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May 3rd, 2013

Antlers woman dies in car crash

May 3, 2013

Over the weekend an Antlers woman lost her life after being involved in a collision on HWY 271 just 10 miles south of Clayton.

Tori Dunn, a 35 year old white female, was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2000 Chevy Trail Blazer departed the roadway to the left, traveled 135 feet, the driver over-corrected to the right, traveled 129 more feet before the vehicle rolled one complete time. Dunn was ejected form the vehicle approximately 60 feet. She was transported to Mill’s & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers.

How to improve your curb appeal

May 3, 2013

Men and women who have tried to sell a home are likely familiar with the phrase "curb appeal." Curb appeal is similar to getting ready for a big date, only you're not dressing yourself up to make a strong first impression. Instead, improving curb appeal involves dressing your home up in the hopes it makes a strong first impression on prospective buyers, many of whom will have a strong opinion about the property before they even get out of their cars to have a look around.

Schier competes in Oklahoma Homecoming Queen Pageant

May 3, 2013

Kelsee Rae Schier, Antlers 2012 Football Queen competed Sunday, April 28th, in Oklahoma City at the 33rd Annual Oklahoma's Homecoming Queen Pageant.

This pageant is sponsored by America's Homecoming Queen, Inc. It is a scholarship pageant and will include interviews and an evening gown competition. If chosen as Oklahoma's Homecoming Queen she will represent the State in the National pageant at Disneyland this summer.

Goat dairy proud addition to Pushmataha County

May 3, 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.

“When we moved here we didn’t plan on this,” Becky said. “We built the barn for storage purposes and planted hay in our field. Goats were not in the realm of things we intended to do.”

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.

April 18th

Gentry qualifies for nationals

April 18, 2013

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.

“Rowdy’s Run” to be held in memory of fallen classmate

April 18, 2013

Antlers Elementary will be hosting a 5K Walk/Run and Fun Run event on Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 a.m. This year’s 5K, called “Rowdy’s Run”, 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.

Deadly explosion leaves country speculating

April 18, 2013

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.

5 quakes shake OK

April 18, 2013

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.

17 year old charged with burglary

April 18, 2013

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.

March 29th

Benefit to take place to help Deputy Athena

March 29, 2013

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.

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