April 26th, 2012
On Friday, April 20, 2012, a jury comprised of six man and six woman deliberated for less than two hours before convicting Jimmy Stone, Antlers, with three counts of Lewd Molestation and recommending that he serve twenty four years in prison. Stone was originally charged with four counts of First Degree Rape and one count of Lewd Molestation in May of 2011.
On Friday, April 20, 2012, many individuals from the community gathered together at a benefit pie auction and political speaking that was put on by The Foxy Friends Pushmataha County Relay For Life Team.
The goals for the evening were to raise hoards of cash for the American Cancer Society and to allow voters a chance to get to know more about the candidates who are running for Pushmataha County Sheriff. Both were accomplished as each candidate that is running spoke and over $2000 was raised for Relay For Life.
Regional champions from all over the state traveled to Tulsa on Sunday, April 15th, for the State SkillsUSA Conference. Contestants competed in both job skills contests and leadership contests. Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka had a standout student who placed in both competitions.
Adam Jobe, Antlers High School, placed 1st in the Construction contest, advancing him to the National SkillsUSA competition this summer in Kansas City, MO. Adam is a second-year high school student, under the instruction of Jim Marley at KTC-Atoka.
Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held the 41st Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 21st and 22nd. The big bass tournament was held on Pine Creek Lake. Fifty-five boats with over one hundred anglers were entered in the event. Cash prizes and trophies were awarded to the top five finishers.
Junior Bassmasters to Fish State Tournament
Members of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters Club will travel to Lake Eufaula on Sunday, April 29, 2012 to compete in the 2012 Oklahoma B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Junior Bassmasters State Tournament.
Six members of the club qualified to compete in this yearâ€™s event. In the 11-14 year age group, Jake Nabors and Jordan Haddox will be competing. Four members qualified in the 15-18 year age group. They are Dillan Holiman, Chelsi Thomas, Jessie Shrader and David Atwood.
Pushmataha County was recognized in the debut of a documentary titled "The Earth Chronicles Project: Oklahoma" held on Saturday, March 17 at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee.
Fran Hardy, M.Ed., artist and educator and Bob Demboski, filmmaker, produced a series of documentaries that illustrate the intersection of art, creativity, ecological sustainability and cultural preservation in different regions of the United States.
Members of the Antlers Twentieth Century Club, OK Chapter of the GFWC, met on Apr. 11, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., in the home of Roberta Burrage to have the annual Antlers High School Senior Girls Tea. All members participated by bringing finger foods. Tea and punch were served.
There were 28 beautiful girls in attendance. The girls were welcomed by Roberta and given a short history of the GFWC Club. Refreshments were served and the girls sat at tables provided on the patio by the pool area.
The Pushmataha County 4-Herâ€™s recently attended the S.E. District 4-H Science Museum Lock in Oklahoma City. The theme for this yearâ€™s lock in was: Pirates without the Caribbean. There were around 50 members that attend.
If you enjoy bass fishing, winning cash, prizes and trophies, then you might want to enter in this yearâ€™s Big Bass Rodeo. The Pushmataha County Sportsman Club will host the 41st Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 21-22 at Pine Creek Lake. This is the oldest, continuous running big bass tournament in the state and quite possibly the nation. This is the clubâ€™s only fund raising event.
Last Saturday night, coaches, players, parents, and friends gathered to celebrate this 2011/2012 Basketball season. The LadyCats finished their season with a 2nd place trophy from the Talihina Tournament, a Championship Trophy from the Tushka Tournament, Championship trophy from our Antlers Festival, and a District Championship Trophy.
Our Bearcats walked away from this season with a 2nd place trophy from the Tushka Tournament, and Championships of Antlers Festival. Awards received at this year's banquet included: