Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
DURANT, OKLAHOMA -- This week in Durant, student pilots from eight universities in four states...
"Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma," Region 6 Safecon Competition President Amanda Steele said.
Taxied in their airplanes, put their propellers in motion and took their rivalry to the skies.
"We try to get a little competition going between schools," University of Oklahoma Coach Rob Meltzer said.
"There are nine events total," Steele said.
Events range from computer accuracy to aircraft recognition. We joined them as they were stretching out their tape measures for the message drop.
"Students will fly over and they'll drop little messages, message containers, and they aim for a certain spot on the runway," Steele said.
Whoever gets the closet to the container, wins.
Participants in this Region 6 Safecon competition say these events give them a chance to enhance their abilities and show off their skills.
"We learn more complex things about the different events that we compete in," SOSU Aviation senior Douglas Cobb said.
"We practice about three times a week at least and that entails flying practices and then also ground practices," University of Nebraska at Omaha Coach James Slabaugh said.
Slabaugh competed in almost every event as an undergrad.
"It's a little bit nerve-racking your first couple years. It's a little intimidating having people coming and watching you landing, but it's really good experience," Slabaugh said.
These events mean a lot to Eric Barton. This is his 45th competition to judge.
"I can name probably ten different states that I have friends from thanks to either judging or competing in these events," Barton said.
That camaraderie and competition is what it's all about.
"Getting this experience now is a good thing to prepare them for the future," Slabaugh said.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.