Archive - 2012 - News Article
Commander Howard Sumner and Adjutant Neil Kimberlin of Hugo VFW Post 8316 presented awards to 6th grade students at Rattan Elementary for their essays in the "Patriots Pen" Essay Contest.
Ms. Hawkinsâ€™ 6th grade class wrote about the importance of patriotism in America.Â The local winners of the contest were; 1st place: Nathan Carlile-$100, 2nd place: Makayla Cayton -$50 and 3rd place: Kaitlyn Jones-$25.
Makayla Cayton also won District with her essay and will compete in State competition in February.
On Monday, January 16, 2011, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to immediately approve the development of TransCanadaâ€™s Keystone XL Pipeline, a project which would transport tar sands from Canada to multiple points within the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico. Under current law, the president has until February 21 to declare the pipeline â€śnot in the national interestâ€ť or it is automatically approved.Â
Starting Friday, January 6, 2012 many of the local area schools traveled to Tushka to compete in their Basketball Tournament.
Local sportsmen have the opportunity to voice their thoughts online now through January 13, 2012, regarding hunting and fishing related rule change proposals currently under consideration. They are also encouraged to attend the Wildlife Departmentâ€™s town hall meeting on Thursday, January 12th. 2012 at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum in Antlers at 7:00 p.m.
American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers for Local Relay For Life Event
As you consider how you can make a difference in the coming year, consider joining the fight against cancer by volunteering for Relay For Life, an event that benefits the American Cancer Societyâ€™s mission to eliminate cancer.Â Volunteer positions are still available, and more information about these volunteer opportunities will be provided at the next Relay For Life planning meeting on February 2nd, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the AmeriState Conference Room in Antlers.
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, Rattan Public School welcomed a new superintendent to their administration team, Mrs. Shari Pillow. Mrs. Pillow came to us from Comanche County in Southwestern Oklahoma, where she had lived all of her life. After her and her husband Bobby purchased a place close to Rattan, she heard about Rattanâ€™s previous superintendent, Bruce Lawlessâ€™s, retirement.
Â Press Release-Pushmataha Hospital is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from Noon to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, in the Hospitalâ€™s new multipurpose room.Â Blood donors at the Pushmataha Hospital blood drive will receive an OBI ice scraper and free health screenings.
As the second article in my Anti-Bulling series i would like to focus on the main points of bullying and the signs to look for if your child is being bullied or is a bully.
Bullying has been focused into three main points. These points are: Imbalance of Power, Intent to Cause Harm and Repetition.
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 many residents of Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain Counties were saddened to hear of the death of District Judge Willard Driesel. Driesel, 58, passed away after a lengthy battle with several health issues, including cancer, in Tyler, TX on December 11, 2011. Judge Driesel will be remembered by many as a fair and professional administrator to the courts and to many as a true and loyal friend.
At his request, he was cremated. A memorial service took place on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Broken Bow.
Pushmataha Hospital is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from Noon to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, at Antlers Library on 104 S.E. 2nd Street.Â Blood donors at the Pushmataha Hospital blood drive will receive an OBI ice scraper and free health screenings.