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Daylight Saving Time Has Finally Arrived at the Anderson Household! [POLL]

I know, I know, Daylight Saving Time began a few weeks ago.  It affected every part of my day for at least a week.  I blamed everything on Daylight Saving time; my dog getting out of the yard, the check engine light coming on in my car, spilling soda down the front of my shirt.

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Citywide Fall Cleanup To Begin In October

The City of Lawton will launch a citywide bulk cleanup campaign to get citizens ready to make room for the holiday.

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Can We Save Southwest Oklahoma’s Longhorn Mountain From the Rock Crusher? [UPDATED]

Longhorn Mountain is located in the beautiful Wichita Mountains in Southwest Oklahoma.  It is about to be destroyed by the rock company Stewart Stone.  A representative from the rock company states they "will begin blasting by the end of this summer."  We need to STOP them!

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Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley Among Top 8 Most Dangerous Places to Live in the World

The planet Earth has some exotic and unique places to live such as beaches, forests, desserts and even mountains. However some of these glamorous places contain dangers and some truly should not be habited by humans at all.

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Cameron University Students Create Tree Tours at The Sanctuary and Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Cameron University Biology Education majors Kaci Clippinger and Kelsy Hebert have constructed educational tree tours as part of their senior projects. Clippinger designed a 10 tree tour at the Environmental Education Center at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Hebert’s tree tour features 15 trees at the Nature Sanctuary at MacArthur Middle School.

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Go Green! Here Are a Few Tips To Use Before Tossing

Lets face it. Everywhere you turn, people are telling you that you need to go green. Now I will not argue that we need to recycle.  I am not going 180 out and change the way I do it all. But I do agree on a few of these suggestions.

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City of Lawton to hold Artistic Rain Barrel Auction

An artistic rain barrel auction will be held on Dec. 15 in the new city hall at the downstairs banquet room.

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Is Your Smartphone Giving You ‘Text Neck?’

 

Getting your hands on the iPhone 5 may be a real pain in the neck.

And not for the reasons you may think.

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Is Global Warming Causing The Drought?

There have been a lot of discussions about the drought lately.  Is it global warming?  Is it a shift in the polar axis?  Not according to Chris Hill from Australia, it's as "clear as day" what is causing the drought.

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There Are Crickets Everywhere! What Does It Mean?

The crickets have been absolutely crazy this year. I did some searching on the internet and according to Dr. Roger E. Gold of Texas A&M, the crickets are abundant for two reasons; “One, they have completed development and are reproducing and spreading out. Two, it’s hot and dry so they are moving out of the heat and seeking moisture.

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Add Cigarette Butts to the Amazingly Long List of Items That Can Be Recycled

Discarded cigarette butts may seem disgusting, but they’re actually worth cash — they’re now being recycled into things like plastic pallets, guitar picks and even jewelry.

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The 24th Annual ‘Trash Off’ Takes Place This Weekend in Lawton

The City of Lawton will be conducting its annual Trash-Off on April 28th.    Take advantage of this event to get rid of some of the items that you would normally have to pay to have hauled off. 

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