October 7th, 2013
The Food Bank in Antlers, provided by the First Baptist Church, got broken into last week as individual(s) used butter knives to get in one of the windows. According to Pastor Aaron Reed, they also tried to break into the Youth Center by damaging the door knob but a dead bolt stopped them.
The food bank at the First Baptist Church, in Antlers, supplies between 250 and 300 families with food every month, something Pastor Reed is very proud of, but if individuals continue to try to and successfully break into the facility they may be forced to shut the doors.
September 20th had been a rainy day and was looking like a drizzly night, but the weather didn't dampen their spirits as Bearcat fans packed into the stadium for the Friday night homecoming game against the Wampus Cats. First, the crowd was treated to homecoming festivities showcasing 15 attendants and their escorts. The homecoming court of lovely young ladies looked simply beautiful, dressed in their finest, and there was loud cheers when Macy Smith, the Senior class attendant escorted by Lucas Austin, was announced as the homecoming queen.
Today, October 1, marks the opening day of archery hunting opportunities in Oklahoma.
Most popular and widely available is the deer archery season, which runs through Jan. 15 and offers the opportunity to harvest up to six deer. Adventurous archers also have the opportunity to hunt for turkeys, antelope and black bears beginning Oct. 1.
The Annual Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is once again upon us. As cooling temperatures, and shorter days, have many residents anticipating deer season, individuals and organizations are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their projects and booths as attendees prepare to make their way for hours of family fun and events. This Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is an annual mainstay for sportsman and individuals who enjoy the outdoors.
Okay everyone it is fundraising time. The Pushmataha County Sheriffâ€™s Department is selling T-shirts to help raise money for Deputy Athenaâ€™s second hip surgery.
The cost is: Youth:$15.00; Adult: $15.00 (SM-XL); Adult: $17.00 (XXL); Adult: $18.00 (XXXL); Adult: $19.00 (XXXXL); and Hooded Sweater: $30.00 (SM -XL). If you will be unable to pick up your order, please add an additional $4.00 for shipping.
Bill Bain a rural carrier for the Antlers Post Office was recently given "Excellence in Safety" award for 38 years of accident free mail delivery. He was honored last week and presented this plaque for his special achievement. He is in the top 10 accident free carriers in our District.
The Southeast Oklahoma Rural Health Network (SORHN), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, recently changed its name to Rural Health Network (RHN) of Oklahoma. The change comes as efforts increase to improve access to health care for individuals living in Southeast Oklahoma and surrounding areas. RHN members include: Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Pushmataha Family Medical Center, Pushmataha Hospital, McCurtain County Hospital, Kiamichi Family Medical Center and Little Dixie Action Agency, Inc. RHN will be soon adding a critical access hospital and an additional hospital to its network.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today announced his support of new water infrastructure legislation that creates jobs, cuts federal regulations, produces greater efficiency and transparency, and renews investment in Oklahomaâ€™s waterways as well as those across the nation.
A businessman, Mullin knows that private sector job growth is a reflection of good pro-business legislation.
Friday night lights are shining bright for the 2013 Bearcats. The intensity level is through the roof. It is great to be a part of the excitement.
As a parent, it is always mixed emotions as your child takes the field. There is such a sense of pride and gratification to see your child so fired up and intense about something however, deep down suppressed within, lies the fear of injury. You donâ€™t often think about it, however you know it exists and youâ€™re reminded with each injury-timeout.
Come out and support the team tonight as they play against the Atoka Wampus Cats in the Homecoming game.
Homecoming activities begin at 7:00 pm with kickoff at 7:30 pm.