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Christmas tree facts spark interest of OSU researchers

December 8, 2011

By OSU Extension Service
 

We have all heard the warnings and seen the clips of Christmas trees bursting into flames and ruining someone’s holiday season.
 
Oklahoma State University foresters have come together to shed some light on the difference between fact and fiction.
 
“Christmas trees are safe,” said Craig McKinley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension forestry expert. “A Christmas tree cannot cause a fire any more than your sofa, or your couch, or your waste basket can.”
 

Winter landscape does not have to be dreary

December 8, 2011

By OSU Extension Services
             
             
Just because the sky can be drab and dreary in the fall and winter months does not mean the landscaping around your home must be, too.
 
David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, said planting pansies along with your spring flower bulbs not only adds to the spring display, but can provide some bright, vibrant color to what otherwise would be a gray landscape during those cold winter months.
 

Superintendent’s Corner

December 1, 2011

By Cary Ammons

Antlers Public Schools, along with many other school districts, are preparing for the last few weeks of the first semester. With Thanksgiving Break over, students are being prepared for holiday festivities, practicing Christmas musicals and songs, playing basketball, and studying for semester tests.

Picking out the right family Christmas tree

December 1, 2011

By OSU Extension Services

 
The Griswold’s understood the significance of picking out the family Christmas tree, as do many Oklahomans about this time of year. Visiting one of Oklahoma’s “choose-and-cut” tree farms is a good way to jumpstart the Christmas spirit.
 
“Choose-and-cut is a family experience,” said Craig McKinley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension forestry specialist. “The choose-and-cut operation is selling an experience as much as they are selling a Christmas tree. It’s fun.”
 

3 Tips for the perfect holiday buffet

November 22, 2011

The countdown to the holidays is on, bringing with it the challenge of how to serve a large gathering fast and easy. Fear not! There's a simple solution. Forego the traditional, full-service, sit-down meal and opt instead for a buffet-style serving. Follow these three steps and yours will be a gathering remembered with fondness by both your guests and you.

Best Paint Offers The Best Return On Investment

November 17, 2011

Economics Favor The Highest Quality Paint

n times of economic stress, we all look for ways to cut back on expenses. But if you’re thinking about having a contractor apply a cheap paint to the exterior of your home, you may want to reconsider. A careful analysis shows that in the long run, it’s actually less expensive to apply the very best quality paint, despite its higher initial cost.

Debbie Zimmer, spokesperson for the Paint Quality Institute, explains: “Most of the cost
of exterior painting goes for labor, not for paint. Paying somewhat more for top quality

A Fresh Paint Color Can Improve Your Mood!

November 10, 2011

Let’s face it. Few of us are spending money the way we used to. But our homes are still
our castles, and we want them to be as attractive as possible. In fact, the lackluster economy is all the more reason to create a comfortable,welcoming cocoon where we can ride out the economic storm.

How to reconcile the desire to beautify a home with the need to economize? One possibility is to
add fresh color to the indoor environment with a new interior paint scheme.

OSU Extension kicks off nutrition education program for kids

November 3, 2011

 
The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service recently kicked off the third year of OrganWise Guys, a highly interactive nutrition education program for elementary school kids, and announced the initiative has expanded by about 20 schools across the state for the 2011-12 school year.
 
The Oct. 19 kickoff and orientation at OSU-OKC drew a mix of teachers, 4-H educators and family and consumer sciences educators, including several who were getting their first taste of the educational program.
  

Superintendent’s Corner: Saluting our Veterans!

November 3, 2011

By Cary Ammons

November is here and what a treat. After such a hot and dry summer, the cooler temperatures and rainfall are a blessing. As for school, November marks the beginning for practicing for holiday plays, basketball season, deer gun season and Veteran’s Day.

Antlers Public School wants to remind everyone of these upcoming events and to discuss with your child the importance of participating in holiday plays, playing on a team ad honoring our Veterans.

Halloween treats fine in moderation

October 27, 2011

By OSU Extension Service

Costumes have filled the racks and bags of candy line the shelves. Children all over Oklahoma are trying to figure out what to dress up as for Halloween. In addition, children have visions of a trick-or-treat bag stuffed with sugary, sticky and sweet treats.

While the children are excited about trick-or-treating, many parents may be wondering how all of this candy will fit into a nutritious diet, said Deana Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

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