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March 8th, 2013
â€ś20 Rural Counties to Call Homeâ€ť
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 oneâ€™s cowboy dreams. Areaâ€™s that were selected came equipped with plenty of sky, grass and remote, each which come together to form a â€śfine destination well worth a visit -- or relocation.â€ť
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* 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 â€śIt Can Waitâ€ť 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.
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 Investigationâ€™s PIO Director made a statement on Monday, â€śThe 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.â€ť
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.
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.
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.
â€śOklahoma is currently the only state that does not have a postconviction DNA process in place,â€ť said state Rep. Lee Denney (R-Cushing), the billâ€™s author. â€śThis legislation creates that process and thus makes it even more difficult for mistakes to fall through the cracks.â€ť
As of today, February 18, 2013, Uhles Drug Store will no longer be open for operation. But donâ€™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 Sharpeâ€™s. The same friendly and professional staff will be their to greet and assist you with all of your needs.
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. Thatâ€™s right, six of these wonderful creatures graze alongside a shimmering pond just miles from downtown Antlers.
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, â€śRevenge.â€ť
Local assistant manager at Sonic, Perry Cannon, stepped into the octagon against Mike Wright, a fighter from Ft. Smith, TX., but the fight didnâ€™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.