Archive - Dec 21, 2012 - News Article
Grants provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will fund archery, shooting and hunting heritage programs for hundreds of youth in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The funding will also improve elk and small game habitat in Kansas and Oklahoma, and go toward elk research and tree replanting efforts in Nebraska.
â€śIt is vital that we invest resources in promoting and sustaining our hunting heritage,â€ť said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. â€śThese grants show our continued commitment to reaching out to the next generation in a part of the country that was home to historical elk range.â€ť
That's right folks, Santa has been spotted cruising around Antlers!!!! With only 4 days to go until Christmas, Santa must be trying to get a little R&R before the big night!
We have all heard and been touched by the story of the heavily armed man that walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday, December 14th, and opened fire. Within minutes, 26 people were dead at the school, 20 of them children and 6 adults.
Monday night while trying to remove a dead dear from the roadway, that had been killed in an earlier accident, Marie Hilburnâ€™s vehicle was struck from behind.
Hilburn, 39 year old female of Spencerville, had been traveling east on HWY 3 in Rattan when she stopped her vehicle in the road to remove the deer. Hilburnâ€™s Ford pickup was hit from behind by a 2005 Mazda that was being driven by Janice Rose Headrick, a 60 year old female from McAlester.
A General Contractors lunch was held at the ODOT Division 2 Headquarters on Friday, Dec. 14th, to show their appreciation to the hard working men and women that help repair and maintain our roadways and bridges.
â€śThis is our way of saying Thanks to all the guys and gals who work so hard to maintain and build our roadways,â€ť said Bobby Steem, the director of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors. â€śAs contractors we just want to do the job right and give the tax payers what they deserve and pay for.â€ť
It began with an unsolicited and unexpected telephone call from a Sawyer native by the name of Albert Shirley who is employed as a Construction Manager for Flint Energy Services Ltd., â€śa leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the worldâ€ť. Mr. Shirley contacted Little Dixie Community Action Agencyâ€™s (LDCAA) Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program director, Mrs. Karla Luginbill.