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April 29th

Governor Signs Law Expanding Self-Defense Rights

April 29, 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.

Antlers 8th Grade Girls Honored at Tea

April 29, 2011

On Friday, April 8th, 2011, the 8th grade girls of Obuch Middle School were honored at a graduation tea hosted by Dr. Twana Smith. The tea was held at the First Baptist fellowship hall in Antlers. Twenty nine lovely, well dressed young ladies enjoyed specially prepared snack foods, cake and ice cream and beautifully decorated tables catered by Vonda Reed. Several ladies from different occupational fields were invited to attend and speak to the girls about being successful in life and in their careers, taking care of their bodies, being thankful, and finding positive role models.

Obuch Middle School Holds Can Drive For Tornado Victims

April 29, 2011

On April 21, 2011, Mrs. Willis’ science classes at Obuch Middle School in Antlers had a canned food drive for the Tushka tornado victims. The classes competed to see who could bring the most can goods. Altogether, close to 500 cans were donated by the students and their parents. The 6th hour six grade class won the competition by bringing 228 cans. They were rewarded Friday with popcorn and a movie.

Run For Education An Amazing Success

April 29, 2011

The Antlers Elementary held a 5K Run For Education on Sunday, April 17, 2011. The Run for Education was extremely successful as the 5K raised 37,000 dollars to be used for furnishing and other needed supplies for the new elementary building currently under construction.

Cancer Survivors To Be Honored at 2011 Relay For Life

April 29, 2011

The 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County is less than two weeks away! What is the main purpose of the night? To remember and honor loved ones who have had to face cancer. And we want all of you there!

On May 6, 2011 at the Antlers Bearcats Stadium in Antlers members of Pushmataha County will come together to honor and remember loved ones both living and lost. All cancer survivors are greatly encouraged to attend and take part in this amazing event. We want you there!

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!

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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