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Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Senate passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill: The VA Mission ActA major Veterans Affairs reform has passed the Senate by 92-5 and is on its way to the White House. The $55 billion … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Arlington National Cemetery - burial rules changing:The first glimpse of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a directive that the Secretary of the Army, in consultation … more

Overwhelming response to the Martha Fire

Martha Road Baptist Church would like to sincerely thank our community for the support during the recent fires.~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~The community’s outpouring of water, Gatorade, food brought in and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA launches program to resolve compensation appeals:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~The Department of Veteran Affairs has launched the Rapid Appelas Modernization Program, or RAMP, with the intention of providing … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA Rehabilitation & Prosthetic services:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~With a commitment to ensure Veterans receive quicker access to specialty rehabilitation services and equipment, the U.S. Department of … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA takes significant step in improving correspondence with veteran:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA can now award benefits for disabling pain:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~In a sweeping legal victory for veterans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a 19-year lower court precedent … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Service connection for Hepatitis C:Due to the fact that drugs are now available that can cure Hepatitis C, the VA can treat veterans with the disease regardless of the stage of a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

March 26, 2018:This is Veterans Appreciation day at the state capital in Oklahoma City. Veterans will be recognized in senate chambers at noon. If we want our state legislators to see that veterans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Honorable interment of indigent veterans program in Oklahoma:The purpose of this rule is to establish a program to provide assistance for the proper nine interment or cremation of honorably … more

Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?

“Captain Jack” Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called “The Poet Scout.” This is the final stanza of his 1889 … more

Sunshine is always right, regardless of part

Open government is not a political platform.It is a basic American right.The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and … more

How would you react?

If you went to a Walmart store or a supermarket and were told by the manager at the entrance that you could buy anything you wanted that the store has in stock, but that you must also buy a can of … more

Respect for communications specialists

To the Editor:My husband passed away in January 2010. I needed something to do with my time and ended up taking a job with the city as a dispatcher for the police department. My history was primarily … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Fort Hood PTSD study gives hope for faster recovery:At Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, researchers studied the effect of prolonged exposure therapy, in which patients … more

A $300,000 bond issue for buses and vehicles to transport students in the Blair Public School District will go before voters in a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 9.The Blair School District … more

How Altus alum Jerry King became an OU legend

When my University of Oklahoma former track teammates gather, we often talk about everything from specific races to how one teammate, Randy Wilson, made the 1980 Olympic team but didn’t get to … more

Why buying local reinvests in your own community

From all indications, the current cotton crop may set a record this year. With that in mind, you may feel the urge to pull a few more bills out of your pocketbooks this holiday season.When you do so, … more

How an Altus alum changed my athletic career

I owe a debt of gratitude to Altus, not because I bought the newspaper here, but because of Dr. J. Dan Metcalf, who helped change my athletic career in high school that led me to eventually run track … more

The truth about the trade deficit

Last month, the Trump administration issued its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There is much about the trade agreement that should be modernized, such as … more
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