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The Antlers American

Little Dixie Democrat News

By Teresa Black Bradway Center for Health Statistics, Remember they said there check-ups, flu shots and to $116.5 million in bonds Drew Edmondson,
Pushmataha Democrats the Washington Post said. would be “Obama Death companionship—all things to add to the state prison Democratic candidate for
Vice-Chair Nichols pointed Panels”? that help people live longer. system. governor, supported the
out, “History has shown us I looked up life Democrats hope to Oklahoma spends teachers during their strike
Thanks to Jason how to increase life expectancy in Pushmataha take back leadership in $120 million a year for when they had to force our
Nichols, Democratic candi- expectancy rates, and County: 73.94 years, below Oklahoma. three private prisons to Republican-run state to
date for Congress, for that’s, in part, by improving the national average of 78.8 Perhaps people in house 5,800 offenders, vote a raise for educators.
pointing out a story which medical care.” years. Stilwell will no longer be Department of Corrections Remember – and
is important to Little Dixie. What Nichols said Oklahoma also has facing the shortest lives in Director Joe M. Allbaugh remind your friends – how
Stilwell, Ok., has reminds us that our vote in one of the worst statewide the nation. told the Tulsa World. you vote in November will
the lowest life expectancy November has long-term averages for life expectan- Oklahoma is Without those pri- effect lives in Oklahoma
in the country. consequences for lives in cy at birth, at less than 76 Number 1 in the nation – in vate prisons, the state is at for years to come.
Stilwell—the Oklahoma. If Nichols is years – only ranking higher persons incarcerated. 153 percent of capacity,
Strawberry Capital of the elected to Congress, he will than Alabama, West Maybe that’s Allbaugh said. With the The opinions stated in this
World! vote to improve access to Virginia and Mississippi, because Oklahoma for private prisons, the system article reflect only the opin-
“It’s discouraging health care. according to the data. years has been near the bot- is at 113 percent of capaci- ion of the author. The opin-
ions do not necessarily reflect
to see a report that shows Republicans favor Republicans cut tom on spending on educa- ty.
the opinions of The Antlers
the life expectancy in abolishing the Affordable health care to the poor. tion. We can spend
American or its’ staff.
Stilwell is just 56.3 years,” Care Act, which made We’ve also seen the closing Oklahoma’s Board money on public education
Nichols said. “Compared to health care more available of Nutrition Centers where of Corrections began the now, or spend more on pris-
the national average of to lower income people. seniors got meals, health process recently to sell up ons in the future.
nearly 79 years, we can see
that we are failing our fel-
low Oklahomans.” NOW HIRING: “Call US for
When I think of Driver needed for Antlers area. Must have
Stilwell, I think of straw-
berry jam—not early death!
W.E. ALLFORD Class B CDL with Hazmat/Tank Endorsement.
Call for more details. your BEST
But Stilwell’s was
named in the most detailed
local health data ever 1-800-256-1712
released by the National

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