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January 9th, 2012
American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers for Local Relay For Life Event
As you consider how you can make a difference in the coming year, consider joining the fight against cancer by volunteering for Relay For Life, an event that benefits the American Cancer Societyâ€™s mission to eliminate cancer.Â Volunteer positions are still available, and more information about these volunteer opportunities will be provided at the next Relay For Life planning meeting on February 2nd, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the AmeriState Conference Room in Antlers.
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, Rattan Public School welcomed a new superintendent to their administration team, Mrs. Shari Pillow. Mrs. Pillow came to us from Comanche County in Southwestern Oklahoma, where she had lived all of her life. After her and her husband Bobby purchased a place close to Rattan, she heard about Rattanâ€™s previous superintendent, Bruce Lawlessâ€™s, retirement.
Â Press Release-Pushmataha Hospital is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from Noon to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, in the Hospitalâ€™s new multipurpose room.Â Blood donors at the Pushmataha Hospital blood drive will receive an OBI ice scraper and free health screenings.
As the second article in my Anti-Bulling series i would like to focus on the main points of bullying and the signs to look for if your child is being bullied or is a bully.
Bullying has been focused into three main points. These points are: Imbalance of Power, Intent to Cause Harm and Repetition.
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 many residents of Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain Counties were saddened to hear of the death of District Judge Willard Driesel. Driesel, 58, passed away after a lengthy battle with several health issues, including cancer, in Tyler, TX on December 11, 2011. Judge Driesel will be remembered by many as a fair and professional administrator to the courts and to many as a true and loyal friend.
At his request, he was cremated. A memorial service took place on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Broken Bow.
Pushmataha Hospital is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from Noon to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, at Antlers Library on 104 S.E. 2nd Street.Â Blood donors at the Pushmataha Hospital blood drive will receive an OBI ice scraper and free health screenings.
Over the holiday weekend only one individual was taken to jail in Pushmataha County by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for driving while impaired or driving under the influence, and it wasnâ€™t a resident of the county.
On December 30, 2011 at approximately 6:35 p.m., Trooper Tommy Allen was traveling north on HWY 271 south of Finley and a black Honda car was traveling the same direction in front of the Trooper. The vehicle was driving very slowly and was swerving from one lane line to the other.
December 29th, 2011
Unemployment in Pushmataha County improved in October from September figures, though more slowly than in previous months, while all but six of the stateâ€™s 77 counties saw increases in the unemployment rate.
With the New Year just around the corner and resolutions being made, I wanted to urge you to make one that is worthwhile this year. Instead of the typical resolutions (like to loose weight or to stop smoking or drinking, not that those are not important but they usually donâ€™t last past January), I would like you to think about making the resolution to help stop bullying.
Recently AT&T Oklahoma gave an amazing gift to members of the Oklahoma National Guardâ€™s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) who are deployed overseas to Afghanistan and Kuwait.Â AT&T has donating 3,600 calling cards so members of the Guard who are serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait can call home to visit with family and friends.Â Governor Fallin joined AT&T representatives and members of the military at a ceremony to present the cards.