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Upcycling: Salvaged door coffee table

August 16, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

Upcycling: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or higher environmental value.

I’ve got a joke for you. When is a door not a door? When it is ajar! HAHA! Also? When it is an awesome upcycled coffee table.

For next to nothing you can create a unique, one-of-a-kind item for your space while saving the trees in the process. Now that is what I am talking about! Sound hard? Well it’s not. Sit back and I will walk you through this easy weekend DIY project.

Help Yourself: Water

August 16, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

It’s time to toss the old advice to guzzle eight glasses of water a day out the proverbial window. Your fluid needs fluctuate based on what you eat, what medications you take, your activity level, and your climate. How do you tell if your drinking enough?

Your urine color! Grossed our? Don’t be, taking care of yourself is nothing to be grossed out about. And to tell you the truth, most of us forget to do it. If your urine is clear or pale yellow, your good. If it is darker than that, drink more fluids!

Tea Party News: Why are we demanding to see tax returns?

August 16, 2012

I have yet to figure out how it’s anyone’s business to demand to see someone else’s tax returns. I figure that if said person is doing something wrong, the IRS will let them know.

With that said, if I were Mitt Romney, I wouldn’t release anymore than what he already has. You may disagree with me but it’s no one’s business what he makes or what he pays. If that’s the case, why aren’t tax returns public record? As a people who cherish their privacy that would really go over big.

During Wildfire Crisis, ‘Oklahoma Standard’ Emerges Once Again

August 9, 2012

By Governor Mary Fallin

The month of August started like the month of July ended: hot, dry and windy. In other words, the conditions were perfect for wildfires.

Difficult summers, however, are something we’re used to. In response to the weather and in anticipation of wildfires, I placed all 77 counties under a State of Emergency due to drought. When dozens of fires broke out across the state, Oklahomans were prepared.

Tea Party News: Blowing the whistle, keeping voters informed or avoiding facts

August 9, 2012

By Butch Morris

I have a question for you. Should a candidate for office blow the whistle on his opponent on the premise of keeping the voters informed?

We see this all the time during political campaigns. It has become standard operating procedure.

Most of the time there’s just enough truth so that it is not a complete lie. Of course, it’s a political campaign so no one gives it that much thought. This sort of thing is expected.

Superintendent’s Corner: Start your school routines now

August 9, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public Schools Superintendent

With the first full week of August here, many public schools will be starting school. Antlers Public School will resume classes on August 23, 2012. We are starting later due to the extreme temperatures, extracurricular programs such as football, softball and band are already underway.

Through the Looking Glass: Is banning firearms the right answer?

August 3, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

In the aftermath of the horrifying movie theater shooting that recently took place in Aurora, CO. that left 12 dead and 59 wounded; it is easy to see why certain groups of people would be yelling that we need stricter gun control laws or a complete ban on firearms all together. The thing those people don’t seem to understand is if you take away our 2nd Amendment rights, you take away our right to protect ourselves and our families.

Tips from a Trooper: Accepting applications for the 61st Academy

August 3, 2012

Tips from a Trooper: Accepting applications for the 61st Academy
By OHP Trooper Tommy Allen

The Oklahoma highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 61st Academy. Applications will b taken until August 7th, 2012.

For those of you who have been considering applying for a position with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, here is a little information on the requirements.

Tea Party News: Candidate Mullin to speak at Tea Party meeting Friday

July 26, 2012

By Butch Morris

The Tea Party meetings is this Friday at Molina’s Restaurant in the banquet room. Our guest speaker is Markwayne Mullin, candidate for the District 2 house seat. If you haven’t heard Mullin speak come our and hear what he has to say. Ask so questions while your at it.

George Faught, the other candidate in the run-off, couldn’t make it this Friday. however, he did come down last Saturday evening and spoke with a group of us at Ables’ Restaurant. George is an Oklahoma State Representative presently.

New @ Antlers Public Library

July 26, 2012

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross.

Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen.

Courageous by Diana Palmer. Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange, having been sent to the jungles of South America to help a general gain control of his nation, is distracted when the daughter of his foreman arrives unannounced and sets out to prove to him he needs her in his life.

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke.

Criminal by Karin Slaughter.

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