In the aftermath of winter storm Cleon, residents and workers in Pushmataha County are working diligently to get our community as close to back to normal as possible.
Trees and power lines throughout the area were snapped under the weight of the ice that accumulated on them during the storm. Residents began loosing power as early as Thursday night and some still are without power at this time. Power crews are still working around the clock to get them restored.
Winter weather has hit Pushmataha County quicker than expected. Reports have came in that vehicles have already started to lose control on the highways and one has already flipped, trapping the driver.
Do NOT get out on the roads if it is not 100% necessary! Stay home and stay safe. The weather is supposed to continue to get worse as the day gives way to night and more rain and sleet comes our way.
The Christmas parade and firework display that was scheduled for Friday night, December 6, 2013, has been re-scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2013. The event was re-scheduled due to impending bad weather that is supposed to hit the area Thursday night and continue into Friday, making for undesirable conditions for the parade and fireworks.
November 2012-November 2013
Several events will take place around the county as residents gear up for the holiday season. They include parades, shop local campaigns, pageants and a fireworks display.
A woman was arrested over the weekend with charges against her for being a fugitive from justice. Amanda Dean Smith, 33 of Haskell, was taken to jail in Pushmataha County on a warrant from Lamar County, Texas, for uttering a forged financial instrument and then fleeing from justice.
Smith had a bond of $9,999.00 set and will go in front of Judge Jana Wallace on December 11, 2013 for her preliminary hearing.
During U.S. wartime, the draft process limited many young men's ability to complete and graduate from high school. Many only completed lower to upper elementary grades.
In honor of their service, at the half-time of Moyers High School boy's basketball game, five veterans from varying branches of military service and varying military experiences, were presented with high school diplomas and became honorary members of the 2014 Moyers High School graduating class. The five veterans' military service obligations include World War II, Vietnam, and Korean.
Well, I hope you all liked the Welcome Home Veterans' parade. I was hoping for more participation but found out we need to use more current ways of advertising it. Those include putting more on the VFW Post 3658 Website and Facebook page. So I will be sending my Webmaster (Rocky) these columns too.
So I want to thank the following for their support:
Clayton High School and Junior High School Academic teams won the OPAC Academic Conference which includes teams from Antlers, Atoka , Caney, and Rattan. Both teams also won the tournament held on Nov. 4th , which was held at Clayton.
Clayton High School Team: Back: Austin Dunn, Ethan Sisk, Jon Creel, Garrett Rogers. Tyler Brinlee, Gage Clark. Seated: Beth McCarn, Myra Alexander, Rebecca Needham and Coach Mona Dennis (not pictured Levvi Bray)