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Preaching relief

The state Baptist General Convention recently celebrated 40 years of its disaster-relief program that has assisted people from coast to coast in almost every type of tragedy, including hurricanes, floods, wildfires and tornadoes. In 2013, disaster-relief volunteers were spread thin as they helped clean up flooded homes in Colorado, provided assistance to superstorm Sandy victims

Too red for government aid?

Sens. James Inhofe and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma both voted against the Hurricane Sandy Aid bill, Inhofe saying that the money requested amounted to a “slush fund.” Hurricane Sandy affected a total of 24 states, and the costs have amounted to $50 billion. Now comes the question: What will their vote be concerning these recent

Payback politics?

Credit: Brad Gregg Even as recovery operations began May 20, Roll Call quoted Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, as saying disaster spending should be offset with spending cuts elsewhere, dredging up ugly memories of the earlier struggle to pass disaster relief spending for Hurricane Sandy victims. The GOP was accused of cold-heartedness after House Speaker John


Credit: Brad Gregg Or not. Oklahoma freshmen congressmen Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, and Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, voted last week against a bill to provide $10 billion in emergency relief for flood victims of Hurricane Sandy, which caused an estimated $70 billion in damage in New York and New Jersey. Fortunately for the victims of Sandy, the

After the hurricane

S&B’s Automobile Alley location on N.W. Ninth will host bands from noon to 8 p.m. Donations of bottled water, blankets and clothing will be accepted and then delivered to the American Red Cross. Iguana will feature a “Well Wishes” specialty cocktail, and 100 percent of the sales from the drink will be donated. The proceeds

Cowboy for a Cure

En route from California to New York, horseman Johnny Warnshuis and his two horses currently are in Oklahoma City, on their way to Arkansas. He’s traveling the country to raise awareness for GBS/CIDP, a rare disorder of the immune system that attacks the peripheral nerves. Warnshuis said although the condition only attacks one person out

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