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Pushmataha youth will speak out against big tobacco on Kick Butts Day

March 22, 2012

An Oklahoma teen becomes addicted to tobacco every 95 minutes, due in large part to the tobacco industry’s decades-long practice of targeting young people through crafty advertising.

More than 90 percent of surveyed tobacco users said they started as teenagers, and the state figures mirror national findings released this month in a U.S. Surgeon’s General report on tobacco use among youths and young adults.

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin started her report summary with a blunt conclusion: “Nearly all tobacco use begins during youth and young adulthood.”

February sales tax told

March 22, 2012

Antlers received $100,136 in sales tax disbursements in February, an increase over the $95,522 received in February of last year. Antlers also received a use tax disbursement of $5,352 in February, down from the $6,184 received in February of last year.

Clayton received a $40,416 sales tax disbursement in February, up from the $29,059 received in February of 2011.

Rattan received a sales tax disbursement of $1,530 in February, a decrease from the $2,116 received last February.

Second man found guilty of murder by jury

March 22, 2012

All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse played host to the second 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.

Storms prove dangerous for motorists

March 22, 2012

Signaling a changing of the seasons, Mother Nature battered north Texas and much of eastern Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, creating flooding conditions in many areas. Including Dumpling Creek, near Antlers on Ethel Road, where an unfortunate motorist got swept away in the rising water.

2012 Miss RHS crowned March 17th

March 22, 2012

On the evening of March 17, 2012, a new Miss RHS was chosen after a magnificent night full of excitement! Mrs. Dana House, Principal at Rattan School, welcomed everyone to the 21st Annual Miss RHS Scholarship Pageant. The show opened with the contestants and reigning Miss RHS 2012, Carleigh Crowley, thrilling the audience by performing a dance to “Runway”.

The new Miss RHS 2012 is Miss Stepheney Haddox, a freshman and the daughter of Mark and Becky Rosa and Steve Haddox. She was escorted by Landon Carper, a junior and the son of Bill Carper and Chrystal Carper.

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