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September 30th

Deputies hold fundraiser for Deputy Athena

September 30, 2013

Okay everyone it is fundraising time. The Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department is selling T-shirts to help raise money for Deputy Athena’s second hip surgery.

The cost is: Youth:$15.00; Adult: $15.00 (SM-XL); Adult: $17.00 (XXL); Adult: $18.00 (XXXL); Adult: $19.00 (XXXXL); and Hooded Sweater: $30.00 (SM -XL). If you will be unable to pick up your order, please add an additional $4.00 for shipping.

Mail carrier honored with award

September 30, 2013

Bill Bain a rural carrier for the Antlers Post Office was recently given "Excellence in Safety" award for 38 years of accident free mail delivery. He was honored last week and presented this plaque for his special achievement. He is in the top 10 accident free carriers in our District.

September 20th

Healthcare Network Takes Bold Steps to Improve Access in Rural Oklahoma

September 20, 2013

The Southeast Oklahoma Rural Health Network (SORHN), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, recently changed its name to Rural Health Network (RHN) of Oklahoma. The change comes as efforts increase to improve access to health care for individuals living in Southeast Oklahoma and surrounding areas. RHN members include: Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Pushmataha Family Medical Center, Pushmataha Hospital, McCurtain County Hospital, Kiamichi Family Medical Center and Little Dixie Action Agency, Inc. RHN will be soon adding a critical access hospital and an additional hospital to its network.

Mullin Supportive of New Water Legislation

September 20, 2013

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today announced his support of new water infrastructure legislation that creates jobs, cuts federal regulations, produces greater efficiency and transparency, and renews investment in Oklahoma’s waterways as well as those across the nation.

A businessman, Mullin knows that private sector job growth is a reflection of good pro-business legislation.

What it really means to be a Bearcat!

September 20, 2013

Friday night lights are shining bright for the 2013 Bearcats. The intensity level is through the roof. It is great to be a part of the excitement.

As a parent, it is always mixed emotions as your child takes the field. There is such a sense of pride and gratification to see your child so fired up and intense about something however, deep down suppressed within, lies the fear of injury. You don’t often think about it, however you know it exists and you’re reminded with each injury-timeout.

Bigfoot Festival slated for October 5th

September 20, 2013

The Honobia Bigfoot Organization, Inc., invites you to attend the Honobia Fall Festival to be held Oct 5, 2013 from 9 am until 5 pm at the Honobia Community Center. This year’s events include a 5K run sponsored by the Choctaw Nation, BBQ cooking contest, old car show, kids’ baseball tournament and school art contest.

September 12th

Warrant issued after burglary

September 12, 2013

A warrant was issued on Monday for an Antlers’ man after maliciously defacing sheet rock and did damage to a water outlet that belonged to GardenWalk Apartments, causing over a loss of $200.00.

According to reports, on September 4, 2013, Leon Thomas Petty forced his way into an apartment at GardenWalk Apartments in Antlers. The victim’s daughter, who is afraid of Petty, opened the door and Petty made his way into the apartment without her consent with the intent to commit larceny.

September 11th

Tvshka Homma named Champs of Labor Day Tournament

September 11, 2013

The Choctaw Nation stickball team, Tvshka Homma, advanced to the finals and defeated the Mississippi Warriors 3-2 in double elimination Sunday to become champions of the third annual Labor Day Festival Stickball Tournament. Tvshka Homma's win over the Warriors, 6-1, in opening night action Friday is the first time an Oklahoma team has defeated a team from Mississippi.

September 5th

Highway to be dedicated to Code Talkers

September 5, 2013

The State of Oklahoma is honoring an elite group of men by renaming 55 miles of SH-3 between Antlers and Broken Bow the “World War I Choctaw Code Talkers Highway.”
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Choctaw Code Talkers Association are hosing a dedication of the section of highway at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, near where it begins at the intersection of SH-3 and the Indian Nation Turnpike in Antlers.
Parking for the event will be at the Cross Timbers Church.

August 26th

Love Out Loud School Supply Drive

August 26, 2013

A group of local churches joined together to collect school supplies for students at Antlers Elementary School. Challenged by the scripture in 1 John 3:17-18, to not just tell people you love them, but to show them.

I felt impressed to do something to support our community and to show people the love of Jesus, to Love Out Loud. The idea of the churches joining together to support our community was a great way for churches to go outside the walls of the church and spread the love of Jesus in our town. When we work together to accomplish tasks, we can acheive a greater result.

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