The sale is one of my favorite LeFlore County traditions. I’ve learned more in my life from working livestock and caring for animals than almost anything else. Raising cattle has taught me responsibility and perseverance, and it’s given me a whole lot of grit through the years. I know these FFA and 4-H students are learning the same, and those are character traits that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
I can’t think of hardly anything more inspiring than how strongly the members of LeFlore County’s community come together during this event.
Watching countless community members step up to bid on the animals always reminds me of how fortunate I am to be in a part of the state that cares about its students so deeply.
Over the weekend, I was astounded at how well these students did and how many folks banded together to support them. There’s no wonder this weekend always ends up as one of the most memorable ones I have each year.
I know the 4-H and FFA participants will be on a smoother path to buying animals for next year’s show or be on better footing to pay for college because of the hundreds of LeFlore County residents who came out to support the kids. I can’t thank you enough. Through your financial support, you can know you’re not only helping the kids, you’ve also bettered our community.
At the Capitol, things are truckin’ along. Last week was the deadline week for bills to make it out of committee, and I got one more of mine through. House Bill 2001 will exempt holders of lifetime hunting licenses from having to purchase individual bear tags.
People who don’t have to have hunting licenses will also be exempt. This is a great victory, and it’s now eligible to be heard on the House floor in front of all of the members of the House.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll start hearing more and more bills on the House floor. So far, we’ve heard more than 70 on the floor, but that number is about to get a lot higher. Then, in a couple of weeks, we’ll start hearing lots of bills authored by state senators. Those bills – just like the ones authored by representatives – will be assigned to committees before they are heard on the floor.
As the legislative process continues, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can always call my office at (405) 557-7413 or email me at [email protected]. And remember, I’m on KPRV every Friday at 7:35 a.m. to talk about life at the Capitol.
If you’re ever free Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, stop by the LeFlore County GOP Office at 1301 S Broadway in Poteau and say hello. You can call that office at (918) 647-9489. God bless.
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