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Dan Loeb played a crucial role in getting 'American Sniper' made, but missed his chance to make a profit


During a Barefoot Economic Summit, an investor conference Bass hosts at his Texas home, Kyle taught Loeb to shoot. After the two became friendly, "Loeb encouraged Kyle to pursue a movie version of his 2012 book, 'American Sniper,'" Bloomberg reports.

Procter-Henson to wed


The best man will be Justin Guthrie of Olney and groomsmen, Cyler Matlock of Bowie, Garret Patterson of Belton and Eric Proctor of Lingleville. Ushers will be Hayden Gilbreath, Ransom Neely and Taylor Hardin. The reception will be held at Celebration Event ...

Paul Willard Harris


Paul was born May 10, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, to David L. and Helen (Littlefield) Harris. He left this life from his home in Olney, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, to reunite with family members in the Home of Many Mansions. Funeral services will be ...

Area high school baseball players flocking to Olney Central


Jerad Eickhoff, a Mater Dei graduate who spent two years at Olney and is now pitching in the Texas Rangers organization, said Conley's connections were the key selling point. "You walk into his office and he has business cards of every scout or college ...

Texas Rangers: Pre-spring training evaluation


The Texas Rangers have a lot of talent on this team and that talent is healthy again and ready to compete. Buster Olney’s team projections have the Rangers with the 7th best lineup in baseball http://t.co/1csSBzTdem And that’s why Buster Olney ranked ...

Fire Marshal Investigating Recent Fires


According to law enforcement, on January 18 a structure in Olney was damaged by fire ...
revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slaying Texas inmate set to die Thursday ...

The AL West in 2015: The Texas Rangers


The Texas Rangers, the “local” rivals of the Astros ...
with an average of 33,564 tickets being sold for their games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. ESPN’s Buster Olney in an “Insider” article, ranked their infield as top-10 in the majors ...

Report: SMU QB Kolney Cassel transfers to Sacramento State


With Morris at the helm, it is unclear who will start at quarterback for the Ponies. But it appears the frontrunner is former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Davis, who led the team in both passing and rushing yards this past season.

Troy Rogers


Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Olney, Texas, with Reverend Chad Edgington officiating. Burial with family and friends will be at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under ...

Francisco “Frank” G. Guerra


Guerra of Olney, Texas; sister, Rosa G. Martinez of Alice, Texas; two sons: Robert G. Guerra of Megargel, Texas and Justin Black of Purcell, Oklahoma; daughter, Heidi Missy Wade of Wichita Falls, Texas; step-daughter, Saundra Jeannie May of Archer City ...




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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Save Money on Homeownership in OLNEY

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]




Register now and request your ballots for the year in OLNEY

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.

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If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1

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