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September 29th, 2011
The 2011 Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is finally here! All of the planning and preparations are almost complete as the festivities are set to open this Friday, September 30th, and continue on throughout Saturday, October 1st at the Pushmataha County Fair Grounds in Antlers. The community is buzzing with anticipation as this year plans to be even bigger and better than the last. The festival will carry its normal outdoor theme with plenty of events, booths and entertainment to keep the entire family happy.
Last week Fred Lloyd Holder faced a jury of his peers after being charged with Murder in the First Degree. Holder was charged with the murder of Jacky Dellinger on April 23, 2010. Dellinger was found dead on March 6, 2009.
On March 6th, 2009, relatives found Jacky Ray Dellinger dead on his property in Rattan, with a fatal gunshot wound. Investigators had a prime suspect, Fred Holder, but it would take a year to gather enough evidence to acquire an arrest warrant.
On Sunday, September 18, 2011 at approximately 2:00 a.m. on private property about 7 miles east of Antlers, near Dozier Road and HWY 3 an injury incident occurred.
A 2011 Polaris Ranger 800, being driven on a private driveway by Daniella Lea Williams, went over a bump causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then overturned 1 1/4 times throwing both the Williams and passenger from the vehicle. The Polaris came to rest with Williams pinned underneath the drivers side.
The Honobia Bigfoot Organization received an Oklahoma Arts Council Grant in the amount of $500.00. These funds will help defray the cost of the art show and entertainment for this years festival to be held September 30 and October 1, 2011, at Christ 40 acres in Honobia, Oklahoma.
The Honobia Bigfoot Festival has something for everyone such as an Art Show, Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, Live Entertainment, Games for the Children, 5 K Run, Pictures taken with Bigfoot, Bigfoot Story Telling and a Bigfoot Conference.
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.