Memories of childhood abuse occupy survivor’s thoughts

DEAR ABBY: I have some bad memories connected with my mother, who was physically abusive. It wasn’t consistent, but sometimes she would lose it, and I was beaten quite badly a few times. It weighs on my mind intermittently, and I want to have a conversation with her about it.

Invitee wonders if it’s ok to double-book

DEAR HARRIETTE: The busiest season of the year has begun, and I seem to be getting a lot of invitations for events. I realize that I have gotten more than one invitation for a particular night, and I wish I could attend both events.


Like most, we were surprised, if not shocked, when the Oklahoma Board on Legislative Compensation voted to increase state legislators’ pay a minimum of $12,479 per year.

Veterans came to our school

At Southwest school we had our veteran’s assembly and a lot of veterans visited our school.

They told us their names and what they served in.

We did bench mark testing for reading and there was a little grammar in the reading test.

The Democrats are in trouble, and they know it. Word that two new contenders are poised to join the crowded race for the party's presidential nomination – former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick – starkly reveals their growing sense of panic.