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Tuesday March 28, 2017

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    Pervasive Parenting

    I usually try to keep up with what’s going on in the world of autism, and one of the best…

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  • This week Specials Myers…

    This week specials at Myers Drive In are:

    TuesdayHalf price regular hamburgers #1, #2,#3

    WednesdayHalf price small and…

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  • The Pervasive Parenting…

    The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will host the On the Road Family Perspective Conference, provided by the…

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  • POTEAU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE…

    Something Good Is Coming April 28th at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

    Get Your Business Team Together With FIVE Of…

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  • Decorating Wisely: The…

    The moment is finally here...the poolhouse is finished. Ashton is all settled in and has the place looking amazing.

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  • OSDH Provides Tips to Avoid…

    As storm season approaches the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that flooding…

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  • Making sure babies sleep…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Everyone likes curling into a favorite position for a nap or good night’s sleep and babies are…

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  • Myers Drive In: Great Food…

    Myers Drive-In has been a family owned and operated restaurant in Poteau since 1972. Started by Curtis Myers as a…

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  • New federal regulations make…

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of parents and caregivers prefer to transport babies snuggled against their bodies using…

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  • Volunteers needed for 2017…

    March 25th 10 AM - 3 PM Sallisaw High School, Sallisaw OK

    This event is a community wide event involving multiple…

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  • Lunch & Learn coming April 7th

    The Poteau Chamber of Commerce presents “Lunch & Learn” from 12 pm to 1pm on April 7, 2017 at the Donald W Reynolds…

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  • Eastern Oklahoma Medical…

    Poteau, OK – Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau has a wonderful service to patients who need infusion…

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  • Food Safety Recall

    EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of it's individually shrink-wrapped,…

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  • Two Legislative Fixes That…

    The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and Sunbeam Family Services were proud to announce this Monday that Audrey…

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  • Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie…

    Donna found this smoothie recipe on pintrest from http://www.theidearoom.net

    Here is what you will need

    1 cup Silk…

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Decorating Wisely: Jan 27th Featured

Written by  Glenda Wise Friday, 27 January 2017 23:17
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We’re still hard at work on the poolhouse, but I have no good pictures to show you yet. Ashton did, however, paint the gold door hardware oil-rubbed bronze and they turned out fabulous.

 

She bought a can of Rustoleum’s spray paint made just for painting things like that and sprayed them, it was that easy. The hardest part is taking off the hardware and putting them back together. She had paint left over so she thought, “What the heck, I might as well go ahead and try to paint the chrome light fixture we were going to replace.” It turned out great, so yippee skippee that’s more savings for us!

 

Since there aren’t any fabulous before and after pics to share with you, I thought I would share a few recently discovered hacks. A few Sundays ago, I decided to cook baked beans. You know the kind you cook all day in the oven.

 

They were delicious but the aftermath of the pan was awful! I used one of my glass baking dishes and the sides were a baked on nightmare. I soaked and soaked and soaked that pan for days. Nothing would even touch those sides. Ashton told me that she had read if you put a dryer sheet in the pan, fill it with water and let it soak that it helps loosen the burnt mess. We did it and you know what? It worked!

 

Yes, it still required a bit of elbow grease to get it completely clean, but before the dryer sheet I couldn’t even get that stuff to budge. The pan is good as new and ready for another use. A few days later, I was doing laundry, cooking dinner and a million other things.

 

I forgot about the corn I had put on the stove and let’s just say it was well on its way to becoming popcorn. That was a burnt-on mess as well, so we did the dryer sheet thing again and it worked like a charm after soaking overnight.

 

Several years ago there was a product made for cleaning the microwave. I can’t remember the name and it may still be on the market, I’m not sure. It was a wipe sealed inside a package that you heated up much like a bag of popcorn. When it was hot, you took the wipe out and wiped down the microwave. It worked pretty well, but the best I can remember they weren’t that cheap. Here is a good way to get a clean microwave for literally pennies and it’s environmentally friendly.

 

1. Fill a glass bowl half-full of water.
2. Add lemon slices.
3. Microwave for about five minutes.
4. Take the bowl out and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a paper towel. The inside of the microwave will be kind of moist and sweaty.

 

If you have a few stubborn spot left, repeat the above steps.

 

You can even take this a step further by pouring the remaining water over the microwave plate in the sink. Then, put the used lemons down the garbage disposal to clean it.

 

I hope some of these tips help you.

 

This weekend is the big move from Norman!

 

Wish us luck!

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