Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Evidence of World's First Temple?

Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt has discovered massive stone carvings in Turkey which are believed to be 11,000 years old. This makes the temple he found (Gobekli Tepe) 6,000 years older than Englands' Stonehenge. Click on the title above to check out the Smithsonian website; you will be amazed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winning Ways

The state of Oklahoma prints a monthly publication about our lottery (L 1900.6 W776 in Oklahoma Documents.) Although there is still some debate about its’ value, the lottery has provided $232 million to education in Oklahoma. 45% of the money goes to kindergarten through 12th grade (includes some compensation for teachers and support employees.) 45% goes to tuition grants, loans and scholarships for colleges and universities. This includes construction of facilities, capital outlays and technology. 5% goes to teachers’ retirement. 5% goes to the school consolidation and assistance fund. Click on the blue title above to access Winning Ways.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The FDIC Has New Plan.

An additional 24 billion dollars will be spent to try to prevent 1.5 million home foreclosures. Click on the blue title above for article and video.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Credit Conditions in the United States

For interactive maps showing the current credit conditions in the United States click the title above. Find the percentage of credit card and mortgage foreclosures for every county within the country. The maps were made by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Transition of Presidential Administrations

To follow news about the transition of Presidential administrations go to the government website Or you can click the title above.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The FBI A Centennial History, 1908-2008.

The title says it all. This is one of the most interesting books found in Government Documents (J 1.14/2:C 33/3). Although James Bond is missing, you can find just about anything the FBI has been involved with. Cases range from Al Capone to the Duquesne Spy Ring. An Oklahoma case was called Murder and Mayhem in the Osage Hills, which involved the murder of 24 people to get to a half million dollars of oil money in 1921. You won't be disappointed with the variety of cases and the wealth of photographs and information.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Influenza Prevention Guidelines

Check out this website for government guidelines to prevent getting the flu this year. Click on the blue title above to access website.


Exercise your right to vote!

Monday, November 03, 2008 Election Info You Need provides a lot of election information for those individuals new to Western Oklahoma or Oklahoma in general. This website provides information about what you can see on tomorrow's ballot, including candidates and state questions. It also provides a polling place finder that directs voters to the appropriate voting location with a map and contact information.

Get out and vote tomorrow!!!!