July 4th, 2013
Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone is enjoying time at the lake, having backyard barbecues and spending time with family and friends today. We are visiting with several of my cousins and friends in Wister. It should be a great day.
Cash and I have been going fishing this week since I finally got my boat out, and have a little morning time to hit the lake. I was afraid that since it was going to be July before I had any time to fish that it was going to be smokinâ hot, but this week has been unusually cool.
Sam Hutchison, 88, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Talihina. Wilmer Samuel Hutchison was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Cameron to Wilmer and Abby (Carpenter) Hutchison. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a mechanic. Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Leona Hutchison; his parents; brothers, William âLandis,â Bobby and Vernon Hutchison; and sister, Laura Gaither.
Tru Victor Harding went to be with his savior on June 18, 2013. He was born March 5, 1998, in Davis, Calif.
He is survived by his sister, Taylor NâCole Harding; brother, Treâ Danel Harding; father, the Rev. Harry Louis âLouâ Harding Jr.; and mother, Jacqueline âPaigeâ Muse-Harding of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandfather, Jay W. âPaPaâ Muse; grandmother Ruby Nell âMeMawâ Muse of Heavener; and many aunts, uncles and friends. Tru will be truly missed until we see him at the Throne of God.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â Another long-lost light fixture is returning to its home at the Oklahoma Senate.
After hearing about ongoing Senate renovations, Coy Green of Norman learned that a large floor lamp he purchased at a swap meet more than 40 years ago was housed in the Senate in 1918.
Green delivered the lamp to Senate officials on Tuesday, telling them it needed to be home.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â Overall revenue collections to the state treasury were down last month about $19 million compared to June 2012, but collections for the entire fiscal year outpaced those from last year, Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller announced Tuesday.
Gross receipts for the month of June were about $976 million, a decrease of about 1.9 percent from June 2012, according to figures released by Miller's office.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â Oklahoma State University says it's created a scholarship fund to help students affected by the deadly tornadoes that raked parts of the state in May.
School officials say the fund wasÂ createdÂ to provide an opportunity for donorsÂ to support studentsÂ dealing with loss of life orÂ significant property damage.
Current or incoming students affected by the tornadoes should contact the school's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.