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November 8th, 2012
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held its 14th annual Outstanding Elder Banquet Nov. 1 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant. Outstanding elders from all of the districts were recognized and enjoyed a special evening held in their honor. Two of the nominees were chosen from the tribeâs 17 community centers as this yearâs top male and female elders, judged by a panel of three to be awarded for their exceptional accomplishments. This yearâs Outstanding Elders are Willie Walley of District 9, Durant, and Carolyn Bohanan of District 7, Wright City.
Each year, the National FFA Organization is proud to honor FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.
After all the votes were in for Pushmataha County, it was clear that this is a Red County, but nevertheless, President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term as our Nation's Commander and Chief.
In the race for U.S. State Representative for District 2 race, it was a little tighter but Markwayne Mullin carried 53.98% of the votes; Rob Wallace collected 41.73% and Michael Fulks received a grand total of 4.29%. On the State level, with 402 of the 530 precincts in, Mullin was carrying the votes by 56.8%.
If youâve ever wanted to understand what it means to be an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, understand what it is that our men and women endure or are captivated by the inner workings and strategies of war, then Sean Parnellâs âOutlaw Platoonâ should be on your âmust readâ list.
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. hosted a luncheon on Friday, November 2nd, to honor many Pushmataha County residents who participate in the agencyâs Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Little Dixieâs Executive Director, Brenda Needham, said: âThis 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 childrenâs book, âThe Little Old Woman and her Pigâ, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.
âI really enjoyed it,â said Mrs. Pyle, âPigs are such fun to draw!â
Her first two books, âDown on the Ranchâ and âAlphabet Countryâ 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 Iâm 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.