Idabel, OK Real Estate News

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Luna is a Wire Haired Terrier that is full of love & gives the best kisses. She enjoys playing in the yard but also loves to snuggle on the couch & watch tv.     She gets along GREAT with kids, cats & dogs of all sizes, but she prefers to have small to medium size dogs to play with.       She spends most of her time wiggling around your feet just waiting to be loved on & shown some affection.     She can't contain her excitement when she sees you walk through the door or hears you call her name.     Her crate is her favorite place to sleep, other than the couch of course!       She is crate trained & actually ENJOYS being in there to chew on her bones & curl up on her blanket.       She is still shy & a little timid around new people, but she warms up to them in time. She is doing very ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
The Drought is Definitely Over in McCurtain County Oklahoma     Last summer, Southeast Oklahoma went through a terrible drought.  Many cattlemen bought feed through the summer for the cattle because there was not any grass for them.  The pastures turned brown and the grass crunched under your feet when you walked on it.  Lake levels were low and the heat was almost unbearable.         It brought people to their knees, literally.  Many prayers were said about the situation, churches held prayer meetings to pray for rain.    We prepared to have to deal with a shortage of hay and feeding for an extended amount of time..    Then the rains came.. Beautiful wet stuff from the sky, washing away the dust and making the grass grow.      Not only that but this winter has been mild and fairly war...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Our Granddaughter, Chassy Barrett was selected as one of ten high school students from across the nation to travel, with their adult mentors, to Washington DC for a shadow day at the Department of Transportation.  The ten students   and their mentors are all involved in Project Ignition in their respective schools from across the country. The students will explore job opportunities, be honored by the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood at a small luncheon, meet with the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, and talk with Washington officials about how Project Ignition youth are demonstrating leadership in their communities through their efforts to improve driving behavior. Project Ignition is sponsored in the schools by State Farm Insurance Company.  The groups of students at...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Brewing Tea From Your Flower Garden ~ In Oklahoma, you say??  YES!! I am a Tea Sipper.  A Tea Fanatic.  I love hot tea, iced tea, lukewarm tea, any-way-you-want-to-serve-it tea...as long as it's FRESHLY BREWED.  Don't give me any of that canned tea or in-the-jug tea from the grocery store of convenience store.. NAH!  Nasty stuff.. please don't jump on me if you like pre-made store bought tea...we're talking fresh tea here. My mother-in-law has a beautiful Camellia bush in the flower bed at the front of the house.  It is about 10 feet tall, has beautiful waxy leaves and is an evergreen.. brightens up the yard even in the winter.  When it blooms, it has gorgeous white flowers.  Recently I ran across something about Chinese tea coming from Camellia Sinensis, a different variety of camelias...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Brinkley's Auction in Idabel, Oklahoma continues to be one of my favorite local businesses.  Larry Brinkley started Brinkley Auctions several years ago.  Brinkley Auction is a monthly auction of Tractors and Farm Equipment.. there's usually even a few household items scattered through the farm equipment.  In fact, this month, the auction has several boats from LakeWay Marine that will absolute sell to the highest bidder.    I've written about Brinkley's Auction before in my blog for various reasons.  Brinkley Auction is one of our major businesses in Idabel Oklahoma.  Brinkley Auction is one of the largest tractor auctions in the country.  Most of my clients are moving here from out of state and often they are buying acreage and moving to the country for the first time.  They definitely...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Skittles is a quiet adult house cat that has Tortoise Shell coloring and markings.   She has been spayed, de-clawed, vaccinated and de-wormed.    She interacts well with dogs and other cats, but would prefer being in a quiet home without alot of other animals.   She is a litter box trained, very healthy, domestic short haired cat .   If interested in Skittles please contact ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at arkofmccurtaincounty.org.    An adoption fee will apply to offset sterilization expenses.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Ruger is a 9 month old pup that appears to be Mountain Cur and American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a very playful, intelligent and affectionate puppy. He interacts well with children and other animals.....large and small(as pictured here).  He weighs 45 lbs and stands 22" high at the shoulders. He knows how to use a doggie door and walk on a lead. Ruger doesn't challenge a fence, but does still exhibit some chewing. Ruger has been neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed. If interested in visiting with him please contact ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org. An adoption fee will apply. 
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Lizzie is a young adult female approx. 1-2 yrs old. She has very pretty colors of dapple gray, white and brown. She appears to be a Catahoula and Australian Shepherd mix.  She is leash trained and is easily managed. She is also crate trained. She is very sweet and good natured and likes other dogs both small and big and is good with children. She does have a special need as both of her light blue/gray eyes have pupils that are somewhat irregular. Lizzie is able to see although her vision may be limited. She still loves to be petted and hugged and will just need some extra care and attention. Lizzie will be spayed, vaccinated and dewormed soon. She will be a wonderful companion for any person or family. If interested in Lizzie, please complete the online adoption application at www.arkof...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Peaches.. 2 wk old Cream, Black, & Tan, Grizzle Coated Apple Head Chihuahua Puppy Will be Available for Adoption.   Peaches is 2 week old cream, black and tan grizzle coated apple head Chihuahua puppy.  She weighs less than 3/4 of one pound. Her mother weighs 6 lbs at her adult weight and has an affectionate and well adjusted personality.  She will be ready to be adopted in 4-6 weeks and will then have had puppy shots and de-wormer. If interested in Peaches please call ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org. A $50 adoption fee will apply to offset her sterilization expenses.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Lucky appears to be an approximately10-12 month old male Labrador, Cur and Boxer mix. He is very sweet, affectionate and playful. He is good with other dogs of all sizes, but will chase cats.  Lucky will make a wonderful companion for adults or children. He has been neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed. If interested in adopting him please call ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org.  A$50 adoption fee will apply to offset his sterilization expenses. 
