Archive - Sep 6, 2012
Flora Austeen Gilliam the daughter of Dick and Flora (Miller) Gilliam, was born on November 20, 1921 in Pittsburgh, TX. She passed from this life August 24, 2012 in Fort Worth, TX at the age of 90. Austeen was the fifth child of Dick and Flora, with a sister and brother born after her. She used her middle name so as not to be confused with her mother. When most of her brothers were in the military service during World War II, Austeen also decided to serve her country. She joined the Womenâ€™s Army Corps.
Billy Wayne Johnson was born May 18, 1956 in Antlers to William Henry and Gertie Mae (Sanders) Johnson. He passed from this life August 26, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 56. Billy married Deborah Tankersley on September 5th, 1988 in Antlers. Billy enjoyed hunting & fishing, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Billy was preceded in death by his parents: William Henry & Gertie Mae Johnson; sister: Sharlene Henley; brothers: Frank Johnson, Paul Wayne Johnson, Bobby Ray Johnson; and a nephew: Lee Edward Johnson.
The story of Summer 2012 has been the record-breaking effects of West Nile Virus, a story that hits close to home with the news that an Antlers boy is among those who have contracted the illness.
Although symptoms range from mild to life-threatening, the boy suffered a milder case of the virus, according to his grandmother.
A Pushmataha County man is facing felony charges of possession of methamphetamine after a drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs during a traffic stop last week.
According to information filed in district court, Deputy Shawn Culver, Pushmataha County Sheriffâ€™s Department, was requested to assist Deputy James Marzek north of the Nashoba turnoff on Highway 271 at approx. 10 p.m. Tuesday.
National average gas prices increased 30.8 cents or 8.75 percent a gallon in August. This was the largest monthly price increase since April 2011 and the second highest increase for the month of August in AAAâ€™s records, which date to 2000.
â€śIt has been a really tough summer for drivers nationwide with high gas prices breaking daily records,â€ť said Chuck Mai, AAA Oklahoma spokesman. â€śEvery week there seems to be something new driving up gas prices, whether it is a major refinery fire, a pipeline closure or a Gulf Coast hurricane.â€ťÂ
The score did not match the heart that these 19 young men played with on Friday night, but in the end the Bearcats were no match for the Valliant Bulldogs. Valliant showed skill and determination but the Bearcats never gave up as they struggled against the Bulldogs defense. Valliant took home the â€śWâ€ť with a final score of 59 - 13.
The Bearcats have a true "brothers in arms" compassion for each other this year and they believe in each other. They never quit, never gave up. This group of young men played as a team.
The Rattan Rams have had a busy schedule thus far into the 2012 Fall Baseball season. The Rams were recently named the 2012 Rattan Fall Classic Tournament Champions! The Ramsâ€™ next home game will be played against the Fort Towson Tigers on September 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. On September 10th they will take on Silo in another home game that starts at 4:30 p.m. Way to go Rams! Keep it up! Make sure to come out and support your Rattan Rams as they make their way through their fall season!
The Rattan Lady Rams have already been very busy this year. They have kicked off the 2012 Fall Fast Pitch Softball season by being named MC6 Fast Pitch Softball Champions and the Rock Creek Tournament Champions. They will take on the Fort Towson Tigers on September 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in another home game. Make sure you come out and help support your Lady Rams! Congratulations Lady Rams and keep up the good work!