Columns/Opinions

Tue
06
Oct

ALL THE WAY TO MARS

By LeRoy Jones

Frank C. Mars and his wife lived in Tacoma, Washington, back in 1911, when they began making candy in their home kitchen. In 1920, Frank moved his family to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and into larger quarters. Here he created his first candy bar, called the Mar-O-Bar. He even named his candy making company the Mar-O-Bar Company. The Mar-O-Bar was not well received by the buying public.

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Tue
29
Sep

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood
 
Tue
29
Sep

CANDYMAKING MOVES WEST

By LeRoy Jones
 
Tue
22
Sep

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

 

Those Oklahomans seeking to divide us would argue that Republicans support business and Democrats support workers. It simply isn’t the case. A lot of conservative policies are aimed at growing business with the intent of creating more jobs and better economic prosperity and freedom for all Oklahomans.

 

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Tue
22
Sep

MORE CURTISS PRODUCTS

By LeRoy Jones

 

Otto Schnering was sold on his Baby Ruth candy bar to the extent that he gave them away. Not only did he advertise in magazines and newspapers, as a gimmick he arranged for an airplane to be flown over Pittsburgh one summer day in 1923, and drop Baby Ruth bars on the city.

 

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Tue
15
Sep

Pet Corner

by De De Young
 
When we choose a dog as a family pet, that we are going to enjoy for several years, it is so important we get the right dog for our family. If you have an easy going low key family, then you need a low energy dog. They are the easiest and do not require a lot of exercise.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin
 
For the next several weeks, I am traveling across the state in a series of meetings promoting a workforce and education initiative called “Oklahoma Works.” The meetings, co-hosted by the State Chamber of Oklahoma, promote a much-needed dialogue between education professionals and employers in both the public and private sector.
 
Tue
08
Sep

CANDY BARS

By LeRoy Jones

Milton S. Hershey learned the candy trade working for Joseph H. Royer, a confectioner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hershey was 18 when, in 1876, he opened his own candy shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The business closed six years later and he set out to learn how to make caramel.

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Tue
08
Sep

A Word From The Superintendent

 By Brad Overton

It was a great night at Blue Devil Stadium, as the Blue Devils put on a dominating performance in the first home football game of the year. The excitement in the air was evident not only for the prospects of the football season but also for the future improvements of the football stadium.

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Tue
01
Sep

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

Historic homes across Oklahoma have played a major role in the preservation and understanding of Oklahoma history going back to the 19th century, with many of these dramatic structures preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society and presented for visitors. Decorative arts have played a major role in understanding how the original families enjoyed life and hosted visitors in these historic homes when Oklahoma cities and towns were being developed more than 100 years ago. 

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