April 28th, 2011
Records show that in February 2011, two of Oklahoma's largest tribal nations made a direct threat to sue over the state's high-profile sale of 90% of Sardis Lakes water rights to Oklahoma City for $42 million last June.
Since then, OKC has continued Sardis Lake development work even after a tribal attorney warned them that it was "profoundly unwise" and could spur a lawsuit that would strike at the heart of a decades-old dispute over water rights in Oklahoma, because tribal nations predate statehood.
Over the past year we have ran many articles about the water rights issues of Sardis Lake and how the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations have joined forces with residents in Southeastern Oklahoma to help fight to protect the water and keep it where it belongs, in Southeastern Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law House Bill 1439, authored by Representative Steven Vaughan and Senator David Myers. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force when in fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. Current law allows individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1439 expands that right to include their place of business. The bill takes on November 1.
April, 20, 2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed two pieces of pro-life legislation into law at a ceremony attended by pro-life legislators and advocates.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 the Antlers Girls Golf Team participated in the Regional Qualifying Tournament in Sulpher at the Sulpher Hills Golf Course.
The Girl's team took home 4th place out of the schools that were in attendance and all four team members qualified to move on and participate in the Regional Tournament in Purcell on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
The Antlers Girls Golf Team includes Megan Buchanan, Kaci Hokett, Hanna Maple and Breanna Rosa. The girls are coached by their proud and patient leader, Coach Mar
On April 16-17, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their 40th Annual Big Bass Rodeo. The Big Bass Rodeo is a big bass tournament and is the longest, continuous running big bass tournament in the state. The tournament was held at Pine Creek Lake. Eighty-four anglers competed in the event. This number was down from previous years, most likely due to the extremely low lake level due to construction to make repairs on the dam.
Last Thursday we played CATS as not many people showed up for the scramble. Of course the threat of foul weather was in the air. We did get in 9 holes before the weather really started to deteriorate.
We had 3 players win CATS. Moe Calder, Randy Dillishaw and Brad Mills won 1 each. To win a CAT a person must win a hole over everyone who is playing. One ties, all tie. Big Randy and Moe also won KPs. Randy got 4 and Moe got 6.
I think everyone who participated enjoyed the format. As I stated last week, if 12 people don't show up we're gonna play CATS. Good idea Tina! Where were you?
Eva Nell Wilkins was born October 8, 1926 in Soper to Ruby and Lucille (Mote) Sinks. She went home to be with the Lord April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 84. Eva lived in this area for the past seven years. She enjoyed watching westerns and wrestling. She especially loved spending time with her friends and family. Eva was preceded in death by her parents: Ruby & Lucille Sinks; brothers: Willie Sinks and James Sinks; grandchildren: Wesley Michael Kellogg, Thomas Ray Wilkins and Tametha Lawon Burnett.
Janice Yuvone Watson was born August 4, 1974 in Antlers to Jerry and Esther Denise (Smith) Watson. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 36. Janice was a member of Kosoma Church. She enjoyed outdoor activities, such as arrowhead hunting and being on the river. She really liked to swim. Janice was devoted to her elderly friends, always checking to make sure they were taken care of. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter, Brittany and her constant companion, Katie.
Bonnie Lee Vaughan was born April 4, 1928 in Miami to William Holland and Grace Adelaide (Lee) Gordon. She passed from this life April 15, 2011 in Dallas, TX, at the age of 83. Bonnie Lee Gordon married Cecil Vaughan April 3, 1948 in Miami and together they raised four children. Bonnie had lived in this area since 1966 and was a member of NARFE and Town and County Club. She was also a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.