Archive - 2012 - News Article
On Friday, April 20, 2012, many individuals from the community gathered together at a benefit pie auction and political speaking that was put on by The Foxy Friends Pushmataha County Relay For Life Team.
The goals for the evening were to raise hoards of cash for the American Cancer Society and to allow voters a chance to get to know more about the candidates who are running for Pushmataha County Sheriff. Both were accomplished as each candidate that is running spoke and over $2000 was raised for Relay For Life.
Regional champions from all over the state traveled to Tulsa on Sunday, April 15th, for the State SkillsUSA Conference. Contestants competed in both job skills contests and leadership contests. Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka had a standout student who placed in both competitions.
Adam Jobe, Antlers High School, placed 1st in the Construction contest, advancing him to the National SkillsUSA competition this summer in Kansas City, MO. Adam is a second-year high school student, under the instruction of Jim Marley at KTC-Atoka.
Pushmataha County was recognized in the debut of a documentary titled "The Earth Chronicles Project: Oklahoma" held on Saturday, March 17 at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee.
Fran Hardy, M.Ed., artist and educator and Bob Demboski, filmmaker, produced a series of documentaries that illustrate the intersection of art, creativity, ecological sustainability and cultural preservation in different regions of the United States.
Members of the Antlers Twentieth Century Club, OK Chapter of the GFWC, met on Apr. 11, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., in the home of Roberta Burrage to have the annual Antlers High School Senior Girls Tea. All members participated by bringing finger foods. Tea and punch were served.
There were 28 beautiful girls in attendance. The girls were welcomed by Roberta and given a short history of the GFWC Club. Refreshments were served and the girls sat at tables provided on the patio by the pool area.
The Pushmataha County 4-Herâ€™s recently attended the S.E. District 4-H Science Museum Lock in Oklahoma City. The theme for this yearâ€™s lock in was: Pirates without the Caribbean. There were around 50 members that attend.
On Thursday, March 29, 2012, the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved permanent administrative rules for a new A-F School Grading System that designates easy-to-understand letter grades to schools based on academic performance.
The 2012 Southeast Oklahoma Yard and Garden Expo took place in the Joe Decker building, located at the Pushmataha County Fair Grounds in Antlers, on March 30 and 31, 2012. With the increasingly warm spring weather the area has experienced, gardening and outdoor enthusiasts made their way to the Expo to see what new products and plants awaited them for spring and summer.
These fourth and fifth graders that attend Antlers Public Schools have collected a total of $1,273.00 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by participating in the St. Jude's Mathathon. Pictured are: Back row, Left to right: Cailin Cannon, Kaleb Schaeffer, Christian Hammons, Cason Gee, Braden Shaw,Tracer Clark Tyler Popjoy, Lauren Gibson and Michelle Hedgecock; and Front Row: Natasha Wadkins, Destiny Humphreys, Maylee Clark, Tara Messer, Harmoni Bundeson, Avery Floyd, Stormie Thompson, Noah Dikun, Samantha Saxon, Kaylee Bowman, and Shelby Joslin
Antlers High School students competed at the Southeastern Oklahoma State University curriculum contest on March 29th. Individual rankings by student: Logan Curtis placed 1st in Microsoft Excel, Brittney Kazy placed 1st in Art-Figure Drawing I, Caleb Harrington placed 1st in Physical Science, Kelsee Schier placed 1st in Plane Geometry, John Ables placed 2nd in Integrated Productivity Software, and Morgan Spurlock placed 3rd in English II. Senior students who placed first earn a $300 tuition waiver, second place $200 tuition waiver, and third $100 tuition waiver.
On Friday, March 30, 2012 the Pushmataha County Commissioners were presented with a check for $100,000 from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management for bridge repair and low-water crossings that were flooded in November of 2011. Pictured are: Harry Trottier of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, County Commissioners Michael Brittingham, Jimmy Long and Jerry Duncan.