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Fallin Issues Reminders Regarding New “Open Carry” Law

November 8, 2012

Gun Owners who Open Carry Must Have a Handgun License

Governor Mary Fallin today reminded citizens who plan to take advantage of Oklahoma’s “Open Carry” law to study the law and remain in compliance. Under the new law, which goes into effect tomorrow, November 1, citizens with a handgun license issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) will now be able to carry both concealed handguns and openly displayed hand guns. Previously, license holders were only able to carry concealed weapons.

Local resident meets President Obama while working with the Red Cross

November 8, 2012

President Obama made a visit to Red Cross National Headquarters (NHQ) in Washington, DC, Tuesday for a news conference filmed live from Red Cross's Disaster Operations Center (DOC) to make an update of the recent destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Attending the filming was Donna Head, Hugo, shown greeting the President after the filming. Mrs. Head is the Choctaw-Pushmataha County Disaster Action Team Lead. Donna is presently working at NHQ in Washington, DC.

4-H PUMPKIN FESTIVAL RESULTS

November 8, 2012

AGES 9-10 YR. OLD
SPOOKY – OLIVIA NAPIER
ORIGINAL DESIGN – MICHELLE HEDGECOCK
ATHLETIC- NOAH VANPELT
PAINTED – OLIVIA GREGG
HUMEROUS – MICHELLE HEDGECOCK
NATURAL OR RECYCLED – KIMBERLY ALFORD
CARVED – MICHELLE HEDGECOCK

AGES 11-12 YR. OLD
PAINTED – CHERISH ESTES
SPOOKY – JRACEE AYERS
HUMEROUS – BETHANY MATCHAM
ORIGINAL DESIGN – BRODY GOINES
BOOK CHARACTER – AIMEE PETERSON
CARVED – TRENTON VAN TASSEL
RECYCLED – LAUREN GIBSON

AGES 13-15 YR. OLDS
BOOK CHARCTER – KAT BAILEY
HUMEROUS – COLBY WATTS
ORIGINAL DESIGN – HARLEY WHITE

Choctaw Nation names Outstanding Female Elder

November 8, 2012

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held its 14th annual Outstanding Elder Banquet Nov. 1 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant. Outstanding elders from all of the districts were recognized and enjoyed a special evening held in their honor. Two of the nominees were chosen from the tribe’s 17 community centers as this year’s top male and female elders, judged by a panel of three to be awarded for their exceptional accomplishments. This year’s Outstanding Elders are Willie Walley of District 9, Durant, and Carolyn Bohanan of District 7, Wright City.

Choctaw Nation names Outstanding Elders

November 8, 2012

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held its 14th annual Outstanding Elder Banquet Nov. 1 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant. Outstanding elders from all of the districts were recognized and enjoyed a special evening held in their honor. Two of the nominees were chosen from the tribe’s 17 community centers as this year’s top male and female elders, judged by a panel of three to be awarded for their exceptional accomplishments. This year’s Outstanding Elders are Willie Walley of District 9, Durant, and Carolyn Bohanan of District 7, Wright City.

Local FFA member named to national honor

November 8, 2012

Each year, the National FFA Organization is proud to honor FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.

Results are in!!!

November 8, 2012

After all the votes were in for Pushmataha County, it was clear that this is a Red County, but nevertheless, President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term as our Nation's Commander and Chief.

In the race for U.S. State Representative for District 2 race, it was a little tighter but Markwayne Mullin carried 53.98% of the votes; Rob Wallace collected 41.73% and Michael Fulks received a grand total of 4.29%. On the State level, with 402 of the 530 precincts in, Mullin was carrying the votes by 56.8%.

“Outlaw Platoon”: The story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand

November 8, 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to understand what it means to be an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, understand what it is that our men and women endure or are captivated by the inner workings and strategies of war, then Sean Parnell’s “Outlaw Platoon” should be on your ‘must read’ list.

RSVP's honored at luncheon

November 8, 2012

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. hosted a luncheon on Friday, November 2nd, to honor many Pushmataha County residents who participate in the agency’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Little Dixie’s Executive Director, Brenda Needham, said: “This annual event is the least we can do to recognize these men and women volunteers who give so freely of their time to provide valuable services to their communities. Without them, it would be difficult if not impossible for many organizations to remain in operation.

Local writer publishes third book

November 8, 2012

Pushmataha County author, Nancy Pyle, has just brought out her third children’s book, “The Little Old Woman and her Pig”, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.

“I really enjoyed it,” said Mrs. Pyle, “Pigs are such fun to draw!”

Her first two books, “Down on the Ranch” and “Alphabet Country” are also full of bright illustrations depicting country life.

Mrs. Pyle will be holding a book signing at the Antlers Public Library on Saturday, November 3, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 12-noon.

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