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February 11th, 2015

New Business opens doors in Antlers

February 11, 2015

There is a new business in Antlers! Vintage Lane Flowers and Gifts is located at 408 W. Main and is proudly owned by Jarvis and Monica Nabors.
They specialize in fresh and silk floral arrangements for holidays, birthdays, get well, weddings, funerals and everything in between. They also offer one of a kind, homemade and retail gifts, home decor, candy and snack bouquets, balloons, greeting cards and so much more.
Vintage Lane is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

February 10th


February 10, 2015

Voters renew tax!
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s election are as follows.
The County question, asking voters to renew a 1 cent sales tax that has been in place since the 90’s was passed with 71.08% approval. Votes for the tax totaled 821, against 334.
In the Antlers School Board Election between Vicki O’Donnell and Angie Norman, O’Donnell takes the seat with 68.16%. O’Donnell received 471 votes while Norman received 220.

February 6th

Man who killed Trooper facing First Degree Manslaughter charges

February 6, 2015

Oklahoma City - Friday morning, Feb 6, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers arrested Steven Wayne Clark at his residence in Cushing, Oklahoma. He will be processed into the Seminole County jail, where the Seminole County District Attorney plans to file first degree manslaughter charges relating to the death of Trooper Nicholas Dees.

February 5th

Jerry Duncan, Pushmataha County Commissioner District 2 is facing three felony charges

February 5, 2015

Jerry Duncan, Pushmataha County Commissioner District 2, is facing three felony charges. Charges include: Count #1 - Embezzlement by a County Officer ~ 21 O.S. § 1451C, a FELONY; Count #2 - Presenting a False, Fictitious or Fraudulent claim against the State ~ 21 O.S. § 358 and 21 O.S. § 359, a FELONY; Count #3 - Presenting a False, Fictitious or Fraudulent claim against the State ~ 21 O.S. § 358 and 21 O.S. § 359, a FELONY. Be sure to pick up the next edition of the Antlers American for more information.

February 2nd


February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the
Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the
stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity
throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their
way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather,"
as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At
that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of
the members of the Inner Circle.

January 30th

Young man shot and killed in Antlers

January 30, 2015

A young man, Wesley Long (19), was shot and killed late last night, Thursday, January 29, in Antlers.
According to sources an arrest has been made in connection to the shooting.
We will update as information becomes available throughout the investigation.

January 15th

Pushmataha County named poorest county in Oklahoma

January 15, 2015

Recently there has been a lot of talk about budgets, finances and income throughout Pushmataha County.
Our area isn’t the only ones having a deeper look into this subject. According to a report that was released from 24/7 Wall Street, they too took a look and have named the poorest county in each state of the United States of America based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Tax up for renewal in Special Election

January 15, 2015

On February 10, 2015, an Annual School Board Election, along with a Special Election will be held.
This will give residents, who are registered voters, the chance to select School Board members for Clayton Public School and Antlers Public School, along with voting on whether or not to renew an existing 1 cent sales tax that is distributed among county programs and offices.
The sales tax of 1 cent, that is up for renewal, has been in place since April of 1991. This tax is distributed by percentage to county operations and programs in the community.

Assessor's Office and 21 others fail audit

January 15, 2015

The Pushmataha County Assessor's Office, along with 21 other counties, failed an audit of fiscal year 2013-2014 due to not using specific computer programing.
The failure was due to the officers not using the Computer Assisted Math Appraisal System as required by Oklahoma State law.

Petition against CEC now void

January 15, 2015

The petition filed by the members of Choctaw Electric Cooperative to oust the company's nine-member Board of Trustees has now become void following the resignation of all nine members.
The petition, which was filed on Dec. 12, with just over 2,300 validated signatures, required the Co-op to hold a special election of new trustees within 45 days. But that special election will no longer be happening.
"There are no longer any [trustees] named on the petition sitting on the board, therefor there's no reason to have a special meeting," Interim CEO and General Manager Joe Harris said.

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