November 4th, 2014
In Tuesdayâ€™s General Election, residents of Pushmataha County came out in record numbers to vote on several important matters and political offices; including but not limited to three state questions, one county question and positions from Governor of Oklahoma to local representatives.
One of the matters that residents were very interested in seeing was the results regarding liquor by the drink. A large number of voters cast their opinion on this one and the majority of residents voted against it. Liquor by the drink was voted down 1,1272 (52.11%) to 1,169 (47.89%).
Weatherwise, it was a great evening for football as the Antlers Bearcats traveled to Liberty to square off against the Tigers on Thursday, October 16. The overflow crowd of Bearcat fans didn't seem to mind the long drive as they prepared to watch their team play for their third district win.
Criminal charges could be brought against county officials in Pushmataha County.
After the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector released their audit findings for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 on Friday, Matloff had the task of looking over the extensive report, 66 pages total, and deciding if any of the information found within those pages warranted further investigation. Matloff decided it did and on Monday he request a full OSBI investigation.
Â Â Elk season is now closed in two of Oklahoma's seven private-lands hunting zones. As of Monday, hunters in the Southeast Zone had harvested the season quota of five elk, and hunters in the Special Northwest Zone had harvested the season quota of two elk. Elk archery season remains open on private lands in the other five zones; Northeast, Northwest, Panhandle, Southwest and Special Southwest zones.
Fired up and ready to go, the Antlers Bearcats were at Pocola Friday, October 3, for their second district game of the year. Coming off a disappointing loss to Panama, the team was ready to prove their mettle. Pocola was celebrating their homecoming and the game ball was delivered via helicopter.
On Monday, The Supreme Court turned away seven same-sex marriage cases in five states, including Oklahoma. And now, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on gay marriage in Oklahoma, meaning that same-sex marriage is now legal in the state.Â
The Supreme Court refused, for now, to take up the basic question of whether same-sex couples have a right to marriage.