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August 24th, 2012

Larry David Heath

August 24, 2012

Larry David Heath was born on February 5, 1948, in Greenville, TX. He passed from this life on August 10, 2012 in Tuskahoma at the age of 64. SSgt. Larry D. Heath proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 a the Tuskahoma Baptist Church in Tuskahoma.

Funeral services conducted by Clayton Funeral Home of Clayton

The race is on! Runoff election to be held August 28th

August 24, 2012

With the runoff election just around the corner, it is time to finalize who you are going to vote for, if you haven't already decided.

Citizens will take to the poles again on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 to decide who will get the job of Pushmataha County Sheriff and narrow down the candidates to the final two for the position of United States Representative for District 2.

On the ballet for Pushmataha County Sheriff, you will decide between John Arthur and Terry Duncan.

Worst West Nile Virus season in OK history expected

August 24, 2012

As summer draws closer to it's end, school begins and the weather starts to show hints of changing, one wouldn't expect to hear that three lives have been claimed in Oklahoma after being infected with the West Nile Virus.

Last week the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that the number of lives claimed had climbed to 3 as the WNV season begins. All three victims are reported to have been over the age of 75.

K9 finds meth during stop

August 24, 2012

A felony warrant was issued for an Antlers man after deputies found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Aug. 10.

According to information filed in district court, Rickey White, Jr., Antlers, was pulled over by Pushmataha County deputies at approximately 11:26 p.m., a half mile south of the intersection of Hwy. 3 and Belzoni Road, west of Rattan.

August 16th

Calvin Odell McKerley

August 16, 2012

Calvin Odell McKerley was born on December 25, 1924, in Miller. Calvin Odell McKerley, known by most as “Mac” or “C.O.,” had his family convinced that heaven was in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains in Southeast Oklahoma and the waters of the Blue Hole on Davenport Creek had healing powers. On July 24, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, he passed from this earth at the age of 87. Selfless and dedicated to his family, he worked hard all of his life to see that they were taken care of.

Lady Cats softball in full swing

August 16, 2012

Although classes at Antlers Public School have yet to begin for the 2012-2013 school year, the Lady Cats fall softball season is in full swing. Above, members of the team and coaches talk strategy before the start of play versus the Hugo Lady Buffaloes on Tuesday afternoon.

Man committed to mental facility in Pushmataha Co. murder case

August 16, 2012

A gruesome murder case came to an end on Wednesday morning, after the man accused of murdering an elderly man with a hatchet was sentenced. Robert Parsons was led from the courthouse after being found to still be a a danger to the public, peace and or safety of others due to treatment noncompliance.

Three arrested after running a stop sign

August 16, 2012

Three individuals were arrested after failing to stop at a stop sign on Sunday night, August 12, at the intersection of HWY 3 and HWY 93 in Rattan.

Deputies Russell Bailey, Shawn Culver and James Marzek were involved with a traffic stop after they pulled over a ford pickup which they witnessed running stop sign in the early morning hours. Officers get the vehicle pulled over at the First Baptist Church in Rattan, directly across from Rattan Public Schools.

Purple Heart recipients chosen to receive quilts

August 16, 2012

The Pushmataha County Quilt Guild chooses many projects thought out the year. This year they chose to make a quilt that involved each member making one block and gave it to a soldier from Oklahoma who was wounded while fighting for our freedom. The family of Sandy Luginbill donated a quilt top so that they could give a quilt to a second recipient.

Sue Fuller contacted Mr. Waco Blakley, employee of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, and asked him to choose two worthy candidates from Oklahoma to present the quilts to.

Infant transported to Tulsa after vehicle leaves roadway

August 16, 2012

A two month old child and her mother were taken by helicopter to hospitals in Tulsa, after the mother lost control of her vehicle 1.5 miles north of Clayton on August 12, 2012.

Courtney D. Butler, a 16 year old female of Clayton, was traveling west on a county road just north of Clayton in a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo with her daughter Payton J. Simpson, when Butler ran off the roadway to the right, over corrected and ran of the roadway to the left. After leaving the road, they traveled about 80 yards into a wooded area.

 

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