May 24th, 2012
Southeastern Oklahoma residents will have an opportunity to learn about the pending Sardis Lake lawsuit at an educational town hall forum that will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Molinaâ€™s Mexican Restaurant in Antlers.
Hosted by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation, the Oklahoma Cattlemenâ€™s Association and AFR, the meeting is intended to provide general background information on the lawsuit. The event is not a political forum but instead an education forum organized to explain the lawsuitâ€™s legal process and how the filing will impact citizensâ€™ water rights.
The City of Antlers would like to announce that opening day for the Antlers City Pool will be Friday, June 1st. The pool will be open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday, and hours of operation will be 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Lifeguards will be on duty at all times. Each lifeguard is Red Cross Certified in life-saving and CPR.
Admission will be $3.00 per person per day. Please note: All infants and children in diapers must wear Little Swimmerâ€™s Diapers. No Exceptions!
On Saturday, May 19, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Twenty anglers competed in the event. More anglers may have competed had it not been for the fact that strong winds were predicted for that day. Sardis Lake can become quite dangerous on windy days due to the large wave action. The wind was a factor to those who did compete as many were not able to go to and fish in some of their normal areas of the lake.
Lela G. Taylor was born June 3, 1913 in Tulsa to Christopher and Cora (Moss) Quaid. She passed from this life May 10, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 98. Lela had been a resident of the Antlers area for many years. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, & gardening, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Lela was preceded in death by her husband: L. A. Taylor; daughter: Janell (Taylor) Hall; and parents: Christopher & Cora Quaid. She is survived by her son: Minal Taylor of Las Vegas, NV; as well as many friends.
The Town & Country Club of Antlers is currently trying to raise funds and accepting donations to replace the old Christmas decorations that adorned the power polls throughout the City of Antlers. Their hope is to replace every decoration with a new 48 inch pre-lit Christmas wreath.
On May 11, 2012, at 11:43 p.m., Officer Stewart Stanfield, was notified by the Antlers Police Department communications that an assault had taken place against an elderly female on â€śEâ€ť street in Antlers.
Upon arrival, the office made contact with the 63 year old female, Elaine C. Gibson, who stated that she lived at the residence and her grandson, Timothy D. Baker of Antlers, a 22 year old Indian male, had grabbed her hair on the left side of her head and pulled her down to the ground. Gibson declined medical attention.
Mardieth Neil Farrell, of Antlers, was bound over to stand trial following a Preliminary Hearing in front of Judge Gary Brock last week. At the Hearing, the State was represented by Johnny S. Loard, First Assistant District Attorney and Mark Uptegrove, Assistant District Attorney. The defendant was represented by Allen Malone.
On Monday, May 7, 2012 the Antlers City Council held their monthly meeting in City Hall starting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order and an quorum was established. Minutes and purchase orders were then approved by the council and it was on to the first order of business.
The council approved the extension of the Pushmataha Hospitalâ€™s mortgage modification agreement with FirstBank until May 31, 2012. They also approved a lease agreement with Ron Potter for the municipal pool concessions area.
Dennis Willeford won the big fish and heavy stringing in the Saturday, May 12, 2012 Antlers Fire Department Annual Bass Tournament that was held on McGee Creek Lake from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The big fish weighed in at 6.75 lbs and the total weight of Willefordâ€™s winning stringer was 8.50 lbs. This event was held to raise money to go towards a loan payment for their ladder truck. The event raised over $1,200.00.
On Saturday, May 12, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club teamed up with members from the McGee Creek Bass Club to host a free youth fishing tournament at McGee Creek Lake. The event was open to any youth that was sixteen years old and younger. Approximately twenty young anglers participated in the tournament. Several more were expected, but the wet, rainy conditions may have kept many of the kids from participating.