Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
The City of Antlers will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The purpose of this election is for residents of Antlers to decide whether or not to pass a 1/2 cent tax increase. This will be a NEW tax, not just a renewal of a tax we already see.
The money collected from this tax would only be used to repair the streets in Antlers. The proposed 1/2 cent tax that would last 5 years, unless reapproved by voters in 2018. The tax is estimated to generate approximately $800,000.00 that would be used to repair and upgrade our city streets.
Due to recent events, The City of Antlers would like to remind the public about burning rules and regulations and the types of material that can and cannot be burned inside the City limits.
It is legal to burn sticks, leaves and natural debris. However, it is not legal to burn household trash, furniture and other items.
The City would like to remind everyone that the proper way to dispose of household debris, trash, furniture and other items of this nature is by the trash service or by taking it to the landfill.
If thereâ€™s one thing scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation share with zombies, itâ€™s an appreciation for brains. Granted, zombies want to eat those brains, while OMRF researchers just like using them.
With Halloween here, it seems like zombies are everywhere. Whether you caught the bug from â€śThe Walking Deadâ€ť or â€śWorld War Z,â€ť itâ€™s hard to steer clear of these shambling, flesh-hungry monsters. And believe it or not, part of the zombie myth is rooted in biomedical science.
The Antlers Fire and EMS graduated another class of firefighters who passed Firefighter 1 on October 18th in the Antlers High School Auditorium. Those graduates include: Brooke Trotter, Mike Taylor, Elmonzo Onstott, Katie Berry, Matt Burch, David Fernandez, Richie Blevins and Will Carter.
Speakers at the graduation included Antlers Fire Chief Randy Janoe, Representative R.C. Pruett and Senator Jerry Ellis.
Paris Police are investigating the death of four people who were shot and killed in Paris, Texas late last Wednesday night. They are treating this shooting as a quadruple homicide. Police have not received any tips from the community, which they say is highly unusual, especially considering the number of people murdered.
According to Chief Bob Hundley Jr. with the Paris Police Department, a woman called 911 shortly before 11:30 p.m. to report that someone was bleeding at a house in the 400 block of Northeast Sixth Street.
Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. The pink ribbon has become the symbol for breast cancer awareness and the hope for finding a cure. Awareness means knowledge. Knowledge is the key to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and most importantly, finding a cure. Women and men alike are susceptible to this monster that claims thousands of lives each year. Early diagnosis and treatment are onesâ€™ best defense against becoming another such statistic.
The week of October 14-17 is this yearâ€™s Win-Win Week for Antlers High School (AHS), a week supporting cancer awareness through uniting the student and faculty body by wearing similar colors representing the cancer of the day. The Student Council, Cheerleaders, FFA, FCCLA, and BPA will be working together to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, a nonprofit leader in treating cancer patients. All collections will be sent to Peggy and Charles Stephenson (former Antlers residents and AHS graduates) Cancer Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
Basic Combat Training, or BCT, is a ten-week training period that teaches identical skills for all MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties). This is because the Army believes that no matter the soldier's specialty, they should all be taught the same basic procedures and skill set so they are ready to properly work together and defend themselves, as well as their fellow soldiers, when necessary.
Johnnie Brines celebrates 100th birthday
Johnnie Brines, or Antlers, celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Johnnie was born to Luther and Freda Brines in Addington, OK., on October 15, 1913. He has three brothers: Forest, Eddie and Luther; along with three sisters: Nadine, Minnie and Jarata.
Johnnie married Lela Pearl Donaldson on May 15, 1986 in Antlers. They attended the Freewheel Baptist Church together. Lela passed away on January 29, 2005. Lelaâ€™s son, Johnnieâ€™s stepson, Ken Donaldson, has taken care of Johnnie since Lelaâ€™s death.
A collision east of Oleta in Pushmataha County leaves a man in stable condition after being flown by Eagle-Med to Dallas, TX.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, at approximately 7:20 p.m. a Harley Davidson Motorcycle hit a Jeep SUV after attempting to pass another vehicle. Victor Worley, a 50 year old male from Dallas, TX., was heading east on HWY 3 when he attempted to pass the vehicle ahead of him and hit the oncoming SUV head on.
Worley was flown by Eagle-Med to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with trunk, internal and leg injuries. He is listed in stable condition.