Beef demand challenges are ahead
With low cattle numbers across much of the country, beef production will fall sharply by the end of this year. Dr. Darrell Peel, Oklahoma State University livestock marketing specialist, provided some thoughts on what consumers and ...
How to guard against wintertime heart attacks
Dear Savvy Senior, When I had a mild heart attack about six months ago, my doctor told me I needed to be extra careful during the winter when recurring heart attacks are more common. Is this true? How can the seasons affect your heart? — ...
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
OKLAHOMA CITY — The 39th annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest....
Applications available for aging academy
OKLAHOMA CITY — The award-winning Oklahoma Aging Advocacy Leadership Academy (OAALA) is accepting applications for its 2014 class. OAALA provides free training for individuals to become volunteer community leaders and advocates for ...
Acing the game
The air is still, apart from the whooshing sound of the tennis ball as it flies across the court. It seems the two players speak their own language as they grunt back and forth, the competition rising. Beads of sweat cling to Andrew ...
Being educated through living life
Life is filled with little lessons. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I learned that no matter how cool I thought I was on roller skates, there was no way that gravity was going to help me as I pushed myself off a door jam. Prior to ...
New Eagle Scouts
Photo Provided New Eagle Scouts for Norman Boy Scout Troop 217 include, from left: John Wyatt Massay, Brendan Nash, J.P. Grego, Ransom Lovett, Ben Laitner and Hunter Hodges....
Christmas reception announced
The South Canadian Cross-Timbers Corral of the Westerners will host a Christmas reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 at the home of David and Sue Dary. Those interested should RSVP by Dec. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-0071....
Son needs to learn proper discipline
Q: My 5-year-old son is an only child whom I homeschool. He talks back, argues and generally wears me down. I need help getting to him to realize that no is no, that I mean what I say. I know I’m the problem. Help....
How to approach school counselor
Q: I know I should feel comfortable talking to my child’s counselor, but I am afraid that if I tell her something, she will tell everyone in the school who knows my child. Can you offer any words of wisdom on how I should handle this? ...
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