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June 22nd, 2011
Two individuals where shot and killed following the robbery of the 1st Bank & Trust in Wright City, McCurtain County, at gun point on Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2011 just west of Rattan on HWY 3.
Dead are Justin Whisenhunt, a former Wright City resident whom the OSBI says was recently released from jail in Tarrant County, TX., after serving time for theft, and Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills, TX. The woman with them was Rachel Marie Morris Spear of Euless, TX., she was taken into custody, booked into the Pushmataha County Jail and charged with Murder in the First Degree.
In a sort of last minute surprise, the Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, Todd Lamb, stopped at the Depot in Antlers for a meeting on his way through to Valliant. A small group of residents were waiting for him when he and his bodyguard arrived at 9:30 a.m. to discuss economic development in rural Oklahoma.
On Friday, June 10, 2011 Pamela Massengale went to Pre-Paid Legal LLC., to pick up a donation they were making of a flag which needed to be retired.
The Northern Star District Cub Scouts will soon be participating in their Cub Scout Day Camp (the second weekend in July) and part of the festivities will be the yearly ceremony to put to rest all flags that needed to be retired. This will take place on July 8, 2011 at dusk at the Historic Ft. Towson Fort and is open to the public.
Keeping stuff going for the Mentoring Program this summer is a big deal with kids being out of school and the Little Dixie Community Action Agencyâ€™s Passport to the Future Mentoring Program has big plans.
The group kicked off June with Swimming at the Antlers Pool on June 8th and the 22nd.Â They all met up at the Little People Park at 12 noon for pizza, then walk over to the swimming pool.Â
On June 15th they went fishing at a private pond at the Hadley home in Grant,Â leaving Antlers office at 10:00 A.M.Â
The robbery of a bank in Wright City, OK, McCurtain County, ended badly on Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2011 just outside of Rattan.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was on the scene of the shooting incident along State Highway 3.
OHP Troopers set up a roadblock near the location, west of Rattan. A short time after the initial alert, authorities witnessed the suspect vehicle and attempted to effect a traffic stop. Suspect vehicle
fled from Trooper(s), failed to stop for the roadblock and shots were fired.
This year's theme for the Miss Pushmataha County Homecoming Pageant was "Big City Lights." The pageant was held June 3, 2011 at the Antlers High School Auditorium. The Auditorium was filled with family and friends that came out to show these young ladies their support.
15 Contestants competed in the pageant and your 2011-2012 Miss Pushmataha County Homecoming Queen is Sadie Wheaton. The Pageant also featured drawings and giveaways for Prizes, for the contestants and for the people in the audience.
The weather is heating up, kids are out of school and running amuck, the street sweeper has been out and about in Antlers. That can only mean one thing. It is time for the 2011 Pushmataha County Homecoming Celebration! The community has been busy and buzzing with anticipation as last minute projects get completed. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śPushmataha County: Past ~ Present ~ Future.â€ť
So much has been written about the Greatest Generation of Americans, and very few would argue the fact that the American citizens of the World War II era saved this great nation and have made the lifestyles we are accustom to possible.
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress next year. Boren said he is through with politics and has no specific plans for his next career move.
"I don't have a job lined up," he said in an interview following his stunning announcement. "I am very open. I haven't had much time to think about it."
Boren expressed hope that whatever he ends up doing next he will be able to remain in Oklahoma, but he left the door open to taking a job outside the state.
On Saturday, June 4th, 2011, three girls from Rattan took top spots in the 50th Annual James Hodge Dodge Hugo PRCA Rodeo in Hugo. The crowning took place at 7:30 p.m.
Hannah Courtwright (LEFT) took home the title of the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Princess and her sister Cassidy Courtwright (RIGHT) was crowned the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Queen.
Also from Rattan, Hannah Davidson, was the 2011 Miss Hugo PRCA Rodeo Queen Runner-up.