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Tea Party News: Primary election getting close

June 7, 2012

By Butch Morris

You can tell that we’re getting close to election time by all the political signs and television ads. Personally I’ve never liked political signs but I suppose that they are a necessary evil. Did you ever see one that’s been on a tree for so long that you’ve forgotten who the guy is?

Another thing I don’t care for are TV attack ads. It’s like saying, “I don’t have anything good to tell you about myself so I’ll tell you about my opponent’s shortcomings. Real or imagined.” Come on guys! What are YOU gonna do?

At the Movies with Bearcat Video

May 31, 2012

By Bearcat Video - Antlers, OK

The week of June 5th kicks off the summer season with several action packed DVD releases.

Act of Valor: An elite team of Navy Seals embark on a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent and uncover a massive terrorist plot. It stars active duty Navy Seals using real weapons and tactics. (R)

John Carter: A Civil War veteran finds himself transplanted on a distant planet inhabited by 12 foot tall barbarians. He escapes capture but meets a princess in desperate need of help. (PG13)

Superintendent’s Corner: Transition period

May 31, 2012

By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent

Summer schedules have started for Antlers Public Schools, and likewise for many other public schools nearby. I would like to take a minute to thank all the many parents, community members, organization members, businesses and faculty for another great year at Antlers. All the support made this year wonderful for our students.

New @ Antlers Public Library

May 31, 2012

11th Hour by James Patterson. Detective Lindsay Boxer must investigate a murder that could include any of her friends as the killer. At the same time she is under attack in the press and must also take care of her unborn child.

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell. Lina Taylor, a dedicated female archaeologist, and Hunter Johnston, a former immigration and customs enforcement officer, must recover priceless South American artifacts that could bring deadly chaos into the world.

Termites: nature’s necessity, homeowners’ nightmare

May 31, 2012

By OSU Extension Services

They aerate and increase the fertility of soil and recycle dead wood. They are an important food source for other insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and are essential for the well being of the environment.

However, if allowed to feed within the walls of a house, termites can turn a small problem into a pain in the neck and a huge dent in the wallet.

Disaster Training Available

May 31, 2012

‘Ready When the Time Comes’ is a partnership between the Eastern Oklahoma Region Red Cross and shelter sites, churches, local businesses, universities, colleges and community organizations in Pushmataha County. “This program trains and prepares participants in basic Red Cross disaster response. RWTC volunteers will be able to step up and volunteer in the event of a large scale local disaster” said Donna Head, Red Cross Disaster Action Team Lead of Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties. “These volunteers will only be called upon when a local disaster happens in Pushmataha County”.

Governor Fallin Signs ‘Open Carry’ Legislation into Law

May 24, 2012

Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law Senate Bill 1733, a measure that allows Oklahoma citizens to openly carry firearms. The bill permits those who are licensed, or already have been licensed, to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to openly carry a weapon or conceal it. It also allows property owners to openly carry a firearm on their property without a concealed carry permit for the purpose of self defense.

State Unveils Plans for Tax Cuts and Simplification

May 24, 2012

Governor Mary Fallin and leaders in both the House and Senate today introduced a joint plan for income tax cuts and tax code simplification. The proposal lowers the top income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.8 percent in Fiscal Year 2013 and includes a one-time additional tax cut tied to a revenue growth trigger in FY 2015. If state revenue grows by at least 5 percent in that year, the income tax rate would be reduced further to 4.5 percent.

Drug-screening bill signed into law

May 24, 2012

Governor Mary Fallin recently signed into law House Bill 2388, requiring the state Department of Human Services to screen adults for drug-use who apply to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

If the applicant refuses a drug test or is found to be using drugs, they would be denied benefits.

 

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