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March 29th, 2012

Clayton man charged with negligent homicide

March 29, 2012

On March 27, 2012 charges were filed against Jace B. Cagle, 22, of Clayton, resulting from a vehicular accident that occurred on November 11, 2011 on HWY 271 near Albion. Cagle is being charged with Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury - felony, and negligent homicide using a motor vehicle, misdemeanor.

On November 11, 2011 at approximately 10:02 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tommy Allen was working in Pushmataha County when the dispatcher for Troop E stated that there was an accident on U.S. HWY 271 near Albion.

Excersice stations added to Antlers "Big People's Park"

March 29, 2012

The City of Antlers has recently started adding workout stations and seating areas at the “Big People’s Park,” located on S.W. “D”. Some of the equipment already in place includes a leg press station, sit-ups and push-up station, biceps and triceps station, ab swivel station and a rowing machine. Also recently put in are seating areas with tables, some without, and trash receptacles.

Statewide election activity to begin April 11th

March 29, 2012

Statewide election activity begins officially at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, when the filing period opens,” said Jack Matthews, Secretary of the Pushmataha County Election Board.

March 22nd

Pushmataha youth will speak out against big tobacco on Kick Butts Day

March 22, 2012

An Oklahoma teen becomes addicted to tobacco every 95 minutes, due in large part to the tobacco industry’s decades-long practice of targeting young people through crafty advertising.

More than 90 percent of surveyed tobacco users said they started as teenagers, and the state figures mirror national findings released this month in a U.S. Surgeon’s General report on tobacco use among youths and young adults.

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin started her report summary with a blunt conclusion: “Nearly all tobacco use begins during youth and young adulthood.”

February sales tax told

March 22, 2012

Antlers received $100,136 in sales tax disbursements in February, an increase over the $95,522 received in February of last year. Antlers also received a use tax disbursement of $5,352 in February, down from the $6,184 received in February of last year.

Clayton received a $40,416 sales tax disbursement in February, up from the $29,059 received in February of 2011.

Rattan received a sales tax disbursement of $1,530 in February, a decrease from the $2,116 received last February.

Second man found guilty of murder by jury

March 22, 2012

All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse played host to the second of four trials of individuals charged with the murder of Robert Strickland of Hugo. This crime took place in April of 2010 and crime scenes were located in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. Twelve O.S.B.I. Agents and over 30 law enforcement officers, belonging to multiple agencies in the three counties, were involved in these investigation.

Storms prove dangerous for motorists

March 22, 2012

Signaling a changing of the seasons, Mother Nature battered north Texas and much of eastern Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, creating flooding conditions in many areas. Including Dumpling Creek, near Antlers on Ethel Road, where an unfortunate motorist got swept away in the rising water.

2012 Miss RHS crowned March 17th

March 22, 2012

On the evening of March 17, 2012, a new Miss RHS was chosen after a magnificent night full of excitement! Mrs. Dana House, Principal at Rattan School, welcomed everyone to the 21st Annual Miss RHS Scholarship Pageant. The show opened with the contestants and reigning Miss RHS 2012, Carleigh Crowley, thrilling the audience by performing a dance to “Runway”.

The new Miss RHS 2012 is Miss Stepheney Haddox, a freshman and the daughter of Mark and Becky Rosa and Steve Haddox. She was escorted by Landon Carper, a junior and the son of Bill Carper and Chrystal Carper.

March 15th

Pushmataha Hospital to host blood drive

March 15, 2012

The Oklahoma Blood Institute and Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers are partnering in a blood drive from 12-Noon until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. All healthy adults, and 16 and older, are encouraged to donate at the hospital in the Multipurpose room. All blood doners will receive a donor T-shirt, free health screening and donor reward points.

Tornado tips for motorists

March 15, 2012

With the unseasonably warm weather that has taken place this winter, we have seen some strong storms that have produced tornadoes already this year in parts of Oklahoma. With spring weather arriving before the official start of Spring and the threat of tornadoes grows stronger, looming in the air with every storm, many insurance agencies have been releasing reminders with Tornado Tips for Motorist.

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