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Friday, 05 January 2018 13:52

Governor Candidate to visit LeFlore County

 

 

Republican candidate for Governor, Dan Fisher, will be in LeFlore County on Tuesday, January 9, from 6 to 7:30 pm at Senator Allen's headquarters in Spiro.


Senator Allen’s office is located at 19399 Highway 271, which is located east of Spiro, on the south side of the road.

 

Additional parking next door at the home health business or in back near the Eagle's parking lot.


Come and meet him and enjoy a warm bowl of chili.

Press release

 

WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 5, 2018) – The 74th Annual Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show is set for January 18-20 at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. The show is jointly sponsored by the Wilburton Lions Club and the Eastern Agriculture Division.


The swine show will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, followed by the sheep and goat show on Friday, Jan. 19. The event will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 20 with the heifer and steer show.


In addition to the usual payout for class winners and breed champions, the grand champions for each show will be guaranteed a minimum of $240 plus $2 per head entered. The reserve grand champions will be guaranteed a minimum of $160 plus $1 per head entered. Organizers have also introduced a bronze champion this year that will be guaranteed a minimum of $80.


Also, exhibitors of the grand champions will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and exhibitors of the reserve grand champions will be awarded a $500 scholarship to attend Eastern as agriculture majors.


All exhibitors must be primary or secondary students (K-12) of a school in the following counties: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, McCurtain, Seminole, Pittsburg, Pontotoc or Pushmataha.


There is a $25 per head entry fee for all animals. All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 11. Late entries will be charged an additional $5. Visit eosc.edu/sedistrictshow for more information and to download a registration form.

Friday, 05 January 2018 13:43

David Eugene Naylor Obituary

David Eugene Naylor of Howe, Oklahoma was born November 21, 1959 in Hodgen, Oklahoma to James “Joker” Naylor and Ruby Geneva “Neva” (Ollar) Allison and passed away on January 4, 2018 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 58.

 

He is survived by:

His mother: Ruby Geneva “Neva” (Ollar) Allison of Heavener, Oklahoma, Host of family and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, James “Joker” Naylor; two brothers, Paul and Gary Don Naylor; one sister-in-law, Cindy Naylor; one niece, Misty Naylor; and one nephew, Paul Naylor. David was a long-time resident of the area and was a Baker for Bremner. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

David will be deeply missed.

 

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2018 at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Reverend Leon Glenn officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

 

Pallbearers will be: Gary Gibson, George M. Espinel, Marc Lopez, Christopher Williams, Bobby Joe Woodral, and Vernon Woodral.

 

Viewing will be noon until 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and 8:30 a.m. until noon, Monday.

 

To sign Mr. Naylor’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.co,

 

Friday, 05 January 2018 13:38

ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Jan. 5, 2018

Press release


Avery Flores - Walkaway from the Tulsa Transitional Center.


Flores walked away Dec. 20 from the Tulsa Transitional Center.

 

He is a 35-year-old Native American man with black hair and brown eyes.

 

Flores is 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing about 196 pounds.

 

He is serving time for drug possession.


Flores is thought to be with his wife, Lisa Flores, who also has felony warrants.


If you have any information on Flores' location, please call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119.

Press release


OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today set a June election date for the medical marijuana ballot measure.


Fallin filed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June 26 primary election ballot. The governor’s other option was to place the issue on the November general election ballot.


Supporters of an initiative petition asking voters to legalize medical marijuana gathered enough signatures in 2016 to schedule a statewide referendum on the measure.


“Backers of this proposal to legalize medical marijuana followed procedures and gathered the more than 66,000 required signatures to submit the issue to a vote of the people,” said Fallin. “I’m fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year.”


If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient, who is at least 18 years old, for a state-issued medical marijuana license.

 

A license holder would be allowed to legally possess up to 3 ounces of the drug, six mature plants and six seedlings. These limits can be increased by individual counties or cities.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol one woman has died from the results of an injury collision that occurred on December 23, 2017.


The accident occurred one mile south of Wilburton, in Latimer County at approximately 2:12am.


According to the report, a 2002 Nissan Altima, driven by Thasha Prindle 21, from Wilburton, was southbound on Parr Ave, swerved left and departed the roadway and striking a house.

 

Prindle was transported by Pafford EMS to Latimer County General Hospital in Wilburton where she was medically cleared, then transported by Trooper Kyle Ward to the Latimer County Jail.


