Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weekend Festivals

Big Weekend
Bigfoot Festival Oct. 3 & 4 - Honobia, OK
Fall Festival Oct. 4. - Downtown Idabel, OK
McCurtain Gem & Mineral Show Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 - McCurtain County Fairgrounds, Idabel, OK

Oklahoma Bailout Vote

Wondering how members of the Oklahoma Congressional delegation voted on the bailout? Sullivan, Lucas and Fallin voted against the bill. Boren and Cole voted for it.

Tune Tuesday

Bad Things - Jace Everett

HBO True Blood

Lovin' this show. Don't he sound like Elvis when he says Sookie?

*warning-bad words in video*

Naked Ladies In Idabel

What the hell are you doing? What the hell is she doing?

Why are you naked?

Take my picture for the blog.

She's lost her damn mind.

I am not taking a picture of that!

People keep searchin' for naked ladies in Idabel. So..we need to put up some pics of naked ladies in Idabel.

They're not searching for real naked ladies!

They're searching for this!

Spider Lilies aka Naked Ladies!

I never knew she had a birthmark there. I AM NOT TAKING A PICTURE OF THAT!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Idabel/Roland Football

In case your wondering - Roland 14, Idabel 6

Idabel Homecoming Parade

It's almost time! It's almost time!

The homecoming parade!

He's clearing the street! He's clearing the street!

It's starting!

It's almost here! It's almost here!


Come back! Come back!

There it goes!

Aww man...It's over! It's over!

I missed it!

Oh why did I blink? Why did I blink?


Friday evening over 1000 residents of McCurtain County lined the streets of Idabel to honor Staff Sgt. Brandon Wade Farley.

We are proud to be from Idabel, Oklahoma.
We are proud to be from McCurtain County.
We are proud to be from the United States of America.
We are proud of our residents.
We are proud of our soldiers.

We are proud to have known Brandon Farley.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Remembering Staff Sgt. Brandon Farley

Staff Sgt. Brandon Farley, age 30, of Tom died September 18, 2008 in a fire fight in the Kunar Provence of Afghanistan when his unit came under attack from small arms and rocket propelled grenades. Brandon Farley is the first native of McCurtain County to have died while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Brandon Farley had just recently been promoted to Staff Sergeant and had been in Afghanistan since July. He was beginning his third deployment. Brandon was serving in the 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade combat team based at Ft Hood, Texas. Brandon had also served tours in the U.S. MArines and the National Guard.
Funeral services at Haworth Assembly of God Church with full military honors are pending later this week.
Public visitation will be on Friday Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Conley-White Funeral Home in Idabel.
Funeral services with full military honors will be Saturday Sept. 27 at 2pm at the Haworth Assembly Church of God, Interment will follow in the Tom Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Idabel Homecoming

Don't forget Homecoming!
Alumni meeting
Football Game
Class Reunions
See you there!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

bridge to nowhere

it's a joke people....it's a joke....kinda like this blog...we're takin' a break from this joke of a blog to nowhere...we'll be back in about a week....unless one of us gets bored .....or something happens in Idabel...or one of us gets bored and makes something happen in Idabel.

Tune Tuesday...on Saturday

Leszek Cichonski - Thanks Jimi

Here's your Tune Tuesday. You can come back Tuesday and listen to it.

video credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZcKAhoewKk

Alaska Women Reject Palin Rally


They said Sarah Palin had somewhere between an 80 to 90 percent (depending on who's telling you) approval rating in Alaska as Governor. About a thousand Palin supporters showed up to hear her speak at the new Dena’ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage. That same day well over 1400 showed up at the Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally. It was the biggest political rally in the history of Alaska.

Duh....where's the 80 to 90 percent?

Some Major Awards for Idabel

The Idabel Main Street Association hosted their annual volunteer appreciation banquet. The city of Idabel was recognized for its outstanding continuing support to the Idabel Main Street program. The police department, fire department and street department were also recognized. AEP-PSO, Wal-Mart Supercenter and Weyerhaeuser were also recognized as major contributors to the program. Linda Potts was Volunteer of the Year. Sharon Jernigan was Board Member of the Year. Andy Post received the award for most volunteer hours. And special recognition was given to Patti Harris for outstanding program manger.

Kingston Police Officers Disciplined

KINGSTON, Okla. – The chief of police in Kingston says he will discipline his officers that pulled over a Valliant school bus Thursday night on accusations of stolen property. A Valliant school bus was stopped on the way home from a junior high football game Thursday night and forced to go back into Kingston. When we spoke with county authorities Thursday night, they told us they stopped the bus because of accusations of stolen property. This morning Kingston Police Chief John Canoe said there is no indication that anyone on the Valliant school bus had anything to do any type of theft. In fact, he admitted his officer didn't follow proper protocol by not alerting school officials. He said he has spoken with officials at Valliant and apologized. Canoe also said some disciplinary action will be taken with the officers involved. As for the accusations of theft, so far they can't prove anything was taken.

