March 22nd, 2012
On the evening of March 17, 2012, a new Miss RHS was chosen after a magnificent night full of excitement! Mrs. Dana House, Principal at Rattan School, welcomed everyone to the 21st Annual Miss RHS Scholarship Pageant. The show opened with the contestants and reigning Miss RHS 2012, Carleigh Crowley, thrilling the audience by performing a dance to â€śRunwayâ€ť.
The new Miss RHS 2012 is Miss Stepheney Haddox, a freshman and the daughter of Mark and Becky Rosa and Steve Haddox. She was escorted by Landon Carper, a junior and the son of Bill Carper and Chrystal Carper.
The Pushmataha County 4-H held its annual Speech and Demonstrations contest on Wednesday, March 14th at the United Methodist Church in Antlers. Seventy one 4-Herâ€™s participated in the contest. New county officers were also voted in.
The new officers are: Kat Bailey, Song Leader, Trey Greer, Game Leader, Tyanna Thurman, Recreational Leader, Will Lewis, Reporter, Tiffany Noel, Treasurer, Lindsay Hedrick, Secretary, Colby Watts, Co Vice-President, Dillon Hembree, Co Vice-President and Brandon Alford, President.
The Rattan Rams Junior High Baseball Team won 1st Place in the Valliant Junior High Baseball Tournament held on March 1st - 3rd. During the tournament, the team defeated Valliant, Lukfata and Broken Bow.
The basketball court is not the only place the Lady Rams succeeded this season. Theyâ€™re also doing quite well in the classroom. Rattanâ€™s varsity girls basketball team was recognized as the academic state champions for Class 2A. The ceremony took place on championship Saturday March 10 at State Fair Arena. Rattan boasted a GPA of 3.96 for the first semester. That honor shouldnâ€™t come as much of a surprise, though. The Lady Rams were also named academic state champions for the spring 2011 slow-pitch softball season and 2011 fall fast-pitch season.
Terry Bunch, of Mills-Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers, presents a check for $500.00 to Jordan Haddox of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters. The money will be used to purchase prizes for the clubs 2012 Youth Fishing Tournaments.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute and Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers are partnering in a blood drive from 12-Noon until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. All healthy adults, and 16 and older, are encouraged to donate at the hospital in the Multipurpose room. All blood doners will receive a donor T-shirt, free health screening and donor reward points.
With the unseasonably warm weather that has taken place this winter, we have seen some strong storms that have produced tornadoes already this year in parts of Oklahoma. With spring weather arriving before the official start of Spring and the threat of tornadoes grows stronger, looming in the air with every storm, many insurance agencies have been releasing reminders with Tornado Tips for Motorist.
The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Scholarship is a $500.00 scholarship available to a graduating Senior who is enrolled in college or vo-tech for the fall 2012 semester. One scholarship is available to a graduating senior in each of the schools in Pushmataha County. Deadline is April 27th.
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.