Opinion

BY DANA ERICKSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST Many studies show that most Americans are unprepared for retirement. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average 65-year-old can live for another 19 years as opposed to 13 years in 1940. Many retirees are in real danger of outliving their resources. Finding a way [...]

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Menikheim will be a solid leader To the editor: The years 2015-2018 will be important years for Stillwater. What will your family need the local government to be accomplishing? The new bridge opens in late 2016, and Stillwater will be released from the construction, and immediately begin to benefit from recreational improvements for all residents. [...]

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BY TOM NELSON GUEST COLUMNIST We like opinion polls. We find it fascinating to know what others are thinking. Do they agree or disagree with us on items of importance? We poll just about everything. How is the president doing his job? Is the economy improving? Do we approve of the governor’s performance? Should we [...]

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BY DON HEINZMAN GAZETTE COLUMNIST What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to [...]

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BY DEREK FOSSEY GUEST COLUMNIST As Oct. 31 approaches, many of us will be filling our homes with candy, dawning our lawns with spooky decorations and will begin the hunt for the perfect costume. Yes, Halloween is a time that fills children with animated anticipation and adults with enchanting nostalgia of their years gorging on [...]

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Menikheim has inclusive style To the editor: I am writing to endorse retired Captain Doug Menikheim for Stillwater City Council. Over the past four years as a city councilman, Doug has clearly demonstrated his inclusive leadership style by consistently reaching out and engaging the community in the decision-making process. Doug has spent an incredible amount [...]

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