Archive - Apr 2011
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 the Rattan School Board will be holding a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Rattan High School in Ram Hall. At this meeting several questions will be answered that have been being asked by the community, parents and others. At the end of the 17 questions, the floor will be opened for any additional questions the public may have. If you feel more comfortable dropping off your questions as you enter the meeting, a drop box will be provided.
On Monday, April 11, 2011 the Antlers Boys Golf Team participated in a Tournament at the Hugo Golf Club in Hugo against a large variety of different schools. Some of the schools included: Haileyville, Atoka, Pittsburg, Tushka, Hugo, Valliant, Allen and Haworth.
Overall the boys took home 3rd place in Team Totals being beaten out by Valliant, who got 1st, and Allen who took second. Coming in just behind Antlers was Haworth.
Antlers Springs Golf Course hosted one of my favorite tournaments last Wednesday, April 6th. That was t he annual High School Girls Tournament hosted by the Lady Cats Golf Team. Seven schools were represented and 24 girls played.
Antlers placed 3rd as a team in the tournament behind Haworth and Allen. Not bad considering our team is young and has a couple or three years left to play. Magan Buchanan, Hanna Maple, Kaci Hokett and Breanna Rosa make up our squad. Their total score was 450.
When anyone under the age of 21 is caught drinking we refer to it as underage drinking. Drinking alcohol doesn't only get your kids grounded or possibly taken to jail, it harms their growing body and brian. And recent studies show that alcohol is the drug of choice for teens, even over cigarettes and marijuana.
Dorothy Laverne Drinkard, 82, passed from this life on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Babcock officiating. Arrangments were entrusted to Prator-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo.
Johnny Kenneth Autry was born October 17, 1927 in Broken Arrow to Johnny Annual and Edna (Deatherage) Autry. He passed from this life April 5, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 83. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Hornet. He later married Ruth Marie Brown on August 14, 1946 in Oklahoma City. Kenneth married again, in December 1974, to Juanita Hampton in Paris, TX. Kenneth was a member of the Antlers Masonic Lodge & he enjoyed logging and working as a mechanic. He could fix just about anything he worked on.
The Antlers High School Cheerleaders went to Durant on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 to support the Antlers Special Olympics Team.
The cheerleaders helped to liven up the participants spirits and helped to get them ready for action by doing silly hair and headbands for anyone who wanted it done.
This is the first of many community service activities that the Antlers Cheerleaders have planned.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 the Antlers High School Girls Golf Team hosted a golf tournament at the Antlers Springs Golf Course just outside of Antlers. Schools from around the area traveled to take part in this event. Some of the schools attending included Haworth, Valliant, Broken Bow, Allen, Pittsburg, Coalgate and Antlers.
U.S. Congressman Dan Boren met with General Ann E. Dunwoody, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), recently in his Washington D.C. office.Â AMC is one of the largest commands in the Army with more than 66,000 employees and an impact or presence in 48 states and 127 countries.Â
AMC is the Army command that oversees the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (McAAP) in eastern Oklahoma.Â Congressman Boren also currently serves as the Democrat Co-Chair for the Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.
George William Denney was born July 11, 1941 in Jay to J. B. and Zeuilla (Johnson) Denney. He passed from this life March 29, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 69. George loved to travel to Shreveport, LA, and he enjoyed reading the history of Oklahoma and true stories. George was preceded in death by his parents: J. B. & Zeuilla Denney.