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Tornado tips for motorists

March 9, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

With the unseasonably warm weather that has taken place this winter, we have seen some strong storms that have produced tornadoes. With spring weather arriving before the official start of Spring and the threat of tornadoes looming in the air with every storm AAA released a reminder of Tornado Tips for Motorist.

Each year, many Oklahoma motorists are unexpectedly caught in tornadic storms. AAA says there are important do’s and don’ts to be aware of should you be driving when a tornado warning is issued.

The flea and tick problem in mild winter weather

March 9, 2012

By OSU Extension Service

Many Oklahomans have probably been happy there has not been snow to shovel this winter. But the mild weather can cause a problem for your pets.

Typically people think cold winter weather will decrease their pet’s problems with external parasites in the spring. Cold temperatures will kill adult fleas but their immature offspring become dormant. So people think they are no longer in the environment but as temperatures warm the immature stages reappear, said Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian.

Superintendent’s Corner: Spring promises to be busy for Antlers

March 1, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent

Can you believe it? March is already here! What a wonderful time for public schools, as we all begin the transition into Spring form. Many exciting opportunities for students and parents present themselves during the springtime. Such programs include State Band Contests, FFA Spring shows, baseball and softball games and most importantly, Spring Testing for our 3rd through 12th grade students.

Tea Party meeting yeilds good crowd

March 1, 2012

By Butch Morris

We had a good turnout at the Push For A Better America meeting last Friday evening. A total of 60 people signed in.

We had an update on the county GOP meeting held the previous Saturday. Country GOP Chairman Jim Gentry presented this.

Richard Allen told us about the Free Clinic here in Antlers that is sponsored by the First Baptist Church.

Debbie Leo gave us an update on the water situation.

Gee Gee Harifield brought us up to speed on the Postal closings.

Fred Kimbell gave legislative updates.

New @ Antlers Public Library

March 1, 2012

Captiva by Randy Wayne White. Government agent turned marine biologist Doc Ford is out on the dock at 4 a.m. when a bomb goes off, claiming the life of one man and throwing Doc smack into the middle to a war between Florida's sports fishermen and commercial fishermen who are fighting over a ban on nets.

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas New York City homicide detective, investigates the death of a young actress with the assistance of her husband Rourke and Detective Peabody.

Tea Party

February 23, 2012

By Butch Morris

I have to set the record straight. Due to a misplaced period, a comma and a capital letter in last week’s article, a point I was making was misstated.

What should have been written was, “Conservatives think along the same lines 90 plus percent of the time.”

Tea Partyers believe in the constitution 100 percent of the time. Make no mistake about that.

Proof positive once again that words are powerful and statements need to be made clearly. Punctuation counts.

Beautiful weather brings thoughts of gardening

February 23, 2012

By Tom Smith, OSU Extension Service Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, CED

With the beautiful weather we have had the past few weeks, our thoughts have turned to blooming flowers and fresh vegetables. David Hillock, Consumer Horticulture Specialist with the OSU Cooperative Extension Service, has some suggestions for getting your vegetable garden and landscape areas ready for the coming year:


· Base any plant fertilization on a soil test. For directions, contact your county Extension Educator.
· Provide feed and unfrozen water for your feathered friends.

Weight loss takes time and dedication

February 23, 2012

By OSU Extension Services

It seems we live in a time where everything is nearly instantaneous. Renting a movie does not require a trip to the video store. It simply takes a couple of key strokes on your computer. Messages can be sent to friends and family in just a few seconds via email.

There are some things, however, that do take time in order to be successful said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

Oklahomans reminded of the benefits of prescribed fire

February 16, 2012

By OSU Extension Services

The recent rain has not dampened the spirits of researchers from Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or their mission to promote prescribed burning in Oklahoma.

What is a Tea Partyer?

February 16, 2012

By Butch Morris

Ever wonder why the powers that be don’t like the Tea Party? There’s probably several reasons but the main one is that Tea Partyers are average people that look at the facts and are not controlled by a large organization.

Tea Party groups are autonomous. That means that each group tends to it’s own business without regard to national party. This doesn’t mean that we won’t help out another Tea Party group, we do on occasion.


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