Archive - 2012
A balloon tied with a special message traveled about 50 miles from Antlers, OK to Sumner, Tx and a local junior high school student received an encouraging letter in return.
Heather Scott, a seventh grader from Antlers, launched her balloon as part of the National GEAR UP Week celebration Sept. 10-14. Antlers is one of 30 partner schools currently participating in Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s GEAR UP for Success program.
BenJo Hotubbee,80, of Wilburton, passed from this life on September 20, 2012. Ben was born in Buffalo Valley on August 17, 1932, the son of the late Allen and Ruthie (Hokit) Hotubbee of Yanish. On August 20, 1955 he married Marvelleen Bankston. After loosing his first wife, Ben found love again with Jan Whitten of Wilburton. They married in October 1996 in Antlers. God called Ben from the oil fields of West Texas into the ministry in 1971. After being ordained, Ben moved his family to Otter Creek. Four years later he followed Godâ€™s call to Mt.
Gertie Nash was born in Pickens, OK, to Mary and Andy McFarlin. She passed from this life peacefully on September 13, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter in Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill Nash, and her brothers Tony McFarlin and Willie Nelson. She is survived by her daughter Vadare Cornelison; Grand-daughter Carol and husband Monty Flynn, all of Albuquerque., NM; Great-grandsons Luc Flynn, Lyon France; Step-sons, Richard Nash, CA., Bob Nash, AR; Nephew Al Nelson of Rattan, and other nieces and nephews.
The Pushmataha, Atoka & Choctaw Cattlemenâ€™s Association will be having their third annual dinner at the Kiamichi Vo-Tech in Hugo on October 13, 2012. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m.
The 11th Annual Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is once again upon us. As cooling temperatures and shorter days have many residents anticipating deer season, individuals and organizations scramble to put the finishing touches on their projects as attendees prepare for hours of family fun and events to keep their family entertained. The event is an annual mainstay for sportsman and individuals who enjoy the outdoors since 2002.
At the monthly meeting of the Antlers City Council, Antlers Police Department addressed the council and urged them to shorten the Cityâ€™s curfew for minors.
The Rattan Lady Rams have advanced to the State Tournament once again. Rattan Public School will be out of classes on Thursday to make it possible for students and teachers to go support their team.
The Lady Rams will take the field at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC against Amber-Pocasset on field 3 at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
Congratulations ladies and good luck at State!!!
The Rattan Rams have advanced to the State Tournament. Rattan Public School will be out of classes on Thursday to make it possible for students and teachers to go support their team.
The Rams will take the field at Edmond Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012, against Latta.
Congratulations Rattan and good luck at State!!!
Christine (Ashford) Ives,81, born December 9, 1930 in Antlers to Sam and Ethel (Sexton) Ashford, passed from this life on September 18, 2012. Christine was born, lived and educated in Antlers until 1947 when she moved to OKC with her parents. She proudly graduated from Central High School OKC (Class of â€™49). After attending Draughonâ€™s business school she was employed by the Veterans Administration and at Tinker AFB. She (and husband Charley) retired from federal civil service at 35 years. She worked as a clerk, secretary and computer operation in Tinker Data Services.
The Lady Cats have done it again! They were named District Champs on Tuesday (9/18) at Atoka. They accomplished this spectacular goal by shutting out Atoka in their first game (18 - 0) and by destroying Atoka in the second game 17 - 4. Pictured here are the Lady Cats Fast Pitch Softball Seniors (L to R) Ryley Antu, Sidney Scott, Chelsi Thomas, Jenna Tucker and Stanna Clark. Also pictured one of their biggest fans, Rhett Antu. The proud coaches are Coach Baldwin and Coach Thurman.