Valliant Middle School Football Players Not Thieves!

Valliant Middle School athletes were falsely accused Thursday night of a theft of money from a Kingston student. An Oklahoma Highway Patrolman, allegedly acting upon a request from a Kingston police officer, stopped the Valliant school bus in Mead and made the bus return to the Kingston field. The bus and the players were searched and no stolen materials or cash was found. The amount of money said to be missing was about $20. Reportedly, a Kingston school official described the youth who made the accusation as a "trouble maker". The youth reportedly missed classes at Kingston Friday and hadn't been located. The claim was the cash was taken not from the dressing room where the Valliant players dress for the game, but from where the Kingston players dress. The incident was reported by KXII on the station's evening news. Although nothing was found to have been stolen, that fact was not reported. (not sure if reporter knew this or not, if reporter knew surely he would have reported it)

There's a lot more to this story but that pretty much sums it up. As a parent, this makes me mad, and if it were my kid I'd be even madder.
* The student making this accusation is a trouble maker.
*This matter should have been handled by the coaches.
*The Highway Patrolman used poor judgment in trying to stop a school bus full of kids on a busy highway and making it turn around.
*The students were falsely accused, received negative publicity from KXII, did not get home until after 1 a.m. and missed a scheduled dinner.
*IT WAS $20! How much gas was wasted in making them turn around?
*The cash was taken from the dressing room the Valliant players weren't even in.
*The police were called, the highway patrol was called, the bus was made to turn around, the bus and the kids were searched....for $20! What would they have done if it had been $200? Shoot first ask questions later?

As a parent I feel...The Valliant football players, the coaches, the bus driver and the parents all deserve an apology from the Kingston school, the Kingston police, the highway patrolman, the KXII reporter (if reporter knew the whole story and did not report it) and the student that made the accusation. And if it's proven this student lied, he needs to pay for the wasted gas!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Funny

warning: bad words in video

Idabel High Homecoming

Idabel High Homecoming Parade - September 26
Parade starts 9:30am

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Parade Route - Begins intersection of Madison Ave and Ave I, will travel West along Madison to Central Ave, continues North on Central Ave. until turning back East on NE 3rd St. Parade will travel down 3rd St until it reaches the middle school (old Gray High), then turn South and continues to the library, where it turns East on Main ST until past the field house, parade ends on visitors side of football field.

After the parade there will be an Alumni reception in the Idabel High School cafeteria from 1:30 to 3:00. All Alumni are invited to attend.
Homecoming activities will begin at 6:30pm at George Coffman field.
Kickoff for the football game will be at 7:30pm.

The Gray High Class of 1978 reunion
Friday - Parade
Friday Night - Football Game - Idabel Warriors vs Roland Rangers
Saturday - Lake
Saturday Night - Country Club

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rivals High 100

Rivals High 100 is up http://highschool.rivals.com/viewrankhs.asp?ra_key=457
Game of the Week: No. 54 Tulsa Union Redskins vs No. 58 Jenks Trojans http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=849295

Idabel Chinese Chamber of Commerce

We got an email that told us to go check out the Idabel Chamber of Commerce website.
So we did.
Cause we always do what we're told.
At least we did this time.
Oh my gosh... the Chinese bought Idabel.
That is Chinese isn't it?
I think it is.
Anyone know?..anyone?.....anyone?...........Bueller?

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S&H lot for sale

Read this in McCurtain Gazette-
The Idabel city council voted Tuesday and they authorize Mayor Jerry Shinn to seek bids on the property where the old S & H building had been located. Under the terms of the bid proposal, the successful bidder has to start construction on the site within a year after receiving the deed, and the building constructed has to have a brick facade and be compatible with the downtown aesthetics.
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Red Slough Birds

Bird types back to normal at Red Slough after Hurricane Gustav and Ike. Some 50 ducks were counted including 15 teal. Wading birds and marsh birds including egrets, herons, wood storks, spoonbills, rails, common moorhens, grebes, stilts, and anhingas accounted for about half of the 350 individuals listed in Surveyor Dave Arbour's weekly survey.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Biden Promises New Toasters

Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said on NBC’s “Today” show:
“Our tax plan would take that tax cut of another $130 billion that John (McCain) wants to give to people making over $250,000 next year, not let it go forward and give it to the middle class — the very people who desperately need it to stay in their homes, to buy food, to take care of the gas, to fill up their tank, to be able to go out and buy a toaster, to employ people.”

The McCain campaign’s Joe Pounder, crowed in his morning e-mail to reporters: “Did you catch Joe Biden saying this morning that their tax cut will allow Americans to buy a ‘toaster’? Nothing says a sound economic plan like ‘buying a toaster.’”

