February 12th, 2014
In an one-on-one interview with Pushmataha County Sheriff Terry Duncan, issues that were brought to the publicâs awareness in last weekâs edition were discussed. Some of the topics covered include: the budget, drug dogs, expenditures and inquires about removal of a county official.
The Pushmataha County Sheriffâs Department is running dangerously low on funding.
According to the budget that was set for the Sheriff Departmentâs physical year, July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014, their is roughly only $28,000 left in the account to last the department until the end of June. This amount, however, does not include monthly income collected from the penny sales tax which was instated in April of 1991 and readopted in 2010, of which 1/2 goes to the Sheriffâs Department.
In the first home game of our 2013-2014 season, our LadyCats and Bearcats were set to play the Wilburton Diggers. Both our girls and boys team had already met the Diggers in the Pick and Shovel Invitational hosted by Hartshorne, in which our girls lost to the Lady Diggers and our boys team beat their boyâs team in a 48-40 victory.
The City of Antlers has officially hired a contractor to continue clearing limbs for residents in Antlers.
On Monday, January 6th at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the City of Antlers hired Brownâs Tree Service to continue working to clear the City of limbs that fell during the ice storm that hit the area in early December 2013.
The contractors began pick up on Wednesday, January 8th and continue for approximately 4-5 days. The contractors will only pick up debris and brush that is in the city right-a-way by the street.
The Oklahoma Conservation Commission has announced Program Year 15 of the stateâs Locally-Led Conservation Cost-Share Program. The program began in 1997 with the goal of improving reducing soil erosion and water quality by providing financial assistance to landowners for applying soil and water conservation practices.
At the conservation districtâs October board meeting, the local criteria for the program year was selected. The practices that were approved are brush management, ponds, pasture and hay planting, pipeline, pest management, water facility and water well.
All consumers are advised to use caution when using or considering the use of electronic cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other vapor products.
E-cigarettes/vapor products contain chemicals, including nicotine, which is toxic and highly addictive. Nicotine affects the nervous system and heart and can be absorbed into the body throughinhalation, ingestion and skin contact.
Two of Pushmataha Countyâs very own have made their movie debut as extras in the paranormal thriller âThe Last Word.â The sure to be a hit movie began filming in Shreveport and Mansfield, LA, in November 2013 and is now in post production with hopes of being released by Fall 2014.
The headlining stars of the film include Mike Doyle (Green Lantern, Law and Order/ P.S. I Love You), Erin Cummings (Mad Men/Ice Man/ Dark House and Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints/Powder/Saw 3D: The Final Chapter/ Dexter).
Jeanne Nichols was born July 10, 1930 in Hegins, PA., to Walter and Lydia Klinger. She passed from this life on December 31, 2013 in her home where she lived with her dauther in Wylie, TX. Jeanne fought the courageous fight against Lung Cancer and COPD. She succumbed to complications from COPD. Jeanne was a long time resident of Sobol. She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Lydia Klinger; brother: Frank Klinger; sister: Marie Artz and by many beloved pets.