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October 19th, 2012
Youth hunters have the first chance at a deer with a rifle during the youth deer gun season slated for Oct. 19-21.
The youth season is open to hunters under 18 years of age who are accompanied in the field by an adult who is at least 18 years old or older. The adult is permitted to archery hunt while accompanying the youth, but they may not hunt with a firearm.
An arrest warrant was issued for an Antlers man after striking a man in the face at the FirstBank ATM in Antlers.
Officers responded to a call from Michael Staples who informed them he was at the FirstBank ATM in Antlers when his foot slipped off the break causing him to slowly roll forward and he hit the vehicle in front of him.
With hunting seasons underway, and the hot summer temperatures giving way to fall like conditions, many hunters in the area have been itching to hit the woods and do some much anticipated camping and hunting.
However, when it is time to hunt, it is also time to have all your permits and licenses in order and to hunt safely and legally.
Mark W. Webb, of Nashoba, was recently ticketed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for taking a coon in a closed season and spotlighting around the Honubia area. He will face the courts on October 31, 2012 in an initial appearance at 10:00 a.m.
Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state's prospective hunters.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course online. The successful cyber-student will be able to print an Oklahoma hunter education card after completing the free course.
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.