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.
Most popular FB Question of the week!
Question: College football kicked off this weekend! Do you support Penn State's sanctions or do you think the kids are being punished for something the administration did?
Michelle H: I think the kids are being punished for something the administration did, or more specifically didn't do: hold the coach accountable for his wrongdoings.
Kent G: The PROGRAM made mistakes and the PROGRAM is being held accountable.
This fall, ACT is introducing new policies designed to enhance test security. These changes will impact all students taking the ACT. Information for registration can be found at www.actstudent.org.
There will be new identification (ID) requirements at registration. Students will upload a photo and provide gender when they register.
By OHP Trooper Tommy Allen
It's back to school time again and that means the kids are going to be traveling to and from school. We all need to remember the school zones around the area in which we drive to and from work. That means we need to be extra careful around certain times indicated by each school district which students will be attending school. Always pay close attention to all cross walks and school zone where students will be walking across streets and where they are loading and unloading buses.