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February 13th, 2014

PED virus in show swine

February 13, 2014

We’re into the heart of show season in Oklahoma. In the fall we were trying to make everyone aware of the influenza issue and to ask them to take measures to not spread that disease. We all worked together to prepare for and prevent problems with that virus.

February 12th

Gentry honored as volunteer of the month

February 12, 2014

We have many great volunteers here in Pushmataha County. One of them we would like to acknowledge is Madge (Franks) Gentry.
Madge is not only a native of Antlers but a graduate of Antlers High School. Madge has three sons who also graduated from Antlers High School.
While working for the school district she also coached KYI softball teams for a number of years. Since retirement Madge has generously served on the Antlers City Council as Council Member, Vice-Mayor and Mayor.

Long will not seek reelection

February 12, 2014

County Commissioner of District #3, Jimmy Long, has stated that he will not seek reelection when his team expires at the end of this year. Health issues and the stress of the job are contributing factors in his decision.
“After walking in their shoes,” stated Long, “I have a lot of respect for all the past commissioners.
Long is in the seventy year of his two year service and has accomplished quite a lot during this time. He sought and obtained new source of revenue to fund the many projects that the north end of the county has needed, including replacing over 40 bridges.

Sheriff speaks out

February 12, 2014

In an one-on-one interview with Pushmataha County Sheriff Terry Duncan, issues that were brought to the public’s awareness in last week’s edition were discussed. Some of the topics covered include: the budget, drug dogs, expenditures and inquires about removal of a county official.

February 6th

Sheriff Department running low on funds

February 6, 2014

The Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department is running dangerously low on funding.
According to the budget that was set for the Sheriff Department’s physical year, July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014, their is roughly only $28,000 left in the account to last the department until the end of June. This amount, however, does not include monthly income collected from the penny sales tax which was instated in April of 1991 and readopted in 2010, of which 1/2 goes to the Sheriff’s Department.

January 10th

City hires contractor to pickup brush

January 10, 2014

The City of Antlers has officially hired a contractor to continue clearing limbs for residents in Antlers.

On Monday, January 6th at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the City of Antlers hired Brown’s Tree Service to continue working to clear the City of limbs that fell during the ice storm that hit the area in early December 2013.

The contractors began pick up on Wednesday, January 8th and continue for approximately 4-5 days. The contractors will only pick up debris and brush that is in the city right-a-way by the street.

Conservation Commission announces Cost Share Program

January 10, 2014

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission has announced Program Year 15 of the state’s Locally-Led Conservation Cost-Share Program. The program began in 1997 with the goal of improving reducing soil erosion and water quality by providing financial assistance to landowners for applying soil and water conservation practices.

At the conservation district’s October board meeting, the local criteria for the program year was selected. The practices that were approved are brush management, ponds, pasture and hay planting, pipeline, pest management, water facility and water well.

Advisory to consumers of E-Cigs and Vapor products

January 10, 2014

All consumers are advised to use caution when using or considering the use of electronic cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other vapor products.

E-cigarettes/vapor products contain chemicals, including nicotine, which is toxic and highly addictive. Nicotine affects the nervous system and heart and can be absorbed into the body throughinhalation, ingestion and skin contact.

Locals make movie debut

January 10, 2014

Two of Pushmataha County’s very own have made their movie debut as extras in the paranormal thriller “The Last Word.” The sure to be a hit movie began filming in Shreveport and Mansfield, LA, in November 2013 and is now in post production with hopes of being released by Fall 2014.

The headlining stars of the film include Mike Doyle (Green Lantern, Law and Order/ P.S. I Love You), Erin Cummings (Mad Men/Ice Man/ Dark House and Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints/Powder/Saw 3D: The Final Chapter/ Dexter).

December 26th, 2013

Stanta caught flying over Antlers

December 26, 2013

Santa and this reindeer were caught flying over Antlers during the holidays. Santa was seen making his stops and double checking his list of the naughty and nice boys and girls in Pushmataha County. He told the staff of The Antlers American to wish all of our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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