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November 17th, 2011

November is National Hospice Care Awareness Month

November 17, 2011

The term “hospice” (from the same linguistic root as hospitality) can be traced back to medieval times when it referred to a place or shelter and rest for weary or ill travelers on a long journey. The name was first applied to specialized care for dying patients in 1967 by physician Dame Cicely Saunders, who founded the first modern hospice, St. Christopher’s Hospice in a residential suburb of London.

Turkey Shoot brings good crowd

November 17, 2011

There were recently 20 participents at the 1st Annual Moyers Baptist Church Turkey Shoot at the Hugo Lake Shoothing Range. The winners were for small caliber, Randall Miller, for sporting clas, Johnny A. Cole and for large caliber, Joe Standridge.

Antlers adopts Fire Wise program

November 17, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. the Antlers Fire Department and the Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma (KEDDO) a nd the Oklahoma Forestry came together at the Antlers City Hall and developed a Community Wildlife Protection Plan.

November 10th

Turkey is main attraction of many Thanksgiving meals

November 10, 2011

                          
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey is the main attraction of the meal for many families.
 
Before the golden brown and juicy bird gets placed on the table there are some steps that need to be followed in order to ensure a safe and tasty meal, according to Barbara Brown, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension food safety specialist.
 

Choctaw Nation HeadStart Receives Royal Mail

November 10, 2011

We all had trouble not getting swept up in the buzz and media frenzy that surrounded the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, and many Americans woke up in the middle of the night to be apart of this once in a lifetime event.

The children from the Choctaw Nation HeadStart may not have been up watching the extravagant wedding but they did decide not to let the event go unnoticed. They sent the couple many warm wishes and the best of luck in the form of letters and artwork.

Local Mailboxes being blown up

November 10, 2011

The Postmaster of the Antlers Post Office has informed us that on Thursday, November 3, 2011 the Postal Inspection Agency discovered a total of 5 mailboxes that had been blown up in the Antlers' area. Two of the mailboxes were located on North Hall Road and the other three were on Airport Road. Two of the mailboxes had mail in them at the time of the explosion leaving burnt reminisces of the resident’s mail.

Voters to decide excise tax

November 10, 2011

On Monday, November 7, 2011 the City of Antlers Council members gathered for their monthly meeting at the Antlers City Hall. The meeting began at 5:00 p.m. by being called to order, a quorum was established and invocation was given.

Four new storm sirens added in city limits of Antlers

November 10, 2011

The City of Antlers has received a Hazard Mitigation Grant in the amount of $23,775.00 from the Oklahoma Department of Emergancy Management for the purchase of 4 storm sirens. This will make a total of 6 sirens that Antlers will have to warn the public inside the City Limits of an approaching Tornado or other Severe Weather.

The total cost of the siren upgrade was 31,7000. Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) donated the labor and equipment for the installation of the sirens.

November 3rd

The Antlers American joins Facebook.com

November 3, 2011

As of Thursday, November 3, 2011, The Antlers American newspaper officially created a facebook page so that our customers could have access to even more information and news about events around Pushmataha County!

Find us on facebook and "Like" our page to become part of a new journey the paper has started. Watch our facebook page for updates about news items, contests, and special things you will only see on facebook and our website!!!

We can't wait to see what these new avenues will bring to our community!

Game Wardens have busy week

November 3, 2011

With deer season upon us, and many hunters roaming around in the woods, it is no wonder that the Game Wardens of Pushmataha County have been rather busy this past week. Pushmataha County is a popular area for not only residents of the area but for others as well.

This past week, October 27 through October 30, Game Wardens got several individuals for hunting with motor vehicles, head lighting, transporting loaded firearms, hunting without valid licensing, hunting without valid deer tags and hunting with aid of a motorized conveyance.

Weatherwise, it was a great evening for football as the Antlers Bearcats traveled to Liberty to...
Fired up and ready to go, the Antlers Bearcats were at Pocola Friday, October 3, for their second...
In their first district game of the season, the Bearcats played host to the Panama Razorbacks,...

 

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