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October 25th

Needles brought into jail

October 25, 2012

Clayton police had a busy night when they answered a call dealing with domestic assault and battery.

Upon arrive at the residence, Assistant Chief Randall McGillvary noticed Arthur Seybold, male of Tuskahoma, asleep on the floor in the living room of the home. McGillvary advised the Chief of Police, Roger Erwin, that the City of Clayton had several outstanding warrants on him and then made contact with the woman who had made the initial call. Chief Erwin confirmed this and placed him under arrest.

ORWP to hold Annual Meeting

October 25, 2012

Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy (ORWP) will hold its’ 2012 Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Antlers.

This year the ORWP has lined up two water experts, Dr. Kyle E. Murray and Dr. Jonathan Fisher, to speak about surface and ground water issues in Oklahoma.

Driver pinned for 30 minutes

October 25, 2012

Krasshonda N. Bray was transported to the Plano Medical Center in Plano, TX., after her vehicle ran off the road on a county road south of Rattan.

Bray’s condition is unknown but she was transported due to head and internal trunk injuries. Bray is a 24 year old female from Valliant. There were no passengers at the time of the collision.

October 19th

Youth deer gun season offers young hunters first shot

October 19, 2012

Youth hunters have the first chance at a deer with a rifle during the youth deer gun season slated for Oct. 19-21.

The youth season is open to hunters under 18 years of age who are accompanied in the field by an adult who is at least 18 years old or older. The adult is permitted to archery hunt while accompanying the youth, but they may not hunt with a firearm.

Man arrested for assault on a minor

October 19, 2012

An arrest warrant was issued for an Antlers man after striking a man in the face at the FirstBank ATM in Antlers.

Officers responded to a call from Michael Staples who informed them he was at the FirstBank ATM in Antlers when his foot slipped off the break causing him to slowly roll forward and he hit the vehicle in front of him.

Cooler weather leads hunters to break laws

October 19, 2012

With hunting seasons underway, and the hot summer temperatures giving way to fall like conditions, many hunters in the area have been itching to hit the woods and do some much anticipated camping and hunting.

However, when it is time to hunt, it is also time to have all your permits and licenses in order and to hunt safely and legally.

Mark W. Webb, of Nashoba, was recently ticketed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for taking a coon in a closed season and spotlighting around the Honubia area. He will face the courts on October 31, 2012 in an initial appearance at 10:00 a.m.

Hunter education now available online

October 19, 2012

Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state's prospective hunters.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course online. The successful cyber-student will be able to print an Oklahoma hunter education card after completing the free course.

Geologic Mapping Day - Oct. 19

October 19, 2012

Friday, October 19, is proclaimed “Geologic Mapping Day” in Oklahoma by decree of Governor Mary Fallin. The proclamation outlines the various functions of geologic maps that include city planning, geologic hazard evaluation, oil and gas exploration, non-fuel and building material location, recreation areas, hunting and fishing plans, and much other needed information.

October 11th

PushFest canceled due to lack of ticket sales

October 11, 2012

The first annual PushFest, music festival, has been canceled. The event was supposed to take place this weekend in the Nashoba area but due to a lack of ticket sales for the event, the founders decided to cancel.

The newspaper received this message from the foundation.

"Message from Paul and Susan LaVictoire:

'It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to announce the cancellation of Pushmataha Music Festival 2012. Unfortunately, ticket sales just aren't where they needed to be.

Hospital board holds special meeting

October 11, 2012

The Pushmataha Hospital board held a special meeting on Friday at 1:00 pm. Since the resignation of administrator Mark Rodgers, there has been a lot of speculation concerning the state of the hospital. The board met to address some concerns about the hospital’s future and to begin plans for the future of the hospital. The meeting began with acceptance of the minutes from the prior meeting and the acceptance of the resignation of board member Bruce Lawless. Janine Stadifer was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the vacancy and sworn in by County Clerk Jane Dunlap.

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