,482,000 from the federal government to implement Obamacare when they approved HB 1030, the “Economic Development Generating Excellence Fund” bill.

The 41-page agreement that provides the money ties us to implementing Obamacare by law.

It is a contract that will be upheld in any court in the land. In November We the People voted, with 70 percent of the voters in favor, for SB 756 that said we are opting out of government health care.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a lawsuit against provisions of Obamacare.

Today, with the blessings of Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican leadership, our state House voted to accept money that will negate not only the voice of We the People but also the lawsuit that the Oklahoma Republican Party successfully used to run on last fall.

This is the same kind of activities that we voted against when we voted Democrats out of office.

The Republican leadership has lied by saying Sen. Tom Coburn supports this and they lied by saying the Heritage Foundation supports this.

I wonder if this is the kind of representation we voted for in November. I urge all who read this to contact your state senator and insist they vote no when it comes to a vote in their chamber in the next couple of weeks.

Bob Russell


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    Dear Editor:

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    September 20, 2012

  • Letter - District 2 residents are getting exactly what they asked for

    Dear Editor:

    A few years ago, Robin Anderson was paid to attend classes for which she had no  requirement to attend. Just to further her education at our expense. If your facts are correct, District 2 Commisioner Helm now has:

    September 18, 2012

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    January 26, 2012

  • PB-2011-58


    November 11, 2011

  • Keystone Pipeline project will bring more jobs, revenues

    Dear Editor,
    As a lifelong Oklahoma resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As I am sure you are aware this project is awaiting a Presidential permit for the pipeline to cross the U.S./Canada border.

    September 9, 2011

  • Floral arrangement missing from Woodlawn Cemetery

    Dear Editor,
    On Tuesday, Aug. 16, my son and I went to Woodlawn Cemetery to place a floral arrangement on my husband’s grave to commemorate the second anniversary of his passing.
    We placed the saddle arrangement on his headstone shortly before 2 p.m.

    September 7, 2011

  • Freedmen should be Cherokee citizens

    To the Cherokee Nations citizens, government officials and chief. I am a Cherokee Freedman. I live in Claremore, Oklahoma. I have been hearing all the decisions about the Freedman citizenship.

    August 26, 2011

  • CCVB clarifies $200K hotel incentive; reader writes about volunteering

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    August 8, 2011

  • Duty and rest rules for commercial pilots delayed

    Dear Editor,
    I’ve read, with interest, Andy Pasztor’s r article in the 02 August edition of the WSJ on the latest delay in the publication of a final rule to update the decades-old duty and rest rules for most commercial flight operations. It has to be a great challenge to take a complex technical issue and reduce it to understandable terms for a general readership. 

    August 4, 2011