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  • Letter to the editor: Maintained with Band-Aids

    As a proud citizen of McAlester, I’d like to ask the voters of the McAlester School District to join me in going to the polls on January 11 and voting yes!

    January 7, 2011

  • Letter to the editor: Aggressive and outrageous

    On January 11, we will be asked to vote to increase our property taxes by 30 percent.

    January 7, 2011

  • Letter to the Editior: Where’s the tile?

    I remember as a young grade school student, attending Will Rogers Elementary school, and thinking at the time, “Wow, this is a big place, but I wonder why there are parts of the tile floor missing?” That was almost 25 years ago. As life revolves and fate works its magic, I found myself walking back into the same school just three years ago. Walking down the exact same hallway, to visit my wife’s third grade classroom I thought, “Hey there’s Mrs. Boyd’s old classroom! Wow, this is just like I remembered, and the tile still needs a lot of work!”

    January 7, 2011

  • Letter to Editor: Raising the bar and school pride

    I am writing this letter in support of the McAlester Public School bond vote coming up in January. As a dad of three, I have always wanted the “best” for my kids. I have always enjoyed seeing them do well in a newer, healthier environment. We came to McAlester from a larger school district where they had many opportunities and I would have liked to have offered them the same quality here in McAlester. As parents and supporters of the school we now have the opportunity to take a leap towards offering this better quality. It is impossible to put a price on the success of your children. But in my mind, a few hundred dollars a year is a small price to pay.

    January 6, 2011

  • Condit Letter to Editor: A debt of gratitude

    Our community and my family owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the McAlester Public Schools. My wife and I are very proud of the education that our children received in McAlester. My wife has over 28 years of experience with the McAlester schools and I recently retired with 30 years experience. As educators we have first-hand knowledge of our school system and the physical structures.

    January 6, 2011 1 Photo

  • Letter to editor: So who pays for school bond?

    Editor: Who pays, who doesn’t pay for the $35 million McAlester school bond? If you live north of Douglas, you pay. If you live west of Hardy Springs, you pay. If you live in north McAlester or North Town, you pay. If you live in Kincaid Hills, you don’t pay. If you live in Krebs, south of Douglas, Frink, east side of Hardy Springs, you don’t have to pay for the $35 million school bond program.

    January 6, 2011

  • Letter to the editor: 2 cents on trash service

    Let me put my two cents in about the new trash containers and service. I think they’re great.

    January 5, 2011

  • Letter to the editor: True Grit and McAlester

    “Lucky Ned Pepper had been seen three days earlier at McAlester’s store on the M. K, and T. railroad.”

    January 5, 2011

  • Letter to the editor: Bond approval would allow soccer at MHS, too

    This past fall, while standing on the sidelines of a fifth through eighth grade soccer game, a parent said to me, “I guess I am going to have to move to a town that has a high school soccer team.”

    January 4, 2011

  • Letter to the editor: School bond urges luxury during tough economic time

    We are being asked to approve two bonds or the McAlester school system totaling $34,875,000.

    January 4, 2011

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