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September 1st, 2011

Choctaw Nation to host annual Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow

September 1, 2011

It is once again time for the Choctaw Nation’s Annual Labor Day Festival and Pow Wow at Tushka Homma, September 1st through September 5th.   The festival offers many activities that will appeal to all age groups and personalities.

The festival begins on Thursday, September 1st, with the Choctaw Nation Princess Pageant at 7:00 p.m. in the amphitheater.  The winners of this pageant will go on to compete for the title of Little Miss, Junior Miss, or Miss Choctaw Nation.  

Local woman named Volunteer of the Year

September 1, 2011

The Eastern Oklahoma Region of the American Red Cross recently held their first Regional Volunteer Recognition Cerimony. This ceremony was to honor the volunteers through the entire Eastern Oklahoma Region, which included over 30 counties.

Local volunteer Donna Willison Head, was honored with receiving the “Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter Administrative Volunteer of the Year Award 2011” for her contribution at the chapter level in McAlester.

Area Fire Departments practice fairly new concept

September 1, 2011

The Antlers Fire Department hosted a multi-agency training event at the Pushmataha County Fair Grounds on Monday, August 29. The training began at 7:00 p.m. at the Antlers Fire Department Training Center.

This training was scheduled to provide basic knowledge and instructions on how to successfully draft water from a static water source and move it to a different location.

August 24th

County districts tweeked slightly

August 24, 2011

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 a special meeting was held by the County Commissioners of Pushmataha County to address the issue of redistricting that was mandated by the Federal Government following population distribution changes after the 2010 Census.

Night drop off proves easy target for theives

August 24, 2011

Citizens of Antlers and surrounding communities,

First of all we want to thank you for your generosity of all the donations we receive, but it seems like a few people around here believe it is ok to take anything they want from what is left in front of and behind the SOS For Families Thrift Store.

The profits from our store go for battered women, or men, and their children.

The items are sometimes left when our store is closed and we try to put them in as soon as possible but if one of us are not passing by the store it seems like some people think it is theirs for the taking.

Tribes file lawsuit to protect water rights

August 24, 2011

After several years of unsuccessful attempts to establish government-to-government negotiations with the state to resolve water issues, the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations filed legal action today in US District Court in Oklahoma City to protect the tribes' water resources.

Driver fleeing leaves passenger trapped for 45 minutes

August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 on SH93 about 6 miles north of Hugo in Choctaw County a collision occurred at about 10:30 p.m. involving a 34 year-old male from Rattan.

A 2005 Chevy Pickup being drove by Daniel R. Martin, of Rattan, was southbound on SH93 when it stopped behind another vehicle at a construction traffic light which controlled the open lane of SH93. When the light changed to green the Chevy passed another vehicle in a no passing zone, drove through the cones marking the construction area and struck an unmarked construction trailer loaded with I-beams.

August 19th

Family altercation leads to gun play

August 19, 2011

A family altercation over tools turned to gun play and an Antlers man now faces charges of reckless conduct with a firearm.

Charges filed last week in district court stem from an August 6 incident involving an argument between Cy Ditzler, who was charged, and his son-in-law, Lee DeWitt.

August 18th

County Faces Redistricting

August 18, 2011

This month’s County Commissioners’ meeting was far from normal as many citizens attended to hear the discussion of the Redistricting of Pushmataha County. Due to the high volume of individuals attending (60 plus citizens) the meeting was moved to the Community room in order to accommodate the large turnout.

Little Dixie CASA® schedules volunteer oriantation

August 18, 2011

Little Dixie CASA® schedules volunteer orientation

If the tragic stories of abused and neglected children have broken your heart repeatedly, it may be time to take a positive step and make a real difference in a child’s life. Little Dixie Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is offering volunteer training for all individuals wanting to become a child advocate.

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