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January 18th

DPS warns about traffic offenses that will lead to DL revocation

January 18, 2013

(Oklahoma City, OK.) - The Department of Public Safety is warning traffic law violators of new restrictions concerning traffic laws.

House Bill 1507, which was signed by Governor Fallin on May 18th, 2011, took effect November 1st, 2011. It calls for a mandatory one year drivers license revocation for any licensee convicted of the following traffic offenses:

1. Reckless driving without regard to the safety of others.

2. Failure to stop for a school bus loading or unloading children.

NRA makes statement regarding White House Task Force Meeting

January 18, 2013

The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.

January 10th

County approved for STP grant

January 10, 2013

The Pushmataha County Commissioners have received confirmation from the ACCO (Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma) Board of Directors that the application which they submitted for the STP (Surface Transportation Program) Project selection list for 2017, category 2, has been approved. The final decision was made on December 12, 2012.

Pushmataha County’s application was ranked 1st of the 13 who applied, which only 6 of them were approved for funding.

Mullin Sworn into 113th Congress

January 10, 2013

Representative Markwayne Mullin was sworn into the United States House of Representatives today. He will represent Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District in the 113th Congress.

“I am extremely humbled and honored for the privilege to represent the people of Oklahoma's 2nd District,” said Mullin. “I am looking forward to the work ahead and for the opportunity to serve.”

January proclaimed Mentoring Month in Antlers

January 10, 2013

At the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Antlers City Council, City Mayor, Mike Burrage (pictured above), signed a proclamation declaring January National Mentoring Month for the City of Antlers.

This proclamation was to help recognize that our success depends on helping children succeed in school and reach their full potential in life, and realize that young people need a solid foundation of support that will help them become well-educated, confident and productive citizens of Pushmataha County.

Moonshine still bust ends with arrest

January 10, 2013

Word spread quickly after Choctaw County Deputies located a still at the home of a Choctaw County senior citizen, and arrested him on charges of making moonshine.

According to Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park, a deputy went to the house, which was located northwest of Soper, around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013, on a search warrant for another case when he found a still in a metal trailer on the property.

January 4th

KTC-Atoka makes donation to Antlers EMS

January 4, 2013

The Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka recently made a generous donation to the Antlers EMS/ Ambulance Service following their HOSA Community Service Project. The group donated two (2) Pediatric Nebulizers. Pictured (L to R) are: Delbert Gay and Toby Anderson of the Antlers EMS and Becky Trotter, KTC-Atoka.

County officers sworn in

January 4, 2013

On Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013, county officials were sworn
into office. Those being sworn in included: Terry Duncan, Pushmataha County Sheriff; Jerry Duncan, County Commissioner Dist. 2; Jane Dunlap, Court Clerk; and Tina Freeman, County Court Clerk.

January 3rd

New southwest Oklahoma trout fishery opened Jan. 1

January 3, 2013

The New Year is brought in a new southwest Oklahoma traveling opportunity for anglers and their families looking for small-town hospitality and rainbow trout. The new Medicine Creek trout season is kicked off Jan. 1, 2013, and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will stock the fishery every two weeks through March 15.

The Wildlife Department is partnering with the City of Medicine Park to provide a new trout fishery in a half-mile stretch of Medicine Creek from Gondola Dam downstream to the HWY 49 bridge.

 

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