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November 8th, 2012
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. hosted a luncheon on Friday, November 2nd, to honor many Pushmataha County residents who participate in the agencyâ€™s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Little Dixieâ€™s Executive Director, Brenda Needham, said: â€śThis annual event is the least we can do to recognize these men and women volunteers who give so freely of their time to provide valuable services to their communities. Without them, it would be difficult if not impossible for many organizations to remain in operation.
Pushmataha County author, Nancy Pyle, has just brought out her third childrenâ€™s book, â€śThe Little Old Woman and her Pigâ€ť, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.
â€śI really enjoyed it,â€ť said Mrs. Pyle, â€śPigs are such fun to draw!â€ť
Her first two books, â€śDown on the Ranchâ€ť and â€śAlphabet Countryâ€ť are also full of bright illustrations depicting country life.
Mrs. Pyle will be holding a book signing at the Antlers Public Library on Saturday, November 3, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 12-noon.
Reports of cool weather and the onset of hunting season draw many outdoor enthusiasts to the field, but Nov. 1 also marks an important day on the water - the opening day of Oklahoma's winter trout season.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation operates two year-round trout fisheries - at the Lower Mountain Fork River (LMFR) and the Lower Illinois River - but seasonal opportunities exist in several other areas, including Lake Pawhuska, Robbers Cave, Blue River, Lake Watonga and Lake Carl Etling.
Early this month, the Adjutant General for Oklahoma, Maj. Gen. Myles Deering, brought all of his senior commanders and many other senior leaders together at the Oklahoma National Guard's Regional Training Institute to meet with behavioral health specialists. The topic of the meeting was combating Soldier suicide and Deering made sure that all in attendance knew that preventing suicide is one of his top priorities.
I would like to see an op-ed page in the paper. I have always found opinions, editorials and letter to the editor of great interest. I bet Iâ€™m not the only one.
This is a very good way to measure what is important to a community. This should be of great interest to the policy makers, people in political office and business people.
Your consideration is appreciated.
Butch of Antlers
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The Santa Holiday Circus will be in Antlers at the Fair Barn on Saturday, November 17th to benefit our local southern chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).
There will be two performances. One at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 4:230 p.m.
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Late Thursday afternoon, a young womanâ€™s white and orange kitten decided to play hide and seek inside the engine block of one of our customerâ€™s vehicles that was parked in front of the building on Main Street. She said she had just gotten the cat from a home where he was abused. Needless to say, the search was on to try to recover the scared critter before the vehicle was cranked over or he got spooked and darted into traffic.
Clayton police had a busy night when they answered a call dealing with domestic assault and battery.
Upon arrive at the residence, Assistant Chief Randall McGillvary noticed Arthur Seybold, male of Tuskahoma, asleep on the floor in the living room of the home. McGillvary advised the Chief of Police, Roger Erwin, that the City of Clayton had several outstanding warrants on him and then made contact with the woman who had made the initial call. Chief Erwin confirmed this and placed him under arrest.
Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy (ORWP) will hold itsâ€™ 2012 Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Antlers.
This year the ORWP has lined up two water experts, Dr. Kyle E. Murray and Dr. Jonathan Fisher, to speak about surface and ground water issues in Oklahoma.