Weekly McAlester News-Capital Roundup

This past week, I learned about furloughs. Basically, they’re unpaid days off we have to take a few times every quarter. Other small-town reporters I know have mentioned them, so I think they’re an industry-wide phenomenon. But considering how strictly I have to adhere to a 40-hour week, losing eight hours can make avoiding having to ask for overtime really arduous. And when a typical Saturday involves four hours in the morning and then eight at night, it’s even tougher.

Still, my furlough gave me a chance to explore Tulsa a bit, so there’s always an upside to everything. And I still wrote at least one story for publication every day this past week (except Tuesday, which is my first day of the work-week, making it impossible to write for). Enjoy!

McAlester High School to Offer Soccer in 2013

Low Turnout Doesn’t Cancel Football Camp

Next Level Sports Camp Wraps in McAlester

Pittsburg Founders Day Offers Rodeo & Races

MHS Volleyball Already in Preseason

Pat Vincent Bowls ‘Em Over

Photo Gallery: Founders Day Rodeo in Pittsburg

Josh Ramsey Calls Eagle Hill Disc Golf Course Home

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