July 26th, 2012
The dog days have arrived.
As the month of June closed with a surge in temperatures, the trend continued into July, with Pushmataha County checking in above 100 degrees for the first time on Friday, after several days of near 100-degree highs.
Fridayâ€™s temperature of 103 degrees was the hottest day of the year, so far, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. Saturday, Antlers reported a high temperature of 101 degrees, with a high on Sunday of Sunday of 97 degrees.
Antlers received a sales tax disbursement of $93,568 in June, an increase over the $90,017 received in June of last year.
Clayton received a sales tax disbursement of $23,463 last month, an increase over the $22,313 received in June of last year.
Rattan received $3,660 in sales tax last month, an increase over the $2,054 received in June of 2011.
Pushmataha County received $100,817 in county sales tax last month, down from the $111,305 received in June of last year.
Pete Wilkins was born on April 21, 1956 to Melvin Lloyd Wilkins and Chesolene Wilkins Thurman in Hugo. He passed from this life on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Cloudy at the age of 56. Pete had lived all of his life in the Rattan/Cloudy area. He married Evelyn Rose Bryant on December 20, 1975 in Antlers. He enjoyed giving advice, buying cattle and driving his granddaughter, Kimber on the ranger. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rattan and graduated from Rattan High School in 1974. Pete believed in being a good neighbor and was a loving husband, father and friend to all.
Wanda Joann Stanley, 57, passed from this life on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Moyers. Private family services will be held at a later date and time. Arrangements entrusted to Mills~Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers.
On Saturday, July 21st, the Pushmataha County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser auction at the Choctaw Nation Community Room in Antlers.
The event is a fun and exciting evening that raises money for the NWTF. Many outdoors related items, such as guns, furniture, home decor and much more, will be auctioned off or given away in raffles.
McGee Creek Bass Tournament
On Saturday, July 14, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on McGee Creek Lake. Twenty-four members competed in the tournament. The weather for the tournament was hot and humid with clear to partly cloudy skies. Twenty members were able to catch at least one keeper with ten members bringing in a six fish limit.
The Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters competed in their second qualifying bass tournament of the 2012 season on Saturday, June 30th, at Pine Creek Lake.
One other bass club also fished a tournament on the same day out of the same ramp. So with several boats on the lake for the day, fishing proved to be very difficult for all that fished.
Winning first place in the 11-14 age group was Jake Nabors with one bass that weighed 2.08 lbs. Second place went to Dyllyn Marlow with one bass weighing 1.88 lbs.
The Red River Jr. Golf held it's Championship Tournament on Monday, July 9th at the Paris Country Club. There were 57 young golfers at this event. Some of the player had not qualified for the Championship trophies but received medals if they placed.
The Red River Jr. Golf had 2 Players to receive Scholarships. N'Kele Brown of Valliant, Oklahoma and Zach McEwin of Paris, Texas. These young men have showed good sportsmanship and have been as asset to the program. We wish them all the best.
Here are the results from the tournament:
Pushmataha County Deputies were forced to wrestle an Antlers man to the ground in order to place him into custody after resisting arrest following a traffic stop on â€śEâ€ť Street in Antlers last Wednesday, July 11th.
County Deputy Shawn Culver and Deputy Russell Bailey were traveling south on N.E. â€śEâ€ť Street when he noticed a blue Ford Explorer that was also heading south but was in the opposite lane. When the deputy caught up to the vehicle he activated his lights and the vehicle came to a stop.
The recent passing of a Pushmataha County resident has deeply impacted many in the community and throughout the county. Roy Earl Jackson was a very active citizen who loved this county, country and the people in it.
Roy served his community by being a member of the Antlers City Council for 24 years (since 1988) and he also served as the Mayor of Antlers for 19 years. Not only was he a civil servant, he was also a small business owner in our community. He was the owner of Jackson Motors, a staple business in Antlers for many years.