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October 3rd, 2012

Cattlemen’s Association gears up for annual dinner

October 3, 2012

The Pushmataha, Atoka & Choctaw Cattlemen’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.

Deer Festival to kickoff Friday

October 3, 2012

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.

Council to consider curfew changes

October 3, 2012

At the monthly meeting of the Antlers City Council, Antlers Police Department addressed the council and urged them to shorten the City’s curfew for minors.

From the desk of the Editor: Under Construction

October 3, 2012

I would like to take this time to introduce myself and thank our readers for your loyalty and the support you have given us over the years.

As you may have already noticed, The Antlers American has been undergoing some changes over the last few weeks. We plan on continuing this trend and striving towards making this publication a newspaper that our community and our staff can be proud of.

However, this is an impossible task to complete without your participation.

Man arrested after pouring gasoline in home

October 3, 2012

A Talihina man was arrested early Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) after a call was placed advising the Pushmataha Sheriff’s Department that the man had broken into a house and was pouring gasoline around the outside of the residence which was located in Albion.

Deputy John Arthur was dispatched to the residence of Donna Hinton. When Arthur arrived at the residence, Deputy Marvin Watkins was placing handcuffs on the suspect, Chaz M. Austin, outside the residence.

Commissioners received discount for attending workshops

October 3, 2012

The Board of County Commissioners of Pushmataha County recently received an outstanding achievement award from the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) for attending a series of human resource workshops and ACCO safety meetings. Pushmataha County also received a $2866.36 premium discount for attending these workshops.

The premium discount was based on each commissioner’s attendance at workshops that were conducted by ACCO at the following meetings: ACCO Conferences, ACCO Strategic Planning Committee workshops, ACCO New County Officers Training and ACCO safety meetings.

Hospital CEO relocates

October 3, 2012

The Chairman of the Pushmataha County Hospital Authority has announced that Mr. Mark Rogers, CEO/Administrator, will be relocating to pursue other career opportunities that have recently became available to him and his family. Mr. Rogers expressed his appreciation to the board for their work with the community hospital and for their support in achieving some impressive accomplishments over the past several years together.

September 20th

November ballot to include state question

September 20, 2012

Oklahoma's November ballot includes a state question that, if passed, could have a dramatic impact on your business interests.

Passage of SQ 764 will authorize up to $3 billion for financing new projects to help Oklahoma maintain and enhance its drinking water and waste water infrastructure.

Providing the infrastructure for reliable drinking water and waste water needs is vital to the economic growth and development of our state. The Oklahoma Rural Water Association writes to you as a partner who understands the importance of fully developing our state's water infrastructure.

1ST ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING TO COUNTY THIS OCTOBER

September 20, 2012

Push Fest to Host More than 30 Bands to Play for Three Days on Two Stages

Rumors have been confirmed that the First Annual Pushmataha Music Festival (Push Fest) will be held in the Kiamichi Mountains in Southeastern Oklahoma on October 12th through the 14th with more than 30 bands playing on two stages. This event will take place by Nashoba (about 10 miles away from Clayton).

Putting this event together are Susan and Paul LaVictorie of Oklahoma City. Even though the couple is based in Oklahoma City, they own land in Pushmataha county and travel down here quite often.

Twenty-Two Counties Removed from Governor’s Burn Ban

September 20, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed an executive order removing 22 counties from a statewide Governor Burn Ban that has been in place since August 3. Fifty five counties remain under a state-issued burn ban. The change in the Governor Burn Ban is due to improving wild land fire conditions and comes at the request of Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

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