February 13th, 2014
Your 2013/2014 Homecoming Queen is Emma Branton, who is the daughter of Ronnie & Dona Branton. Emma plays forward for the LadyCats and plans to attend ECU then OU for a degree in Engineering. Emma says her favorite memory of her senior year so far is â€śbecoming friends with so many new peopleâ€ť. Congratulations Emma!
Lately it has been questioned as to the need for drug dogs in our county. Are they worth it? I will lay out some facts and figures and let you be the judge.
Pushmataha County has had certified drug dogs available since June 23, 2012. These dogs are owned and handled by individual deputies (they are not owned by the Sheriffâ€™s Department). The Push Co Sheriff didn't pay for these animals. These dogs have bullet and stab proof vests. Again, the Sheriffâ€™s office didnâ€™t pay for this equipment. It was donated by larger departments.
Weâ€™re into the heart of show season in Oklahoma. In the fall we were trying to make everyone aware of the influenza issue and to ask them to take measures to not spread that disease. We all worked together to prepare for and prevent problems with that virus.
We have many great volunteers here in Pushmataha County. One of them we would like to acknowledge is Madge (Franks) Gentry.
Madge is not only a native of Antlers but a graduate of Antlers High School. Madge has three sons who also graduated from Antlers High School.
While working for the school district she also coached KYI softball teams for a number of years. Since retirement Madge has generously served on the Antlers City Council as Council Member, Vice-Mayor and Mayor.