October 19th, 2012
Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state's prospective hunters.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course online. The successful cyber-student will be able to print an Oklahoma hunter education card after completing the free course.
Friday, October 19, is proclaimed â€śGeologic Mapping Dayâ€ť in Oklahoma by decree of Governor Mary Fallin. The proclamation outlines the various functions of geologic maps that include city planning, geologic hazard evaluation, oil and gas exploration, non-fuel and building material location, recreation areas, hunting and fishing plans, and much other needed information.
The first annual PushFest, music festival, has been canceled. The event was supposed to take place this weekend in the Nashoba area but due to a lack of ticket sales for the event, the founders decided to cancel.
The newspaper received this message from the foundation.
"Message from Paul and Susan LaVictoire:
'It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to announce the cancellation of Pushmataha Music Festival 2012. Unfortunately, ticket sales just aren't where they needed to be.
The Pushmataha Hospital board held a special meeting on Friday at 1:00 pm. Since the resignation of administrator Mark Rodgers, there has been a lot of speculation concerning the state of the hospital. The board met to address some concerns about the hospitalâ€™s future and to begin plans for the future of the hospital. The meeting began with acceptance of the minutes from the prior meeting and the acceptance of the resignation of board member Bruce Lawless. Janine Stadifer was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the vacancy and sworn in by County Clerk Jane Dunlap.
Anlters High School crowned their 2012 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night (Oct. 5, 2012) before they faced off against the Pamana Razorbacks in a home game at Bearcat Stadium. The 2012 Homecoming Queen was Kelsee Schier, the Student Council candidate. Her escort, and Homecoming King, #67, was Dakota Taylor.
Gov. Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Michael DeBerry to the 17th Judicial District Office of McCurtain, Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties. He is replacing Willard Driesel, who is deceased.
DeBerry of Idabel is the Associate District Judge in McCurtain County. He has served in various roles, including assistant district attorney, associate district judge, half- time assistant district attorney, municipal judge for the city of Idabel, first assistant district attorney and as a self-practicing attorney.
A balloon tied with a special message traveled about 50 miles from Antlers, OK to Sumner, Tx and a local junior high school student received an encouraging letter in return.
Heather Scott, a seventh grader from Antlers, launched her balloon as part of the National GEAR UP Week celebration Sept. 10-14. Antlers is one of 30 partner schools currently participating in Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s GEAR UP for Success program.
BenJo Hotubbee,80, of Wilburton, passed from this life on September 20, 2012. Ben was born in Buffalo Valley on August 17, 1932, the son of the late Allen and Ruthie (Hokit) Hotubbee of Yanish. On August 20, 1955 he married Marvelleen Bankston. After loosing his first wife, Ben found love again with Jan Whitten of Wilburton. They married in October 1996 in Antlers. God called Ben from the oil fields of West Texas into the ministry in 1971. After being ordained, Ben moved his family to Otter Creek. Four years later he followed Godâ€™s call to Mt.
Gertie Nash was born in Pickens, OK, to Mary and Andy McFarlin. She passed from this life peacefully on September 13, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter in Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill Nash, and her brothers Tony McFarlin and Willie Nelson. She is survived by her daughter Vadare Cornelison; Grand-daughter Carol and husband Monty Flynn, all of Albuquerque., NM; Great-grandsons Luc Flynn, Lyon France; Step-sons, Richard Nash, CA., Bob Nash, AR; Nephew Al Nelson of Rattan, and other nieces and nephews.
The Pushmataha, Atoka & Choctaw Cattlemenâ€™s Association will be having their third annual dinner at the Kiamichi Vo-Tech in Hugo on October 13, 2012. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m.