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Take advantage of credits and deductions

February 2, 2012

By OSU Extension Service
                          
Now that the holiday decorations have been taken down, many Oklahomans are preparing for another season…tax season.
 

Tax filing season has begun

February 2, 2012

By OSU Extension Service
                            
The 2012 tax filing season opened Jan. 17, so if you have not started yet, it is time to gather up all those receipts and other tax documentation.  Last year, 77 percent of all individual tax returns were e-filed as opposed to filling out the paper forms and mailing them to the Internal Revenue Service.  That is more than 112 million returns done online.
                                                                                                       

Superintendent’s Corner

January 26, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Superintendent of Antlers Public School

Hello Parents, Students and Community of Antlers. It has been a while since the last time we have discussed the happenings at Antlers Public Schools.

Big Tobacco’s Attempts to Market “Healthier” Cigarettes!

January 26, 2012

June 22, 2010 will forever go down in history as the first time in America that words like mild, medium, low, ultra-light, etc., cannot be legally used to market the sale of cigarettes. Last to join the efforts, of course, the United States is the 71st country to make the labeling of cigarettes as “light” illegal.

Oklahoma cracks down on drives who fail to stop for school buses

January 9, 2012

By Chris Dennis, Oklahoma Highway Partol Trooper

School started in August and it is already January. Where does time go when you’re having fun? My nephew Dalton would probably tell you that it felt like an eternity!

RIDING SHOTGUN with Trooper Dennis

January 5, 2012

By Chris Dennis, OHP Trooper

Trooper Dennis,
What is the proper thing to do when you are being pulled over?

Well, if you are being stopped by law enforcement, pull to the right side of the road. I usually know where I want someone to stop their vehicle. Some people pull in to a driveway on the opposite side of the roadway or keep driving because they know a better spot to stop at. Just pull over to the right side of the roadway and stop.

Improperly heated barns may cause horse health problems

December 29, 2011

By OSU Extension Service
 
 Horse owners who use heated barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.
 
Ventilation is important when horses are kept inside a barn, said Dave Freeman, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist.
 
“Closing up a barn to maintain heat may increase respiratory diseases because of high ammonia content and bacterial growth in stalls,” Freeman said.
 

Combat cold weather nutritional stress in horses

December 29, 2011

By OSU Extension Service
 
People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing; horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. But while most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper nutrition and protection from the weather, said Dave Freeman, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist.
 

Yule: An Ancient Holiday

December 22, 2011

By Tracy Steffenson
*note from the writer: all facts, dates and information found in this article are from historic documents, textbooks and history.com*

The middle of winter has long been a time of celebration around the world. Centuries before the arrival of the man called Jesus, early Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter. Many peoples rejoiced during the winter solstice, when the worst of the winter was behind them and they could look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight.

Hunting pheasant won’t hurt long-term population numbers

December 22, 2011

By OSU Extension Service

Hunters in Oklahoma are in the middle of their first month of the two-month pheasant season, and some may have noticed a decline in population numbers.
 
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension wildlife specialist, Dwayne Elmore, said the numbers are down this year due to the drought and excessive heat that much of the state experienced throughout the summer.
 
“There was little chick production, but we do have some carry over adult birds available for hunting,” he said.
 

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