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June 15th

Street Dance to be held on High Street

June 15, 2011

The weather is heating up, kids are out of school and running amuck, the street sweeper has been out and about in Antlers. That can only mean one thing. It is time for the 2011 Pushmataha County Homecoming Celebration! The community has been busy and buzzing with anticipation as last minute projects get completed. This year’s theme is “Pushmataha County: Past ~ Present ~ Future.”

Rattan Veteran Participates in Oklahoma Honor Flights to D.C.

June 15, 2011

So much has been written about the Greatest Generation of Americans, and very few would argue the fact that the American citizens of the World War II era saved this great nation and have made the lifestyles we are accustom to possible.

Congressman Boren will not seek re-election in 2012

June 15, 2011

U.S. Rep. Dan Boren recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress next year. Boren said he is through with politics and has no specific plans for his next career move.

"I don't have a job lined up," he said in an interview following his stunning announcement. "I am very open. I haven't had much time to think about it."

Boren expressed hope that whatever he ends up doing next he will be able to remain in Oklahoma, but he left the door open to taking a job outside the state.

June 8th

Rattan girl named 2011 Hugo Rodeo Queen

June 8, 2011

On Saturday, June 4th, 2011, three girls from Rattan took top spots in the 50th Annual James Hodge Dodge Hugo PRCA Rodeo in Hugo. The crowning took place at 7:30 p.m.

Hannah Courtwright (LEFT) took home the title of the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Princess and her sister Cassidy Courtwright (RIGHT) was crowned the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Queen.

Also from Rattan, Hannah Davidson, was the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Queen Runner-up.

Congratulations girls!

Meth lab found in search at Rattan

June 8, 2011

By Tracy Steffenson

On June 3, 2011 the District 17 Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the home of Dustin Hunter in Rattan. Upon entering the dwelling Deputy Wilkerson found Hunter in the back yard and Dana Mitchell standing on a trail behind the residence. Deputy Wilkerson removed two loaded hand guns off of Hunter’s person and then Hunter was served with a search warrant.

Rattan Student Earns State Honor

June 8, 2011

Jordan Billy, a member of the Choctaw Nation and a student at Rattan Jr. High School, recently received an award from The Oklahoma Federation of Indian Woman (OFIW).

Billy was named the American Indian female student of 2011-2012. Her academic and leadership achievement was recognized by the organization for students 14 -17 years of age and that meet the requirements for the nomination.  

On April 9, 2011 Jordan and her family attended a banquet in McAlester where she received the award and gave a thank you speech to the OFIW board. 

Former Antlers grad named Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year

June 8, 2011

Dr. Robert “Heavy” Everett was recently named the Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year. Everett is currently the Superintendent at Newcastle Public Schools.

Everett is the son of the late Bill and Tina Everett, brother to Linda & husband , Bob, Van Meter, and uncle to Shannon Van Meter of Antlers. He was raised in Antlers, where he attended and graduated from Antlers High School in 1970. He then went on to get his BS of Education from S.E. in Durant, his Masters at Central State College, and his Educational Administration Doctorate at Oklahoma University.

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