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One Pharmacist’s View

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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Around Town......

Mental fitness exam for retirees

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Candidate filing begins for Coalgate City Council and school boards

Candidates interested in filing for the Coalgate City Council or a seat on the Coalgate, Cottonwood or Tupelo Board of Education will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning Monday, December 4.

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Accident sends juvenile to hospital; five others escape serious injury

A 13-year-old Atoka girl was airlifted to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas on Sunday, November 19, following a onevehicle crash on Carr Penn Road approximately four miles west of Atoka. She was admitted in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries. Five other juveniles escaped injury.

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City of Coalgate Police Citations

(11-13-23 thru 11-1923) Heather Nicole Figueroa, Durant, OK – Driving under suspension.

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The young lady had gigantic dreams. Visions of becoming a movie star filled her daydreams constantly. From the very first movie she saw as a child, and was entranced as the female lead lit up the big screen. She wanted to be her. Family ties, college degrees, being financially independent, marriage, children of her own - none of these came close to the importance of becoming an international star who was famous and wealthy. The only thing that truly mattered was her goal of having her name known worldwide.

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KISS the Holidays

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.

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