Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCurtain Election Results 07/2008

Republican U.S Senator: Jim Inhofe - 172; Evelyn Rogers - 25; Dennis Lopez - 3
Democratic U.S. Senator: Andrew Rice - 2033; Jim Rogers - 2433
Oklahoma State Senate District 5: Steve Young - 1444; Jerry Ellis - 3616
Oklahoma State Representative District 1: Dennis Bailey - 2955; Hank Austin - 1983
McCurtain County Sheriff: Johnny Tadlock - 3499; John Gilbreath - 1573
UPDATE: 11/04/2008 Election results are under post title McCurtain County Oklahoma Election Results

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The old Safeway - Lewis Foods Building

Was afraid this building would end up like S & H. But it's been bought and being remodeled. So glad.

Did You Vote Today Idabel?

If you don't vote you can't grip.

I need Coffee!!!

I love this place! I love the coffee! On a scale of 1 to 10 - I give 9 - no drive-thru.
Some days my lazy butt just does not want to get out of the car.

Java Dave's 1421 E Washington (Choctaw Village)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Knol: a unit of knowledge or Izza Brain and U Ain't

So I went and checked out Knol - a unite of knowledge. I was amazed I found nothing on Idabel.

Taxi! Taxi!

Been seeing more and more of this on the back roads since gas went sky high.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

IRS Notification - Tax Refund - Attention Required

If you've recently received an email like this don't open it. The IRS does not and will not notify you through e-mail. And remember the IRS is dot gov..... not systems dot irs dot net.

You Will Be Missed!

American Idol Auditions!

If your in Texarkana today go by Central Mall 10am to 3pm and audition for American Idol. You need to pick up an audition packet from customer service.

When: Saturday, July 26 10am-3pm
Where: Texarkana, TX at Central Mall
Pick up an audition application at McLarty Ford or Central Mall
Top 15 finalists will advance to Bossier City, Saturday, August 2.
When: Saturday, August 2 10am-3pm
Where: Bossier City, LA at Pierre Bossier Mall
Pick up an audition application at Pierre Bossier Mall or JC Johnson Ford - in Minden.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Got balls...

...but no place to roll them. Collier Bowl is closed and for sale.
(around $82,000.00.. I think)
UPDATE: Collier Bowl has been bought and being remodeled. Heard it will have bowling, skating, golf and batting cages.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friggin' Oklahoma Lottery

October 2005 Oklahoma got the lottery. In all that time Idabel has had one winner. James Coleman won $20,000 playing Casino Cash scratch off on March 20, 2008.

One friggin' winner in over two years! .....I'm gonna start wastin' my money at the casino.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jeff Keith & Tesla

Thanks Dirk "dirkintexas" excellent video. Go here to see more of Tesla and Jeff Keith

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson Description:
a 20 year old Caucasian male
5 feet, 7 inches tall
weighs 135 pounds
red hair
green eyes
wears glasses
had a full beard

Matthew J. Wilson, a junior at Rice University in Houston has been missing since December 15, 2007. Wilson’s car was recently found on June 10, 2008 in the 1200 block of Allston Way in Berkeley, CA. His hometown is Haworth, Oklahoma.

If anyone has any information about Matthew Wilson’s whereabouts please call the Rice University Police Department at 713-348-6000. To respond to the Crime Stoppers offer, call 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Monday, July 14, 2008

Orgasmic Watermelon Festival

Watermelon like Viagra
Fox news reports that researchers from Texas A&M long have studied the fruit and found that it contains natural "enhancers" to the human body. "We've always known that watermelon is good for you, but the list of its very important healthful benefits grows longer with each study," said Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center, in a news release from the university. Watermelon and some other fruits and vegetables contain phyto-nutrients, including lycopene, beta carotene and citrulline, which are compounds that produce healthy reactions in the body, Patil said.

