Archive - Dec 2011 - News Article
Unemployment in Pushmataha County improved in October from September figures, though more slowly than in previous months, while all but six of the stateâs 77 counties saw increases in the unemployment rate.
With the New Year just around the corner and resolutions being made, I wanted to urge you to make one that is worthwhile this year. Instead of the typical resolutions (like to loose weight or to stop smoking or drinking, not that those are not important but they usually donât last past January), I would like you to think about making the resolution to help stop bullying.
Recently AT&T Oklahoma gave an amazing gift to members of the Oklahoma National Guardâs 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) who are deployed overseas to Afghanistan and Kuwait.Â AT&T has donating 3,600 calling cards so members of the Guard who are serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait can call home to visit with family and friends.Â Governor Fallin joined AT&T representatives and members of the military at a ceremony to present the cards.
During the last part of the week before the holiday weekend, the Pushmataha County Court was busy dealing with numerous bogus check cases. Â These cases varied in price and location but it seemed that two locations were hit the hardest, Pruettâs Food in Antlers and the Clayton Country Store in Clayton.Â Those two locations alone got hit for over $500.00.
Charlotte Hull, of Idabel, obtained merchandise by means of a bogus check in Antlers at Pruettâs Foods.Â Hullâs Check was for the amount of $244.48.Â Hull failed to appear in court and an arrest warrant was issued for her.
Dennis & Mary Clark, owners of "TA Farms LLC", are top quality Hay producers who made their way to SE Oklahoma from Bedford, Iowa last week after being made aware of the area's desperate need of affordable and high quality hay. After hearing this news, Mr. Clark started up his Semi to bring hay to people and their animals in need, just in time for Christmas! A total of 18 people, and their livestock, benefited and as everyone stated it was the best hay they have seen and the price was even better.
Opponents of TransCanada Pipeline Call for Americans to Challenge Obama on Campaign Trail Until He Denies Tar Sands Pipeline Permit
'Twas the Night before Christmas' or 'A Visit from St. Nicholas'
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her âkerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winterâs nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Once again Kealey Standridge of Antlers won 1st place in the Voice of Democracy essay contest at our local level. The contest is sponsored by the VFW Post 8316 in Hugo. For the 4th consecutive year Kealey has taken first place at the local level. The members at the VFW post expressed how extremely proud they were of Kealey for her great achievement.
Pvt. Ashley Webb, a graduate of Rattan High School, enlisted in the National Guard in May 2011 with East Central University's Gold Program. Upon graduation at ECU, Webb, an automated logistics specialist, will be commissioned to second lieutenant.
Webb says the college benefits are what brought her to the National Guard. "I joined for the money to go to college with the tuition waiver," she says, "and because so many in my family are in the military."
On Saturday, December 17, Pushmataha County experienced a first for the Holiday Season. A âMotionlessâ Christmas Parade.
Many residents voiced their unfavorable opinions about breaking tradition this year as the Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce, the Deer Capitol Tourism Association and Pushmataha Development Initiative decided to do away with the traveling down Main Street parade and decided to make it become a âMotionlessâ Parade.