Archive - 2011 - News Article
On Monday, November 7, 2011 the City of Antlers Council members gathered for their monthly meeting at the Antlers City Hall. The meeting began at 5:00 p.m. by being called to order, a quorum was established and invocation was given.
The City of Antlers has received a Hazard Mitigation Grant in the amount of $23,775.00 from the Oklahoma Department of Emergancy Management for the purchase of 4 storm sirens. This will make a total of 6 sirens that Antlers will have to warn the public inside the City Limits of an approaching Tornado or other Severe Weather.
The total cost of the siren upgrade was 31,7000. Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) donated the labor and equipment for the installation of the sirens.
As of Thursday, November 3, 2011, The Antlers American newspaper officially created a facebook page so that our customers could have access to even more information and news about events around Pushmataha County!
Find us on facebook and "Like" our page to become part of a new journey the paper has started. Watch our facebook page for updates about news items, contests, and special things you will only see on facebook and our website!!!
We can't wait to see what these new avenues will bring to our community!
With deer season upon us, and many hunters roaming around in the woods, it is no wonder that the Game Wardens of Pushmataha County have been rather busy this past week. Pushmataha County is a popular area for not only residents of the area but for others as well.
This past week, October 27 through October 30, Game Wardens got several individuals for hunting with motor vehicles, head lighting, transporting loaded firearms, hunting without valid licensing, hunting without valid deer tags and hunting with aid of a motorized conveyance.
The Governorâ€™s Burn Ban, which was still in effect for 14 Oklahoma counties was lifted, effective Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. Waiting until Tuesday allows county commissioners time to assess local conditions and meet to consider the needs of implementing a burn ban in their county.
Oklahomans are encouraged to remain cautious with campfires, debris burning, outdoor cooking, welding and other activities that include an open flame.
The middle of August, I realized that a fibrotic cyst I had been watching through mammograms each year had started growing larger. I felt an urgency to find out--I knew if something was growing, something had to be done as quickly as possible. It was time for my yearly mammogram, so I arranged for one on August 31. The mammogram did show the cyst was larger so as soon as I got the report back, I made an appointment with the doctor for Thursday, September 15.
On Friday, October 14, 2011 the New District #1 County Barn was officially open and celebrated with an Open House which lasted from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The new barn is 4,800 square feet located at 400 S.W. 8th Street in Antlers.
Many individuals throughout the world have have been impacted by breast cancer either directly or through a friend or family member. For some the day that they heard those horrifying words are permanently etched into their brains, but for others it is nothing more than a blur of emotions and they can remember nothing more. That is what I remember. The day that my mother sat me and my brother down and told us she had been diagnosed with cancer is a day I will never forget, but also one that I canâ€™t really remember details.
On Friday, October 7, 2011 local fire departments responded to a large grass fire that was burning about 4 miles east of Antlers on HWY 3. The fire dominated the south side of the road, tearing through trees and fields, with smoke that could be seen from inside city limits. With the strong winds, many were worried that the fire would be pushed into Antlers or shift and cross the highway. On Sunday morning, October 9, 2011 the fire was still smoldering but was not spreading or causing anymore damage, that could be seen from the roadway.
There is no better time than now to receive your annual flu shot, according to state health officials. Â
"As much as 10 percent of the U.S. Workforce will get the flu this year, with 17 million workdays lost as a result," said State Health Department Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline. Â "Receiving a flu vaccination from your local county health department, your physician, or any of the many places flu shots are available, is absolutely the best way for Oklahomans and their families to stay healthy this winter."