Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
The Antlers Public School District is facing yet another lawsuit in response to the recent suspensions of middle school students involved in a prescription drug incident on school property during school hours.
The first suit came from the Thatcher family after their daughter was suspended for the rest of the 2011 school year for having been in possession of a prescription medication that was a generic non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Three county men are facing several drug-related felonies after officers serving a search warrant found drugs.
According to information filed in district court, on Tuesday, officers with the Pushmataha County Sheriffâ€™s Department and District 17 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Ronald Clark. When the officers arrived, they found Clark as well as Jamie Calhoun, and Joshua Wade Scherer sitting at a table.
Â Justin Frisk, Antlers High School, will join over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2011 National Leadership Conference, "Stand Out From The Crowd," in Washington, D.C. May 4th though the 8th. Â Frisk will be participating in a national level business skills competition.Â
Besides having the opportunity to excel, theyâ€™ll experience the history and government of our nation through Washington, DC monuments, memorials and museums.
Â On Saturday, March 26, the Antlers High School Cheerleaders gathered together at Sonic Drive-In in Antlers to try to raise funds to help cover Cheerleading Camp costs.
Along with the funds the cheerleaders raised being carhops, manager Matt Early and the Sonic crew donated 10% of all profits made during the four hours that the squad was there.
Thanks to them and the generous donations from the community, the squad raised $1050.10.Â
The AHS Cheerleaders would like to say thank you to all who came out to support them and make this day such a success.
The Webelos II Den of Pack 396 went to DFW Airport during Spring Break to participate in the "Welcome Home the Troops" program. Â Everyday more than 100 troops arrive at the airport on their way home for two weeks of well-deserved rest and recuperation (R&R). Â Most of these members of the armed forces are returning home from their service in Irag and Afghanistan.
Whoever said a child couldnâ€™t make a difference? Well whoever it was, they were wrong. Pushmataha County is the proud home of a 8 year-old little girl who is doing amazing things to help support her Great Aunt as she goes through cancer treatments and is also helping to raise cancer awareness.
Monday, March 21, 2011 the Antlers Board of Adjustments held a public hearing at the Antlers City Hall at 5:00 p.m. This meeting was to hear a request from Pine Telephone Co., Inc., out of Broken Bow, who were asking for a special exception from Antlers City Codes to allow a cellular antenna tower, of less than 200 feet, to be constructed in a commercial business district at 412 S.W. â€śCâ€ť Street in Antlers.
The Girl Scouts are facing bullying head on as they use their â€śPowered Up: Doing Nothing? Not an Option!â€ť program in local schools. This 8 week program started in the Antlers Intermediate School (Vegher) on February 28th and has been held every Monday from 2:15-3:00 p.m. (except for spring break week).
Kealey Standridge, student at Antlers High School, has officially won the District Essay competition for the VFWâ€™s â€śVoice of Democracyâ€ť Essay contest, for the 3rd year in a row. This essay contest is an annual contest which the VFW (Veterans of Foreign War) puts on as a scholarship program.
â€śWe are as proud of this girl as we can be,â€ť said Mr. Neil Kimberland, member of the VFW. â€śIt is students like her who help us have big hopes for the future.â€ť
â€śThe Pride of Antlersâ€ť began their Spring Competitions this past Saturday with District Solo and Ensemble Competition in Durant,ok. They traveled to the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University to compete either as individuals or in small groups. â€śIt was a fantastic dayâ€ť, commented Mr. Potter, â€śall of our students made either a Superior or an Excellent Rating and Iâ€™m very proud of their effort.â€ť In solo completion the students who made an Excellent Rating were Michael Lampton, John Ables, Kali Clark, Elizabeth Guerrant, Lindsey Larue, and Kayla Ward.