Archive - 2012 - News Article
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.
By now 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 and opened fire.
Within minutes, 26 innocent people were dead at the school, 20 of them children ages 6 and 7.
The shooter, identified by three law enforcement officials as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also was killed, apparently by his own hand. Separately, his mother's body was found at a Newtown residence.
1. Most of Santaâ€™s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzer, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santaâ€™s sleigh are likely not male, but female.
2. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolphâ€™s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
3. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
4. All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
You will need: 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix (Betty Crocker Super Moist suggested), 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, and confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling.
An old tradition has been resurrected and has made it's first appearance in over 20 years for this holiday season.
The tree is located at the end of south High Street in front of the court house and will be decorated with ornaments that were made by area elementary school children.
The tree lighting is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14th at 6:30 p.m.
Oklahoma prison officials report that the convicted killer who escaped from the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown was recently recaptured in Hugo.
Jason Bales, 29 year-old inmate, was reported missing after a routine head count at the medium security prison on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2012. He was recaptured on Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at around 10:30 a.m.
Pushmataha Countyâ€™s new sheriff has taken office early. After Jim Duncan opted for early retirement, Terry Duncan was sworn in and is now Pushmataha Countyâ€™s acting sheriff.
Jim Duncan was first elected as Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Sheriff back in 2004. Jim Duncan is married to Rita Duncan. Rita was elected as Sheriff of Pushmataha County and made history in 1996 for being named the first Oklahoma woman to be elected sheriff.
Jim was thrown a surprise retirement party before leaving office with many in attendance. Everyone has wished him the best and hopes he enjoys his retirement.