By: Trooper Tommy Allen
40,000 people die each year in car accidents. The leading cause of death for people under the age of 35 is failure to wear safety belts. Safety belts can prevent death in about half of these accidents.
Seat belts are required for the operator and front passengers per Title 47 12-417. Every operator and front seat passenger of a passenger car operated in this state shall wear a properly adjusted safety seat belt system, required to be installed in the motor vehicle when manufactured pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 571.208.
By Butch Morris
Push for a Better America held itâ€™s monthly meeting last Friday evening and we had a pretty good turnout. We also had some pretty good speakers.
The Republican party vice chair for Southeastern Oklahoma, Pam Pollard, addressed us on issues and efforts to elect conservative candidates.
John Fritz spoke for Markwayne Mullin, conservative candidate for District 2 congressional district. Markwayne couldnâ€™t make it down to see us in person this time die to prior campaign commitments. However, he has been here four times in the past year.
By: Cary Ammons
The month of October signals many exciting changes. The change in the weather, leaves begin to change into their Fall colors, the Holiday Season is upon us, and schools bear down for the end of the First Nine-Weeks.
By Patti Lehman
Project Patron started as a dream plan in 2005: an expansion for the Antlers Public Library highlighting Antlers as the Deer Capital of the World and Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Choctaw heritage. The plan conjured pictures of a Barnes and Noble bookstore decorated like a Bass Pro Shop. Seven years, 3 major grants, and many fundraisers later, the construction of the 1,620 square feet expansion was complete. Time for the renovation and redesign phase to begin.
By: Butch Morris
Social Security. Who do you trust yours with? Do you want a liberal/socialist looking after your interests? Or would you prefer someone who is conservative and a successful business man?
Every presidential election this issue comes up. Usually the Democrats demonize the Republicans as to being insensitive and uncaring to the issues of senior citizens. Conversely the Republicans accuse the Democrats of being poor managers and raiding the system every chance they get. And who knows what else.
By Butch Morris
Should we send a Democrat or Republican to Congress this year? Does it matter?
In answer to the second question, yes, it does, if the past is any indication. Most national representatives vote the way their party votes. If you look at Obama Care, as I understand it, 60 percent of Americans were against it, yet the Democrats passed it.
Sometimes the Republicans are a bit eager to compromise on core issues.
Courtesy of Bearcat Video
With kids going back to school, and the summer season drawing to a close, we are left with the anticipation of fall and a new crop of fantastic flicks. In the month of August some great titles were released.
The week of August 21st: Bernie (PG13), Freelancers (R), One in the Chamber (R), The Dictator (R), and Virgina (R) were released.
The week of August 28th: Apartment 143 (R), Lovely Molly (R), Think like a man (PG13), Pirates: Band of Misfits (PG13), Battleship (PG13), and The Lucky One (PG13) hit the shelves.
By Butch Morris
How much more American can you get than a small town parade? Several of us from the Push for a Better America group participated in the Rattan Rodeo parade last Saturday, September 8th.
I must say that it was a lot of fun and the Rattan folks did a good job putting it together. There were quite a few spectators along the parade route. The parade route being one end of town to the other. Church of Christ to the Baptist Church.
By Tracy Steffenson
Upcycling projects with wooden shipping pallets have become incredibly trendy these days. Everywhere you look in the blogosphere, clever DIYers are crafting sofas, desks, beds, headboards, bookshelves, walls, and even hardwood flooring out of recycled pallets, and turning these old and ugly salvage finds into attractive home decor.
by Butch Morris
Did the election go to suit you? I hope so. You did vote, didn't you? If you didn't, you have one more chance this year to do your duty.
This next one is the biggie. It's the one where we decide the direction of the country. Do we want to stay on the course of philosophical, moral, and financial ruin or do we want to change direction. Back to a more traditional American attitude. You, the voters, are the ones to answer that question.