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October 3rd, 2012
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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.
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A Talihina man was arrested early Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) after a call was placed advising the Pushmataha Sheriffâ€™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.
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 commissionerâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ 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.
Timothy M. Rees, of Antlers, was transported to the Pushmataha Hospital after a vehicle collision on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Rees was traveling east on HWY 3 in a 2007 GMC pulling a 2008 Prowler trailer when he slowed to make a right hand turn and a 2007 Ford that was behind him struck his trailer in the rear.
Rees suffered from internal trunk injuries. His granddaughters (and passengers), Serenity Miller, 6 months old, and Haven Miller, 3 year old, were not injured.
Three county men are facing multiple felonies after search warrants were executed on their residences in Pushmataha County.
A county man is facing multiple felonies after a search of his residence uncovered drugs and firearms.
According to information filed in district court, a search warrant was issued for the residence of David McDonald; and the residence of Troy Hughes.
Once again it is time for the Pushmataha County Free Fair to take place. Indoor fair entries will be accepted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, all baked goods and fresh flower arrangements must be entered by 9:00 a.m. The exhibit building will be closed until after the judging is completed.
All livestock must be entered by 12:00 - noon, on Thursday, September 20, 2012.