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4-H members "Share in The Fun"

February 2, 2012

The 2012 Pushmataha County 4H Share The Fun was held on January 28th in Clayton. Family and friends came out to show support and cheer on all the kids performances. With so many great performing acts in singing, piano, comedic skits and dancing it was hard to pick the winners.

The Grand Champion Solo Act went to Lauren Gibson with her singing “Blessings” by Laura Story. Lauren is from Antlers. Reserve Grand Champion went to Braylee Reneau with her singing of “The House That Built Me.” Braylee is from Clayton.

Letter to the Editor: Chickasaw & Choctaw Nations speak out about water plan

February 2, 2012

Letter to the Editor:

Chickasaws and Choctaws share many things with other Oklahomans, including the desire to pave the way for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
 
We, the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, are currently working with, among others, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a regional water plan.  Having a science-based plan is critical to sustainable management of water resources to support economic development, recreation, household use and to provide for the environmental health of our lakes, rivers and streams.

Council seeks to approve new city tax

February 2, 2012

The Antlers City Council hopes to pass a new tax that will be voted on by residents of the City of Antlers on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. This new tax will help to generate funds to repair streets and promote tourism for Antlers.

This tax is being refereed to as the Lodging Tax. However, the residents of Antlers will not be the ones paying this tax. No new taxes will be added to the residents of Antlers by passing this new tax. This Lodging Tax will affect those who wish to use the hotels and motels that are within the city limits by adding a 7 1/2% tax to their bills.

OHP Releases 2011 Fatality Collision details

February 2, 2012

Information was received this week concerning the delayed release of information from a fatality collision that occurred on November 11, 2011 four miles west of Albion on HWY 271. The collision took place at approximately 10:03 p.m.

A 2004 Toyota pickup being driven by Jace B. Cable, a 22 year old white male from Clayton, was traveling north on HWY 271 when it ran of the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, overturned twice and threw both the driver and passenger out of the vehicle before it caught fire.

Wet roadways lead to collision

February 2, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 an injury collision occurred on HWY 2 approximately 6 miles north of Clayton at 11:05 a.m.

A 2006 Toyota pickup that was being driven by Antonio Gonzales, a 72 year old male from Clayton, was traveling south on HWY 2 when the vehicle hydroplaned on the wet roadway, ran off the road to the right and came to a stop after striking a tree.

Gonzales was transported to the Choctaw Nation Hospital in Talihina and was then transported to McAlester Regional Hospital. Gonzales was reported to be in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries.

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