July 14th, 2011
A fantastic time was had at the Antlers Public Libraryâ€™s â€śOne World, May Storiesâ€ť summer reading program on June 30th as 32 children and 20 adults learned about England with Ms. Mary.
English-born Marlene presented guests with an impromptu visit where she told stories of her visit by Derek, Tino Turtleâ€™s tour. They also enjoyed crafting a bank, receiving prizes and got to take home a special piggy bank from FirstBank.
Many attendees stayed on after to see the free movie that is shown later in the afternoons at the Antlers Public Library after the Reading Program.
According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Public Safety officials report an increase in traffic fatalities for the month of May 2011.
In the state of Oklahoma, fatalities were up by six deaths in May with a total of 65, compared to the 59 that were totaled in May of 2010. There were 8 motorcyclists and 6 pedestrians who died in crashes, 5 alcohol related fatalities, and the highest daily fatality numbers were linked to Sundays with 14 deaths. There were a total of 5 deathless days in May.
I was out and about early this morning and couldnâ€™t help but notice how beautiful everything looks at that time of the day. Things change drastically around noon. Iâ€™ll sure be glad when we get through this drought.
We had some play during the morning over the weekend. We had one group that finished play around 3 p.m. and they were worn out due to the heat.
It is definitely recommended that folks get in their golf in the mornings or later in the evening.
On July 11, 2011 a new lake record was made for Broken Bow Lake. The fish, was a 1.2 lb Sunfish that was caught in the Carson Creek Area by a little girl by the name of Maysa Weeks of Rufe.
Weeks was using a Shimano reel with a falcon rod using hard bait/plugs with the bait casting method. The fish was weighed alive and was 11.5â€ť long and had a girth of 11â€ť. Weeks also decided to keep the catch after it was recorded at the Frontier General Store.
Rattan Junior High School student athletes, Conner Copeland, 7th grade, Gage Haddox, 7th grade, and Jordan Haddox, 8th grade, attended the OU individual skills basketball camp at Lloyd Noble Center on the OU campus on June 13-15. The three received individual instruction from current and former NBA players as well as many current and former OU players and the OU coaching staff.
I hope everyone had a good July 4th. I attended the Tea Party Picnic and I must say that the rain that missed us at least cooled things down and we had an enjoyable outing.
We had some pretty good play over the 3 day weekend. In the mornings anyway. Mornings of late have been nice but the afternoons have been miserable. Of course you know that unless you live under a rock.
Lake record fish have been plentiful out of Pine Creek Lake in McCurtain County and another one has recently be caught.
On Thursday, June 23, 2011 Mike Apple of Grannis, AR., reeled in a 8.6 lb Largemouth bass using the bait casting rod and reel method with spinner bait.
The fish was weighed while alive and the angler chose to keep the fish. The record breaking bass was caught in an area called Rocky Point. The bassâ€™s official measurements were 23.50â€ť long and it had a girth of 17.â€ť The fish was checked in at Uncle Bens in Valliant.
According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network website an Antlers man has recently been charged with three counts of juvenile pornography (violation of 21 O.S. 1021.2-1021.3) a criminal felony against both State and Federal Law.
Ronald V. Frey, a 41 year-old man from Antlers will go in front of Judge Jana Wallace on July 27, 2011 for his preliminary hearing. Due to miscommunication and incomplete information transmissions the reason why he is being charged with this (police statements and affidavits of probable cause) is unknown at this time.
A personal injury collision occurred at approximately 6:52 a.m. on US70 about one mile west of Boswell in Choctaw County resulting the injury of Mica Nickole Griffith of Antlers.
The 19 year-old white female from Antlers was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX., in fair condition with head and trunk internal injuries.
What happened was a 1995 Jeep SUV, driven by Linda Kay Woodbright of Boswell, was headed westbound when the 2007 Chevy 2 door, driven by Griffith, was headed eastbound when she traveled left of center and struck the Jeep head-on.
Georgia May Self was born October 21, 1904 in Antlers to David and Carrie (Fowler) Roebuck. She passed from this life on June 27, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 106. Georgia lived and worked her entire life in the Antlers area. She married Chester Self on January 17, 1948. She enjoyed spending time with family and the many friends she made during her lifetime. Georgia also enjoyed traveling thoughout the United States. She was very proud of her Choctaw heritage and proud of being one of the original enrollees into the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.