Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
ADA, OK - Pontotoc County eight graders are getting a taste of the real world. Wednesday marked their 2nd annual Career Discovery Day.
Over 400 students from all seven public schools in the county met on the East Central University campus. Each student learned about three different career areas based on a career assessment test students completed earlier in the year. Some of the student's career options include nursing, law enforcement and music.
State Senator Susan Paddack and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, Mike Southard came up with the idea for Career Discovery Day in 2011.
"Eighth grade is really a pivotal year in the life of our students because they are going to have to make some good choices in their high school career," Paddack said.