!!Watermelon Festival - Valliant, OK - July 19, 2008!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tesla - Jeff Keith - Rocklahoma 2008

Jeff Keith - Tesla will be at Rocklahoma - Pryor, Oklahoma Tonight 9:15pm
Tulsa World Interview "We were always the unexpected act in rock 'n' roll," said lead singer Jeff Keith during a recent telephone interview. "What they see on stage is the same as us behind the scenes. They always get the real us." With Tesla, nostalgia rules and no-nonsense blues rock still packs in the fans. Keith credits his upbringing as a big reason fans are drawn to him. "I'm an Idabel boy," he laughed. "I graduated high school from there in 1976, and I went to seventh grade in Broken Bow. A lot of old friends come up any time I'm anywhere near there." Tesla's near there now, joining this year's monolith hair band Rocklahoma, headlining Sunday. "We were supposed to play last year but couldn't make it," said Keith. "This year, every tour stop, we sign every autograph we can. It means a lot to them, but it also means a lot to us. "We're in it for the long haul at Rocklahoma. We will definitely catch as many acts as we can, every day we're there."

Just proving a point!

I'm thinkin'.....she's very lucky. That pre-natal vitamin could have killed her. I almost choked to death on one of those once..... Suckers are huge!
story credit: mccurtain gazette

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gray High School

Then - Gray High School

Now - Idabel Middle School
Trivia: The last graduating class of Gray High was the class of "78".

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hello Idabel! I am virgin!

This is Angelina......she's a member on MyBlogLog. Angelina sent a request to follow me. Angelina wrote:
Hello. I am virgin new but eager to get in the groove and tap in to this rich networking source. Join my neighborhood and also why not share a news with you. As of today July9th I have made an avg. of $1950 per month for the past 3 months and I did it with relatively new companies call deal dot com and Mediatext. I have amased 45 referals so far in my two months time and it keeps growing. Pls be my referal and Check it out --
I'm sorry Angelina, but it just wouldn't work out between us. I mean your really gorgeous and I'm sure you have a wonderful personality. It's just are virgin and I am not.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A message from God .......and 102.9 FM

So I was drivin' around Idabel yesterday, lookin' around and remembering all the buildings that are gone. The Rancho Drive-In, the old Sonic, Ken's Pizza, Earnheart's Studio, Gray High School, the beer joints on skid many more....and now S&H can be added to the list. So many memories of the places and the people. So anyway, I'm gettin' depressed with all this rememberin'...why are all these things gone...can't go to the Drive-in cause the Drive-In's gone, can't get a beer cause the beer joints are gone....oh woe is me....and then like a message from God!! 102.9 FM plays this song, and this song reminds me of my ex-husbands, and that reminds me.....sometimes it's a good thing when things are gone!

*warning-bad words in the song*

song credit: Rehab - Bartender aka Sittin' at a Bar

video credit:

Sad day today in Idabel Oklahoma!

S & H Department Store is gone!

100 years of history being put into a dump truck.

If the beer joints were still here, I'd go in and have a drink.'s a sad day Idabel.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

That's some bottom you got there!

I made Okie round-up at
The WynnBlog sparkles with a July 4th podcast.
Straight Shooter prays with Washington for America.
CycleDog speaks of energy independence.
Oklahoma Lefty aces the citizenship quiz.
Brit Gal’ in the USA lists the pros and cons of U.S. independence.
The McCarville Report Online is flagged.
Turtle Rock Farm runs with scissors.
Today In Idabel Oklahoma celebrates, uh, Idabel.

So what if I'm at the bottom of the list....I'm on the damn list!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

A walk in the park

New walkin' park in front of the hospital. It's too damn hot to walk on it, but it's nice to look at.

Dream House?

I can't help but wonder.......what the hell is it?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th Idabel!

Fireworks Friday at Hochatown (behind Frontier General Store in Jordan Costruction parking lot) and fireworks at Wright City Rodeo.
Fireworks Saturday at Warrior Stadium.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Come take a wok with me.

I can't help but wonder........why do you think they took those two air conditioning units?