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February 16th, 2012

Lodging tax passed

February 16, 2012

After the polls were closed at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, the unofficial totals of the votes for Pushmataha County were the following.

For the City of Antlers, the Lodging Tax that was purposed passed with 90.57% of the votes approving this tax.

In Moyers, John P. Nored took Moyers Public School Board Member, office #2 with 85.51% of the votes over Annita McBride who had 14.49% of the votes.

For Rattan Public School Board Member, office #2, Valerie Clay Merida won with 359 votes over Bill Dansby’s 277 votes. Merida won with 56.45% of the votes.

Military bridge beams stolen near Clayton

February 16, 2012

On Sunday, February 12, 2012, a Pushmataha County Deputy was dispatched to a call referencing items being taken from the Bridge area that is located on Dees Road, south of Clayton approximately 8 miles and off HWY 2 on Dees Road near Kiamichi River.

McMillin named Transit Professional of the Year

February 16, 2012

Jeannie McMillin, of Little Dixie Transit (which serves Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties), was honored as the 2011 Oklahoma Transit Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Transit Association. The announcement took place during the 14th Annual OTA Awards for Excellence banquet Tuesday evening at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.

44 years of service recognized

February 16, 2012

On February 7, 2012, Mike Spradling, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President presented a recognition award to Paul Wade for his 44 years of service to the Pushmataha County Board of Directors. The Pushmataha County Board of Directors expressed their extreme thanks to Paul Wade for all his support on the board.

February 10th

Bullying stays with us forever

February 10, 2012

If you have been bullied, it may affect you in many ways and stay with you well into adulthood.  Know that you don’t have to feel this way and that there are resources that can help. If you are being bullied, or know someone who is, Tell them to stop! This step is one that most never do.

Rattan Public School announces honor roll

February 10, 2012

The Rattan Public Schools has announced their first semester honor roll students for grades 4th though 12th.

The 4th Grade All A’s Honor Roll are: Devan Nash, Corbin Pate and Madison Watts. The A’s and B’s are: Balon Campbell, Dalton Davidson, Jaden Hammons, Kayci Koop, Marlie Leathers, Tyler Lewis, Rowdy Loftin, Caleb Pate, Ethan Taylor, Mika Taylor, Briar Teague, Justin Wheeler and Brett Womack.

Choctaw Nation Head Start takes applications

February 10, 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.

Free Clinic to open

February 10, 2012

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.

City Council makes parks “Tobacco Free”

February 10, 2012

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 month’s meeting. The minutes and purchase orders from January were both approved by the council.

February 2nd

4-H members "Share in The Fun"

February 2, 2012

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 “Blessings” by Laura Story. Lauren is from Antlers. Reserve Grand Champion went to Braylee Reneau with her singing of “The House That Built Me.” Braylee is from Clayton.

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