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Archive - 2012

November 8th

Local FFA member named to national honor

November 8, 2012

Each year, the National FFA Organization is proud to honor FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.

Results are in!!!

November 8, 2012

After all the votes were in for Pushmataha County, it was clear that this is a Red County, but nevertheless, President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term as our Nation's Commander and Chief.

In the race for U.S. State Representative for District 2 race, it was a little tighter but Markwayne Mullin carried 53.98% of the votes; Rob Wallace collected 41.73% and Michael Fulks received a grand total of 4.29%. On the State level, with 402 of the 530 precincts in, Mullin was carrying the votes by 56.8%.

“Outlaw Platoon”: The story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand

November 8, 2012

If you’ve 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 Parnell’s “Outlaw Platoon” should be on your ‘must read’ list.

RSVP's honored at luncheon

November 8, 2012

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. hosted a luncheon on Friday, November 2nd, to honor many Pushmataha County residents who participate in the agency’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Little Dixie’s Executive Director, Brenda Needham, said: “This 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.

Spirit Parade to celebrate 3rd Grade Bearcats moving on to the Super Bowl

November 8, 2012

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 rematch….ready to win.

Local writer publishes third book

November 8, 2012

Pushmataha County author, Nancy Pyle, has just brought out her third children’s book, “The Little Old Woman and her Pig”, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.

“I really enjoyed it,” said Mrs. Pyle, “Pigs are such fun to draw!”

Her first two books, “Down on the Ranch” and “Alphabet Country” 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.

November marks opening day for most trout fisheries

November 8, 2012

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.

Oklahoma National Guard focused on reducing suicides

November 8, 2012

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.

October 25th

Rosamond Park

October 25, 2012

Rosamond Henderson Park was born August 12, 1933 in Jumbo,to Harvey L. and Rosie N. (Maxey) Napier. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 16, 2012 in Dallas, TX., at the age of 79. Rose spent many years as the owner/operator of a wholesale jewelry company. She was a Realtor for Remax in Garland, TX., for several years prior to retiring. She had a flair for dress and loved bright colors and jewelry. While residing at Atria Assisted Living in Richardson, her friends often commented on her sharp dress and style. Rose had a keen sense of humor and loved to laugh.

Jesse Carl Joslin

October 25, 2012

Jesse Carl Joslin was born October 29, 1957 in Antlers. He passed from this life on October 18, 2012 in Wichita, KS. “Carl” is survived by Beloved Companion of 17 years Myra Belle Sorrell of the Home; son, Rev. John Jerome Werner of Boardman, OH, Sisters: Sally (Mike) Andrews, Pixie Wilson, Sarah (Randy)Westbrook and Brother Dennis Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews as well and other extended family members. He was proceeded in death by Mother, Anna Pearl Wilson, Step-Father, Clifton Wilson.


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