September 20th, 2013
It was a different looking team when the Antlers Bearcats varsity football squad hosted the Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday, September 13, 2013. Fresh off their win against Valliant the week before, the Bearcats came on strong with Drew McKnight (#2) catching a 37-yd pass thrown by QB Zach Speer (#5) and taking it into the end zone with 2 minutes left in the first quarter. Tanner Brown (#12) kicked the extra point and Bearcats took the lead 7 to 0.
The Antlers Middle School and Junior Varsity football teams traveled to Valliant September 12, 2013. Overall, the teams did well. The 7th grade lost, but the 8th and on Thursday, 9th grades won their respective games.
The Honobia Bigfoot Organization, Inc., invites you to attend the Honobia Fall Festival to be held Oct 5, 2013 from 9 am until 5 pm at the Honobia Community Center. This yearâ€™s events include a 5K run sponsored by the Choctaw Nation, BBQ cooking contest, old car show, kidsâ€™ baseball tournament and school art contest.
A warrant was issued on Monday for an Antlersâ€™ man after maliciously defacing sheet rock and did damage to a water outlet that belonged to GardenWalk Apartments, causing over a loss of $200.00.
According to reports, on September 4, 2013, Leon Thomas Petty forced his way into an apartment at GardenWalk Apartments in Antlers. The victimâ€™s daughter, who is afraid of Petty, opened the door and Petty made his way into the apartment without her consent with the intent to commit larceny.
In their season opener, the Antlers Bearcats were hosted by the Valliant Bulldogs on September 6. The visitor stands were packed with Bearcat fans, anxious to see how the team would respond with new coaching staff and 47 players. On the opening kick off, the Bearcats took control of the ball and marched down the field, scoring a touchdown right off the bat with Junior Lucas Austin (#34) running up the middle. Senior Tanner Brown (#12) kicked the extra point and the score was 7 to 0. The Bulldogs tried to prevail against the Bearcats, but the defense held strong.
The Choctaw Nation stickball team, Tvshka Homma, advanced to the finals and defeated the Mississippi Warriors 3-2 in double elimination Sunday to become champions of the third annual Labor Day Festival Stickball Tournament. Tvshka Homma's win over the Warriors, 6-1, in opening night action Friday is the first time an Oklahoma team has defeated a team from Mississippi.
The State of Oklahoma is honoring an elite group of men by renaming 55 miles of SH-3 between Antlers and Broken Bow the â€śWorld War I Choctaw Code Talkers Highway.â€ť
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Choctaw Code Talkers Association are hosing a dedication of the section of highway at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, near where it begins at the intersection of SH-3 and the Indian Nation Turnpike in Antlers.
Parking for the event will be at the Cross Timbers Church.
A group of local churches joined together to collect school supplies for students at Antlers Elementary School. Challenged by the scripture in 1 John 3:17-18, to not just tell people you love them, but to show them.
I felt impressed to do something to support our community and to show people the love of Jesus, to Love Out Loud. The idea of the churches joining together to support our community was a great way for churches to go outside the walls of the church and spread the love of Jesus in our town. When we work together to accomplish tasks, we can acheive a greater result.
Dr. Mathew Hookom, of Atoka, Okla., offered free dental care to more than 80 patients in Atoka and surrounding communities on August 2, 2013. He provided cleanings, composite fillings, extractions and other dental services. Hookom is one of many Oklahoma Heroes of Dentistry recognized for his charitable work in his community.
The Pushmataha County Election Board Office has been moved. They Board is now located at 204 S.W. 4th Street in Antlers (in the same building as the Antlers Community Room behind the Courthouse). Although they have moved, all numbers, telephone and fax, and other ways to contact them have remained the same.