April 14th, 2011
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.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation spent the day cleaning up and repairing the Kiamichi Bridge Park on HWY. 271 just outside of Antlers.
The ODWC owns approximately three acres of land at this location and it is open to the public as a park, complete with a swinging bridge, picnic tables, restrooms and a boat ramp leading into the Kiamichi River.
A site in Pushmataha County has been selected by CRU (Clean Renewable Utility) Energy Corporation as a possible location for the construction of a 1-Megawatt power plant.
Clayton Councilman, Dan Nix, has been coordinating with CRU to survey local conditions that would be appropriate for one of the several plants that are going to be constructed across Texas and Oklahoma.
Thirty-one members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club competed in a team bass tournament on April 2, 2011 at Sardis Lake. The tournament began at "safe light" with temperatures in the low 40â€™s and ended at 4:00 p.m. with temperatures in the low 80â€™s. Catching a keeper proved to be difficult as half of the anglers were unable to bring a keeper bass to the final weigh-in. Those who were able to find some "keeper" bass were able to put together some nice stringer weights.
On Friday and Saturday, April 1st & 2nd, many residents and nonresidents alike turned out for the 2nd Annual Southeast Oklahoma Yard & Garden Expo put on by OSU Extension Services in Antlers.