July 2nd, 2015
The 2015-2016 Miss Pushmataha County Homecoming Queen Amber Joyce Freelove.
Amber won first place in the talent portion of the pageant for her rendition of "Someone like you," which she sang and played the keyboard.
Jerry Duncan, Pushmataha County Commissioner of District #2, has been bound over for trial on two counts of presenting fradulent claims and one count of embezzlement by a county officer.
Investigators testified Wednesday that Duncan hired a friend to do over $40,000 worth of bulldozer work, over a two year span, without getting a competitive bid, as the law requires.
Duncan pleaded not guilty to his charges.
His arraignment is set for July 9, 2015.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.
Some things make life pleasant; others make it miserable. The following rules are not always easy to follow.
1--Make up your mind to be happy. Find pleasure in simple things.
2--Make the best of your circumstances. Everyone has sorrow. Seek to make smiles outnumber tears.
3--You can't please everyone. Don't let your critics run and ruin your life. The more you accomplish, the more resistance you will meet.
4--Don't borrow trouble. Imaginary problems are heavier than actual ones.
5--Hate poisons the soul. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
6--Don't brood over sorrows & mistakes.
â€˘ Local talent Robert Shores, Antlers Class of 1995, recently auditioned to be on the hit NBC TV show THE VOICE in Oklahoma City. He did not receive a ticket to go to audition in front of the judges.
â€˘ Dillion Lewis, 31 of Clayton, was riding a 1990 Suzuki ATV southbound on a county road 2 miles south of Clayton when he struck a deer and then a large pothole. He was flown to St. Johnâ€™s Hospital in Tulsa and was pronounced dead later the same day.
Local wins MMA Championship
Over the weekend a live MMA Fight took place at the Grant Choctaw Casino Event Center. Attendees were thrilled to watch every punch of this hard-hitting mixed martial arts sport as the Rage on the River returned to the casino for the second time, â€śRevenge.â€ť
Local assistant manager at Sonic, Perry Cannon, stepped into the octagon against Mike Wright, a fighter from Ft. Smith, TX., but the fight didnâ€™t last long. After a mere 33 seconds into the first round, Cannon won the bout with a guillotine choke, leaving his opponent unable to fend Cannon off.
The "Cool" Bus sporting its' way down Main Street during the 2015 Pushmataha County Homecoming Celebration!
â€˘ Womenâ€™s Health Day - Friday, June 26th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pushmataha Family Medical Center in Clayton.
â€˘ Annual Fish Fry sponsored by the Moyers Volunteer Fire Department - Saturday, July 4th at 6 p.m. at the Firehouse
â€˘ Bob Nored Memorial Fire Works Display - Saturday, July 4th starting at dusk.
The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.