Archive - News Article
October 19th, 2012
Friday, October 19, is proclaimed â€śGeologic Mapping Dayâ€ť in Oklahoma by decree of Governor Mary Fallin. The proclamation outlines the various functions of geologic maps that include city planning, geologic hazard evaluation, oil and gas exploration, non-fuel and building material location, recreation areas, hunting and fishing plans, and much other needed information.
The first annual PushFest, music festival, has been canceled. The event was supposed to take place this weekend in the Nashoba area but due to a lack of ticket sales for the event, the founders decided to cancel.
The newspaper received this message from the foundation.
"Message from Paul and Susan LaVictoire:
'It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to announce the cancellation of Pushmataha Music Festival 2012. Unfortunately, ticket sales just aren't where they needed to be.
The Pushmataha Hospital board held a special meeting on Friday at 1:00 pm. Since the resignation of administrator Mark Rodgers, there has been a lot of speculation concerning the state of the hospital. The board met to address some concerns about the hospitalâ€™s future and to begin plans for the future of the hospital. The meeting began with acceptance of the minutes from the prior meeting and the acceptance of the resignation of board member Bruce Lawless. Janine Stadifer was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the vacancy and sworn in by County Clerk Jane Dunlap.
Anlters High School crowned their 2012 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night (Oct. 5, 2012) before they faced off against the Pamana Razorbacks in a home game at Bearcat Stadium. The 2012 Homecoming Queen was Kelsee Schier, the Student Council candidate. Her escort, and Homecoming King, #67, was Dakota Taylor.
Gov. Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Michael DeBerry to the 17th Judicial District Office of McCurtain, Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties. He is replacing Willard Driesel, who is deceased.
DeBerry of Idabel is the Associate District Judge in McCurtain County. He has served in various roles, including assistant district attorney, associate district judge, half- time assistant district attorney, municipal judge for the city of Idabel, first assistant district attorney and as a self-practicing attorney.
A balloon tied with a special message traveled about 50 miles from Antlers, OK to Sumner, Tx and a local junior high school student received an encouraging letter in return.
Heather Scott, a seventh grader from Antlers, launched her balloon as part of the National GEAR UP Week celebration Sept. 10-14. Antlers is one of 30 partner schools currently participating in Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s GEAR UP for Success program.
The Pushmataha, Atoka & Choctaw Cattlemenâ€™s Association will be having their third annual dinner at the Kiamichi Vo-Tech in Hugo on October 13, 2012. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m.
The 11th Annual Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is once again upon us. As cooling temperatures and shorter days have many residents anticipating deer season, individuals and organizations scramble to put the finishing touches on their projects as attendees prepare for hours of family fun and events to keep their family entertained. The event is an annual mainstay for sportsman and individuals who enjoy the outdoors since 2002.
At the monthly meeting of the Antlers City Council, Antlers Police Department addressed the council and urged them to shorten the Cityâ€™s curfew for minors.
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