Archive - Feb 8, 2013
The Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theatre is back once again and is ready to start holding auditions for the 2013 production of â€śThe Secret Garden.â€ť Missoula will cast 50-60 students from the community. Students will audition and then practice from 2-4 hours each night that week, depending on their part in the play. Their will be 2 performances on February 22nd, one for the school and one for the public at 6:30 p.m. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to audition and there is no cost involved. Parents will need to provide snacks and supper for their child.
After two and a half years of hard work, Rattan High School teachers, Sheila Brown and Melissa Miller, have been named as National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance based, peer reviewed assessment of a teachers pedagogical skills and content knowledge. NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.
Clarence Savage, a 70 year old from Antlers, was transported by Eagle Med Air Ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after a collision that happened west of Grant in Choctaw County. Savage was listed in critical condition with head and trunk injuries.
On Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, Savage was driving a 1997 Mercury south on HWY 271 when a 2007 International Semi, being driven by William Treese of Missouri, made an unsafe left hand turn in front of Savage.
The City of Antlers had out some heavy machinery earlier this week as they began demolition of 100+ year old buildings in the downtown area. County Commissioner District #2, Jerry Duncan, was more than willing to help as he manned the hydraulic excavator. City Manager Joel Taylor stated that the buildings had become a safety concern, were unusable and hazardous. Taylor went on to state that there is currently nothing planned for the lots but it was originally purchased to build a new fire station, but they were denied the grant.
Honobia featured on TV show
Bigfoot fans were devastated when they heard that the 2012 Honobia Bigfoot festival canceled last fall but enthusiasts can get a quick dose to tide them over until this fall.
Jake Collins recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Eastern Oklahoma State College. Jake is the grandson of Kenneth & Royce Battles of Antlers and was recently name Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year. Seated are his parents: Ed Collins & Tammy Collins. Standing is head coach Craig Price.
Hundreds of students from across the state recently competed in the 66th annual Southeast District Livestock Show at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. The show is jointly sponsored by the Eastern Agriculture Division and the Wilburton Lions Club. There were 413 swine, 108 sheep, 159 goats and 124 cattle entered in the show.
On Tuesday, January 29th, our Bearcats traveled to Valliant to take on Coach Aaron Noelâ€™s Bulldogs, who we havenâ€™t been able to beat in nine years. Our Bearcats knew this game would be a tough one, especially on the Bulldogs homecoming night, and they were prepared to go hard all four quarters.