Archive - Nov 8, 2012
If youâve ever wanted to understand what it means to be an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, understand what it is that our men and women endure or are captivated by the inner workings and strategies of war, then Sean Parnellâs âOutlaw Platoonâ should be on your âmust readâ list.
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. hosted a luncheon on Friday, November 2nd, to honor many Pushmataha County residents who participate in the agencyâs Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Little Dixieâs Executive Director, Brenda Needham, said: âThis annual event is the least we can do to recognize these men and women volunteers who give so freely of their time to provide valuable services to their communities. Without them, it would be difficult if not impossible for many organizations to remain in operation.
Following a win two weeks ago against Stigler that sent them to the playoffs, the 3rd Grade Antlers Bearcats squared off against the Wewoka Tigers last Saturday evening in Wewoka. The Bearcats received an outpouring of support from cheerleaders, parents, and fans who had traveled the 100 miles to see them play.
The Bearcats had previously played the Tigers early in the regular season, suffering a loss. But time has a way of changing things. After working hard and honing their skills all season long, the Bearcats returned, ready for a rematchâŠ.ready to win.
Pushmataha County author, Nancy Pyle, has just brought out her third childrenâs book, âThe Little Old Woman and her Pigâ, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.
âI really enjoyed it,â said Mrs. Pyle, âPigs are such fun to draw!â
Her first two books, âDown on the Ranchâ and âAlphabet Countryâ are also full of bright illustrations depicting country life.
Mrs. Pyle will be holding a book signing at the Antlers Public Library on Saturday, November 3, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 12-noon.
Reports of cool weather and the onset of hunting season draw many outdoor enthusiasts to the field, but Nov. 1 also marks an important day on the water - the opening day of Oklahoma's winter trout season.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation operates two year-round trout fisheries - at the Lower Mountain Fork River (LMFR) and the Lower Illinois River - but seasonal opportunities exist in several other areas, including Lake Pawhuska, Robbers Cave, Blue River, Lake Watonga and Lake Carl Etling.
Early this month, the Adjutant General for Oklahoma, Maj. Gen. Myles Deering, brought all of his senior commanders and many other senior leaders together at the Oklahoma National Guard's Regional Training Institute to meet with behavioral health specialists. The topic of the meeting was combating Soldier suicide and Deering made sure that all in attendance knew that preventing suicide is one of his top priorities.