Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
On March 22, 2012, former President of the United States George Bush Sr. stopped in and ate at the Hill Country BBQ in Hempstead, TX. Hill Country BBQ is owned and operated by Jo Ellen Hedgecock Hill, a 1993 graduate of Antlers High School. She is the daughter of Raymond Jr. and Audrey Hedgecock of Antlers. Mr. Bush gave Jo Ellen a U.S. President Brooch and her husband Dan a set of U.S. President cuff links.
Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy (ORWP) today applauded a U.S. Department of Justice decision to remove a water rights lawsuit from the Oklahoma Supreme Court and place it in federal court. DOJ documents filed Mar. 12 state that the stream adjudication suit filed by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board last month should be handled on a federal level, and that the OWRB sued the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, along with a host of Oklahomans, simply in an attempt to stop those tribes' federal suit against the state over the transfer of water out of Southeast Oklahoma.
On March 27, 2012 charges were filed against Jace B. Cagle, 22, of Clayton, resulting from a vehicular accident that occurred on November 11, 2011 on HWY 271 near Albion. Cagle is being charged with Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury - felony, and negligent homicide using a motor vehicle, misdemeanor.
On November 11, 2011 at approximately 10:02 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tommy Allen was working in Pushmataha County when the dispatcher for Troop E stated that there was an accident on U.S. HWY 271 near Albion.
The City of Antlers has recently started adding workout stations and seating areas at the â€śBig Peopleâ€™s Park,â€ť located on S.W. â€śDâ€ť. Some of the equipment already in place includes a leg press station, sit-ups and push-up station, biceps and triceps station, ab swivel station and a rowing machine. Also recently put in are seating areas with tables, some without, and trash receptacles.
Statewide election activity begins officially at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, when the filing period opens,â€ť said Jack Matthews, Secretary of the Pushmataha County Election Board.
An Oklahoma teen becomes addicted to tobacco every 95 minutes, due in large part to the tobacco industryâ€™s decades-long practice of targeting young people through crafty advertising.
More than 90 percent of surveyed tobacco users said they started as teenagers, and the state figures mirror national findings released this month in a U.S. Surgeonâ€™s General report on tobacco use among youths and young adults.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin started her report summary with a blunt conclusion: â€śNearly all tobacco use begins during youth and young adulthood.â€ť
Antlers received $100,136 in sales tax disbursements in February, an increase over the $95,522 received in February of last year. Antlers also received a use tax disbursement of $5,352 in February, down from the $6,184 received in February of last year.
Clayton received a $40,416 sales tax disbursement in February, up from the $29,059 received in February of 2011.
Rattan received a sales tax disbursement of $1,530 in February, a decrease from the $2,116 received last February.
All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse played host to the second of four trials of individuals charged with the murder of Robert Strickland of Hugo. This crime took place in April of 2010 and crime scenes were located in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. Twelve O.S.B.I. Agents and over 30 law enforcement officers, belonging to multiple agencies in the three counties, were involved in these investigation.
Signaling a changing of the seasons, Mother Nature battered north Texas and much of eastern Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, creating flooding conditions in many areas. Including Dumpling Creek, near Antlers on Ethel Road, where an unfortunate motorist got swept away in the rising water.