May 1st, 2012
It is once again the time of year we put aside our day to day activities and come together as a community for a cause that has touched most of us in a very personal way.
At approximately 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, a collision occurred one mile south of Antlers on HWY 271 in Pushmataha County involving a semi and a pickup which left an Antlers High School student in critical condition.
The 1986 Peterbilt Semi, with trailer, and the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup were both heading north on HWY 271 when the Semi slowed to make a right turn. The pickup continued northbound and rear-ended the Semi. The driver of the pickup was pinned for approximately 15 minutes until being freed by Antlers Fire & Rescue.
The Antlers Public Library has the amazing opportunity to compete in State Farmâ€™s â€˜Cause An Effectâ€™ program, which will allow the Library the chance to receive a $25,000 grant to complete its ongoing expansion, Project Patron. All they need from the community is a simple click of a button, or 10.
On Tuesday May 8, 2012, the students participating in the Special Olympics will travel to Stillwater to compete in the State Special Olympics games. Students will compete in track events such as the 50 meter dash, the 25 meter partner walk, the standing long jump, the softball throw and the turbo javelin . This group of students have raised money throughout the year by growing and selling plants, working concession stands, and with business and personal sponsors.
Members of the Pushmataha County 4-H recently competed in the S.E. District Shooting Sports Archery Contest in McAlester. Several of the members attending from Pushmataha County placed in the competition.
Students need to move quickly or miss out on one of this summerâ€™s most exciting outdoor adventure. The 56th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers ages 13-15 years old who want to have fun in the outdoors learning about forestry, wildlife and natural resources.
The week-long camp will be held June 4th-9th, 2012 at beautiful Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow and is open to boys and girls from across the state.
Jessica Blan, a student at Antlers High School, served as a page in the Oklahoma House of Representatives during the week of April 16th through April 19th. Blan was sponsored by Representative R. C. Pruett of House District 19.
On Friday, April 20, 2012, a jury comprised of six man and six woman deliberated for less than two hours before convicting Jimmy Stone, Antlers, with three counts of Lewd Molestation and recommending that he serve twenty four years in prison. Stone was originally charged with four counts of First Degree Rape and one count of Lewd Molestation in May of 2011.
On Friday, April 20, 2012, many individuals from the community gathered together at a benefit pie auction and political speaking that was put on by The Foxy Friends Pushmataha County Relay For Life Team.
The goals for the evening were to raise hoards of cash for the American Cancer Society and to allow voters a chance to get to know more about the candidates who are running for Pushmataha County Sheriff. Both were accomplished as each candidate that is running spoke and over $2000 was raised for Relay For Life.
Regional champions from all over the state traveled to Tulsa on Sunday, April 15th, for the State SkillsUSA Conference. Contestants competed in both job skills contests and leadership contests. Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka had a standout student who placed in both competitions.
Adam Jobe, Antlers High School, placed 1st in the Construction contest, advancing him to the National SkillsUSA competition this summer in Kansas City, MO. Adam is a second-year high school student, under the instruction of Jim Marley at KTC-Atoka.