September 30th, 2013
Bill Bain a rural carrier for the Antlers Post Office was recently given "Excellence in Safety" award for 38 years of accident free mail delivery. He was honored last week and presented this plaque for his special achievement. He is in the top 10 accident free carriers in our District.
The Southeast Oklahoma Rural Health Network (SORHN), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, recently changed its name to Rural Health Network (RHN) of Oklahoma. The change comes as efforts increase to improve access to health care for individuals living in Southeast Oklahoma and surrounding areas. RHN members include: Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Pushmataha Family Medical Center, Pushmataha Hospital, McCurtain County Hospital, Kiamichi Family Medical Center and Little Dixie Action Agency, Inc. RHN will be soon adding a critical access hospital and an additional hospital to its network.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today announced his support of new water infrastructure legislation that creates jobs, cuts federal regulations, produces greater efficiency and transparency, and renews investment in Oklahomaâ€™s waterways as well as those across the nation.
A businessman, Mullin knows that private sector job growth is a reflection of good pro-business legislation.
Friday night lights are shining bright for the 2013 Bearcats. The intensity level is through the roof. It is great to be a part of the excitement.
As a parent, it is always mixed emotions as your child takes the field. There is such a sense of pride and gratification to see your child so fired up and intense about something however, deep down suppressed within, lies the fear of injury. You donâ€™t often think about it, however you know it exists and youâ€™re reminded with each injury-timeout.
Come out and support the team tonight as they play against the Atoka Wampus Cats in the Homecoming game.
Homecoming activities begin at 7:00 pm with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
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.