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Annual Labor Day Festival kicks off

August 30, 2012

Labor day weekend is upon us and for residents of Pushmataha County we all know what that means, other then a day off work on Monday; it means The Annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival and Pow Wow kicked-off on Thursday, August 30,2012, with the Choctaw Nation Princess Pageant in the amphitheater at 7:00 p.m. The Choctaw Village will also be filled with cultural activities.

Duncan named Sheriff of Push Co.

August 30, 2012

The results are in! After a tense race between Terry Duncan and John Arthur the County has spoken and Duncan has been named the Sheriff of Pushmatha County.

Duncan received a total of 1,103 votes compared to Arthur’s 816 voters. Duncan received 57.48% of the counties total votes.

For the race between Markwayne Mullin and George Faught for the Republican candidate for Representative of District 2 (in Pushmataha County), Faught won with a total of 50.23% of the votes (108). Mullin received 49.77% (107) of the votes.

4th Oklahoman dies due to WNV

August 30, 2012

A Texoma man has died of West Nile Virus, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to four for 2012.

WNV was claimed the life of Bill Brady, a 77 year old man from Healdton, OK., who was undergoing care at Mercy Hospital in OKC.

Family members say Brady learned he had the virus just a few weeks before his death. His

family members say dealing with the West Nile Virus firsthand has been life changing, and asks everyone to protect themselves and wear bug spray with DEET.

Collision results in head injury

August 30, 2012

A personal injury collision resulted in a Rattan woman being flown to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa with head injuries on Sunday night.

Shelly Cook, 46 year old female of Rattan, was driving a 2000 Ford northbound on HWY 93 when she rain off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected and ran off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the ground and overturned 3/4 times and came to rest on the driver’s side.

Woman arrested for embezzlement

August 30, 2012

Felony embezzlement charges were filed against an Antlers woman accused of making unauthorized charges to a borrowed credit card.

According to information filed in district court, Anita Jane Scott, Antlers, faces a single felony count after a woman who allowed her to borrow her credit card at the HiWay Inn called the Antlers Police Department.

Sen. Inhofe visits Antlers

August 30, 2012

Senator James Inhofe met with residents of Pushmataha County last week at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum in Antlers.

“Inhofe's visit is a very good thing for the community and a great use of the facility,” said Verne Jackson, operator of the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum. “We are open for all parties and candidates to use and I am glad that they are. His visit [Inhofe] gives us and the City of Antlers more exposure.”

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