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December 28th

Bomb Squad called to Sardis Dam Road

December 28, 2012

After a possible explosive device was located on Sardis Dam Road, the Clayton Police Department and Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department were called. Not willing to take any chances with public safety, they immediately contacted the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Bomb Squad.

The Clayton Fire Department blocked off both ends of the dam, which lead some to speculate that Clayton was being evacuated, but that was not the case.

Area lambasted with wintry mix

December 28, 2012

After forecasters were predicting incoming winter weather, which contained a 90% chance of mixed precipitation throughout the state, many area residents were not expecting to see anything but rain on Christmas Day.

Much to our surprise, and the delight of some, a dusting of snow covered the area, leaving many to travel home in questionable weather conditions.

December 21st

RMEF Grants Help Youth, Elk, Habitat in Oklahoma

December 21, 2012

Grants provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will fund archery, shooting and hunting heritage programs for hundreds of youth in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The funding will also improve elk and small game habitat in Kansas and Oklahoma, and go toward elk research and tree replanting efforts in Nebraska.

“It is vital that we invest resources in promoting and sustaining our hunting heritage,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “These grants show our continued commitment to reaching out to the next generation in a part of the country that was home to historical elk range.”

Santa spotted in Antlers!!!!!!

December 21, 2012

That's right folks, Santa has been spotted cruising around Antlers!!!! With only 4 days to go until Christmas, Santa must be trying to get a little R&R before the big night!

Community speaks out after Newtown shooting

December 21, 2012

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, December 14th, and opened fire. Within minutes, 26 people were dead at the school, 20 of them children and 6 adults.

Collision in Rattan leaves one dead

December 21, 2012

Monday night while trying to remove a dead dear from the roadway, that had been killed in an earlier accident, Marie Hilburn’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. Hilburn’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.

ODOT holds Employee Appreciation Cookout

December 21, 2012

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.

“This is our way of saying Thanks to all the guys and gals who work so hard to maintain and build our roadways,” said Bobby Steem, the director of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors. “As contractors we just want to do the job right and give the tax payers what they deserve and pay for.”

Collaboration between Little Dixie CAA and Flint Energy Services Ltd. Results in a widespread Joy of Giving

December 21, 2012

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., “a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world”. Mr. Shirley contacted Little Dixie Community Action Agency’s (LDCAA) Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program director, Mrs. Karla Luginbill.

December 17th

Area schools show support after school shooting

December 17, 2012

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.

December 14th

26 Interesting Facts About Christmas

December 14, 2012

1. Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzer, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female.

2. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’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.

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