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Courage is a must when running for office

March 29, 2012

By Butch Morris

Fifty four people signed in at last Friday’s meeting. A good turnout. We had 5 of the 6 Sheriff candidates on our agendas. The candidates introduced themselves and took questions submitted from the floor. The candidates who participated in our forum were: Dan Breshears, Keith Mack, Terry Duncan, Calvin Smith and John Arthur.

Fred Kimball brought us up to speed on water related issues.

Extension Notes - Spring brings bugs

March 22, 2012

By Tom Smith, OSU Extension Services - Antlers
 
Well, warmer weather is here.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing… and the ticks are biting!  It is all too true that when the weather becomes pleasant, we want to be outside.  Regardless of whether you enjoy gardening, bird-watching, hiking, sports, working with livestock, or a multitude of other outdoor activities, spring and early summer are the times when ticks most frequently find a human blood donor.

Spring weather means busy schedules at Antlers Public Schools

March 15, 2012

Superintendent’s Corner
By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent

March Madness is definitely upon us. As the saying goes, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” This is also the case for Antlers Public Schools. Many exciting opportunities are blowing in as we transition to our Spring schedule. For example, students are preparing for Spring testing, student-athletes are practicing for ball games, livestock are being groomed for FFA State, and Band is preparing for State competition.

Did you vote for the right man?

March 15, 2012

Tea Party News
By Butch Morris

Did you vote in the March 6th Presidential Primary? I hope so. I hope you cast your vote for the right man.

It’s very important that we get the right man in the top spot.

We need a no non-sense individual as our president. A “Mister Nice Guy” always willing to compromise on core principles wont do. We need someone who can and will make the tough decisions and stick by them.

Therefore let’s hope we voted for that man on March 6th, 2012.

Tornado tips for motorists

March 9, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

With the unseasonably warm weather that has taken place this winter, we have seen some strong storms that have produced tornadoes. With spring weather arriving before the official start of Spring and the threat of tornadoes looming in the air with every storm AAA released a reminder of Tornado Tips for Motorist.

Each year, many Oklahoma motorists are unexpectedly caught in tornadic storms. AAA says there are important do’s and don’ts to be aware of should you be driving when a tornado warning is issued.

The flea and tick problem in mild winter weather

March 9, 2012

By OSU Extension Service

Many Oklahomans have probably been happy there has not been snow to shovel this winter. But the mild weather can cause a problem for your pets.

Typically people think cold winter weather will decrease their pet’s problems with external parasites in the spring. Cold temperatures will kill adult fleas but their immature offspring become dormant. So people think they are no longer in the environment but as temperatures warm the immature stages reappear, said Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian.

Superintendent’s Corner: Spring promises to be busy for Antlers

March 1, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent

Can you believe it? March is already here! What a wonderful time for public schools, as we all begin the transition into Spring form. Many exciting opportunities for students and parents present themselves during the springtime. Such programs include State Band Contests, FFA Spring shows, baseball and softball games and most importantly, Spring Testing for our 3rd through 12th grade students.

Tea Party meeting yeilds good crowd

March 1, 2012

By Butch Morris

We had a good turnout at the Push For A Better America meeting last Friday evening. A total of 60 people signed in.

We had an update on the county GOP meeting held the previous Saturday. Country GOP Chairman Jim Gentry presented this.

Richard Allen told us about the Free Clinic here in Antlers that is sponsored by the First Baptist Church.

Debbie Leo gave us an update on the water situation.

Gee Gee Harifield brought us up to speed on the Postal closings.

Fred Kimbell gave legislative updates.

New @ Antlers Public Library

March 1, 2012

Captiva by Randy Wayne White. Government agent turned marine biologist Doc Ford is out on the dock at 4 a.m. when a bomb goes off, claiming the life of one man and throwing Doc smack into the middle to a war between Florida's sports fishermen and commercial fishermen who are fighting over a ban on nets.

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas New York City homicide detective, investigates the death of a young actress with the assistance of her husband Rourke and Detective Peabody.

Tea Party

February 23, 2012

By Butch Morris

I have to set the record straight. Due to a misplaced period, a comma and a capital letter in last week’s article, a point I was making was misstated.

What should have been written was, “Conservatives think along the same lines 90 plus percent of the time.”

Tea Partyers believe in the constitution 100 percent of the time. Make no mistake about that.

Proof positive once again that words are powerful and statements need to be made clearly. Punctuation counts.

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