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
ARK has 5 Chiweenie (Dachsund and Chihuahua mix) puppies available for adoption. They are 8-9 week old and are very lovable and sociable. They weigh almost 3 lbs. and consist of 4 males and 1 female. They have been vaccinated and de-wormed and will be sterilized very soon. If interested in one of them please call ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org. A $50 adoption fee will apply to offset their sterilization expenses.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
ARK is seeking a home for 3 little Bulldog and Terrier mixed breed puppies. They appear to be 3-4 months old and are very sweet and playful.  They have had a rough start, but will make remarkable pets. Tokyo is a black and white male, Wall-E is a white & brown male and Tootsie is white little girl.  They crave the love and attention of human companionship. They will be sterilized, vaccinated and de-wormed soon. If you are interested in one of these babies please call ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the online adoption application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org. An adoption fee will apply. 
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Pretty Is AS Pretty Does ~ NOT! If you’ve ever encountered this plant, you know the havoc it causes for many of us.  This time of the year, it’s such a pretty plant!  Being one of the first ones to gain beautiful fall colors, it gets to be the star while other plants in the woods are patiently waiting their turn to “bloom”.  Pretty isn’t it?  The problem is that it does not act pretty when it encounters our skin...  poison ivy, though very pretty to look at, should NOT be touched if you’re allergic to it, and I am..  How about you?  If you’re in the market to purchase land in Southeast Oklahoma and have viewings planned, be on the look-out for this beauty.  You’ll be glad you did.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
 Wordless But Not Weedless   The Wooly Croton Weed has been about the only thing growing around here this year in the drought and heat that has smothered Southeast Oklahoma.. and grown it has.  I don't normally think of it as a "pretty" plant, but I found beauty in it this year.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
  Meet playful, goofy and loveable Duke!   Duke is a young Blue Tick and Bloodhound mixed puppy. He is almost 1 year old and has been neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed.   Mr. Duke has been well socialized and would be well suited to a family with children.   He currently weighs approximately 70 lbs and will need daily exercise to maintain a healthy weight, muscle tone and joints.   Both of these breeds are scent oriented.   Duke will need a large fenced yard to keep him safely contained.  He has had the option of staying inside with access outdoors via a doggie door.    Large young hounds need a very patient, yet firm, owner.     If interested in adopting Duke please call ARK at 580-236-2275 and complete the e-application at www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org. An adoption fee will apply.
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
8 - 10 month old Rat Terrier and Mountain Cur mix for adoption. McCurtain County Oklahoma Animal Rescue and Kare Idabel Broken Bow Oklahoma.   Animal Rescue and Kare of McCurtain County has for adoption placement, Gracie, an approximately 8-10 month old Rat Terrier and Mt.Cur mixed breed puppy.    Gracie currently weighs around 20 lbs and has been living indoors.   She is sociable with other dogs and with cats.  She is also still doing some of her puppy chewing.   This Rat Terrier and Mountain Cur puppy is alert, attentive and intelligent.    We believe she will make someone a wonderful pet or hunting companion.  She seems to be highly trainable and is very agile.   Gracie will be spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed.   If interested in visiting with her please call ARK at 580-236-2275 . An...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
McCurtain County Oklahoma Great Thing to Do on a Beautiful Autumn Day - Broken Bow Lake   One of the neatest, greatest, funnest (new word there) things to do in McCurtain County Oklahoma is to take a drive to Broken Bow Lake.  Broken Bow Lake is located about 12 miles north of Broken Bow Oklahoma and about 25 miles north of Idabel Oklahoma.      You can grab lunch along the way at numerous restaurants, cafes, or fast food places OR take a picnic lunch if it's a beautiful day like it is here.  During the week at the lake is fairly quiet and there are usually plenty of empty picnic tables available to spread your lunch on.      Today, Don, my husband, and I had some business to attend to over in DeQueen, Arkansas so on the way back, we detoured north of Broken Bow Oklahoma and took in the...
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By Kelli Wall, Realtor - Idabel,Oklahoma 74745
(Coldwell Banker Taylor Real Estate)
Recently there was a young artist from Idabel, Oklahoma who's work was showcased.   It was my talented daughter.  ReAnn's artwork was recently on display at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   ReAnn is 11 years old.  She started taking art lessons from her teacher, Ms. Thela a few years ago.  This young artist from Idabel, Oklahoma knows how lucky she is to have weekly semi-private art lessons. Her class is made up of the teacher and 2 other young girls.  None of this would be possible without Ms. Thela's willingness to allow these young artist from Idabel, Oklahoma to have such an opportunity for this kind of attention.  ReAnn gets her inspiration from differnt places. The painting, "Old Glory" is an eagle that she and her dad saw fly over head while they were at our deer lease ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Kiamichi Independent Bikers (KIB) Annual Rally & Bike Show (Motorcycle) October 14, 15, 16, 2011 Idabel OKlahoma 74745   The Kiamichi Independent Bikers (Motorcycles) Idabel, Oklahoma 74745, have once again scheduled their annual Rally and Bike Show.  It's being held on the Kiamichi Independent Bikers property about 4 miles west of Idabel, Oklahoma on highway 70.  Look for the signs, you can't miss it.  The gate opens for attendance to the 2011 Annual KIB Rally and Bike Show (Motorcycles) Idabel, OKlahoma 74745, at precisely  12:00 AM (noon) on Thursday October 13, 2011. Family Oriented Fun, Everyone is welcome.  A $25 donation per person for all week-end attendance, with kids 12 years of age  & under attending free if they are with an adult.  LIVE BAND on Friday night, October 15, 2011...
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