Archive - 2013
Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. The pink ribbon has become the symbol for breast cancer awareness and the hope for finding a cure. Awareness means knowledge. Knowledge is the key to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and most importantly, finding a cure. Women and men alike are susceptible to this monster that claims thousands of lives each year. Early diagnosis and treatment are onesâ€™ best defense against becoming another such statistic.
The week of October 14-17 is this yearâ€™s Win-Win Week for Antlers High School (AHS), a week supporting cancer awareness through uniting the student and faculty body by wearing similar colors representing the cancer of the day. The Student Council, Cheerleaders, FFA, FCCLA, and BPA will be working together to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, a nonprofit leader in treating cancer patients. All collections will be sent to Peggy and Charles Stephenson (former Antlers residents and AHS graduates) Cancer Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
The weather could not have been more perfect as the Antlers Bearcats traveled to take on the Panama Razorbacks on their home turf. The Bearcats hoped to boost their 0-2 district standings by beating Panama, with a record of 3-2 overall and 1-1 in district. The boys started off strong, scoring a TD with a run in by #34 Lucas Austin and a 2-point conversion by #5 Zach Speer with 11:05 left in the first quarter. Panama quickly returned the favor, but their 2 point conversion was no good, leaving a score of 8-6 in favor of the Bearcats at the end of the first quarter.
Basic Combat Training, or BCT, is a ten-week training period that teaches identical skills for all MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties). This is because the Army believes that no matter the soldier's specialty, they should all be taught the same basic procedures and skill set so they are ready to properly work together and defend themselves, as well as their fellow soldiers, when necessary.
Johnnie Brines celebrates 100th birthday
Johnnie Brines, or Antlers, celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Johnnie was born to Luther and Freda Brines in Addington, OK., on October 15, 1913. He has three brothers: Forest, Eddie and Luther; along with three sisters: Nadine, Minnie and Jarata.
Johnnie married Lela Pearl Donaldson on May 15, 1986 in Antlers. They attended the Freewheel Baptist Church together. Lela passed away on January 29, 2005. Lelaâ€™s son, Johnnieâ€™s stepson, Ken Donaldson, has taken care of Johnnie since Lelaâ€™s death.
A collision east of Oleta in Pushmataha County leaves a man in stable condition after being flown by Eagle-Med to Dallas, TX.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, at approximately 7:20 p.m. a Harley Davidson Motorcycle hit a Jeep SUV after attempting to pass another vehicle. Victor Worley, a 50 year old male from Dallas, TX., was heading east on HWY 3 when he attempted to pass the vehicle ahead of him and hit the oncoming SUV head on.
Worley was flown by Eagle-Med to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with trunk, internal and leg injuries. He is listed in stable condition.
The Pushmataha County Health Department announced its seasonal influenza vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. Clinics will begin on October 7th & 15th, according to Pushmataha County Health Department Administrative Director Jerry Pat Fowler.
â€śFlu can be a dangerous disease for people of all ages, even healthy children and adults,â€ť said Tara Tedder, Immunization Field Consultant. â€śWe encourage everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting their annual flu shot and we want to remind the public that the flu vaccine cannot give you the flu.â€ť
A wellness program for cancer survivors
This program is an 8 week wellness program designed for adult cancer survivors (men and women) who are looking to reduce the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem.
Push Against Cancer is a program where survivors are able to meet with a Certified Fitness Trainer/Cancer Survivor twice a week to develop a program that includes strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and stretching/relaxation components.
An Antlers woman is currently in the Tulsa County jail after officers discovered nearly 50 counterfeit $100.00 bills in her vehicle.
According to reports, the police were called to Hobby Lobby on 71st Street in Tulsa to respond to a disturbance in the store.
Amanda Marie White, 38, attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill and was handcuffed and escorted to the store's office to wait on the police.
The Food Bank in Antlers, provided by the First Baptist Church, got broken into last week as individual(s) used butter knives to get in one of the windows. According to Pastor Aaron Reed, they also tried to break into the Youth Center by damaging the door knob but a dead bolt stopped them.
The food bank at the First Baptist Church, in Antlers, supplies between 250 and 300 families with food every month, something Pastor Reed is very proud of, but if individuals continue to try to and successfully break into the facility they may be forced to shut the doors.