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'Twas the Night before Christmas' or 'A Visit from St. Nicholas'
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her âkerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winterâs nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Once again Kealey Standridge of Antlers won 1st place in the Voice of Democracy essay contest at our local level. The contest is sponsored by the VFW Post 8316 in Hugo. For the 4th consecutive year Kealey has taken first place at the local level. The members at the VFW post expressed how extremely proud they were of Kealey for her great achievement.
Pvt. Ashley Webb, a graduate of Rattan High School, enlisted in the National Guard in May 2011 with East Central University's Gold Program. Upon graduation at ECU, Webb, an automated logistics specialist, will be commissioned to second lieutenant.
Webb says the college benefits are what brought her to the National Guard. "I joined for the money to go to college with the tuition waiver," she says, "and because so many in my family are in the military."
On Saturday, December 17, Pushmataha County experienced a first for the Holiday Season. A âMotionlessâ Christmas Parade.
Many residents voiced their unfavorable opinions about breaking tradition this year as the Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce, the Deer Capitol Tourism Association and Pushmataha Development Initiative decided to do away with the traveling down Main Street parade and decided to make it become a âMotionlessâ Parade.
On Tuesday, December 20, 2011 the Antlers Chapter of the ESA donated funds to the Foster Parent Association at the DHS Office in Antlers. Â Pictured (in no particular order) are: Â Alison Cannon, Mindy Griffin, Kelly Williams - Vice President of the Foster Parent Association, Trina Low- President of the ESA and Misty Gather - Foster Care Specialist. Â
On Monday, December 12, 2011 the Pushmataha Hospital Auxiliary donated $10,000 to the Pushmatah Hospital to help cover the cost of new monitors for the ER. The Pushmataha Medical Foundation also donated $10,000 to the cause. Pictured from right to left are Mary Virden, Betty Cole, Steven Poe and Linda St. Clair.
Residents of Finley have been going through the steps required to appeal the United States Postal Services closure of the Finley Post Office from taking place the last several months. Residents that go to the Finley Post Office to retrieve their mail, or do postal business, will be rerouted through the Clayton Post Office if the Finley Post is indeed closed.
A 1,700 mile bike ride to protest the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline has all but consumed Tom Weis since he set forth on his journey from the United States - Canadian boarder in Montana in mid-October of this year to follow the route of the purposed pipeline until he reaches Houston, TX towards the end of Christmas.
As the holidays approach, the giant foreign factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods, remember that this is merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.
Make this year different! This year Americans need to give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!
The first place winners of the Push. Co. Conservation Districts Poster Contest âForest for People - More Than You Can Imagineâ for students in Pushmataha County from Moyers Public School were: Lailah Walter, Skyelar Cogburn and Luke McKnight.