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January 3, 2013

By United States Department of Agriculture

Oklahoma City, OK - The condition of small grains and canola across Oklahoma continued to deteriorate under the protracted drought, according to the Oklahoma Crop Weather report issued today by USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office. Seventy percent of rye, 65 percent of canola and 61 percent of wheat were rated poor to very poor at the end of December.

Letter to the Editor: School Shooting

December 28, 2012

Every time there is a school shooting or a shooting in a mall there is a lot of activity on the social media sites and the news about what to do about all of this "gun violence". As a former Marine who spent many years participating in and training in physical security of DOD assets and anti-terrorism, I can assure you that this is a multifaceted issue one of which are NOT new gun laws.

New @ Antlers Public Library

December 28, 2012

7 Steps to a Pain-free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain by Robin McKenzie.

The Black Box by Michael Connelly.

Charmed. Bridal jitters / by Jayne Castle -- Man in the mirror / by Julie Beard -- Tangled dreams / by Lori Foster -- Pandora's bottle / by Eileen Wilks.

Dale Brown's Dreamland: Strike Zone by Dale Brown. The Dreamland force, having averted a nuclear threat from Asia, faces an even greater peril when radar data reveals the presence of a robot warplane with frightening capabilities and unknown origins.

Hard to Handle by Diana Palmer.

Motorists urged to plan responsibly for holiday travel

December 28, 2012

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) – 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.

Tips From a Trooper: Know your car and be prepared

December 21, 2012

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.


New @ Antlers Public Library

December 21, 2012

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.

Extension News: Livestock needs more feed during cold weather, but how much?

December 13, 2012

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 week’s Cow-Calf Corner:

Tea Party News: Congressman Mullin appointed to two committees

December 13, 2012

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.

Tips from a Trooper

December 6, 2012

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.

Tea Party News: Make some compromises and get the job done!

December 6, 2012

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 can’t have either without a thriving economy. Before we could get into a full blown debate, he left the room.


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