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February 16th, 2012
Kacee Schier, an 8th grader at Antlers Obunch Middle School and the daughter of Kathy and Scott Schier, was recently named the Pushmataha County winner of the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp essay contest. Schier submitted a 150 word essay on the topic: â€śWrite your school Board, addressing a change you would like to implement in your school!â€ť This essay was part of a contest to be able to attend the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp.
The FCCLA Southeast District III STAR Events were held in Hugo on November 29, 2011. Payton Gentry competed in Senior Creed Speaking and Interpretation and placed first earning her the privilege to compete at the regional contest. Matthew Burch, competed in Junior Creed Speaking and Interpretation placing second; and Emily Wolfe competed in Senior Illustrated Talk.
Rattan FCCLA members traveled to Ada for the SE Regional Competitive Events. Breeâ€™Andra Palmer, 1st place in Teach and Train event; Taylor Bankston, 2nd place in Career Investigation Jr. and Morgan Bond, 3rd place in Career Investigation Sr. Breeâ€™ Andra will be going to the FCCLA State Competition at Stillwater in March. Students are advised by Kathy Boone.
After the polls were closed at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, the unofficial totals of the votes for Pushmataha County were the following.
For the City of Antlers, the Lodging Tax that was purposed passed with 90.57% of the votes approving this tax.
In Moyers, John P. Nored took Moyers Public School Board Member, office #2 with 85.51% of the votes over Annita McBride who had 14.49% of the votes.
For Rattan Public School Board Member, office #2, Valerie Clay Merida won with 359 votes over Bill Dansbyâ€™s 277 votes. Merida won with 56.45% of the votes.
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, a Pushmataha County Deputy was dispatched to a call referencing items being taken from the Bridge area that is located on Dees Road, south of Clayton approximately 8 miles and off HWY 2 on Dees Road near Kiamichi River.
Jeannie McMillin, of Little Dixie Transit (which serves Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties), was honored as the 2011 Oklahoma Transit Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Transit Association. The announcement took place during the 14th Annual OTA Awards for Excellence banquet Tuesday evening at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.
On February 7, 2012, Mike Spradling, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President presented a recognition award to Paul Wade for his 44 years of service to the Pushmataha County Board of Directors. The Pushmataha County Board of Directors expressed their extreme thanks to Paul Wade for all his support on the board.
If you have been bullied, it may affect you in many ways and stay with you well into adulthood. Â Know that you donâ€™t have to feel this way and that there are resources that can help. If you are being bullied, or know someone who is, Tell them to stop! This step is one that most never do.
The Rattan Public Schools has announced their first semester honor roll students for grades 4th though 12th.
The 4th Grade All Aâ€™s Honor Roll are: Devan Nash, Corbin Pate and Madison Watts. The Aâ€™s and Bâ€™s are: Balon Campbell, Dalton Davidson, Jaden Hammons, Kayci Koop, Marlie Leathers, Tyler Lewis, Rowdy Loftin, Caleb Pate, Ethan Taylor, Mika Taylor, Briar Teague, Justin Wheeler and Brett Womack.
The Antlers Choctaw Nation Head Start Program is accepting applications for possible openings for the 2012-2013 school year. Children who will be at least 3 years old, but not more than 5 years old by September 1, 2012, are eligible to apply to apply for openings caused by children who have left the program recently. In addition, applications are being taken for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Being Native American is not required. The Choctaw Head Start program serves all races/ nationalities and is directed primarily toward low-income families.