Trooper Ward advised Prindle had expired at unknown time on December 24, 2017 while in a jail cell at the Latimer County Jail.

 

According to the report, the condition of the driver was Alcohol – DUI / DWI.


Seat belts were not in use.


Investigated by Trooper Kyle Ward, of the LeFlore county detachment of Troop D.

A service of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

Arbuckle: Jan. 1. Lake elevation is below average with water temperature at 48 degrees and water clear to stained. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, jerk bait, jigs and spoons in creek channels, the main lake, off points, and underwater drop-offs in 40 plus ft. of water. White crappie and black crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and spoons in creek channels, the main lake, and 39-56 ft. drop offs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Jan. 2. Elevation normal with water temperature at 33 degrees and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddisflies, inline spinnerbait, midges, Powerbait, and spoons off points and below waterfalls. About 2,560 rainbow trout were stocked on Dec. 27. Much of the river is iced over; open water is mostly downstream of falls and in faster moving chutes. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, South Central Region fisheries biologist.

Broken Bow: Dec. 31. Lake elevation is below average with water temperature at 48 degrees. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on buzzbaits, crankbaits, jigs, and Rogues on brush structure, points, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, stinkbait and sunfish in channels, off points, in river channels, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Dec. 31. Lake elevation dropping and water murky. Striped bass good on cut bait, shad, and topwater at and below the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, and shad at the inlet, main lake, river channel, and the river mouth. Black crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, at docks, and on standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Dec. 31. Lake elevation is below average with water temperature at 53 degrees and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and plastics in creek channels and off points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Black crappie and white crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Jan. 1. Lake elevation normal with water temperature at 48 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait, and plastics in the main lake, off points, and the river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, live shad, and spoons in coves, the main lake, and in the river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, and shad in coves, creek channels, the main lake, and along riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: Dec. 31. Elevation below average with clear water. Rainbow trout fair on Powerbait and salmon eggs in channels and off rocks. April Drake of the Southeast Region Office reports that about 1,440 rainbow trout were stocked on Dec. 28. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: Dec. 31. Lake elevation below average with water temperature at 58 degrees. Largemouth bass and spotted bass slow on plastics in creek channels and standing timber. White crappie slow on minnows in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Bryan and Choctaw counties.

Pine Creek: Dec. 31. Lake elevation below average with water temperature at 45 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastics in channels and off points. Black crappie slow on jigs in creek channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: Dec. 28. Lake elevation is normal. Rainbow trout fair on Powerbait in the river channel. Stocked about 360 rainbow trout on Dec. 28. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Robert S. Kerr: Dec. 31. Lake elevation is normal with clear water. White crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, in creek channels, at 4-14 ft. of water. Blue catfish and channel catfish excellent on shad in the river channel and off sand bars. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits in creek channels and on standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: Dec. 28. Lake elevation normal with water temperature at 50 degrees. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastics, and spinnerbaits on brush structure, off points, along riprap, shorelines, and on standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, shad, and sunfish in the main lake. White crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs on brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: Jan. 1. Lake elevation is normal with cloudy water. Striped bass good on flukes, shad, and slabs below the dam, in the main lake, off points, along riprap, and off rocks. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live shad, and shad below the dam, in the main lake, off points, along riprap, and in the river mouth. White crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, at docks, in the main lake, and on standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Wister: Dec. 31. Lake elevation normal with clear water. Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, jigs, and plastics on brush structure, in channels, and on standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake and on standing timber. White crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs on brush structure, in channels, and on standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

Press release

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 3, 2018) – In releasing the first public draft of academic standards for computer science, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) moves the state closer to joining only nine other states in the nation with computer science standards and only two others with grade-specific expectations.


“Coding is not only a universal language of the future, it is an art. Computer science is quickly becoming a field that affects every other discipline, from heath and medicine to agribusiness and finance,” said Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Today’s competitive education must include a foundation in computer science.


“The steps we are taking today to create computer science standards for every grade level position Oklahoma students and educators on the leading edge of an emerging job market that demands familiarity with computer science and rewards expertise in coding, programming and data analysis. By developing high expectations and creating opportunities for teachers to apply computer science concepts across the curriculum, we are ensuring our students will be ready for the most innovative, competitive and fulfilling careers of the future.”


