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.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Senate has approved the creation of a special drought-relief fund to aid the state's agricultural community during times of drought emergency.
The full Senate voted without objection Tuesday to create the fund, which would be overseen by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. However, there was no funding mechanism included in the bill, and any money deposited into it would come from direct appropriations from the Legislature.
Any money in the fund could be spent only if the governor declares a drought emergency and for things such as pond construction, water for livestock, rural fire suppression, and drought-related soil conservation practices.
The bill's sponsor, Chickasha Republican Sen. Ron Justice, says the current state and federal emergency funds aren't enough to help with drought conditions.
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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.