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February 8th, 2013

City moving forward, demolishes hazordous buildings

February 8, 2013

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.

Bigfoot Festival rescheduled for spring

February 8, 2013

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.

February 1st

Assault on a minor lands one in jail

February 1, 2013

Antlers Police Department’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.

Gas prices on the rise in Oklahoma

February 1, 2013

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 Board hold meeting

February 1, 2013

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.

OSU Extension welcomes new staff member

February 1, 2013

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.

January 28th

False declaration of ownership leads to warrant

January 28, 2013

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 Duncan’s Pawn Shop and she wanted to file charges against Merritt.

Flu season hitting U.S. hard

January 28, 2013

In December, the U.S. health officials announced that this year’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.

Mullin comments on call for higher taxes

January 28, 2013

Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, expressed support for raising additional taxes as a part of any negotiation for deficit reducing measures. On the CBS Sunday program, Face The Nation, Leader Pelosi was quoted as saying the recent fiscal cliff tax increase of $620 billion was “Not nearly enough on the revenue side.”

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) issued the following statement in response to Leader Pelosi’s call for raising taxes on more Americans:

Inhofe makes statement regarding Obama’s gun announcements

January 28, 2013

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today reacted to President Obama’s announcement on guns that includes both Executive Orders and the pursuit of legislation through Congress.

“While we mourn with those who have lost loved ones, in no way should the actions of those few who act illegally impact the constitutional rights of the many,” said Inhofe. “I will continue to strongly oppose any effort to undermine the Second Amendment and an individual citizen's right to keep and bear arms.”

 

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