By Tracy Steffenson
In the USA we celebrate Flag Day on June 14th, and what better way to remember the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777 than to talk about proper flag etiquette. There are certain guidelines for the use, display, and disposal of the American flag. Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette and that section of law is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Here are some of the general guidelines from the Flag Code.
â€˘ The flag should be displayed on all Government buildings.
By OSU Extension Service
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For many children, flavored milk is a popular choice. However, flavored milk has come under fire lately as being a cause of childhood obesity and some schools are considering dropping the option of flavored milk.
Deana Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, said flavored milk offers the same unique nutrient package of nine essential nutrients as unflavored or white milk.
BY OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL
There are 4 classes for drivers licenses which the State of Oklahoma issue. How does a driver now which class of license is needed to operate a motor vehicle? The answers can be found by looking at the state laws.
BY TRACY STEFFENSON
While we all prepare to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2011 a friend of mine, Verne Jackson, passed on some interesting information. And I was surprised when I read it and realized I didnâ€™t know it.
This is something that I feel every American should know. We have all heard the haunting song â€śTapsâ€ť that is commonly played at soldierâ€™s funerals. It is the song that gives us chills and can bring a tear to your eye with only a few notes.
By Beth Pike, Extension Educator, FCS & 4-H Pushmataha County Cooperative Extension
It is no secret that Oklahoma can get hot, hot, hot during the summer months. Most Oklahomans are dependent on their homeâ€™s cooling system to help stave off the heat and help them stay cool.
Doing some preparation now can help ensure state residents are able to keep their cool when the mercury reads in the triple digits for days on end, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist.
By Beth Pike,
Extension Educator, FCS & 4-H
Pushmataha County Cooperative Extension
Safety is always on the mind of a homeowner. One important safety tool to have in your home is a fire extinguisher.
Fire extinguishers are a critical component of saving property and lives, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist.
By Trisha Gedon, OSU
STILLWATER, Okla. â€“ April is Financial Literacy Month. To observe this, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is sponsoring Jump$tart Your Money Week April 23-29.
Why not take the time during this week to give your finances the boost they may need?
Eileen St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension personal finance specialist, said Jump$tart Your Money Week is a public awareness initiative intended for building financial knowledge so one can deal more effectively and confidently with money.
By Little Dixie CAA
The flowers are blooming, temperatures rising, and we have thankfully left all that ice and snow behind us. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of southeast Oklahomaâ€™s flora and fauna.
A Monthly Column from the Desk of ... Governor Mary Fallin
In my State of the State address this February, I told lawmakers that nothing is more important to the future of our state and our long-term prosperity than improving student achievement. To see that improvement, Iâ€™ve outlined a comprehensive series of reforms to increase accountability and transparency in education, get more money into the classroom where it can do the most good, and raise the bar for students and teachers.
Among the legislative items I am hoping to see signed into law are bills to:
One of Little Dixieâ€™s newer programs is also one of its most visible: Itâ€™s called Passport to the Future. The purpose is to provide mentoring opportunities for children whose parents are in the criminal justice system.
Passport to the Future has a staff of five people: A program director, coordinator and mentoring specialist in Pushmataha County, and mentoring specialists in McCurtain and Choctaw counties. In just a few short years since the programâ€™s inception in 2004, Passport staff has signed on 360 children and more than 200 mentors.