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April 24th, 2014
State Superintendent Janet Barresi, after feeling the pressure from voters and state officials, finally exempted two students at Moyers Public School from state testing Wednesday after the schoolâ€™s superintendent posted an impassioned note on the systemâ€™s Facebook page, and it went viral!
Choctaw Chief Gregory E. Pyle will be announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.
Pyleâ€™s career with the Choctaw Nation began on a tribal ranching board in the 1970s. He served 13 years as assistant chief and 17 years as chief. The Choctaw Nation has consistently progressed since Pyle took office in 1997. Growth in tribal revenue, jobs, services and cultural knowledge are among the goals that have been reached in the past 17 years.
In an effort to relax certain laws, an ordinance was passed during the April Antlers City Council meeting to remove a city code that has been in place since 2009 (or possibly long before then) that banned pocket knives within City limits. However, an important subsection was left out by the Council which kept pocket knives illegal and had residents of Antlers up in arms.
During a special meeting that was held on Wednesday, April 16th, the subsection was added to the ordinance and refilled. The law has been remanded.
Four lives were claimed in Grant on Sunday night after a vehicle failed to yield and pulled out in front of another vehicle.
The fatality collision took place one mile west of Grant on HWY 271 in Choctaw County at approximately 9:00 p.m.
What happened, according to the OHP Trooperâ€™s report, was that vehicle 1, being operated by Celina E. Pereze-Landeros of Dallas, T.X., was headed south on 271 when vehicle 2, which was heading east failed to yield and pulled out in front of vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 was being operated by Rodney R. Sutterfield of Antlers.
The First Baptist Church in Antlers has been burglarized for the third time in less than two years, but now two of the three parities being charged with the crime are in custody.
Tarron Horner, Savanna Wilson and Cody Leeper, who has yet to be taken into custody, are being charged for the crime.
The First Baptist youth director stated that he came in Sunday, March 30th to find that the sound equipment, keyboards and TV monitors had been stolen.
In an effort to relax certain laws, an ordinance was passed at the last Antlers City council meeting to remove the city code in place since 2009 that banned pocket knives. However, an important subsection was left out by the Council which kept pocket knives illegal.
"We messed up when we filed it originally. We left out an important subsection which would allow pocket knives. We had a meeting yesterday and corrected this issue making it legal to carry pocket knives in the City of Antlers" said City of Antlers Mayor Mike Burrage.
The Pushmataha County Sheriff's Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest/s thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.
The City of Antlers will experience a temporary water outage on Thursday, March 20th, from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 7:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21st.
City workers will be shutting off the water to work on and fix local water leaks.
The run-off election for the open seat on Antlers School Board will take place April 1, 2014. The two candidates who will be going head to head to claim the position are Robert Bowman and John Wood.
Both candidates received high votes in the initial election but neither secured enough to be named to this position.
Early voting will take place on the Thursday and Friday before, March 27th and 28th, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Election Board.
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus, founded during the Depression, is making another milestone this year as it celebrate its seventy sixth anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of the millennium and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.