By Tom Smith - Pushmataha County OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, CED
As I am writing this, we are experiencing the first really cold weather of the season. Livestock producers have long known that their animals need more feed and energy during an arctic blast than during warmer periods, but few can tell you exactly how much. To answer that question, I refer to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist. He has written in this weekâ€™s Cow-Calf Corner:
By Butch Morris
Markwayne Mullin, our new congressional representative, came to see us last Wednesday evening. He is going to all the counties in his district to ask, firsthand, what are the concerns of his constituents.
Markwayne is one of the most approachable and down to earth politicians you will every meet. I think we did well electing him. Of course that is one of those deals where time will tell.
By: Trooper Tommy Allen
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With Christmas just around the corner and people out traveling for the holidays, I would like everyone to keep in mind safety while driving. Texting and driving is one of the major causes in accidents today. More and more people across the country are being injured and even killed in accidents in which they are texting while driving.
By: Butch Morris
I got myself into a conversation with a liberal fellow a while back. His viewpoint was that the most important thing that government could do is health care for everyone and education. My contention was that we canâ€™t have either without a thriving economy. Before we could get into a full blown debate, he left the room.
On the Anvil by Max Lucado. Presents a collection of writings in which the author uses the analogy of tools in a master blacksmith's shop to examine the lives of Christians as God's chosen instruments.
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis. Presents the first volume in Lewis's Space Trilogy, originally published in 1943, in which Dr. Ransom, kidnapped by a megalomaniacal physicist and his assistant, and taken to the red planet of Malacandra as a human sacrifice, escapes and sets out on an adventure in a land very different from Earth.
On October 19th and 20th, the Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry (FAHR), held their Annual Membership and Board of Directors meeting in Antlers. People came from Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Arizona and several from Oklahoma. We stayed at the Sportsman Inn. Everyone was pleased with their accommodations. The people there could not do enough for us.
We ate at Molinaâ€™s all afternoon and in the evening held our meetings in the meeting room. The food was fantastic and they were so attentive. We had breakfast at the Downtown Dinner, excellent food and excellent waitresses.
By Tom Smith
Many of us are enjoying the cooler weather after last summer's blazing heat, thinking of the holidays, hunting, almost anything but yard work. But there may be some lingering effects of the extended drought we have experienced. Bare spots may now show where lush grass once grew. These bare places offer an opening for weeds to enter, stealing nutrients from the grass and possibly causing other problems. And now is the best time to treat many cool-season weeds.
My wife and I retired from Wichita, KS nearly 8 years ago. We have greatly missed a newspaper that informs about local issues and politics before time to vote. We greatly appreciate the latest paper's information on the candidates and the questions on the ballot . You have transformed the paper into a publication worth reading.
Gary and Judy of Snow, OK
By Butch Morris
By the time this article is in print, the elections will be over. I hope next weekâ€™s article will be in praise of conservative candidates elected into office and not lamenting the reelection of liberal candidates.
One good thing, win, loose or draw, will be the elimination of campaign ads. For a while. And those pesky signs. I donâ€™t know about yâ€™all but Iâ€™m ready. Speaking of signs, if you have put any out for your candidate, pick them up. Folks may not say anything but they appreciate it.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, we, the voting public of Pushmataha County have the opportunity to maintain growth in our county by voting to continue the County Wide 3/4 cent sales tax for the Hospital. We all hope we never need the hospital, but it is good to know that it is there if we do need it. With Mr. Steve Burrage as the CEO, the hospital will once again be the hospital we had in the past. the hospital provides a huge economic impact on our county in the way of jobs. And with these jobs, the employees of the hospital will be utilizing the businesses in Pushmataha County.