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November 29th, 2013
November 2012-November 2013
Several events will take place around the county as residents gear up for the holiday season. They include parades, shop local campaigns, pageants and a fireworks display.
A woman was arrested over the weekend with charges against her for being a fugitive from justice. Amanda Dean Smith, 33 of Haskell, was taken to jail in Pushmataha County on a warrant from Lamar County, Texas, for uttering a forged financial instrument and then fleeing from justice.
Smith had a bond of $9,999.00 set and will go in front of Judge Jana Wallace on December 11, 2013 for her preliminary hearing.
During U.S. wartime, the draft process limited many young men's ability to complete and graduate from high school. Many only completed lower to upper elementary grades.
In honor of their service, at the half-time of Moyers High School boy's basketball game, five veterans from varying branches of military service and varying military experiences, were presented with high school diplomas and became honorary members of the 2014 Moyers High School graduating class. The five veterans' military service obligations include World War II, Vietnam, and Korean.
Well, I hope you all liked the Welcome Home Veterans' parade. I was hoping for more participation but found out we need to use more current ways of advertising it. Those include putting more on the VFW Post 3658 Website and Facebook page. So I will be sending my Webmaster (Rocky) these columns too.
So I want to thank the following for their support:
The Antlers Board of Education and Superintendent, Cary Ammons, will be conducting a ceremony to name the new elementary building on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m. The building will be named the â€śAletha Burrage Buildingâ€ť in honor of long time principal and educator, Aletha Booker Burrage. The dedication ceremony will be located at the site of the building.
A community has been deeply impacted after a collision has sent a mother and three children to separate hospitals.
On Friday afternoon, November 8th, Lisa Marie Courtwright of Rattan was traveling west on Rocky Point Road when, according to the police report, she failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled in front of a Kenworth Dump truck that was traveling north on HWY 147 in Pushmataha County.
All of the occupants of Courtwrightâ€™s Suburban were pinned for approximately 20 minutes until they were freed by Rattan First Responders.
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.
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.
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.