June 7th, 2012
On Saturday, June 2, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their Annual Husband-Wife Bass Tournament and Fish Fry. Twenty-one anglers competed in the event that was held on McGee Creek Lake. Teams did not have to be husband and wife but did they did have to be a male-female team to be eligible for heavy stringer prizes. For the most part, the weather cooperated with mild temperatures, however some anglers did have to deal with scattered rain showers.
On Saturday, May 26, members of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters and Conservation Club competed in the first state qualifying bass tournament of the 2012 season. The tournament was held on Hugo Lake with takeoff being at the Frazier Creek ramp. Fishing time was from safe light until 12:00 noon.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Blades, of the Pushmataha County Detachment, Antlers, was recently named Trooper of the Year at the Department of Public Safetyâs 75th Anniversary banquet.
The events leading to Trooper Bladeâs achievement centered on the heroic actions taken against three Wright City bank robbery suspects, which lead into a pursuit and ended with two of the suspects expiring from fatal gunshot wounds.
Antlers may not trend much on Twitter or go viral on many YouTube videos, but it recently was a winner in a nationwide online contest. In fact, a Facebook community seven times larger than its population voted the town an upgrade for its library.
Thirteen students from Antlers Public School participated in the State Special Olympics in Stillwater. The athletes returned to Antlers with 6 gold medal, 3 silver medals, 2 bronze medals and numerous ribbons.
Trisha Bain received the Masonic Teacher of the Year for Antlers Elementary. She has taught Pre-Kindergarten at Antlers Elementary for twelve years.
To prepare for the day heâd been waiting for, John Blair, formerly of Clayton, donned a white and black civilian service uniform. He polished his silver trumpet, the one he first played back in 1985 as a high school junior. He packed the instrument carefully in its leather bag and drove through a clear May morning to Arlington National Cemetery.