Archive - News Article
April 24th, 2014
Four lives were claimed in Grant on Sunday night after a vehicle failed to yield and pulled out in front of another vehicle.
The fatality collision took place one mile west of Grant on HWY 271 in Choctaw County at approximately 9:00 p.m.
What happened, according to the OHP Trooperâ€™s report, was that vehicle 1, being operated by Celina E. Pereze-Landeros of Dallas, T.X., was headed south on 271 when vehicle 2, which was heading east failed to yield and pulled out in front of vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 was being operated by Rodney R. Sutterfield of Antlers.
The First Baptist Church in Antlers has been burglarized for the third time in less than two years, but now two of the three parities being charged with the crime are in custody.
Tarron Horner, Savanna Wilson and Cody Leeper, who has yet to be taken into custody, are being charged for the crime.
The First Baptist youth director stated that he came in Sunday, March 30th to find that the sound equipment, keyboards and TV monitors had been stolen.
In an effort to relax certain laws, an ordinance was passed at the last Antlers City council meeting to remove the city code in place since 2009 that banned pocket knives. However, an important subsection was left out by the Council which kept pocket knives illegal.
"We messed up when we filed it originally. We left out an important subsection which would allow pocket knives. We had a meeting yesterday and corrected this issue making it legal to carry pocket knives in the City of Antlers" said City of Antlers Mayor Mike Burrage.
The Pushmataha County Sheriff's Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest/s thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.
The City of Antlers will experience a temporary water outage on Thursday, March 20th, from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 7:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21st.
City workers will be shutting off the water to work on and fix local water leaks.
The run-off election for the open seat on Antlers School Board will take place April 1, 2014. The two candidates who will be going head to head to claim the position are Robert Bowman and John Wood.
Both candidates received high votes in the initial election but neither secured enough to be named to this position.
Early voting will take place on the Thursday and Friday before, March 27th and 28th, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Election Board.
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus, founded during the Depression, is making another milestone this year as it celebrate its seventy sixth anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of the millennium and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.
On the evening of March 15, 2014, a new Miss RHS was chosen after a magnificent night full of entertaining excitement! Dana House, Principal of Rattan School, welcomed everyone to the 23nd annual Miss RHS Scholarship Pageant. The show opened with the contestants, reigning Miss RHS 2013, Sarah Williams & Miss RHS 2012, Stepheney Haddox, thrilling the audience by performing a dance to â€śThe Beautiful People.â€ť
The Spanish Mustang of Oklahoma, famous for excelling in endurance competitions and all around equine events was officially bestowed the honorable title of â€śThe Heritage Horse of Oklahomaâ€ť on March 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City.
It was a very important day for the colonial Spanish horses preserved in the foundation herds of Bryant and Darlene Rickman of Southeast Oklahoma and other members of the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association who, with the Livestock Conservancy, have worked for many years ensuring the preservation of this genetic and cultural treasure.
What a difference a couple of weeks cam make. The hospital had some money come in and can make payroll. The operating room has been brought up to spec and all deficiencies corrected. As soon as the state gives the word, the OR will be back in business.
How important is the operating room to the overall financial well being of the hospital? According to the CFO, the operating room brings in an average of $250,000.00 per month. The OR has been closed for 4 months. It was stated that this was the main reason for the $800,000.00 shortfall last year.