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April 18th, 2013

“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.

AHS BEARCAT BAND PERFORMS in ORLANDO

March 29, 2013

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

Choctaw Nation opens new Community Center

March 29, 2013

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. “O” 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.

March 21st

Deer causes ATV accident

March 21, 2013

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.

Farrell convicted of Sexual Assault

March 21, 2013

Jury recommends 60 years in prison

A nine man, three woman jury deliberated for just over two hours on Thursday before convicting Mardieth Neil Farrell of Antlers of all three felony charges which he faced and recommending that he serve sixty years in Prison. Farrell was charged with Sexual Assault of a Child, Showing Pornography to a Child and Physical Abuse of a Child.

Drug dogs visit school

March 21, 2013

Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Deputy Polly Culver with her partner K-9 Deputy Athena, and Deputy Shawn Culver with his partner K-9 Deputy Reiko were excited when they got to visit Ms. Parks 1st Grade class at Antlers Elementary.

Ms. Parks had contacted Deputy Polly Culver with the news that her class had earned a reward and they had asked if the drug dog could come visit them at school.

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