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  • I’ll Be There For You

    Pervasive Parenting - by Kodey Toney

    We (the Pervasive Parenting Center) have recently started something that I’ve…

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  • My niece, Brittany Lewis and her fiancé, Larami Marion.

    Decorating Wisely: Christmas…

    By Glenda Wise

    We had the best time last weekend taking pictures at the Pine Grove Christmas Tree Farm in…

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  • November is Adoption…

    Press release

    OKLAHOMA CITY - November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In Oklahoma, there are over 600 children…

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  • Dream A Little Dream

    Pervasive ParentingBy Kodey Toney

    I feel like I need to share a story about a local girl who has overcome so much to…

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  • Decorating Wisely:…

    By Glenda Wise

    Our little Friendsgiving get together is fast approaching. We’ve got the menu all planned, timing of…

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  • Wynnewood Care Center…

    Press release

    WYNNEWOOD – Oklahoma’s Wynnewood Care Center, a skilled nursing facility that is home to 25 elderly…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Natural…

    By Glenda Wise

    I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween. There were so many awesome events around our community. One…

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  • LeFlore County Health…

    The staff at LeFlore County Health Department would like to say “Thank you” to all of the citizens in LeFlore County…

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  • Kitti Asberry

    DHS Practice & Policy Lecture…

    Press release

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Defining and establishing leadership styles in business and public service will be the…

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  • Time After Time

    Pervasive Parenting by Kodey Toney

    The concept of time is lost on Konner. Not necessarily the idea of what time it…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Countdown…

    By Glenda Wise

    Halloween is fast approaching and guess what that means?! The Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas…

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  • OICA Thanks Senate for…

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    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) thanked lawmakers in the State…

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  • OSU App Center creates app to…

    Jeff Joiner, Research Communications Oklahoma State University

    (STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 24, 2017) – The Oklahoma…

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  • DRIVE THROUGH FLU SHOT CLINIC…

    Once again, Choctaw Nation and the Oklahoma State Department of Health entered into an agreement to provide flu…

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  • More Human Than Human

    Pervasive ParentingBy Kodey Toney

    October is National Anti-Bully Month. With that I want to share some things that I…

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Eating & Dining

From the Food and Drug Administration website

 

A healthy breakfast is a must for kids. Skip it and your kids will be playing nutritional catch-up for the rest of the day, says Carole L. Adler, M.A., R.D., a dietitian at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

When kids skip breakfast, they don't get what they need to be at their best, says Adler. “Growing bodies and developing brains need regular, healthy meals,” she says. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, studies show that school children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom.

 

As with other meals, it’s a good idea for your kids (and you) to eat a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy—not just for breakfast but throughout the day.

Here are Adler’s seven quick and easy breakfast tips to ensure your children start their day off right.

 

Breakfast doesn’t have to mean traditional breakfast foods.

 

Anything goes, as long as you maintain a healthy balance. So if your kids want a change from cereal and eggs, think about serving left-overs from last night’s dinner. There’s nothing wrong with tuna fish with celery on a whole wheat English muffin or a turkey sandwich to start the day.

 

Give kids foods they like.

 

It’s neither necessary nor effective to feed them foods they dislike. Do your kids turn up their noses at vegetables but love pizza? Left-over pizza with a whole-grain crust and veggies works for breakfast, too. Or make muffins with zucchini and carrots, and spread with peanut butter or almond butter for protein with a glass of milk. Your kids love sugary cereal? Mix a little bit of that cereal with a whole-grain, nutrient-packed healthier brand of cereal. “Nothing has to be off the table altogether, and sometimes just a taste of something your kids like is enough to keep them happy,” Adler says.

Make healthy trade-offs.

 

Keep in mind that nutritional balance is key—not just for one meal but for foods eaten throughout the day. Not enough vegetables in the morning meal? Prepare extra carrot, celery, and broccoli sticks with a hummus dip as an afternoon snack.

 

Take growth and activity levels into account.

