, Muskogee, OK


May 31, 2014

THE PEOPLE SPEAK - Saying no to child could save a life

When are lake visiting parents going to accept their adult parenting responsibilities and stop allowing their ATVs and golf carts from being operated on the streets, roads and highways by their unlicensed, underage children? Almost every holiday, extreme caution must be exercised operating a lawful licensed vehicle to prevent a collision with an ATV or golf cart operated by a child.

It seems every parent believes it will not happen to my child. Parents, death or severe injury is no respecter of age or person. As a 50 year-plus experienced pastor, I have officiated too many funeral services and visited too many hospital rooms for children which the word no from a wise responsible parent could have prevented. Hopefully, someday this word will enable your children to see the faces of their grandchildren.



Text Only
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.