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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.

Beautiful weather brings thoughts of gardening

February 23, 2012

By Tom Smith, OSU Extension Service Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, CED

With the beautiful weather we have had the past few weeks, our thoughts have turned to blooming flowers and fresh vegetables. David Hillock, Consumer Horticulture Specialist with the OSU Cooperative Extension Service, has some suggestions for getting your vegetable garden and landscape areas ready for the coming year:


· Base any plant fertilization on a soil test. For directions, contact your county Extension Educator.
· Provide feed and unfrozen water for your feathered friends.

Weight loss takes time and dedication

February 23, 2012

By OSU Extension Services

It seems we live in a time where everything is nearly instantaneous. Renting a movie does not require a trip to the video store. It simply takes a couple of key strokes on your computer. Messages can be sent to friends and family in just a few seconds via email.

There are some things, however, that do take time in order to be successful said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

Oklahomans reminded of the benefits of prescribed fire

February 16, 2012

By OSU Extension Services

The recent rain has not dampened the spirits of researchers from Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or their mission to promote prescribed burning in Oklahoma.

What is a Tea Partyer?

February 16, 2012

By Butch Morris

Ever wonder why the powers that be don’t like the Tea Party? There’s probably several reasons but the main one is that Tea Partyers are average people that look at the facts and are not controlled by a large organization.

Tea Party groups are autonomous. That means that each group tends to it’s own business without regard to national party. This doesn’t mean that we won’t help out another Tea Party group, we do on occasion.

New @ Antlers Public Library

February 10, 2012

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell. When a dead body is found in the cargo hold of a ship arriving from Belgium, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is called in to investigate and she soon finds herself trying to outwit a brutal killer who calls himself The Werewolf.

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