 

Growing bodies need nourishment. And if your kids are physically active to boot, they need plenty of calories to keep them fueled. Adler says that having a breakfast that contains protein, fat and carbohydrates helps children feel full and stay focused until lunch. Protein choices might include an egg, some nuts, a slice of deli meat or cheese, or a container of yogurt.

 

Don’t take, “Mom, I don’t have time for breakfast” as an excuse.

 

Remember, eating on the go doesn’t have to mean forgoing breakfast. Make sure your kids grab a piece of fruit on the way out the door, and hand them a bag of nut-and-fruit trail mix or a whole-wheat tortilla spread with peanut butter or almond butter and a carton of milk. “A fruit-filled shake with milk or yogurt takes only a couple of minutes to drink,” Adler says.

 

Prep the night before.

Morning is a busy time for everyone—you included. So take ten minutes to think ahead and prep for breakfast the night before. Chop up fruit to layer in a yogurt parfait or add to cereal. Cut up vegetables for an omelet. Mix up muffin or whole-grain waffle batter, cover, and put in the fridge. Get out a pan for pancakes or a blender for smoothies. Put a bowl of nut-and-fruit trail mix on the table for kids to grab a handful as they walk out the door.

Use the Nutrition Facts label and ingredient statement when you shop.

 

“The label makes it easy to determine the amounts of nutrients your kids are getting and to compare one product to another,” Adler says. Make sure your children get nutrient-dense foods that are low in salt and added sugars.

 

 

Thursday, 05 October 2017 21:44

Myers Drive In Fall Special

Myers Drive-In has some perfect for fall specials. Stop by and try an Extra Long Cheese Coney with tator tots and medium drink for only $5.99.


Since fall officially began September 22nd, Pumpkin Shakes are back or try an extra special treat—a Smores or Turtle Sundae.


If you want a more traditional treat, try a root beer float or one of their many flavors of slush.

 

Tuesday night from 4 PM-close is still half-priced #1, 2 or 3 burgers.

 

Happy Hour’s half-priced drinks are every day from 2-5 PM.


Myers is proud to accept debit/credit cards. There is a $5 minimum to use your card.

 

Please mention that you’re paying with a card when ordering.

 

Located at 305 N Broadway St in Poteau, Oklahoma.

 

 

Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:03

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

 

Ingredients
1 large onion, diced
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of celery soup
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
black pepper to taste
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen vegetables or peas and carrots, defrosted
1 can biscuits

 

Instructions
Cover the bottom of crock pot with onion then lay the chicken breasts on top.

 

Combine cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, parsley, poultry seasoning and pepper in a small bowl. Spread over chicken breasts. Top with chicken broth and cook on high 5 hours. Remove chicken breasts and slightly shred. Add back into slow cooker and stir.

 

Approximately 1 hour – 90 minutes before serving, roll each biscuit thin and flat.

Cut into 4 strips.

Add vegetables and biscuit strips to the slow cooker and stir.

Cook until biscuit strips are done.

Some slow cookers may require extra time to cook the biscuits.

 

You can also make biscuit dough from scratch and use about the equivalent of 8 biscuits for the recipe and bake any extra biscuits to serve with it.

 

Recipe adapted from spendwithpennies.com

 

The Wednesday, October 4th Lunch Special lunch special at the Lumberjack Café is Indian Taco, Chicken Enchiladas or Brenda's Tacos Served with Rice and Beans and Chips and Salsa.


Also try the Cheese dip or Guacamole.

 

They also offer a full Breakfast and Lunch Menu.


The Lumberjack Café in Howe Oklahoma is a great place to eat.


Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 – 2:00pm.


The Lumberjack Café is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber in Howe.


All for reasonable prices.

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center offers some great food and a beautiful view for dining in their Cafeteria.


The EOMC menu for the week of Oct 2 through October 8.

 

Monday - Pizza, BBQ Chicken wings, Baby Bakers, Catalina Veggies.

Tuesday - Taco Salad, Quesadilla, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Fiesta Corn.

