We wish to thank everyone for the many kindnesses shown to us at the death of our loved one, David Thomas.
Everything is so greatly appreciated, the abundance of food, the many visits from friends and family, card and letters, phone calls, the kind words, even the kind pats on a shoulder, the tears shed with us, and most of all, your many prayers.
We thank Sevier Funeral Home for taking us through this sad time with kindness and compassion even in the midst of their own sorrow.
The EMT's worked diligently and are greatly appreciated. We thank College Heights Baptist Church fro providing a delicious lunch, and First Baptist Church and Crossroads Community Church for showing your love and compassion.
God Bless you all,
Bill & LaVelle Thomas,
Darren and Yvan Thomas,
Kory and Rebecca Thomas,
Rick Thomas and
Gaynelle and Larry Wyatt
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HATS OFF TO P.S.O.
On Sunday morning, the day after Christmas, I woke up to a partial electrical outage and no heat. Brrrrr!
Upon notification P.S.O. promptly sent out an employee who found the problem (a bad outside wire) and put in a temporary fix.
On Thursday, a whole crew showed up, promptly went to work and had a permanent fix in place- cleanly, efficiently and with a minimum of in convenience to me.
Great big thanks to a great crew.
Have Bazooka - will travel and the Common Good
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Fightin' Words: Is LeBron or KD the better individual?
So after LeBron's big 61 point outing against Charlotte, of course ESPN went into overdrive about what this meant regarding his status in the game. Then Russell Westbrook had to speak up after Oklahoma City's win over Philly, and now it's back on our minds once again: who is better, the King or KD?
The Common Good: The truth and the whole truth...........
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Fightin' Words: Bring shot clocks to the high school game, or face anti-basketball
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Editorial: City's smoking suggestion good, as long as both sides are taken into consideration
We find the notion of Chickasha City Council's plan to ban tobacco products on city property to be refreshing.
Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are
In 1940 as Jimmy Durante headed to the door of Coleman’s Restaurant in Calabash, North Carolina, he turned to 28 year old Lucy and with a smile said, “Good Night, Mrs. Calabash.” For the rest of his life, until his death in 1980, every Durante appearance ended with his trademark phrase, “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”
At last, parent resistance to collective standardized tests
Huge numbers of students must take high-stakes standardized tests that may shape the rest of their lives. These tests, however, take no account of the differences among the individual students. For particular examples, the tests don't recognize the students' home lives, or the visual or hearing problems that have impeded their learning.
Fightin' Words: Fans don't care about drugs in sports
With the Winter Olympics approaching and the Alex Rodriguez baseball ban still in full-effect, the topic of banned substances is bound to come up in many sports conversations right now. Or is it?
Whatever else happens, the issue is still jobs
There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."
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