Archive - 2012
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As you may have already noticed, The Antlers American has been undergoing some changes over the last few weeks. We plan on continuing this trend and striving towards making this publication a newspaper that our community and our staff can be proud of.
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A Talihina man was arrested early Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) after a call was placed advising the Pushmataha Sheriffâ€™s Department that the man had broken into a house and was pouring gasoline around the outside of the residence which was located in Albion.
Deputy John Arthur was dispatched to the residence of Donna Hinton. When Arthur arrived at the residence, Deputy Marvin Watkins was placing handcuffs on the suspect, Chaz M. Austin, outside the residence.
The Board of County Commissioners of Pushmataha County recently received an outstanding achievement award from the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) for attending a series of human resource workshops and ACCO safety meetings. Pushmataha County also received a $2866.36 premium discount for attending these workshops.
The premium discount was based on each commissionerâ€™s attendance at workshops that were conducted by ACCO at the following meetings: ACCO Conferences, ACCO Strategic Planning Committee workshops, ACCO New County Officers Training and ACCO safety meetings.
The Chairman of the Pushmataha County Hospital Authority has announced that Mr. Mark Rogers, CEO/Administrator, will be relocating to pursue other career opportunities that have recently became available to him and his family. Mr. Rogers expressed his appreciation to the board for their work with the community hospital and for their support in achieving some impressive accomplishments over the past several years together.
Funeral services for Suzanne Throne, 77, of Ada, are 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Revs. Steve DeShazo and Steve Wilburn will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Mrs. Thronepassed from this life on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at her home. She was born January 28, 1935 in Ada, to P. L. and Pearl Neal Gassaway of Coalgate. She attended schools in Midway, Atoka, and Antlers. She attended East Central University in Ada. She married Bill Bussell of Antlers in 1951. Three daughters were born to them, Belinda Lee, Jenne Beth and Rebecca.
Trevor Pallen, 12,of Spencerville, passed from this life on September 16, 2012 in Hugo. Trevor Shane Pallen was born November 2, 1999 in Oklahoma City, and had lived all of his life in the Choctaw County area. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dean Freeman and Zack Pallen and great grandparents, Bill Cooper, Herman Trapp and Eddie Woodruff. He was a seventh grade student at Ft. Towson Public Schools and had also attended Rattan School and Hugo School. Trevor enjoyed making people laugh, loved playing with his brothers and sisters, and loved hunting, fishing and riding horses.
Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame
Cary Ammons Class of 1998
Induction Class of 2012
Cary Ammons was a standout baseball player for Southeastern from 1996-to-1998, earning back-to-back All-American awards as well as being named the NAIA Player of the Year in 1997.
Oklahoma's November ballot includes a state question that, if passed, could have a dramatic impact on your business interests.
Passage of SQ 764 will authorize up to $3 billion for financing new projects to help Oklahoma maintain and enhance its drinking water and waste water infrastructure.
Providing the infrastructure for reliable drinking water and waste water needs is vital to the economic growth and development of our state. The Oklahoma Rural Water Association writes to you as a partner who understands the importance of fully developing our state's water infrastructure.
Push Fest to Host More than 30 Bands to Play for Three Days on Two Stages
Rumors have been confirmed that the First Annual Pushmataha Music Festival (Push Fest) will be held in the Kiamichi Mountains in Southeastern Oklahoma on October 12th through the 14th with more than 30 bands playing on two stages. This event will take place by Nashoba (about 10 miles away from Clayton).
Putting this event together are Susan and Paul LaVictorie of Oklahoma City. Even though the couple is based in Oklahoma City, they own land in Pushmataha county and travel down here quite often.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed an executive order removing 22 counties from a statewide Governor Burn Ban that has been in place since August 3. Fifty five counties remain under a state-issued burn ban. The change in the Governor Burn Ban is due to improving wild land fire conditions and comes at the request of Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.