Archive - 2013 - News Article
After two and a half years of hard work, Rattan High School teachers, Sheila Brown and Melissa Miller, have been named as National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance based, peer reviewed assessment of a teachers pedagogical skills and content knowledge. NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.
Clarence Savage, a 70 year old from Antlers, was transported by Eagle Med Air Ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after a collision that happened west of Grant in Choctaw County. Savage was listed in critical condition with head and trunk injuries.
On Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, Savage was driving a 1997 Mercury south on HWY 271 when a 2007 International Semi, being driven by William Treese of Missouri, made an unsafe left hand turn in front of Savage.
The City of Antlers had out some heavy machinery earlier this week as they began demolition of 100+ year old buildings in the downtown area. County Commissioner District #2, Jerry Duncan, was more than willing to help as he manned the hydraulic excavator. City Manager Joel Taylor stated that the buildings had become a safety concern, were unusable and hazardous. Taylor went on to state that there is currently nothing planned for the lots but it was originally purchased to build a new fire station, but they were denied the grant.
Honobia featured on TV show
Bigfoot fans were devastated when they heard that the 2012 Honobia Bigfoot festival canceled last fall but enthusiasts can get a quick dose to tide them over until this fall.
Antlers Police Departmentâ€™s Officer Stewart Stanfield responded to a call from the Garden Walk Apartments in Antlers after a neighbor reported hearing children crying, yelling and items being thrown in a neighboring apartment.
According to reports, Officer Stanfield arrived at the apartment complex just in time to see an adult female screaming for help while running with a baby carriage with a small child inside, and trying to hold onto two female children who were crying. The female was identified as Shelia Knox.
Average retail gasoline prices in Oklahoma have risen 13.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 gas outlets in Oklahoma. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Board of Directors held its final 2012 session on December 13th in Oklahoma City. The Board of Directors is comprised of 25 representatives from member agencies across the State of Oklahoma consisting of both lawyers and clients. Lawyer representatives are selected from local bar associations and other legal organizations. Client representatives are selected from clients and agencies who service our clients.
The Pushmataha County OSU Cooperative Extension Service in Antlers would like to Welcome Julie Staiger to our office. Julie will be the new Family -Consumer Sciences and Half Time 4-H educator for our county.
When an inmate in Pushmataha County jail found out that her Dell Laptop had been pawned, an arrest warrant was issued.
Police Chief Dwayne Morgan received a call from the Pushmataha County Jail and the jailer told him that Amber Kirkley was currently incarcerated in the jail due to a violation in drug court and was picked up on November 19, 2012. Kirkley had found out that Bobby Ray Merritt had pawned her laptop computer at Duncanâ€™s Pawn Shop and she wanted to file charges against Merritt.
In December, the U.S. health officials announced that this yearâ€™s influenza season had started early and they predicted it would hit the United States hard. Unfortunately, as reports from around the country make clear, they were right.