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December 6th

New bridge to be dedicated in Jumbo

December 6, 2012

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.

Vehicle search ends in arrest

December 6, 2012

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 vehicle’s tag. Culver stopped the vehicle.

Antlers EMS alerts City Council of possible closing

December 6, 2012

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.

November 27th

Declarations of Candidacy to begin Dec. 3rd

November 27, 2012

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.

Intoxicated couple arrested after finding loaded firearms

November 27, 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.

Winning students awarded for Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

November 27, 2012

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.

International Paper & Little Dixie Partner to Help Families this Holiday Season

November 27, 2012

This year marks the fourth year that International Paper’s Valliant Mill has partnered with Little Dixie Community Action Agency in efforts to help assist families during the holiday season. Through this collaboration, these organizations provide “Thanksgiving-Themed” food baskets to needy families to help lessen the financial strain being experienced by so many during these tough economic times.

Franks named Board Chairman

November 27, 2012

Mr. Brent Franks, Pushmataha County resident, business owner, minister, and former Mayor of the City of Antlers, was recently elected as Chairman for Little Dixie Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors.

Little Dixie has a tripartite board comprised of 27 members representing the Public, Private and Low Income sectors of the Communities. Mr. Franks serves in the Private Sector representing the Pushmataha County Ministerial Alliance. He has served on Little Dixie’s Board of Directors since April 2005 and as the Vice-Chairman for the past three years.

November 8th

Fallin Issues Reminders Regarding New “Open Carry” Law

November 8, 2012

Gun Owners who Open Carry Must Have a Handgun License

Governor Mary Fallin today reminded citizens who plan to take advantage of Oklahoma’s “Open Carry” law to study the law and remain in compliance. Under the new law, which goes into effect tomorrow, November 1, citizens with a handgun license issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) will now be able to carry both concealed handguns and openly displayed hand guns. Previously, license holders were only able to carry concealed weapons.

Local resident meets President Obama while working with the Red Cross

November 8, 2012

President Obama made a visit to Red Cross National Headquarters (NHQ) in Washington, DC, Tuesday for a news conference filmed live from Red Cross's Disaster Operations Center (DOC) to make an update of the recent destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Attending the filming was Donna Head, Hugo, shown greeting the President after the filming. Mrs. Head is the Choctaw-Pushmataha County Disaster Action Team Lead. Donna is presently working at NHQ in Washington, DC.

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