Sketchy characters roaming around the Choctaw County Ambulance Authority at night have led to the installation of a camera system that surveils the premises. Board members were shown a demonstration of the system during their regular meeting Dec.
“Home” is a familiar phrase used at this time of the year to indicate the multitude of emotions associated with comfort, familiarity, security and stability. However, “Home” for the Ram basketball teams for the past two years had been on a school bus to and from their temporary headquarters, the old Grant gym in Grant, Okla. That changed last Thursday night when the Lady Rams took the court against the visiting Boswell Lady Scorpions in the inaugural game in the brand new Rattan Athletic and Event Facility. “I am just happy that I don’t have to drive a bus to Grant every day,” said head coach and athletic director Michael Clay.
Soper’s own John Harrison was named PRCA 2020 Comedy Act of the Year Dec. 2, during the PRCA Awards Banquet leading up to the commencement of the NFR. He was also nominated for Clown of the Year, and can be seen during each of the 10 rounds as the “Coors Man in the Can.” Photo Courtesy / harrisonentertainment.com
Celebration of life for Donna Self will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Hugo, Okla., with Shawn Robertson officiating. A private family burial will be held after the service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Donna went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in Hugo, at the age of 85.
“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”
DURANT –– Choctaw Nation tribal member Carol Ayers was among 41 Native American elders virtually recognized at the 12th annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors. Each honoree received a celebration box including their 2020 AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors medallion, program, a gift card and a sweetgrass braid.