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March 8th, 2013

375 lb hog killed in Moyers

March 8, 2013

This 375 lb. wild hog, that measured over five feet long and had cutters that measured 3 1/4 inches, was caught in the Moyers area on Saturday, March 2nd. Pictured are: back- Clay Clark (L to R) are: Gavin Savage, Dakota Savage, Alex Lepel, and Jack Wilson.

Pushmataha County featured in American Cowboy

March 8, 2013

“20 Rural Counties to Call Home”

In the April/March edition of American Cowboy magazine, Pushmataha County was listed as one of the top 20 rural counties from across the west for living out one’s cowboy dreams. Area’s that were selected came equipped with plenty of sky, grass and remote, each which come together to form a “fine destination well worth a visit -- or relocation.”

March 7th

Car chase ends in gunfire

March 7, 2013

A man is still in critical condition a week after a pursuit ended in gunfire in Pushmataha County, last week.

Investigators stayed at the scene of the shooting for six hours in Antlers.

Witnesses said that they saw a white car cornering a little close to the corner of the EZ Go and McDonald's buildings, located on the Indian Nation Turnpike in Antlers. When they looked out, they saw a trooper hit the vehicle in the back. What happened next caught many by surprise, shots were fired.

AT&T partners with AHS for "It Can Wait" program

March 7, 2013

AT&T* deployed its virtual reality driving simulator at Antlers High School to highlight the dangers of distracted driving for local students and allow them to experience the dangers of texting while driving first-hand.

The AT&T “It Can Wait” program and the virtual reality driving was at the Antlers High School on Monday, March 4, 2013, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

March 4th

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.

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