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Top 10 clothing items every woman should own

August 30, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

It seems that everywhere we look we run face first into fashion. This, of course, isn’t a new thing since the fashion industry rakes in billions of dollars every year, but many woman still don’t know where to begin.

Tim Gunn, a fashion authority and the host of ‘Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style’ has been transforming fashion victims into stylish individuals for decades! He offers his clients a list of 10 must haves that every woman should have in their closets in order to establish a fashionable wardrobe.

Tea Party News: These could be the most important elections in American History

August 24, 2012

By Butch Morris

Next week is the runoff election. You can vote at your precinct on Tuesday, August 28th, or you can do early voting at the Election Board Office. Early voting starts Friday, August 24th, Saturday, August 25th, and Monday, August 27th. As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to vote so please do.

This election is particularly important because it will decide who our Sheriff is going to be. Since only Democrats are running this is the decisive vote.

Upcycled Lighting Fixtures - Shining a New Light on Old Things

August 24, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

As the holidays sprint in our direction to slap us in the face with too many sweets, flourishing displays of crisply wrapped boxes tied with ribbons and twenty four hour light spectacles showing in our front yards, it is the perfect time of year to detox from our wasteful ways and keep some extra change in our pockets.

In the spirit of the holidays, and our intentions to do better, the trend of upcycling has been bestowed upon us to keep up our good intentions. The concept is relatively simple – take what you have and make it into something you want.

Fall gardening tips for beginners

August 24, 2012

It may seem a bit early to talk about planning and planting for fall, but you actually need to start sooner than you would think!

As summer draws to a close, gardens everywhere can morph into a tapestry of delicious greens (tender lettuce to frost-proof spinach) with a sprinkling of red mustard for added spice.

In the south, as long as seed germinate in late July or early August, fall gardens can grow the best cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower you've ever tasted! And don't forget about getting starting for next year's perennials!

Upcycling: Salvaged door coffee table

August 16, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

Upcycling: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or higher environmental value.

I’ve got a joke for you. When is a door not a door? When it is ajar! HAHA! Also? When it is an awesome upcycled coffee table.

For next to nothing you can create a unique, one-of-a-kind item for your space while saving the trees in the process. Now that is what I am talking about! Sound hard? Well it’s not. Sit back and I will walk you through this easy weekend DIY project.

Help Yourself: Water

August 16, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

It’s time to toss the old advice to guzzle eight glasses of water a day out the proverbial window. Your fluid needs fluctuate based on what you eat, what medications you take, your activity level, and your climate. How do you tell if your drinking enough?

Your urine color! Grossed our? Don’t be, taking care of yourself is nothing to be grossed out about. And to tell you the truth, most of us forget to do it. If your urine is clear or pale yellow, your good. If it is darker than that, drink more fluids!

Tea Party News: Why are we demanding to see tax returns?

August 16, 2012

I have yet to figure out how it’s anyone’s business to demand to see someone else’s tax returns. I figure that if said person is doing something wrong, the IRS will let them know.

With that said, if I were Mitt Romney, I wouldn’t release anymore than what he already has. You may disagree with me but it’s no one’s business what he makes or what he pays. If that’s the case, why aren’t tax returns public record? As a people who cherish their privacy that would really go over big.

During Wildfire Crisis, ‘Oklahoma Standard’ Emerges Once Again

August 9, 2012

By Governor Mary Fallin

The month of August started like the month of July ended: hot, dry and windy. In other words, the conditions were perfect for wildfires.

Difficult summers, however, are something we’re used to. In response to the weather and in anticipation of wildfires, I placed all 77 counties under a State of Emergency due to drought. When dozens of fires broke out across the state, Oklahomans were prepared.

Tea Party News: Blowing the whistle, keeping voters informed or avoiding facts

August 9, 2012

By Butch Morris

I have a question for you. Should a candidate for office blow the whistle on his opponent on the premise of keeping the voters informed?

We see this all the time during political campaigns. It has become standard operating procedure.

Most of the time there’s just enough truth so that it is not a complete lie. Of course, it’s a political campaign so no one gives it that much thought. This sort of thing is expected.

Superintendent’s Corner: Start your school routines now

August 9, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public Schools Superintendent

With the first full week of August here, many public schools will be starting school. Antlers Public School will resume classes on August 23, 2012. We are starting later due to the extreme temperatures, extracurricular programs such as football, softball and band are already underway.

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