Archive - Apr 2011
Janice Yuvone Watson was born August 4, 1974 in Antlers to Jerry and Esther Denise (Smith) Watson. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 36. Janice was a member of Kosoma Church. She enjoyed outdoor activities, such as arrowhead hunting and being on the river. She really liked to swim. Janice was devoted to her elderly friends, always checking to make sure they were taken care of. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter, Brittany and her constant companion, Katie.
Bonnie Lee Vaughan was born April 4, 1928 in Miami to William Holland and Grace Adelaide (Lee) Gordon. She passed from this life April 15, 2011 in Dallas, TX, at the age of 83. Bonnie Lee Gordon married Cecil Vaughan April 3, 1948 in Miami and together they raised four children. Bonnie had lived in this area since 1966 and was a member of NARFE and Town and County Club. She was also a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.
Alta May Rhodes was born February 25, 1913 in Hot Springs, AR., to Thomas Jefferson and Margaret Ada (Long) Pate. She passed from this life April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 98. Alta was a member of Rebeccaâ€™s Lodge and the First Baptist Church since 1948. She worked as a clerk for Halley Drug Store and as a Nurse for the hospital from 1969 till age 70. Alta enjoyed playing dominoes and gardening. Her goal in life was to help people.
Eunice Marie Mayo was born January 28, 1917 in Snow to Robert Lee and Verna Bell (Chapman) Joslin. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 94. Eunice married Albert Mayo on October 16, 1945 in Paris, TX. Eunice, affectionately known as Granny to most people, was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Ethel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and general yardwork. She loved spending time with family and friends.
Orpha Valdorine Coggins was born September 13, 1933 in Moyers to P. T. and Naomi (Plunkett) Turner. She passed from this life April 18, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 77. Valdorine had lived all of her life in Pushmataha County, in Miller & Antlers. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church for many years. Valdorine enjoyed going to church, playing piano, bingo, sewing, & spending time with her family and friends. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Valdorine was preceded in death by her husband: June Coggins; parents: P. T.
The Antlers Lions Club would like to thank all those that participated in this year's Trash-Off Day held Saturday, April 16, 2011! Several pickup loads of trash were removed from the roads entering the city of Antlers as well as around community areas such as the fairgrounds, football and softball fields, Little People's Park, the library, the Depot, and more! Forty-two volunteers participated this year, more than any of the previous years!
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 the 21 Century Club hosted the Antlers High School's Senior Tea, which has become a highly anticipated annual event in Antlers for the Senior girls. The girls gathered together at the home of Margaret McAdams in Farris. Senior Sponsors who also attended the tea were Dr. Kelis Berry and Martha Smith.
On Thursday night, April 14, 2011 many of Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Residents watched and waited to see what the incoming super cell storm had in store for us.Â For most, it amounted to nothing more than power outages, strong winds and heavy rains.Â With multiple cells crossing over our area, most of us came out no worse for wear.
With extreme fire weather danger anticipated for the weekend (April 15-17), Gov. Mary Fallin joined the Oklahoma emergency management, forestry services, the National Guard and National Weather Service in reminding Oklahomans to be especially careful with outdoor activities.
On Monday, April 4, 2011 the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma ordered that all relief sought by petitioner and candidate for Rattan School Board Loyd Deaton be denied.