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"DON'T LET SCHOOLING INTERFERE WITH YOUR EDUCATION."                                           Mark Twain      A problem or opportunity?  It is the dilemma in Cowley County and Arkansas City School...

"THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN THIS:  THAT A PERSON  LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." John 15:13      I know that this series has run long, but as I compose what I want to get across, more qualifications I need to add.  And so, I...

"A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH HIS FREEDOM." Bob Dylan      What is the responsibility that we have when there is a major disaster?  Do we quickly go to a government manual or government guidelines to tell us what we should be...

"EXPERIENCE TEACHES ONLY THE TEACHABLE."                               Aldons Huxley       In the first part of this series I touched on many realities that confront us as a people concerning the fires and...

"YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TOMORROW BY EVADING IT TODAY."                                              Abraham Lincoln       We have witnessed the catastrophe of wildfire last year and now...

"ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE." Winston Churchill      In a time when the economics of our state are at a crossroads it is disappointing to me that an opportunity for a change is being killed by an attitude that pits those...

THE SENILITY PRAYER GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO FORGET THE PEOPLE I NEVER LIKED ANYWAY, THE GOOD FORTUNE TO RUN INTO THE ONES I DO, AND THE EYESIGHT TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.           The story goes that the old fire horse heard the alarm and...

"A GOOD FRIEND IS HARD TO FIND, HARD TO LOSE, AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET." Friends For Life      On March 2nd you might have noticed a tear in the eyes of some of the toughest cowboys you will ever know.  Especially at Pretty Prairie.  Anyone who knows...

" RULE FOLLOWING, LEGAL PROCEDURE, AND POLITICAL CONSISTANCY ARE NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN RIGHT, JUSTICE, AND PLAIN COMMON SENSE." W.E.B. DuBois      In part one I ended up expounding on the basis of how the government was intended to operate by our founding fathers.  Plus all the...