Do you ever wonder why state and county laws require pet owners to vaccinate their dogs and cats for rabies? And have you ever wondered why Fluffy or Kitty is required to have their rabies vaccine every year? The reason is for your safety and the safety of all the other people and animals that your furry friend might encounter.
Rabies is a virus that is transmitted through the saliva of an infected and symptomatic animal. Common warm-blooded mammals that are susceptible to rabies in our area include dogs, cats, ferrets, skunks, raccoons, foxes, bats, coyotes, wolves, cattle and horses. The best way to prevent rabies in your trusty companion is by vaccination. In addition to vaccinating your pets for rabies to help prevent infection, you should also keep them away from high risk species of wild-life, like raccoons, skunks and bats.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Preparations are underway for the 19th annual Septemberfest to be held Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. The event has grown each year, and has become an annual fall favorite for many Oklahoma families. Hosted by Governor Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen, Septemberfest is a free event for the whole family to enjoy.
On the fringes of the 2015-2016 school term, I propose that we seek to confirm God’s truth about the teacher-student relationship in Uvalde. Both groups will impress each other uniquely and permanently.
Come Friday night, the class of 2015 will have walked the stage, grabbed their diplomas and tossed their hats high into the air, punctuating the end to their high school careers. And though with each year we get a fresh crop of eager young graduates, it does not make each and every occasion any less special.
Lena “Marina” Garcia has announced that she will soon be publishing her second children’s book, “The Big Forest.” Following the release of her first book, “The Spiders Christmas,” her latest literary endeavor describes the experiences of a group of neighborhood friends. “Come and join Eugene and his two best friends, Jimmy Bells and Trey, in their summertime fun and adventures in the old clapboard house neighborhood,” Garcia said of the book. “Find out what happens when the boys try to smoke out the would-be wild animals in their playground...”
First State Bank of Uvalde is hosting an essay contest in recognition of financial literacy month. The contest is open to students in sixth through ninth grades who may or may not have a young savers account.