By DIANE BASDEN
Special to the News-Capital
Happy Father’s Day to all of you special dads that read this column. It is a proven fact that every child born has a father and mother.
Since it is so hot, it’s time to hit the shade, lake and Kool-Aid.
It will not be long until school starts back, so parents, start buying those school supplies and clothes now.
Lou Ann Knell reported that Sydnie Quinton, 4, has finished her chemotherapy treatments and now has started her radiation treatments.
Lou Ann also said that her father, Charles Quinton, is doing real good since his surgery.
Marie Monks, of Quinton, remained in Haskell County Hospital in Stigler as of June 11. She had extensive surgery there on May 10. Please pray for Marie.
My recent visitors were Martha Montgomery, Shelly, Chesney, and Skyler Ballard, Georgia Brunson, Hattie Seabolt, Charlene Daniel, the Rev. Eddie Dye, the Rev. Charles and Shirley Thomas, April, Joshua and Holly Murray, Lou Ann Knell, and Peyton Knell, and Colene Basden.
Charlene Daniel held a Bible study on June 5 at Quinton Manor. Those present were Dorothy Degroot, Eva Bennight, Pauline Giles, Hattie Seabolt and myself.
I held a prayer meeting on June 7 at Quinton Manor. Those present were Tressa Noble, Iva Hayes, Dorothy Degroot, Eva Bennight, Geri Aby, Pauline Giles, Hattie Seabolt, Peggy Rhyms, Dolores Wiles and Sally Whiteside.
The Quinton Senior Citizens dinner on June 8 had 37 present at Quinton Community Center. Mildred Dellinger gave the blessing over the meal. The meal included chicken strips, potatoes, gravy, salad, blackeyed peas, vegetables, hot rolls, cobbler, ice cream and drinks.
Georgia Brunson visited Sally Whiteside, Hattie Seabolt, and Carl and Frances Alverson on June 7 at Quinton Manor.
Bell Williams, of McAlester, visited her mother, Lora Bunyard, at Quinton Manor last week. She also played the piano for everyone at the home.
By DIANE BASDEN
PAWS: Happy Easter
As I was growing up, it seemed that Easter was always a time for giving a cute little furry animal as a gift. We seem to associate this holiday with bunnies and chicks, and of course, kitties and puppies.
McAlester livestock report
On Tuesday, 1,200 head of cattle were sold at the McAlester Union Stockyards. Steers sold $2 to $9 higher than at the last sale and heifers sold $4 to $8 higher.
Low blood-sugar levels make for grousing spouses
Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Missing a meal, dieting or just being hungry may be the reason, researchers said.
Tax deduction for a gym membership?
April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?
OSU Extension: Cattle tips for spring
As we continue to move into spring here in Pittsburg County and cattle prices are at an all-time high, here are a few basic management tips to ensure herd health and productivity of the herd.
Richardsons celebrate 50 years of marriage
Haileyville High School graduates Jim and Connie Richardson, of rural Claremore, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.
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