The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that computing jobs are the number-one source of new wages in the United States, and those jobs are widespread, with 67 percent outside the tech sector, according to a Georgetown University study.
The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science are currently open for public comment and represent the work of a team of three dozen educators from K-12, CareerTech and higher education across the state. Written for each grade level, beginning in kindergarten, the standards are meant as guidance for teachers to include computer science objectives in other subject areas, such as reading, science and mathematics, according to Levi Patrick, OSDE assistant executive director of curriculum and instruction.


“With this year’s kindergartners graduating in 2030, we must begin preparing students for a world of computing that goes beyond word processing and presentation software,” Patrick said. “We must also prepare students to create programs, develop secure networks and gather and analyze data on a large scale.”


OSDE hopes to help implement the new standards in part through a three-year, $1 million Computer Science for All grant, awarded through the National Science Foundation, to provide professional development to Oklahoma teachers.
A nationwide Gallup research study shows parents overwhelmingly want their children’s schools to teach computer programming, but only 40 percent of schools offer classes with coding or programming. In Oklahoma, only 3 percent of high school students currently take computer science classes.


Oklahomans are encouraged to provide public comment through Monday, Jan. 8, for the final round of revisions that will occur before the standards are submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Education for review and approval.

 

To read more about the development process and to provide input, visit http://sde.ok.gov/sde/computer-science-standards



Press release


OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced Secretary of State Dave Lopez will also serve on her executive Cabinet as secretary of education and workforce development.


Lopez will begin his new duties effective immediately. His appointment still must be confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate.


Lopez is a longtime civic and community leader. From 2013 to 2014, he served as interim superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools while the school board launched and concluded a national search for a permanent superintendent.


“Dave Lopez is a hard-working, energetic Cabinet member whose expertise has been very beneficial to my administration,” said Fallin. “I am asking him to take on the added task of developing and refining policies that will give students, including adult students, the skills they need to find and keep jobs in our state.”


Lopez succeeds Natalie Shirley, who was named to the post in January 2015. She recently resigned as president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. She begins her new duties later this month as president and chief executive officer of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


“I appreciate Natalie Shirley’s service and ideas she brought to my Cabinet,” Fallin said.”She shepherded a cooperative effort between Oklahoma public education and our business community to ensure we are increasing educational attainment in Oklahoma. The best way we can support our businesses and grow our economy is to produce a more educated workforce.”


As secretary of state, Lopez serves as a senior adviser to the governor on policy, economic and legislative issues. He previously served as the governor’s secretary of commerce from 2011 until 2013.


“It’s an honor to be asked to follow Secretary Shirley and her engagement of the public and private sectors to develop the innovative Oklahoma Works strategies,” said Lopez. “The ‘Earn and Learn’ program of apprenticeships and internships, in particular, can be transformational for Oklahoma students and employers.”


Lopez previously served as president of Oklahoma City-based American Fidelity Foundation and as president of Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. Prior to that, he had a 22-year career with SBC Communications (now AT&T), including serving as president of SBC Oklahoma and as president of SBC Texas.


Lopez currently serves on the boards of directors for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Banc First Corp. and Hall Capital. He has received many honors and awards, including induction into the Oklahoma City University Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor, the Corporate Advocate Award from the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Oklahoma City chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.


Lopez earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from New Mexico State University. He and his wife, Lana, live in Oklahoma City and have five children and eight grandchildren.

 

Thursday, 04 January 2018 14:32

Marty J. Turner Obituary

Marty J. Turner was born November 5, 1970 to Sue (McAlester) & Harrell Turner in Kansas City, KS.

 

He left this life December 16, 2017 in Chewelah, WA. Most of his life he lived in LeFlore and graduated from LeFlore High School.

 

Marty had a passion for books; always had one started. He loved playing his guitar and cooking. He was a good cook and introduced some of our Southern cooking to the country club in Chewelah where he worked.

 

Marty loved to be around his nieces & nephews & had a special fondness for dogs. His kindness to people awarded him numerous friends and he will be missed.

 

Marty left behind his mother, Sue Mings; father, Harrell Turner; stepmother, Molly; sister, Debbie & husband Mark Biggs; brother, Brett & wife Lisa Turner; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

 

Marty left us too early but by the grace of God we can see him again someday.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.

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