LC and Jaclyn Darling of Coal County were honored with the 2024 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award at the organization’s 82nd annual meeting Nov. 10-12 in Oklahoma City.
Christmas is a joyful season but always has some challenges.
COALGATE SENIOR CADE COMETTI SIGNS WITH CONNERS STATE COLLEGE
Shadow Bayles is the son of Mandy (Smith) Bayles and Omar Bayles, both of Coalgate, and the grandson of Eugene and Brenda Yarbrough, Beverly Layton, and William Smith. He has one sister, Lacy Smith, and two brothers, Terry Bayles and Savion Friar. Shadow has attended Coalgate Schools for thirteen years and is a member of the Wildcat Football, powerlifting, and wrestling teams. His hobbies include hanging out with friends and family and hunting and fishing. After graduation, Shadow plans to attend college and major in Business Management.
We live in an age that is obsessed with things. We fill our homes with the latest gadgets and fashions and then, when we run out of space, rent a storage unit.
I have always liked the acronym K.I.S.S. It stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid” and it’s a reminder that simple is better. I used to write KISS in the margin of my notebook paper when I was in college and law school as a not-sosubtle brain whack, reminding me to keep things simple. Because you see, I have a strong tendency to not keep things simple. I always think I can get more things done than is realistic. And I have to constantly fight against this tendency.