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Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:37 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Books and lectures are not the only ways students pick up important lessons and skills during the school year. Extracurricular activities provide a range of benefits to participants almost as limitless as the slate of options available to them.
For parents, empty nest can be full of promise News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:35 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – What’s next? That is the looming question many Oklahoma families will face this fall when they usher the youngest child out of the house and, in a moment of hand-wringing fear and giddy excitement, officially empty the proverbial nest.
Calming those new-school-year jitters News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:33 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When the new school year begins this fall, there is bound to be lots of excitement, but also some nerves for both students and their parents.
Breakfast helps set the stage for academic success News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast.
College students should budget, too News Item Jul 26, 2017 11:27 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is true, college students are not known for having a lot of money, but that does not take away the need for a budget. In fact, it may be even more important to know how much is coming in and going out of the bank account.
Safely walking and riding a bicycle to school News Item Jul 21, 2017 10:44 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – When school begins this fall, many Oklahoma students will arrive by bus or car, while others will walk or ride bicycles, and that means keeping some important safety precautions in mind.
Plan ahead to manage back-to-school costs News Item Jul 20, 2017 01:00 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – While Oklahoma students enjoy the last few weeks of summer, another school year is fast approaching, and that means the annual back-to-school shopping frenzy is on the very near horizon.
Protecting your skin from the sun News Item Jul 17, 2017 10:26 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Getting in a little fun in the sun is a summertime treat, but protecting your skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays while outdoors is no laughing matter.
Remember to stay hydrated in the summer News Item Jul 17, 2017 10:24 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – While it is important to stay hydrated year-round, it can be more of a challenge during the steamy summer months. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat by balancing fluid intake with what is lost through the course of the daily living.
Protecting children from lice during summer camp News Item Jun 27, 2017 11:03 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With school out, many youths may be heading off to camps and conferences for part of their summer break. If that is the case, both children and parents should know how to protect against head lice.
Is earthquake insurance for you? News Item Jun 26, 2017 04:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – As earthquakes become increasingly common in Oklahoma, it is worthwhile for residents to consider purchasing insurance to protect their property as the ground shakes and rolls underfoot.
Be safe while staying cool in the pool News Item Jun 23, 2017 11:05 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Splashing around in the backyard pool or enjoying the amenities at the local community center is always refreshing on a hot summer day. But, amid all the fun, safety should always be a main priority.
Beware of bed bugs during summer travels News Item Jun 23, 2017 11:03 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With summer’s arrival, family vacation season is now in full swing. It is a good guess, though, that bed bugs are probably the last things on the minds of would be travelers.
Safely enjoying lakes and rivers in Oklahoma News Item Jun 23, 2017 11:01 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – For many Oklahomans, there is no better summertime activity than spending time at the lake. Putting a few important safety measures in place while on the water can help ensure a fun, accident-free experience for everyone.
Registration open for the 2017 Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference News Item Jun 22, 2017 10:06 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – A forward thinking researcher along with a former Miss America turned television co-host will headline the slate of speakers at the 2017 Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference set for Aug. 3-4 in Oklahoma City.
Making playgrounds safe places to play News Item Jun 22, 2017 10:03 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Few outdoor activities are as entertaining to children as a playground. The swings, slides and seesaws are guaranteed fun, especially with the warmer temperatures of summer settling in across Oklahoma.
Pay attention to children’s media use during the summer News Item Jun 14, 2017 10:37 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With summer’s arrival and the less hectic pace it brings for families compared to the school year, it may be tempting for parents to allow children to watch a little more television or play that video game a little longer.
Protecting your property with flood insurance News Item Jun 14, 2017 09:44 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans have health insurance, dental insurance and car insurance. But, what about flood insurance?
How healthy is your home? News Item Jun 09, 2017 12:53 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – These days, lots of families are living healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. But, how healthy are their homes?
Keeping ants out of the house News Item May 31, 2017 04:28 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Ants might be tiny pests but they can be a gigantic nuisance for homeowners, especially in the spring and summer when they are most active.
A walk a day can help keep the doctor away News Item May 31, 2017 04:25 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The benefits of a simple daily walk are endless.
Bone health remains important as we age News Item May 31, 2017 04:23 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is not necessarily true that the older we get, the more fragile we become, but aging and loss of bone mass are directly linked.
Maintain muscle as you age News Item May 31, 2017 04:21 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – A decline in muscle mass is a part of aging, but doing everything possible to slow that decline should be near the top of everyone’s priority list.
Older adults can help guard their immune system with healthy lifestyle News Item May 31, 2017 04:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Most people probably are not overly familiar with the sprawling network of tissues and organs that make up the body’s immune system, much less the very important job that system does.
Safe drinking water is a top concern after a natural disaster News Item May 17, 2017 04:07 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the wake of recent severe storms across Oklahoma, finding a safe water supply is a priority.

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