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March 15th, 2012
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.
On Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th, the Tri-County Crafts and Ect. Fair took place at the Pushmataha County Fair Building in Antlers. Somewhat smaller than last year, due to venders canceling at the last moment, there wasnâ€™t as much for guest to look at but there was still plenty of handmade goods for them to purchase. The Florence OHCE was in charge of the kitchen for the two day event.
On Friday, March 9th, 2012, the Little Dixie Head Start celebrated â€śUnder The Big Topâ€ť and â€śDadâ€™s Day.â€ť The children and teachers dressed up like they were part of the circus and dads were invited to spend the day with their kids and help out.
The Antlers City Pound has a few new guests staying with them this week that would love to be a part of your family. There are a total with 6 dogs ready for adoption. There are 3 black and white puppies, two male and one female, that are part hound; one mid-length haired small male dog of unknown breed, and two mid-sized dogs, both breeds unknown. If you have any questions, think one of these animals might be yours, or are interested in adopting them please contact Antlers City Hall at 580-298-3274.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute and Rattan High School are partnering in a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. All healthy adults, and 16 and older, are encouraged to donate at 100 W. Main Street to save loves of those in area community hospitals. All blood doners will receive a donor T-shirt, free health screening and donor reward points.
Doltinn Brown, Payton Gentry, and Erika Taylor from Antlers High School FCCLA Chapter joined over 350 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students and advisers at the Oklahoma State Capitol for FACS Day at the Capitol. The day's activities were planned by the Oklahoma Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and coordinated by Legislative Chairmen Ann Heard and Cindy Franks.
Fallin: Plan is a Game-Changer for Oklahoma
The â€śOklahoma Tax Reduction and Simplification Act,â€ť the tax cut plan outlined by Governor Mary Fallin in her State of the State address, was heard last week in the House Appropriations Committee where it passed by a margin of 11-6. The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. The bill now heads to the House floor before it can make its way to the Senate.