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April 6th, 2011

2nd Annual Yard & Garden Expo Takes Place

April 6, 2011

On Friday and Saturday, April 1st & 2nd, many residents and nonresidents alike turned out for the 2nd Annual Southeast Oklahoma Yard & Garden Expo put on by OSU Extension Services in Antlers.

Congressman Boren meets with General Dunwoody, AMC

April 6, 2011

U.S. Congressman Dan Boren met with General Ann E. Dunwoody, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), recently in his Washington D.C. office. AMC is one of the largest commands in the Army with more than 66,000 employees and an impact or presence in 48 states and 127 countries.

AMC is the Army command that oversees the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (McAAP) in eastern Oklahoma. Congressman Boren also currently serves as the Democrat Co-Chair for the Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

April 1st

Governor Fallin Signs Bill to Authorize “Most Wanted” List for Delinquent Parents

April 1, 2011

It was announced today that Governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill into law that authorizes the Department of Human Services to release a “Most Wanted” list of delinquent or missing parents who owe back child support. Senate Bill 576 creates a new tool for DHS to find these parents when traditional means have been exhausted. The “Most Wanted” lists may include a delinquent parent’s name, photograph, last known address and amount of child support owed.

March 31st

Antlers Public School Facing 2nd Lawsuit

March 31, 2011

The Antlers Public School District is facing yet another lawsuit in response to the recent suspensions of middle school students involved in a prescription drug incident on school property during school hours.

The first suit came from the Thatcher family after their daughter was suspended for the rest of the 2011 school year for having been in possession of a prescription medication that was a generic non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Three Men Facing Drug Felonies

March 31, 2011

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Three county men are facing several drug-related felonies after officers serving a search warrant found drugs.

According to information filed in district court, on Tuesday, officers with the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department and District 17 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Ronald Clark. When the officers arrived, they found Clark as well as Jamie Calhoun, and Joshua Wade Scherer sitting at a table.

High School Student to Attend BPA in Washington

March 31, 2011

 Justin Frisk, Antlers High School, will join over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2011 National Leadership Conference, "Stand Out From The Crowd," in Washington, D.C. May 4th though the 8th.  Frisk will be participating in a national level business skills competition. 

Besides having the opportunity to excel, they’ll experience the history and government of our nation through Washington, DC monuments, memorials and museums.

Antlers Cheerleaders Raise Funds

March 31, 2011

 On Saturday, March 26, the Antlers High School Cheerleaders gathered together at Sonic Drive-In in Antlers to try to raise funds to help cover Cheerleading Camp costs.

Along with the funds the cheerleaders raised being carhops, manager Matt Early and the Sonic crew donated 10% of all profits made during the four hours that the squad was there.

Thanks to them and the generous donations from the community, the squad raised $1050.10. 

The AHS Cheerleaders would like to say thank you to all who came out to support them and make this day such a success.

Webelos Welcome Home Troops

March 31, 2011

The Webelos II Den of Pack 396 went to DFW Airport during Spring Break to participate in the "Welcome Home the Troops" program.  Everyday more than 100 troops arrive at the airport on their way home for two weeks of well-deserved rest and recuperation (R&R).  Most of these members of the armed forces are returning home from their service in Irag and Afghanistan.

March 25th

8 Year-Old Girl Makes a Big Difference

March 25, 2011

Whoever said a child couldn’t make a difference? Well whoever it was, they were wrong. Pushmataha County is the proud home of a 8 year-old little girl who is doing amazing things to help support her Great Aunt as she goes through cancer treatments and is also helping to raise cancer awareness.

March 24th

Cell Tower Ok'd

March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011 the Antlers Board of Adjustments held a public hearing at the Antlers City Hall at 5:00 p.m. This meeting was to hear a request from Pine Telephone Co., Inc., out of Broken Bow, who were asking for a special exception from Antlers City Codes to allow a cellular antenna tower, of less than 200 feet, to be constructed in a commercial business district at 412 S.W. “C” Street in Antlers.

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