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March 22nd, 2012
All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse played host to the second of four trials of individuals charged with the murder of Robert Strickland of Hugo. This crime took place in April of 2010 and crime scenes were located in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. Twelve O.S.B.I. Agents and over 30 law enforcement officers, belonging to multiple agencies in the three counties, were involved in these investigation.
Signaling a changing of the seasons, Mother Nature battered north Texas and much of eastern Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, creating flooding conditions in many areas. Including Dumpling Creek, near Antlers on Ethel Road, where an unfortunate motorist got swept away in the rising water.
On the evening of March 17, 2012, a new Miss RHS was chosen after a magnificent night full of excitement! Mrs. Dana House, Principal at Rattan School, welcomed everyone to the 21st Annual Miss RHS Scholarship Pageant. The show opened with the contestants and reigning Miss RHS 2012, Carleigh Crowley, thrilling the audience by performing a dance to â€śRunwayâ€ť.
The new Miss RHS 2012 is Miss Stepheney Haddox, a freshman and the daughter of Mark and Becky Rosa and Steve Haddox. She was escorted by Landon Carper, a junior and the son of Bill Carper and Chrystal Carper.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute and Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers are partnering in a blood drive from 12-Noon until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. All healthy adults, and 16 and older, are encouraged to donate at the hospital in the Multipurpose room. All blood doners will receive a donor T-shirt, free health screening and donor reward points.
With the unseasonably warm weather that has taken place this winter, we have seen some strong storms that have produced tornadoes already this year in parts of Oklahoma. With spring weather arriving before the official start of Spring and the threat of tornadoes grows stronger, looming in the air with every storm, many insurance agencies have been releasing reminders with Tornado Tips for Motorist.
The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Scholarship is a $500.00 scholarship available to a graduating Senior who is enrolled in college or vo-tech for the fall 2012 semester. One scholarship is available to a graduating senior in each of the schools in Pushmataha County. Deadline is April 27th.
Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 1959, which provides $92.5 million in emergency supplemental funding for needs in education, public safety, natural disaster relief, and at the Chief Medical Examinerâ€™s Office. The governor released the following statement:
State Rep. R.C. Pruett joined state Sen. Jerry Ellis and Pushmataha County commissioners Michael Brittingham, Jerry Duncan and Jimmy Long in thanking Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood for $100,000 in state emergency aid for the repair of bridges and low-water crossings that were flooded in November 2011.
Ashwood said the state can provide up to $100,000 in aid for state disaster declarations that are not big enough to warrant federal aid.
The twenty first annual Miss Rattan High School Scholarship Pageant will be held on March 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rattan Gymnasium. Eleven beautiful and talented young ladies will be competing for the crown of Miss Rattan High School (RHS) and over $9,000.00 in scholarships and prizes.
The night will begin with the contestants performing to this yearâ€™s hit, â€śRunway.â€ť The contestants are judged on interview, introduction, talent and evening gown.
The Pride of Antlers Marching Bandâ€™s Color guards recently held a fundraiser at Sonic in Antlers to raise money to help pay for camp and new equipment. Thanks to the generosity of Sonic, Matt, the manager, and the public they managed to raise almost $750.00.