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September 15th, 2011
Attempts are being made to see what can be done to save the giant old Red Oak tree that lives in the Antlers Elementary School playground. The Red Oak is thought to be the second largest Red Oak in the State of Oklahoma and has shaded playing school children for many years. Forester Chirs Joslin of the Oklahoma Forestrty Service, Mark Bays - OKC Urban Specialist and the Superintendent of Antlers Public Schools, Cary Ammons, are shown making an evaluation of what needs to be done to save the tree.
Once again it is time for the Pushmataha County Free Fair. The fair will take place from Wednesday, September 14th until Saturday, September 17th. Indoor entries will be accepted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until closing at 6:00 p.m.
On Thursday, September 15, 2011 all baked goods and fresh flower arrangements must be entered by 9:00 a.m. and then the Exhibit building will be closed until after the judging is completed.
All livestock must be entered by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 15.
On Saturday, September 3, 2011 deputies with the Pushmataha County Sheriffâ€™s Department were dispatched to a home on Cornelius Road at around 4:00 p.m. where they found the body of William Riley Seale, Jr, a 67 year old white male, of Antlers.
According to Special Agent Chris Dill of the OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations) Seale had died of multiple gun shot wounds from a 20 gage shotgun. Seale was shot in the chest and abdomen areas. How many times for sure Seale was shot is unknown at this time and the OSBI is awaiting the Medical Examiners final report.
It is once again time for the Choctaw Nationâ€™s Annual Labor Day Festival and Pow Wow at Tushka Homma, September 1st through September 5th. Â 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.Â The winners of this pageant will go on to compete for the title of Little Miss, Junior Miss, or Miss Choctaw Nation.Â Â
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 â€śSoutheastern Oklahoma Chapter Administrative Volunteer of the Year Award 2011â€ť for her contribution at the chapter level in McAlester.
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.
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.
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.
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.