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August 18th, 2011

Little Dixie CASA® schedules volunteer oriantation

August 18, 2011

Little Dixie CASA® schedules volunteer orientation

If the tragic stories of abused and neglected children have broken your heart repeatedly, it may be time to take a positive step and make a real difference in a child’s life. Little Dixie Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is offering volunteer training for all individuals wanting to become a child advocate.

S.E. OK FFA Rodeo Series just around the corner

August 18, 2011

The Southeastern Oklahoma FFA Rodeo Series will be making it’s first stop in Hugo on August 25th through the 27th.

Some of the events that will be included in this rodeo are Sr. and Jr. Bulls, Barrels, Poles, Bronc Riding, Goat Tying, Steer Wrestling and many others. There will also be calf riding for the little ones 8 years of age and under.

This event is open for participants who are 19 and under. Saddles will be awarded to High Point. Boys and girls junior ages are 12 and under and 14 and under for bulls.

Taylor signs with Carl Albert Jr. College

August 18, 2011

Parker Taylor, a 2011 Rattan High School Graduate, recently signed with Carl Albert Junior College to play baseball this year.

Anglers fish Sardis tournament

August 18, 2011

Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on August 13, at Sardis Lake. The temperature during the club’s last four bass tournaments had reached well above the one hundred-degree mark, but only reached into the upper nineties for this one. A welcomed change. The cooler temps, however, did not seem to make the bass want to bite anymore than when it was extremely hot. Only four anglers were able to catch two or more keeper bass.

August 10th

New superintendent ready for school year

August 10, 2011

Many were saddened when we lost our long time superintendent of schools Mark Virden last year but now it is time to look forward to a new school year and new leader. Cary Ammons was named the new Antlers Public Schools Superintendent.

Passport to the Future holds 2011 Art Camp

August 10, 2011

During the week of July 26th – 29th the Passport to the Future Mentoring Program hosted Art Camp 2011.  The mentoring staff of Pushmataha & Choctaw County choses 5 mentees from each county and invited them to come and learn about drawing, sculpting, painting, photography & scrapbooking.  We were amazed at the gift they all had.

Burn ban expanded to encompass all 77 Counties

August 10, 2011

Governor Mary Fallin has expanded the ban on outdoor burning to all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. The Executive Proclamation expands the 45-county burn ban that was put in place on July 14, as the extreme to excessive drought conditions continue to worsen.

“We have just experienced the hottest July on record,” Fallin said. “The predictions of unrelenting extreme heat with no relief in sight make the statewide burn ban necessary.”

New head coach has high hopes for Bearcats Football

August 10, 2011

A lot of changes have been taking place at Antlers Public Schools. They have not only welcomed a new Superintendent of schools but also a new head football coach onto their staff.

Local girls receive basketball awards

August 10, 2011

Two local student-athletes received rather special awards at week long basketball camp that they attended in Oklahoma City July 10th through the 15th. While at the Oklahoma Christian Cage Camp the girls practiced and learned new skills, participated in scrimmages and took on other teams from all over the state in games. On the last day of camp an awards ceremony was held for the 250 plus attendees who participated throughout the week.

Fishing doing well for some in heat

August 10, 2011

Although we have been hit with record breaking temperatures and no rain, fishing is apparently still going good for Faith and Asa Miller. They caught these large crappie on the Kiamichi River.

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