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April 29th, 2011

OHCE Week declared

April 29, 2011

The first week of May 2011 has been declared Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week in Pushmataha County.

OHCE is a program of continuing education in all aspects of home and community life, said Beth Pike, Pushmataha County Extension educator.

“The organization’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and to handle change in their home and community,” she said. “With its relationship with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, OHCE presents research-based information to its members.”

April 28th

Lets Paint the County Purple!

April 28, 2011

That’s right, it is time one again to pony up the cash and purchase your purple bow to adorn your business doors, home, cars, gates, mailboxes, fence posts and where ever else you can thing of putting one!

This is one of the biggest fundraisers that the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County did last year and this time they are planning to go bigger and leave no stone unturned and no resident without a purple bow!

Joe Bob Penner

April 28, 2011

Joe Bob Penner, 73, passed from this life on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Farris. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Farris Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Darwin Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Service in Atoka.

Billy Allen DeWitt

April 28, 2011

Billy Allen DeWitt, 67, of Nashoba, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at his residence.  Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Nolia Cemetary in Nolia with Conley Wright officiating. 

Arrangements entrusted to Clayton Funeral Home in Clayton.

Kenneth Ray Boyett

April 28, 2011

Kenneth Ray Boyett was born March 1, 1950 in Antlers to Everett John Boyett and Ora Lee (Porter) Boyett. He passed from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Paris, TX. Kenneth joined the Air Force after High School in 1969 and served 4 years. He had his own mobile home set up business in Wichita, KS, was a truck driver, a cement hauler and oil field worker. Kenneth grew up in Rattan and moved back to the area four years ago. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mary Durham

April 28, 2011

Mary Durham was born in Rattan on January 12, 1922 to Parker & Eva Mae Rosenthal. She passed from this life on April 18, 2011 in Mt. Juliet, TN., at the age of 89. Mary married James H. Durham in September of 1943. Mary was of German and Choctaw descent. She worked as a high school teacher, a farm worker and during WWII, she worked in a plant building fighter planes. After the war she raised their children and became her sons' Cub Scout/Boy Scout Den Mother. She was also active in the church as a Sunday School teacher.

Last Week's Scramble Cancelled Due to Weather

April 28, 2011

Last Thursday's scramble was rained out. But that's OK because the rain really helped out. Definitely something the greens needed. They've grown more in the last week than in the first 4 months of the year.

The scramble will tee off at 6:00 p.m. this week if we don't get rained out again.

Big Randy Dillishaw is the league winner this year. Randy nudged Moe Calder out by 1/2 point. These two guys have been fighting it out all season.

Choctaws & Chickasaws Still Fighting For Water Rights

April 28, 2011

Records show that in February 2011, two of Oklahoma's largest tribal nations made a direct threat to sue over the state's high-profile sale of 90% of Sardis Lakes water rights to Oklahoma City for $42 million last June.

Since then, OKC has continued Sardis Lake development work even after a tribal attorney warned them that it was "profoundly unwise" and could spur a lawsuit that would strike at the heart of a decades-old dispute over water rights in Oklahoma, because tribal nations predate statehood.

Sardis Lake Makes National News

April 28, 2011

Over the past year we have ran many articles about the water rights issues of Sardis Lake and how the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations have joined forces with residents in Southeastern Oklahoma to help fight to protect the water and keep it where it belongs, in Southeastern Oklahoma.

April 26th

Governor Mary Fallin Signs Law Expanding Self-Defense Rights

April 26, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law House Bill 1439, authored by Representative Steven Vaughan and Senator David Myers. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force when in fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. Current law allows individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1439 expands that right to include their place of business. The bill takes on November 1.

 

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