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2014-02-24 12:22:10

Mitigation challenges for Oil & Gas companies in Oklahoma gets a little easier with the USFWS approval of a new conservation bank for the American Burying Beetle. EDMOND, Okla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Burying Beetle Conservation Bank ("ABBCB") was approved by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service ("USFWS") on February 14 to provide conservation credits across Eastern Oklahoma. The ABBCB will create approximately 700 turn-key conservation offsets for...

2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension Program. The resolution is aimed at funding a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to extend the lead time for tornado warnings beyond one hour. "Protection of life and property is of utmost importance during severe weather events such as the ones we...

2014-02-21 16:20:29

Special Pricing Runs Through the Weekend BARTLESVILLE, Okla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car buyers in the Tulsa area have never lacked for reasons to consider a Honda when shopping for a vehicle. Honda is regularly among the industry leaders in efficiency and safety ratings and are considered some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. Now, with the Presidents' Day Sales Event underway at Honda of Bartlesville, drivers have been given additional incentive to consider...

2014-02-20 16:21:49

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) announced today that its 2013 tax packages, including the Schedule K-1, will be available online beginning Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, and may be accessed through the ONEOK Partners website at www.oneokpartners.com or directly from this link. The partnership's 2013 tax packages are expected to be mailed by Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. For additional information, unitholders may call the tax package support staff...

2014-02-19 23:31:17

Hansen Dirani, a car accident attorney in Tulsa at Hansen Dirani & Associates Law Offices, is asked about a measure that would prohibit texting while driving in Oklahoma. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Commenting on a news story about proposed changes to Oklahoma law that would allow law enforcement officials to fine drivers caught texting, Tulsa car accident attorney Hansen Dirani said today he supports such tough measures to make the roads safer for everyone. Dirani said he...

2014-02-19 16:21:31

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) will hold its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders on May 21, 2014, at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The meeting also will be audio webcast on ONEOK's website, www.oneok.com. The record date for determining shareholders entitled to receive notice of the meeting and to vote is March 24, 2014. What: ONEOK, Inc. 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders When: 9...

2014-02-17 23:21:04

USDA awards Mercy $382,748 grant, benefitting school kids and communities in rural Midwest. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 For the third time, the USDA has awarded Mercy a $382,748 grant which will ultimately provide greater access to health care in some of Mercy’s most rural communities in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. “Almost half of the communities Mercy serves in our four-state geographic footprint are in some of the most remote rural areas,” said Dr. Tim Smith, vice...

2014-02-13 23:22:35

Drug rehabilitation centers such as Narconon Arrowhead of Oklahoma experience a rise in the number of clients admitted for prescription drug use. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths has become greater than deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is the nonmedical use of...

2014-02-13 23:01:55

The 2nd DUG Midcontinent conference and exhibition, scheduled for March 2- 4 offers a “Who’s Who” of industry decision makers providing original and timely data for attendees. The event takes place at the Cox Business Center (formerly the Tulsa Convention Center) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The 2nd DUG Midcontinent conference and exhibition, scheduled for March 2- 4 offers a “Who’s Who” of industry decision makers providing original and timely...

2014-02-12 23:23:11

Statewide K-12 virtual public school receives unanimous board approval to continue providing families with a high-quality, highly-accountable education option. Bartlesville, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving full-time K-12 students throughout Oklahoma, was approved as a statewide virtual charter school for the 2014-2015 school year by the newly-created Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. The board voted...


Latest Oklahoma Reference Libraries

Ouachita National Forest
2013-12-24 11:17:49

Ouachita National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in eastern areas of Oklahoma and western areas of Arkansas. This forest holds 1,784,457 acres and is the oldest national forest in the southern portion of the United States. This forest holds six designated wilderness areas including Black Fork Mountain Wilderness and Flatside Wilderness. This forest extends through fifteen counties including Le Flore County in Oklahoma and Logan and Yell counties in Arkansas....

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-18 07:33:03

Symbol: CAOK Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CASTO Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. oklahomensis (Mack.) Gleason Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, MS, TN, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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