Archive - Dec 2012
Oklahoma prison officials report that the convicted killer who escaped from the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown was recently recaptured in Hugo.
Jason Bales, 29 year-old inmate, was reported missing after a routine head count at the medium security prison on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2012. He was recaptured on Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at around 10:30 a.m.
Pushmataha Countyâ€™s new sheriff has taken office early. After Jim Duncan opted for early retirement, Terry Duncan was sworn in and is now Pushmataha Countyâ€™s acting sheriff.
Jim Duncan was first elected as Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Sheriff back in 2004. Jim Duncan is married to Rita Duncan. Rita was elected as Sheriff of Pushmataha County and made history in 1996 for being named the first Oklahoma woman to be elected sheriff.
Jim was thrown a surprise retirement party before leaving office with many in attendance. Everyone has wished him the best and hopes he enjoys his retirement.
Lee Roy Ward was born April 22, 1915 in Kosoma, to Eastman and Sibble (Frazier) Ward. He passed from this life November 30, 2012 in Antlers, at the age of 97. Lee Roy married his beloved, Alice Ann Betsey, in Paris, TX. He worked for Muskogee Bridge Co. for many years. Lee Roy enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, fishing, hunting, playing pranks on others , which made him the greatest jokester. After work he liked to work on his trucks. Most of all Lee Roy enjoyed spending time with his family.
June Skelton was born June 14, 1955 in Antlers to Ruben and Pat (Ross) Jacks. She passed from this life December 2, 2012 in Antlers, at the age of 57. June married Isaac George "Skeeter" Skelton in Paris, TX. She enjoyed coloring, building detailed models of houses and churches, most of all spending time with family and friends. June was preceded in death by her husband: "Skeeter" Skelton; her parents: Ruben Jacks and Pat Billings; one brother: Billy Stanley.
Have we become a society that is too busy for gift wrap? When a birthday arrives or the holidays come around in full force, where do most people turn? To the ultra-convenient gift bag, that's where.
Gift bags have largely taken over the party aisles at most stores, where rows and rows of gift bags in all shapes and sizes are not uncommon. If you're trying to find a roll of wrapping paper, good luck. For birthdays, anniversaries and even baby showers, paper designs have essentially become obsolete.
Even though the first decade of the 21st century witnessed a change in how nearly everyone acquires and listens to music, some things about music -- especially holiday music -- may never change. According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the following 25 songs were the most performed holiday songs of the first decade of the 21st century. The date was compiled with the aide of Mediaguide, the most comprehensive digital audio performance tracking technology in the world.
1. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics.
Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well.
* Australia: Many Australians celebrate Christmas by coming together at night to sing carols outside. That's not as chilly as it might sound, as Christmas in Australia actually falls during summer vacation. In fact, many of the country's most popular Christmas traditions occur outside.
Pushmataha County has been chosen to receive $3,939 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.