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May 3rd, 2013
Becky Wise, a native Oklahoman and retired music teacher, moved to the Antlers/Rattan area in June of 2011, but opening a Goat Dairy was not in her list of plans.
â€śWhen we moved here we didnâ€™t plan on this,â€ť Becky said. â€śWe built the barn for storage purposes and planted hay in our field. Goats were not in the realm of things we intended to do.â€ť
Boy where they wrong! When the hay was cut, Middle Mountain Dairy, a goat dairy in the Sardis Lake area, purchased the hay. Becky followed them back to help deliver the hay. That is when she got her first goat and plans started to develop.
The Antlers High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) members recently attended the 2013 BPA State Leadership Conference. Business Professionals of America members are provided an opportunity for the development of leadership skills, personal and professional growth, and career-related competencies. The state leadership conference is the highlight of the year and helps the more than 5,000 members across the state accomplish these objectives. Over 2,400 high school, middle school, and post secondary students attended the 2013 State Leadership Conference.
Antlers Elementary will be hosting a 5K Walk/Run and Fun Run event on Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 a.m. This yearâ€™s 5K, called â€śRowdyâ€™s Runâ€ť, is being held in memory of Rowdy Beasley.
All proceeds from the 5K entries fees and the promotion t-shirts will go toward purchasing playground equipment in memory of Rowdy.
The bombing that took place during the Boston Marathon has left many people confused, frightened and saddened. Now that the sirens have died down, details about the aftermath of the bombings are starting to solidify.
We now know that one of the three people killed was Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy from Dorchester who died while cheering for his father, according to The Boston Globe. His mother and sister were also injured in the attack.
At least 176 people were injured in the bombings, with at least 17 of them in critical condition. Eight are children, according to CNN.com.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that several earthquakes shook central Oklahoma Tuesday morning.
All of the activity was centered northeast of Oklahoma City, with the strongest of the tremors being a 4.3 magnitude quake near the town of Luther.
A small earthquake of magnitude 3.0 preceded the temblor, and two small tremors with magnitudes of 2.8 and 3.3 rattled nearby within 20 minutes of the initial quake.
Steven M. Hunt, a 17 year old white male of Antlers, is being charged with 2nd Degree Burglary (felony), Injury to a Motor Vehicle (felony) and Malicious injury to property - under $1000.00 (misdemeanor).
The first charge Hunt is facing is back from January. According to the reports, Hunt is being charged with defacing a 1996 Chevrolet Bus Van that belonged to the Antlers Church of Christ by busting out the entry door glass and stabbing the window.
K-9 Deputy Athena is one of Pushmataha county's drug dogs, but after dozens of drug operations, she's developed health problems and needs surgery. Now, the Sheriff's office is asking for the community's help.
K-9 Deputy Athena is one of two drug dogs donated to the Pushmataha County Sheriff's Office. Her handler, Deputy Polly Culver, said Athena's assisted in dozens of drug arrests with her 100% accurate snout. But last year, she noticed the two-and-a-half year old canine was in pain.
PICTURED ARE: AHS Bearcat Band at Orlando included (kneeling from left) Andrew Cole, Chad Lewis, Cory Lewis, Bailey Woods, McKinley Payne, Carley Wayman, Shanda Hindman, Megan Cole, Heather Cole, Jessica Blan, Elizabeth Rowland, Emily Dahl, Kelly Gage; (back standing from left) Faith Folsom, Silas Maple, Ryan Lewis, Conner Copeland, Hannah Maple, Noah Payne, Caleb Harrington, Crystal Mallett, Tripp Sanders, Dyllynn Bell, Andi Routon, Shylor Lawrence, Daniel Anderson, Tristan Baggett, Jacob Brandon, Travis Petty, Kassie Bell, John Ables, Jessica Armstrong, Kali Clark, Kara Cole, Katie Paredes
The opening of the new community center and field office in Antlers took place on Tuesday, March 26th. Drawing over 200 individuals to the momentous event, who came out to show their support, the hopes for this new center are to provide larger areas for senior citizens to gather for meals, hold meetings and classes, and offers office space and much needed parking.
Located at 400 1/2 S.W. â€śOâ€ť Street, the new building is over 8,000 square feet, much larger than the old one, seats 170 people, has emergency backup generators, fire sprinklers and will include a workout room.
On private property 6 miles north of Antlers, Mark R. Rowland, a 57 year old white male form Pottsboro, TX., swerved to miss a deer, hit a rock and rolled a 2012 Honda ATV.
Rowland was transported by Air Evac to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with head, internal and external trunk injuries but was listed in stable condition.
The accident occurred at 9:10 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013.
The collision was investigated by Trooper Tommy Allen, E-304, of the Pushmataha County Detachment.