September 11th, 2013
The Choctaw Nation stickball team, Tvshka Homma, advanced to the finals and defeated the Mississippi Warriors 3-2 in double elimination Sunday to become champions of the third annual Labor Day Festival Stickball Tournament. Tvshka Homma's win over the Warriors, 6-1, in opening night action Friday is the first time an Oklahoma team has defeated a team from Mississippi.
The State of Oklahoma is honoring an elite group of men by renaming 55 miles of SH-3 between Antlers and Broken Bow the â€śWorld War I Choctaw Code Talkers Highway.â€ť
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Choctaw Code Talkers Association are hosing a dedication of the section of highway at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, near where it begins at the intersection of SH-3 and the Indian Nation Turnpike in Antlers.
Parking for the event will be at the Cross Timbers Church.
A group of local churches joined together to collect school supplies for students at Antlers Elementary School. Challenged by the scripture in 1 John 3:17-18, to not just tell people you love them, but to show them.
I felt impressed to do something to support our community and to show people the love of Jesus, to Love Out Loud. The idea of the churches joining together to support our community was a great way for churches to go outside the walls of the church and spread the love of Jesus in our town. When we work together to accomplish tasks, we can acheive a greater result.
Dr. Mathew Hookom, of Atoka, Okla., offered free dental care to more than 80 patients in Atoka and surrounding communities on August 2, 2013. He provided cleanings, composite fillings, extractions and other dental services. Hookom is one of many Oklahoma Heroes of Dentistry recognized for his charitable work in his community.
The Pushmataha County Election Board Office has been moved. They Board is now located at 204 S.W. 4th Street in Antlers (in the same building as the Antlers Community Room behind the Courthouse). Although they have moved, all numbers, telephone and fax, and other ways to contact them have remained the same.
Looking to do something different this weekend?
The Antlers Band Boosters are hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Saturday night, August 24, at the Antlers High School Cafeteria and Auditorium at 6 p.m.
For $38 per person, you can enjoy a catered meal by Ables' Barbecue featuring pork loin, baked potato, salad, green beans and a roll. Your wait staff for the night will be members of the Antlers High School Band.
The Antlers Bearcat Football team will take the field tonight in the first home game, or scrimmage in this case, of the 2013-2014 season.
Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m.
Come on out and show your support for this talented, hardworking, group of young men.
Their next scrimmage will be an away game played on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 against Haileyville.
The first official game of the season for the Bearcats will take place on Friday, September 6th, in an away game against the Valliant Bulldogs.
Dollar General continues to make shopping easier and more convenient for customers in Antlers with the grand opening its new store at 300 West Main this Saturday, August 24 beginning at 8 a.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 9:00 a.m.
Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
Oklahomaâ€™s arrest rate for marijuana possession is slightly above the national rate, and arrest rates vary considerably among counties, according to an Oklahoma Watch analysis of 10 yearsâ€™ worth of FBI data.
In 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, the median arrest rate in Oklahoma was about 270 arrests per 100,000 population, slightly higher than the national rate of 256.
Over a decade, from 2001 to 2010, the average annual rates for Oklahoma counties varied widely, from fewer than 200 to more than 1,000 arrests per 100,000 residents.
If you drink and drive in Oklahoma, beware: The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is joining with law enforcement agencies across the state and throughout the nation for the â€śDrive Sober or Get Pulled Overâ€ť campaign Aug. 16 through Sept. 2.
Law enforcement officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers, arresting anyone who is caught driving while impaired.