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February 13th, 2014

K9’s - Do we need them?

February 13, 2014

Lately it has been questioned as to the need for drug dogs in our county. Are they worth it? I will lay out some facts and figures and let you be the judge.
Pushmataha County has had certified drug dogs available since June 23, 2012. These dogs are owned and handled by individual deputies (they are not owned by the Sheriff’s Department). The Push Co Sheriff didn't pay for these animals. These dogs have bullet and stab proof vests. Again, the Sheriff’s office didn’t pay for this equipment. It was donated by larger departments.

PED virus in show swine

February 13, 2014

We’re into the heart of show season in Oklahoma. In the fall we were trying to make everyone aware of the influenza issue and to ask them to take measures to not spread that disease. We all worked together to prepare for and prevent problems with that virus.

February 12th

Gentry honored as volunteer of the month

February 12, 2014

We have many great volunteers here in Pushmataha County. One of them we would like to acknowledge is Madge (Franks) Gentry.
Madge is not only a native of Antlers but a graduate of Antlers High School. Madge has three sons who also graduated from Antlers High School.
While working for the school district she also coached KYI softball teams for a number of years. Since retirement Madge has generously served on the Antlers City Council as Council Member, Vice-Mayor and Mayor.

Long will not seek reelection

February 12, 2014

County Commissioner of District #3, Jimmy Long, has stated that he will not seek reelection when his team expires at the end of this year. Health issues and the stress of the job are contributing factors in his decision.
“After walking in their shoes,” stated Long, “I have a lot of respect for all the past commissioners.
Long is in the seventy year of his two year service and has accomplished quite a lot during this time. He sought and obtained new source of revenue to fund the many projects that the north end of the county has needed, including replacing over 40 bridges.

Sheriff speaks out

February 12, 2014

In an one-on-one interview with Pushmataha County Sheriff Terry Duncan, issues that were brought to the public’s awareness in last week’s edition were discussed. Some of the topics covered include: the budget, drug dogs, expenditures and inquires about removal of a county official.

February 6th

Sheriff Department running low on funds

February 6, 2014

The Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department is running dangerously low on funding.
According to the budget that was set for the Sheriff Department’s physical year, July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014, their is roughly only $28,000 left in the account to last the department until the end of June. This amount, however, does not include monthly income collected from the penny sales tax which was instated in April of 1991 and readopted in 2010, of which 1/2 goes to the Sheriff’s Department.

January 10th

LadyCats get a ‘W’ at first home game!

January 10, 2014

In the first home game of our 2013-2014 season, our LadyCats and Bearcats were set to play the Wilburton Diggers. Both our girls and boys team had already met the Diggers in the Pick and Shovel Invitational hosted by Hartshorne, in which our girls lost to the Lady Diggers and our boys team beat their boy’s team in a 48-40 victory.

City hires contractor to pickup brush

January 10, 2014

The City of Antlers has officially hired a contractor to continue clearing limbs for residents in Antlers.

On Monday, January 6th at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the City of Antlers hired Brown’s Tree Service to continue working to clear the City of limbs that fell during the ice storm that hit the area in early December 2013.

The contractors began pick up on Wednesday, January 8th and continue for approximately 4-5 days. The contractors will only pick up debris and brush that is in the city right-a-way by the street.

Conservation Commission announces Cost Share Program

January 10, 2014

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission has announced Program Year 15 of the state’s Locally-Led Conservation Cost-Share Program. The program began in 1997 with the goal of improving reducing soil erosion and water quality by providing financial assistance to landowners for applying soil and water conservation practices.

At the conservation district’s October board meeting, the local criteria for the program year was selected. The practices that were approved are brush management, ponds, pasture and hay planting, pipeline, pest management, water facility and water well.

Advisory to consumers of E-Cigs and Vapor products

January 10, 2014

All consumers are advised to use caution when using or considering the use of electronic cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other vapor products.

E-cigarettes/vapor products contain chemicals, including nicotine, which is toxic and highly addictive. Nicotine affects the nervous system and heart and can be absorbed into the body throughinhalation, ingestion and skin contact.

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