Excuse me Mr. Pounder!
Just what the hell is wrong with wanting a new toaster?
Some of us (that don't have seven friggin' houses) have to spend our entire paycheck on nothing but GAS!!
So we can't afford a new toaster!
Some of us can't just run out and buy a new toaster (to put in one of our seven friggin houses) when the old one stops working because some of us don't have jobs.. because our job was to make the new toaster.. and we no longer have that job.. because some foreign person in a foreign country is now making that new toaster!
And even if some of us had a job.. some of us don't even have one friggin' house (much less seven) to put the friggin' new toaster in!
And why is that Mr. Pounder?
Because we have a Republican President that cares nothing about the everyday average middle class low income mother that needs a NEW TOASTER!
And this "WE wanna be the next Republican President" doesn't friggin care about the everyday average middle class low income mother that needs a new toaster either!
Because he/she is too friggin' worried about LIPSTICK!
Which by the way..WE CAN"T AFFORD THAT EITHER!
Oh no..this "WE wanna be the next Republican President" is to friggin' busy making fun of us everyday average middle class low income mother's that need a new toaster.. to actually care about the fact that..


This is a bank

You put your money in it! Even with everything that's going on, it's still safer than your car door or unlocked glove box.

Officials say Oklahoma banks are solid

Bank failures are expected in several states, but Oklahoma Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson said state banks, for the most part, stayed away from the subprime mortgage market, blamed for much of the country's economic upheaval.

Widespread bank failures are expected in states like California, Florida and Nevada, stemming from bad loans and declines in the housing market. Housing prices are still climbing, however, in Oklahoma, which had its share of bank failures in the 1980s after oil prices plummeted.

Now, Thompson said, "Oklahoma banks are well capitalized and well managed and they were not involved in the subprime market to any degree.

*read full story here http://www.newsok.com/article/3298178*

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sarah Palin Justice for Rape Victims

So am I understanding this correctly? Sarah Palin not only thinks a rape victim should carry the rapists child for 9 months--- but she should also pay for the test kit? http://www.feministing.com/archives/010930.html
Hell, let's pass a law that allows us to put the rape victim in town square and stone her while we're at it.
I am the only Republican on this blog. I have always been a Republican, but this ---this is enough to make me question my party's choice.
The more I learn about this woman--the less I want her and her lipstick in the White House.


Tune Tuesday


Big Festival for BIGFOOT

Honobia, OK - Bigfoot Festival - October 3 & 4
Festival will begin Friday at 8:00 a.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. Saturday will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 6:00 p.m. Festival Location is - Christ's 40 Acres at the corner of Hwy 144
and the Indian Trail (between Honobia and Talihina).
Go U.S. 259 to Octavia and west on S.H. 144 to Honobia.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Idabel & Ike

Ike only brought a little rain and wind to downtown.
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Idabel High 1998 Reunion

Idabel High Class of 98
Family Night -Friday - Sept. 19 - 7:00 p.m. at Warrior Stadium
Cookout and Party - Saturday - Sept. 20 - 1:00 p.m. at Hippie Point - Broken Bow Lake

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ike in Idabel

It's been rain and wind. Nothing major....yet.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogs of Note

No, not this one...and we have no hopes of it ever being one.
But a girl can dream damn it!
Blogs of Note are:
Interesting and noteworthy Blogger-powered blogs, compiled by the Blogger Team. For historical context, see Concerning the Historie and Nature of Blogs of Note.
Like I said, a girl can dream.
Anyway, if your into this whole Obama/Palin ....sorry!...Obama/McCain for President thing. Then go check out http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ It's Electoral Projections Done Right.
It's a really interesting and noteworthy blog that made the Blog of Notes...which this blog is not and we have no hopes of it ever being one.

*Ummm..I wonder if Blogger knows Blogger spell check says it spelled Historie wrong? Maybe if we tell them they'll make us a Blogs of Note.....cause like that's interesting and noteworthy isn't it? *

Surprise! Idabel Sonic Burglarized

McCurtain Gazette-
In local law enforcement activity, for the seventh time this year, the Idabel Sonic Drive-In was burglarized today. An employee arrived about 5:30a.m. today to find the front door broken and the safe missing. It wasn't known how much money was inside the safe.
No cameras or alarm were in operation at the time, police said.
* Now that's a surprise....they were only burglarized six times before. So they leave off the alarm and STILL have no bubba cam. Is there a Stupid Sonic of the year award?*

Idabel Cash Trash

NAIW: Did ya'll read this story in the McCurtain Gazette?
A 53 year-old Idabel woman said $500 was stolen from her driver's side door while she was shopping at a discount store or at a convenience store. She discovered the money was missing after making the two stops.
Am I the only one wondering... WHY!
Why would you put $500 in your friggin' car door and leave it?
If you have to leave it in the car..
put it in the glove compartment..
and lock it!

BAAW: I'd put it in the trunk.

PTW: You guys ever heard of a bank?
You put your cash in them.
They keep it safe for you.
It's really cool.

WTRW: I don't need a bank, thank you very much.
I have kids, so I never have money to put in a bank.
But if I did have $500 to leave in my car---

I just throw it in the floor cause nobody would ever find it.