Archive - Jan 19, 2012 - News Article
All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse was host to the first of four trials of individuals charged with the murder of Robert Strickland of Hugo. This crime took place in April of 2010 and crime scenes were located in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. Twelve O.S.B.I. Agents and over 30 law enforcement officers, belonging to multiple agencies in the three counties, were involved in these investigation.
Commander Howard Sumner and Adjutant Neil Kimberlin of Hugo VFW Post 8316 presented awards to 6th grade students at Rattan Elementary for their essays in the "Patriots Pen" Essay Contest.
Ms. Hawkinsâ 6th grade class wrote about the importance of patriotism in America.Â The local winners of the contest were; 1st place: Nathan Carlile-$100, 2nd place: Makayla Cayton -$50 and 3rd place: Kaitlyn Jones-$25.
Makayla Cayton also won District with her essay and will compete in State competition in February.
On Monday, January 16, 2011, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to immediately approve the development of TransCanadaâs Keystone XL Pipeline, a project which would transport tar sands from Canada to multiple points within the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico. Under current law, the president has until February 21 to declare the pipeline ânot in the national interestâ or it is automatically approved.Â