Archive - 2013 - News Article
Well, I hope you all liked the Welcome Home Veterans' parade. I was hoping for more participation but found out we need to use more current ways of advertising it. Those include putting more on the VFW Post 3658 Website and Facebook page. So I will be sending my Webmaster (Rocky) these columns too.
So I want to thank the following for their support:
The Antlers Board of Education and Superintendent, Cary Ammons, will be conducting a ceremony to name the new elementary building on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m. The building will be named the â€śAletha Burrage Buildingâ€ť in honor of long time principal and educator, Aletha Booker Burrage. The dedication ceremony will be located at the site of the building.
A community has been deeply impacted after a collision has sent a mother and three children to separate hospitals.
On Friday afternoon, November 8th, Lisa Marie Courtwright of Rattan was traveling west on Rocky Point Road when, according to the police report, she failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled in front of a Kenworth Dump truck that was traveling north on HWY 147 in Pushmataha County.
All of the occupants of Courtwrightâ€™s Suburban were pinned for approximately 20 minutes until they were freed by Rattan First Responders.
The City of Antlers held a Special Election on Tuesday. The purpose of this election was for residents of Antlers to decide whether or not to pass a 1/2 cent tax increase that would be earmarked to repair the streets in Antlers.
The residents of Antlers voted to passed this tax with in one of the smallest turnouts in a long time. Only 93 people took the time to stop at the polls, 63 of them voted yes, and 30 people voted against the new tax.
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.