Sulphur Times-Democrat

Even though the weather is warm and the local pools are still open, it is not too early to start thinking about packing those school lunch bags. Many children simply prefer eating a lunch from home. This is great because parents can have greater control over what their child is eating. “Obviously the school systems across the state must meet certain health and nutrition requirements,” said Deana Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist. “Even though schools prepare healthy meals, some children simply prefer bringing a lunch from home.”

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by Congressman Tom Cole

Over the last few weeks in town hall meetings and other visits across the Fourth District, I’ve heard my constituents voice their concerns about a variety of issues. But by far, the common issue that troubles the vast majority is the proposed nuclear deal negotiated with Iran by the Obama Administration. Like many of my constituents, I am disturbed by what I’ve heard, seen and learned about the agreement. With a vote expected in Congress next month, I remain strongly opposed to approving the deal. When negotiations began two years ago, the president assured the American people that the goal was to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and to block its pathway to acquiring and building a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, the deal being sold by the president does not fulfill that promise. Instead, it simply delays Iran’s development of a nuclear bomb and dangerously empowers the country to continue funding our terrorist enemies through sanctions relief. Further, it jeopardizes the safety and security of our friends and allies, especially those in close proximity to Iran - including Israel.

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