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May 4th

Bearcats Hit Four Home Runs in One Game

May 4, 2011

Four members of the Antlers High School Bearcat Baseball team hit homerums during their District Game against the Hartshorne Miners on April 28, 2011. The Bearcats ended up winning this game with a final score of 15 to 6. They then went on win another game against the Miners which clinced their spot in the Regional Tournament! Way to go Bearcats!

The four boys who hit homeruns were: Arizona Taylor, sophomore; Tyler Spear, senior; Kayl Bryant, senior; and Bryce Martin, sophomore. Needless to say the fans attending the game were more than excited as they cheered their team to victory.

Osama Bin Laden Dead

May 4, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011 is a date that will forever be remembered as the day that Justice was finally served. Almost 10 years post 9-11 the American people got to hear the long awaited news that Al Qaeda’s leader Osama Bin Laden had been killed at the hands of American Troops.

April 29th

Governor Signs Law Expanding Self-Defense Rights

April 29, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law House Bill 1439, authored by Representative Steven Vaughan and Senator David Myers. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force when in fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. Current law allows individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1439 expands that right to include their place of business. The bill takes on November 1.

Antlers 8th Grade Girls Honored at Tea

April 29, 2011

On Friday, April 8th, 2011, the 8th grade girls of Obuch Middle School were honored at a graduation tea hosted by Dr. Twana Smith. The tea was held at the First Baptist fellowship hall in Antlers. Twenty nine lovely, well dressed young ladies enjoyed specially prepared snack foods, cake and ice cream and beautifully decorated tables catered by Vonda Reed. Several ladies from different occupational fields were invited to attend and speak to the girls about being successful in life and in their careers, taking care of their bodies, being thankful, and finding positive role models.

Obuch Middle School Holds Can Drive For Tornado Victims

April 29, 2011

On April 21, 2011, Mrs. Willis’ science classes at Obuch Middle School in Antlers had a canned food drive for the Tushka tornado victims. The classes competed to see who could bring the most can goods. Altogether, close to 500 cans were donated by the students and their parents. The 6th hour six grade class won the competition by bringing 228 cans. They were rewarded Friday with popcorn and a movie.

Run For Education An Amazing Success

April 29, 2011

The Antlers Elementary held a 5K Run For Education on Sunday, April 17, 2011. The Run for Education was extremely successful as the 5K raised 37,000 dollars to be used for furnishing and other needed supplies for the new elementary building currently under construction.

Cancer Survivors To Be Honored at 2011 Relay For Life

April 29, 2011

The 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County is less than two weeks away! What is the main purpose of the night? To remember and honor loved ones who have had to face cancer. And we want all of you there!

On May 6, 2011 at the Antlers Bearcats Stadium in Antlers members of Pushmataha County will come together to honor and remember loved ones both living and lost. All cancer survivors are greatly encouraged to attend and take part in this amazing event. We want you there!

OHCE Week declared

April 29, 2011

The first week of May 2011 has been declared Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week in Pushmataha County.

OHCE is a program of continuing education in all aspects of home and community life, said Beth Pike, Pushmataha County Extension educator.

“The organization’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and to handle change in their home and community,” she said. “With its relationship with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, OHCE presents research-based information to its members.”

April 28th

Lets Paint the County Purple!

April 28, 2011

That’s right, it is time one again to pony up the cash and purchase your purple bow to adorn your business doors, home, cars, gates, mailboxes, fence posts and where ever else you can thing of putting one!

This is one of the biggest fundraisers that the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County did last year and this time they are planning to go bigger and leave no stone unturned and no resident without a purple bow!

Joe Bob Penner

April 28, 2011

Joe Bob Penner, 73, passed from this life on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Farris. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Farris Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Darwin Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Service in Atoka.

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