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Through the Looking Glass: Is banning firearms the right answer?

August 3, 2012

By Tracy Steffenson

In the aftermath of the horrifying movie theater shooting that recently took place in Aurora, CO. that left 12 dead and 59 wounded; it is easy to see why certain groups of people would be yelling that we need stricter gun control laws or a complete ban on firearms all together. The thing those people don’t seem to understand is if you take away our 2nd Amendment rights, you take away our right to protect ourselves and our families.

Tips from a Trooper: Accepting applications for the 61st Academy

August 3, 2012

Tips from a Trooper: Accepting applications for the 61st Academy
By OHP Trooper Tommy Allen

The Oklahoma highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 61st Academy. Applications will b taken until August 7th, 2012.

For those of you who have been considering applying for a position with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, here is a little information on the requirements.

Tea Party News: Candidate Mullin to speak at Tea Party meeting Friday

July 26, 2012

By Butch Morris

The Tea Party meetings is this Friday at Molina’s Restaurant in the banquet room. Our guest speaker is Markwayne Mullin, candidate for the District 2 house seat. If you haven’t heard Mullin speak come our and hear what he has to say. Ask so questions while your at it.

George Faught, the other candidate in the run-off, couldn’t make it this Friday. however, he did come down last Saturday evening and spoke with a group of us at Ables’ Restaurant. George is an Oklahoma State Representative presently.

New @ Antlers Public Library

July 26, 2012

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross.

Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen.

Courageous by Diana Palmer. Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange, having been sent to the jungles of South America to help a general gain control of his nation, is distracted when the daughter of his foreman arrives unannounced and sets out to prove to him he needs her in his life.

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke.

Criminal by Karin Slaughter.

Highly successful mini-series to be released to DVD

July 26, 2012

Courtesy of Bearcat Video

The week of July 24th many new titles were transferred from the big screen to DVD for our personal enjoyment. Some of those titles included: On the Inside (R): A troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.

Age of the Dragons (PG13): An adaptation of the classic novel Moby Dick set in a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world.

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act in landmark decision

July 19, 2012

Ruling has major implications for Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA- The Supreme Court Thursday in a landmark 5-4 vote upheld provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate. The decision means that the bulk of the act will go into effect in 2014 unless Congress acts to repeal all or portions of the act before then.

Tea Party News: Mudslinging campaigns are costing candidates votes

July 19, 2012

By Butch Morris

I have a little advice for candidates in this year’s elections. Watch your language. Or more specifically don’t use negative campaign ads.

I know. I know. Some say if they didn’t work politicians wouldn’t use them. However as a precinct official I heard more people comment that they wouldn’t vote for either of the two biggest offenders in the primary election because of their mud slinging. In other words, the guy no one had every heard of got some votes.

New titles released to DVD

July 19, 2012

Courtesy of Bearcat Video

The releases coming to DVD this week are a collaboration of horror, comedy, drama, and espionage.

Intruders (R): Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Clive Owens stars in this new horror movie.

The Three Stooges (PG): While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up staring in a reality TV show.

Tea Party News: 2nd annual 4th of July Picnic draws 75

July 13, 2012

By Butch Morris

Push for a Better America’s 4th of July Picnic was a lot of fun under the shade trees across from the Fair Building. Just the right amount of shade and breeze on a warm summer day. Kinda reminded me of, “back in the day.”

We fed 75 people. I assume everyone got all they wanted to eat. Kudos to our chef, Merle Redman. Merle did a great job and we’re thinking about putting him on Full Time.

Adjust the thermostat to keep home cooling costs down this summer

July 13, 2012

By OSU Extension Service

With just a few weeks of summer already past, most Oklahomans have been running their air conditioners nonstop for a while now. And as any resident of this state knows, the temperature will not be cooling off for some time.

As the weather warms up, many homeowners see their utility bills rise as well, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist.

 

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