Getting to know our library board: Rebecca Garcia

What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Volunteer at R. M. H., Member of Sacred Heart Alter Society, Evangelization group leader How long have you been the library board? I have been on the library board for a long time. I think through 4 different directors. Where did you …

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Getting to know our neighbors: Butts Flowers

By Sheila Barnard Butts Flowers has been a staple on Rock Island since 1909. Two doors down from the current location, the original owners, the Butts family, grew the flowers in their own greenhouse. The shop was eventually handed down to the daughters, Pauline and Helen. According to the current owner, the Butts girls were …

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Importance of Roses in the Dark Tower Series

By Alicia Ballard Before we start, here are a few terms: Constant Reader: Stephen King Fan Keystone Earth: The main version of Earth out of multiple realities   To most people, Roses symbolize love, but to Constant Readers, they symbolize something far greater. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series spans eight novels, and several short stories. …

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Canadian County Master Gardeners

By Courtney Keck: Horticulture Educator Canadian County OSU Extension Service Despite the recent weather, gardening season is about to be in full swing, and that includes Canadian County Master Gardener activity. The CCMGs represent the Canadian County Cooperative Extension Service, which is a part of Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. Their mission is to share research-based …

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Getting to know our library board: Karen Pappas

By Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Friends of the Library, various activities with Wesley UMC, Project Transformation Reading mentor How long have you been on the library board? Two years Where did you grow up? Choctaw, OK Where did you go to school? Choctaw High …

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