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February 10th, 2012
The Antlers Choctaw Nation Head Start Program is accepting applications for possible openings for the 2012-2013 school year. Children who will be at least 3 years old, but not more than 5 years old by September 1, 2012, are eligible to apply to apply for openings caused by children who have left the program recently. In addition, applications are being taken for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Being Native American is not required. The Choctaw Head Start program serves all races/ nationalities and is directed primarily toward low-income families.
The First Baptist Church of Antlers will be opening a free medical clinic and pharmacy beginning February 23, 2012. The clinic will be open once a month on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Clinic will be located at 511 East Main Street, inside the Antlers Manor Nursing Home, across from the Pushmataha County Hospital. The Clinic will operate as first come first serve, no appointments.
The Antlers City Council held their monthly meeting on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Antlers. The meeting was called to order, the quorum was established and then the invocation was said. The first order of business was to approve the consent items from last monthâ€™s meeting. The minutes and purchase orders from January were both approved by the council.
The 2012 Pushmataha County 4H Share The Fun was held on January 28th in Clayton. Family and friends came out to show support and cheer on all the kids performances. With so many great performing acts in singing, piano, comedic skits and dancing it was hard to pick the winners.
The Grand Champion Solo Act went to Lauren Gibson with her singing â€śBlessingsâ€ť by Laura Story. Lauren is from Antlers. Reserve Grand Champion went to Braylee Reneau with her singing of â€śThe House That Built Me.â€ť Braylee is from Clayton.
Letter to the Editor:
Chickasaws and Choctaws share many things with other Oklahomans, including the desire to pave the way for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
We, the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, are currently working with, among others, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a regional water plan. Â Having a science-based plan is critical to sustainable management of water resources to support economic development, recreation, household use and to provide for the environmental health of our lakes, rivers and streams.
The Antlers City Council hopes to pass a new tax that will be voted on by residents of the City of Antlers on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. This new tax will help to generate funds to repair streets and promote tourism for Antlers.
This tax is being refereed to as the Lodging Tax. However, the residents of Antlers will not be the ones paying this tax. No new taxes will be added to the residents of Antlers by passing this new tax. This Lodging Tax will affect those who wish to use the hotels and motels that are within the city limits by adding a 7 1/2% tax to their bills.
Information was received this week concerning the delayed release of information from a fatality collision that occurred on November 11, 2011 four miles west of Albion on HWY 271. The collision took place at approximately 10:03 p.m.
A 2004 Toyota pickup being driven by Jace B. Cable, a 22 year old white male from Clayton, was traveling north on HWY 271 when it ran of the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, overturned twice and threw both the driver and passenger out of the vehicle before it caught fire.
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 an injury collision occurred on HWY 2 approximately 6 miles north of Clayton at 11:05 a.m.
A 2006 Toyota pickup that was being driven by Antonio Gonzales, a 72 year old male from Clayton, was traveling south on HWY 2 when the vehicle hydroplaned on the wet roadway, ran off the road to the right and came to a stop after striking a tree.
Gonzales was transported to the Choctaw Nation Hospital in Talihina and was then transported to McAlester Regional Hospital. Gonzales was reported to be in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries.
Everyone has the right to feel safe in their community, on their school campus or at work.Â If you see someone being bullied, know that you have the power to stop it. It isnâ€™t always easy to stand up against the crowd, but that it is what it will to take to put a stop to bullying. In my previous articles we have covered that bullying is still an issue and the forms and signs of bullying. In this weekâ€™s article we will go over what to do if someone is being bulled and some of the lasting effects it could have.
On February 8th, 2012 Ronald D. Devin, of Antlers, will enter a plea of guilty to the murder of William Riley Seale, who was found deceased in his residents.
Devin will be found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder and be sentenced with 37 years imprisonment. Devin accepted this deal after law enforcement visited with the victims family and they agreed to the terms and wished to avoid going to trial.