Wednesday- Manwich, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans.

Thursday - Corn Flake Chicken, Goulash, Texas Potatoes, Antigua Veggies.

Friday - Grilled Lemon & Herb Chicken, Smothered Pork chops, Scalloped Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, California Veggies.

Saturday - Grill Only

Sunday- Grill Only


So check out the EOMC Cafeteria for some great food and affordable prices.

Monday, 02 October 2017 14:20

CASC Dining Menu for October 3rd

Carl Albert State College dining menu for Oct 3rd


Breakfast served from 7am until 9:30 am

Scrambled Eggs, Has browns, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy, Chocolate Gravy, Pancakes and Fruit.


Lunch served from 11 am until 1:30pm

Salad Bar, Grill open, Veal Parmesan with Pasta, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetable \Blend, Hot Rolls, Baked Potatoes


Dinner served from 5pm until 7pm
Salad Bar, Grill open, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Kernel Corn, Hot Rolls, Baked Potatoes.

 

 

All meals include a drink and dessert.

 

Open to the public

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Monday, 02 October 2017 00:34

Benefit Fish Fry and Concert – Oct 14th


A benefit fish fry and concert has been played for the Sheila Wilson family. The benefit will help defray medical expenses for Wilson who is undergoing cancer treatments.

 

The event will be held on October 14, 2017 from 4pm until 8pm at Springhill Baptist Church, located on Highway 83, - Howe Oklahoma.


All Musicians are invited to a jam session from 6pm – 8pm.

 

Donations of any amount will be accepted.

 

For more information contact David Davis at 918 839 - 4417 or Sam McKenzie at 918 – 658 - 8271.

Friday, 22 September 2017 23:42

Eating Wisely: Soup

By Ashton Wise

 

Hey y’all – I am taking over the article this week and I am going to be sharing a new little recipe that I literally made up on Thursday after daydreaming about cooler temperatures and soup. As the weather gets cooler (if it ever will) the germs start spreading and it seems like everyone starts getting sick. This soup is the perfect immune booster, detox, and of course it provides that warm cozy feeling we all look for in soup.


Turmeric is an interesting ingredient – it is strong, very bright in color, and great for your health. That is why this is the perfect add on to almost any dish. Okay, without further ado here is the soup for you.

 

INGREDIENTS:
3 Small Sweet Potatoes (peeled and diced)
3 Carrots (peeled and sliced)
1 Onion (diced
3 Celery Stalks (sliced)
8 Cups Vegetable Broth
1 Cup Jasmine Rice (uncooked)
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
2 Bay Leaves
½ tsp Turmeric
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ Fresh Parsley
1 tsp Oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:
(Crockpot)
1. Combine all ingredients in the crockpot – put on high and cook for 4-5 hours. Stirring occasionally.
(Stovetop)
1. Combine all ingredients in large pot – bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and simmer (covered or uncovered) stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender and rice is soft.
3. Serve up about a cup in a bowl and enjoy.


I have taken this to lunch 2 days in a row and I am still not tired of it – so delicious.


*Disclaimer: the jasmine rice does tend to keep drinking the broth when reheating put a little water in your bowl. Oh and it might turn your fingers yellow!

Thursday, 21 September 2017 23:10

Fall Specials at Myers Drive In

 

Myers Drive-In has some perfect for fall specials. Stop by and try an Extra Long Cheese Coney with tator tots and medium drink for only $5.99.


Since fall officially began September 22nd, Pumpkin Shakes are back or try an extra special treat—a Smores Sundae.


If you want a more traditional treat, try a root beer float or one of their many flavors of slush. Tuesday night from 4 PM-close is still half-priced #1, 2 or 3 burgers. Happy Hour’s half-priced drinks are every day from 2-5 PM.


Myers is proud to accept debit/credit cards.

 

There is a $5 minimum to use your card. Please mention that you’re paying with a card when ordering.

 

Located at 305 N Broadway in Poteau, Oklahoma.

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