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March 9th, 2012
Doltinn Brown, Payton Gentry, and Erika Taylor from Antlers High School FCCLA Chapter joined over 350 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students and advisers at the Oklahoma State Capitol for FACS Day at the Capitol. The day's activities were planned by the Oklahoma Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and coordinated by Legislative Chairmen Ann Heard and Cindy Franks.
Fallin: Plan is a Game-Changer for Oklahoma
The â€śOklahoma Tax Reduction and Simplification Act,â€ť the tax cut plan outlined by Governor Mary Fallin in her State of the State address, was heard last week in the House Appropriations Committee where it passed by a margin of 11-6. The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. The bill now heads to the House floor before it can make its way to the Senate.
On Monday, March 5, 2012 Eric Lynn Roden and Natlie Renae Weems, both of Antlers, were charged with the distribution of controlled dangerous substance - methamphetamine, a felony, after selling the drug to an informant of the District 17 Drug Task Force.
On November 9, 2012, members of the Drug Task Force meet with a confidential informant to conduct a controlled by of methamphetamine from Eric Roden, a 25 year old white male. The informant was searched and a video recording device was placed on the informantsâ€™ person prior to the sale.
On Friday, February 24, 2012, Mardieth Neil Farrell of Antlers was charged with four felony counts. These charges were First Degree Rape, Sodomy, Incest and Sexual Battery.
Due to the sensitive nature, and to protect the victim or victims, court documents for this case are not available at this time.
Farrell will appear in court on March 6, 2012 with proof of counsel. The Preliminary hearing conference is set for March 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. with Judge Jana Wallace presiding. A $100,000 bond was placed and if paid no contact with the victim is allowed.
The Pushmataha Conservation District is sponsoring a â€śBlue Thumb Training for New Volunteersâ€ť on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th at the Antlers Community Building located at 204 SW 4th Street. Blue Thumb is a water pollution education program that counts on volunteers to perform stream monitoring, screen ground water, and educate the public about pollution prevention.
District Solo and Ensemble Contest was a great success this past weekend for several members of â€śThe Pride of Antlersâ€ť Bearcat Band.
At District Solo and Ensemble, the students prepare pieces of music to perform either by themselves or on small groups for judges. The kids then receive a rating from Superior, a â€ś1â€ť, down to a â€ś5â€ť being the worst.
On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Free Clinic in Antlers opened their doors for the first time. With a troop of volunteers, including doctors and pharmacists, the Free Clinic is a coming together of many local people to fill a gap in the communityâ€™s health care system.
Stroud National Agency (of Ruidoso, New Mexico), is pleased to present the â€śAgent of the Monthâ€ť Award to First Insurance of Antlers, a partner of FirstBank. The Agency qualified by writing the most new farm insurance premiums during the month of January 2012.
They were in competition with over 700 independent agents who produce farm business for Stroud National. First insurance has been an agent for Stroud National since August of 2011 and has an excellent history of insuring the very best farm risks in their territory.
On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Antlers Chapter of ESA donated $200 to the Food Bank located in Antlers. The Food Bank is operated by the First Baptist Church in Antlers and helps supply local residents.
Despite tobacco companiesâ€™ efforts to portray smokeless tobacco products as a â€śsafeâ€ť alternative to smoking cigarettes, a recent study conducted by cardiologists showed â€śhard evidence that chewing tobacco harms the heart.â€ť Through With Chew Week, Feb. 19 â€“ 25, calls attention to smokeless tobacco use, highlighting the fact that there are no â€śsafeâ€ť tobacco products.