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November 14th, 2013

City of Antlers gains new tax

November 14, 2013

The City of Antlers held a Special Election on Tuesday. The purpose of this election was for residents of Antlers to decide whether or not to pass a 1/2 cent tax increase that would be earmarked to repair the streets in Antlers.

The residents of Antlers voted to passed this tax with in one of the smallest turnouts in a long time. Only 93 people took the time to stop at the polls, 63 of them voted yes, and 30 people voted against the new tax.

October 31st

City proposes NEW tax

October 31, 2013

The City of Antlers will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The purpose of this election is for residents of Antlers to decide whether or not to pass a 1/2 cent tax increase. This will be a NEW tax, not just a renewal of a tax we already see.

The money collected from this tax would only be used to repair the streets in Antlers. The proposed 1/2 cent tax that would last 5 years, unless reapproved by voters in 2018. The tax is estimated to generate approximately $800,000.00 that would be used to repair and upgrade our city streets.

City of Antlers reviews burning codes and regulations

October 31, 2013

Due to recent events, The City of Antlers would like to remind the public about burning rules and regulations and the types of material that can and cannot be burned inside the City limits.

It is legal to burn sticks, leaves and natural debris. However, it is not legal to burn household trash, furniture and other items.

The City would like to remind everyone that the proper way to dispose of household debris, trash, furniture and other items of this nature is by the trash service or by taking it to the landfill.

Zombie myth has scientific roots

October 31, 2013

If there’s one thing scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation share with zombies, it’s an appreciation for brains. Granted, zombies want to eat those brains, while OMRF researchers just like using them.

With Halloween here, it seems like zombies are everywhere. Whether you caught the bug from “The Walking Dead” or “World War Z,” it’s hard to steer clear of these shambling, flesh-hungry monsters. And believe it or not, part of the zombie myth is rooted in biomedical science.

Antlers firefighters graduate FF1 training

October 31, 2013

The Antlers Fire and EMS graduated another class of firefighters who passed Firefighter 1 on October 18th in the Antlers High School Auditorium. Those graduates include: Brooke Trotter, Mike Taylor, Elmonzo Onstott, Katie Berry, Matt Burch, David Fernandez, Richie Blevins and Will Carter.

Speakers at the graduation included Antlers Fire Chief Randy Janoe, Representative R.C. Pruett and Senator Jerry Ellis.

October 17th

Witness Comes Forward In Quadruple Homicide In Paris, Texas

October 17, 2013

Paris Police are investigating the death of four people who were shot and killed in Paris, Texas late last Wednesday night. They are treating this shooting as a quadruple homicide. Police have not received any tips from the community, which they say is highly unusual, especially considering the number of people murdered.

According to Chief Bob Hundley Jr. with the Paris Police Department, a woman called 911 shortly before 11:30 p.m. to report that someone was bleeding at a house in the 400 block of Northeast Sixth Street.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 17, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. The pink ribbon has become the symbol for breast cancer awareness and the hope for finding a cure. Awareness means knowledge. Knowledge is the key to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and most importantly, finding a cure. Women and men alike are susceptible to this monster that claims thousands of lives each year. Early diagnosis and treatment are ones’ best defense against becoming another such statistic.

Support cancer awareness with Win-Win Week

October 17, 2013

The week of October 14-17 is this year’s Win-Win Week for Antlers High School (AHS), a week supporting cancer awareness through uniting the student and faculty body by wearing similar colors representing the cancer of the day. The Student Council, Cheerleaders, FFA, FCCLA, and BPA will be working together to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, a nonprofit leader in treating cancer patients. All collections will be sent to Peggy and Charles Stephenson (former Antlers residents and AHS graduates) Cancer Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

Basic combat training

October 17, 2013

Basic Combat Training, or BCT, is a ten-week training period that teaches identical skills for all MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties). This is because the Army believes that no matter the soldier's specialty, they should all be taught the same basic procedures and skill set so they are ready to properly work together and defend themselves, as well as their fellow soldiers, when necessary.

Antlers man turns 100 years old

October 17, 2013

Johnnie Brines celebrates 100th birthday

Johnnie Brines, or Antlers, celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Johnnie was born to Luther and Freda Brines in Addington, OK., on October 15, 1913. He has three brothers: Forest, Eddie and Luther; along with three sisters: Nadine, Minnie and Jarata.

Johnnie married Lela Pearl Donaldson on May 15, 1986 in Antlers. They attended the Freewheel Baptist Church together. Lela passed away on January 29, 2005. Lela’s son, Johnnie’s stepson, Ken Donaldson, has taken care of Johnnie since Lela’s death.

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