Archive - Aug 2012
As drought conditions continue to worsen across Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin has announced that a ban on outdoor burning for all 77 Oklahoma counties is effective immediately and will last until a notice is given releasing the ban.
County deputies recently were involved in a child abuse case after reports were made of an eight year old girl being locked in a cabinet for over two hours while her mother was asleep in the bedroom.
Bobby Ray Merritt, of Rattan, is being charged with child abuse and possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a search of their trailer, that was located in the Rattan Mobile Park, and after two children correlated the same sequence of events to deputies while staying at their grandmotherâ€™s home.
With the few rain showers and thunderstorms that have passed through Southeast Oklahoma, wildfires havenâ€™t became an issue in our area as of yet but Governor Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to extreme, or exceptional, drought conditions. The order was signed on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Fallin stated that extreme heat and dry conditions continue to affect the entire state and that her administration would be ready to help provide whatever aid and assistance it can as Oklahoma communities work to cope with this drought.â€ť
The District 17 Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the residence of Lonnie Griggs and came away with more than one bag of marijuana. The residence is located in Antlers.
Marlee Williams and Cara Blansett, members of Antlers High School Cheer Squad, were both awarded All-American honors while attending NCA cheer camp. They have both been invited to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with this honor. Marlee has also been invited to join the NCA staff as an instructor.
The 2012-2013 Antlers High School Cheerleaders attended a NCA camp on Oklahoma State University's campus. They received several awards including superior ratings in chants, cheers, best motions, best tumbling, and excellence in safety and stunting. The 2012-2013 H.S. Cheerleaders are Mallory Langley, Kendie Bryant, Macy Smith, Harlie Williams, Marlee Williams, Mandy Owens, Cara Blansett, Michelle Smith, Katie Pendley, and Kacee Schier. The AHS Squad was also the only squad at camp to have all of their members nominated and try out for NCA All-American Squad.
On Saturday, July 28, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Hugo Lake. Anglers had to deal with low water levels in the lake as well as extreme heat. Temperatures soared to over one hundred degrees. These conditions made catching keeper bass a challenge for some although a few anglers were able to catch a limit.