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March 4th, 2013

Whitener death still under investigation

March 4, 2013

In early December 2012, Dustin Whitener was found deceased in Antlers. Whitener was 26 years of age at his time of death.

After over a month of phone calls to the OSBI Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s PIO Director made a statement on Monday, “The Antlers Police Department requested that we open this case. Although no information has been released to the public, this case is still very much still open and extremely active. A long list of interviews, evidence and statements have been collected.”

Choctaw ponies draw texas teens to Antlers

March 4, 2013

Over the weekend a group of drama students from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX., traveled the 170 miles to Antlers to participate in a bonding weekend to prepare for the University Interscholastic League One Act Play Competition.

Along with their Theatre Director, Candace Hooper, they were set for a weekend of fun and adventure as they were to spend the night at the Chahta Isuba Ranch, just east of Antlers. They would be able to take part in camping, volleyball, camp fire and pretty much anything else they could think of to do in the mountains.

February 22nd

Library partners with I.R.S. for tax preparation

February 22, 2013

Antlers Public Library has partnered with the I.R.S. in an attempt to better serve the people. The program is known as Facilitated Self Assistance or FSA. It is a concept designed to provide increased taxpayer access to free tax preparation services and will hopefully empower taxpayers who qualify to do their own returns making them self-sufficient in tax preparation.

Because this service is offered, and the I.R.S. is encouraging E-filing, the library will not have the paper forms available.

House Approves Post-conviction DNA Act

February 22, 2013

Legislation approved unanimously by the Oklahoma House of Representatives would allow an individual who is convicted of a crime to file a motion to request forensic DNA testing of any biological material associated with the crime.

“Oklahoma is currently the only state that does not have a postconviction DNA process in place,” said state Rep. Lee Denney (R-Cushing), the bill’s author. “This legislation creates that process and thus makes it even more difficult for mistakes to fall through the cracks.”

February 15th

Uhles Drug Store closes their doors

February 15, 2013

As of today, February 18, 2013, Uhles Drug Store will no longer be open for operation. But don’t worry, Paul and Janice Lawson, owners, will open their new store, under a new name, at a new location that day.

Antlers Pharmacy, formally known as Uhles Drug Store, is located at 810 East Main in Antlers, across the street from Sharpe’s. The same friendly and professional staff will be their to greet and assist you with all of your needs.

Zebra in Push Co?

February 15, 2013

It's true! There are now 6 zebra living just outside Antlers in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma!

Becky Franks, owners/operators of Rebel Hill Guest Ranch, has proudly added zebra to the list of many things guests can enjoy while visiting her Guest Ranch located just outside Antlers on Ethel Road. That’s right, six of these wonderful creatures graze alongside a shimmering pond just miles from downtown Antlers.

Local wins MMA Championship

February 15, 2013

Over the weekend a live MMA Fight took place at the Grant Choctaw Casino Event Center. Attendees were thrilled to watch every punch of this hard-hitting mixed martial arts
sport as the Rage on the River returned to the casino for the second time, “Revenge.”

Local assistant manager at Sonic, Perry Cannon, stepped into the octagon against Mike Wright, a fighter from Ft. Smith, TX., but the fight didn’t last long. After a mere 33 seconds into the first round, Cannon won the bout with a guillotine choke, leaving his opponent unable to fend Cannon off.

Wreck kills one

February 15, 2013

Stewart G. Holmes, of Wister, passed away following a collision that occurred on February 8, 2013. He passed away on Feb. 9th at 7:30 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The collision occurred on HWY 271 and Cephas Roberts Road near Albion in Pushmataha County.

Holmes’ 2005 Nissan Altama was westbound on HWY 271 and ran off the roadway to the left for unknown reasons and struck a tree. The driver, Holmes, was pinned for 25 minutes before being freed by Clayton and Talihina Fire Departments when they utilized the Jaws of Life.

Three local stores sell to minors

February 15, 2013

Region 6 Regional Prevention Coordinators partnered with the Oklahoma Alcohol Beverage Law Enforcement Agency and the Antlers Police Department in conducting a string of Alcohol Compliance Checks in Pushmataha County.

According to reports there were nine stores that were checked in the county, three of which were out of compliance; these stores included liquor stores and convenience stores.

February 8th

Children’s Theatre Auditions to be held

February 8, 2013

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is back once again and is ready to start holding auditions for the 2013 production of “The Secret Garden.” Missoula will cast 50-60 students from the community. Students will audition and then practice from 2-4 hours each night that week, depending on their part in the play. Their will be 2 performances on February 22nd, one for the school and one for the public at 6:30 p.m. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to audition and there is no cost involved. Parents will need to provide snacks and supper for their child.

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