Archive - May 2012 - News Article
On Monday, May 7, 2012 the Antlers City Council held their monthly meeting in City Hall starting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order and an quorum was established. Minutes and purchase orders were then approved by the council and it was on to the first order of business.
The council approved the extension of the Pushmataha Hospitalâ€™s mortgage modification agreement with FirstBank until May 31, 2012. They also approved a lease agreement with Ron Potter for the municipal pool concessions area.
Charges were officially filed against Rhonda M. Ford, 29, on May 2, 2012, in answer to accusations made against her involving inappropriate behavior involving students at Clayton High School. Ford was a teacher at Clayton High School at the time of the incidents but quickly resigned.
Ford faces over 12 felony counts, including: 1 count of lewd molestation or indecent proposals to a child under the age of 16, 4 counts of second degree rape, 4 counts of sodomy and 3 counts of permitting guests under 21 to possess or consume alcohol or beer.
On May 2, 2012 at approximately 5:42 p.m. Cristy Kyle, a 34 year old white female from Tuskahoma, was transported by ambulance to Talihina Hospital where she was then flown by Life Flight to St. Johnâ€™s Hospital in Tulsa where she was listed in critical condition with multiple injuries.
The collision occurred on HWY 63 at Buffalo Valley in Latimer County. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Morris, a 36 year old white make from Whitesboro, was also transported to Talihina and then flown to St. Johnâ€™s Hospital in Tulsa. He was listed in stable condition with internal injuries.
An injury collision landed 50 year old Maxine F. Hicks, of Hugo, in critical condition on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The collision occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on HWY 271 just 6 miles south of Antlers in Pushmataha County.
Hicks, the driver of a 2005 Chevy Equinox, fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the roadway to the left striking an embankment and then a utility pole.
She was transported from the scene by Eagle Med Air Ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was listed in critical condition with head, arms, legs and trunk internal and external injuries.
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, a collision approximately 5 miles north of Moyers on Sate Highway 2 in Pushmataha County claimed the life of a Paris, TX resident.
At 10:00 a.m., a 2004 Honda Accord being driven by Martha Jo Masters, a 69 year-old white female, was northbound on HWY 2 when the vehicle ran of the roadway to the right. The driver then over-corrected and departed the roadway to the left and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to roll half a time, coming to rest on its top/ A passerby stopped and assisted the driver out of the vehicle.
It is once again the time of year we put aside our day to day activities and come together as a community for a cause that has touched most of us in a very personal way.
At approximately 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, a collision occurred one mile south of Antlers on HWY 271 in Pushmataha County involving a semi and a pickup which left an Antlers High School student in critical condition.
The 1986 Peterbilt Semi, with trailer, and the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup were both heading north on HWY 271 when the Semi slowed to make a right turn. The pickup continued northbound and rear-ended the Semi. The driver of the pickup was pinned for approximately 15 minutes until being freed by Antlers Fire & Rescue.
The Antlers Public Library has the amazing opportunity to compete in State Farmâ€™s â€˜Cause An Effectâ€™ program, which will allow the Library the chance to receive a $25,000 grant to complete its ongoing expansion, Project Patron. All they need from the community is a simple click of a button, or 10.