(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) â€“ Oklahoma roadways are expected to be busy during the upcoming holidays, and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office is urging drivers to take extra precautions to keep themselves and their passengers safe.
by Trooper Tommy Allen
It's winter time again and you know what they say about Oklahoma weather, if you don't like it just wait awhile and it will change soon. We never know what the weather is going to be or how much of it we may get. I would like to give out a few safety tips and a checklist to keep in mind this winter.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES
Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide by Leonard Wolf. A study of the Dracula legend, looking at its origins, examining various interpretations of the vampire in literature, film, and theater, discussing the impact of the legend on Western culture, and including a retelling of Bram Stoker's famous novel.
The Forgotten by David Baldacci.
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich.
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.