June 7th, 2012
With the growing health concerns and families and individuals wanting to live healthier life styles many are going to organic products and foods. This isnât always easy for residents living in Southeastern Oklahoma, but things just got a little bit simpler.
The monthly meeting of the Antlers City Council was called to order at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Antlers City Hall. The meeting was called to order and a quorum was established. Then the board approved the minutes for the May 7th and May 17th meetings and purchase orders for May 2012.
The board then approved the 2012-2013 City Budget,Ordinance No. 2012-04 Compensation for City Clerk/Treasurer, the Workers Compensation Plan Renewal and the 2012-2013 Center Sponsor Agreement and Budget for Senior Citizen Nutrition Center.
On Saturday, June 2, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their Annual Husband-Wife Bass Tournament and Fish Fry. Twenty-one anglers competed in the event that was held on McGee Creek Lake. Teams did not have to be husband and wife but did they did have to be a male-female team to be eligible for heavy stringer prizes. For the most part, the weather cooperated with mild temperatures, however some anglers did have to deal with scattered rain showers.
On Saturday, May 26, members of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters and Conservation Club competed in the first state qualifying bass tournament of the 2012 season. The tournament was held on Hugo Lake with takeoff being at the Frazier Creek ramp. Fishing time was from safe light until 12:00 noon.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Blades, of the Pushmataha County Detachment, Antlers, was recently named Trooper of the Year at the Department of Public Safetyâs 75th Anniversary banquet.
The events leading to Trooper Bladeâs achievement centered on the heroic actions taken against three Wright City bank robbery suspects, which lead into a pursuit and ended with two of the suspects expiring from fatal gunshot wounds.
Antlers may not trend much on Twitter or go viral on many YouTube videos, but it recently was a winner in a nationwide online contest. In fact, a Facebook community seven times larger than its population voted the town an upgrade for its library.
Thirteen students from Antlers Public School participated in the State Special Olympics in Stillwater. The athletes returned to Antlers with 6 gold medal, 3 silver medals, 2 bronze medals and numerous ribbons.