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April 28th, 2011
Records show that in February 2011, two of Oklahoma's largest tribal nations made a direct threat to sue over the state's high-profile sale of 90% of Sardis Lakes water rights to Oklahoma City for $42 million last June.
Since then, OKC has continued Sardis Lake development work even after a tribal attorney warned them that it was "profoundly unwise" and could spur a lawsuit that would strike at the heart of a decades-old dispute over water rights in Oklahoma, because tribal nations predate statehood.
Over the past year we have ran many articles about the water rights issues of Sardis Lake and how the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations have joined forces with residents in Southeastern Oklahoma to help fight to protect the water and keep it where it belongs, in Southeastern Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law House Bill 1439, authored by Representative Steven Vaughan and Senator David Myers. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force when in fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. Current law allows individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1439 expands that right to include their place of business. The bill takes on November 1.
April, 20, 2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed two pieces of pro-life legislation into law at a ceremony attended by pro-life legislators and advocates.
The Antlers Lions Club would like to thank all those that participated in this year's Trash-Off Day held Saturday, April 16, 2011! Several pickup loads of trash were removed from the roads entering the city of Antlers as well as around community areas such as the fairgrounds, football and softball fields, Little People's Park, the library, the Depot, and more! Forty-two volunteers participated this year, more than any of the previous years!
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 the 21 Century Club hosted the Antlers High School's Senior Tea, which has become a highly anticipated annual event in Antlers for the Senior girls. The girls gathered together at the home of Margaret McAdams in Farris. Senior Sponsors who also attended the tea were Dr. Kelis Berry and Martha Smith.
On Thursday night, April 14, 2011 many of Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Residents watched and waited to see what the incoming super cell storm had in store for us.Â For most, it amounted to nothing more than power outages, strong winds and heavy rains.Â With multiple cells crossing over our area, most of us came out no worse for wear.
With extreme fire weather danger anticipated for the weekend (April 15-17), Gov. Mary Fallin joined the Oklahoma emergency management, forestry services, the National Guard and National Weather Service in reminding Oklahomans to be especially careful with outdoor activities.
On Monday, April 4, 2011 the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma ordered that all relief sought by petitioner and candidate for Rattan School Board Loyd Deaton be denied.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 the Rattan School Board will be holding a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Rattan High School in Ram Hall. At this meeting several questions will be answered that have been being asked by the community, parents and others. At the end of the 17 questions, the floor will be opened for any additional questions the public may have. If you feel more comfortable dropping off your questions as you enter the meeting, a drop box will be provided.