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Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well.
* Australia: Many Australians celebrate Christmas by coming together at night to sing carols outside. That's not as chilly as it might sound, as Christmas in Australia actually falls during summer vacation. In fact, many of the country's most popular Christmas traditions occur outside.
Pushmataha County has been chosen to receive $3,939 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
County youth who intend, or are interested in showing livestock at the 2013 Pushmataha County Junior Livestock Show must have those animals at the Pushmataha County Fairgrounds in Antlers on Thursday, Dec. 13, between 2:00 and 6:00 PM.
After several reported burglaries in the area of Main Street and N.E. â€śBâ€ť. Deputy James Marzek was patrolling the area when he noticed two individuals walking in the area at 12:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Deputy Marzek stopped the individuals, one male and one female, and did a check to see if any local warrants existed for the two. Both individuals came back clear. The female was identified as Brandi Messer and the male was Patrick Davis.
After at least 80 years of service, the old arch rock bridge just north of Jumbo in northern Pushmataha County has been finally been retired and a new structure is almost complete.
According to research, the rock bridge spanning Ten Mile Creek has been in continuous service since 1932, although a local historian puts the construction date back as far as 1923. When the bridge was first built, it include rock side rails, a favorite place for many children in the area to gather and throw rocks into the creek below.
As Deputy Shawn Culver approached HWY 271 and Old HWY 271, he noticed a blue Chevy pickup stopped in the middle of the road. As the deputy got closer the vehicle began to move and turned, failing to use a turn signal. Culver followed the vehicle and as he did so he noticed that he was unable to read part of the vehicleâ€™s tag. Culver stopped the vehicle.
At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Antlers City Council on Monday, December 3, 2012, Antlers Fire Chief Randy Janoe addressed the council about the possible closing of the Antlers EMS services.
Chief Janoe explained to the Council that there was a new contractor handling Medicare claims for the area and they had implemented some changes last week to reinforce a preexisting rule about mileage for ambulance services and payment.
Candidates for the Board of Education in Pushmataha County school districts file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012.
Jack Matthews, Secretary of the Pushmataha County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tommy Allen stopped a white pickup on Highway 3 near cloudy road for driving on the middle line of t he roadway. After the vehicle was stopped, the driver was identified as Jennifer Bailey, 30 year old female of Rattan.
Under the direction of 6th Grade Social Studies teacher Linda Hawkins, 3 students from Rattan Elementary were presented cash awards for their entries in the Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest sponsored by the VFW Post 8316. Ira Taylor received 1st place, Triston Tuck received 2nd place, and Kaleigh Kopp received 3rd place for their literary response to the theme, "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers." Pictured presenting the cash awards are Mrs. Hawkins and Representatives from VFW Post 8316.