To prepare for the day heâ€™d been waiting for, John Blair, formerly of Clayton, donned a white and black civilian service uniform. He polished his silver trumpet, the one he first played back in 1985 as a high school junior. He packed the instrument carefully in its leather bag and drove through a clear May morning to Arlington National Cemetery.
Jack Truston Cantrell was born November 15, 1988 in Ingleside, TX., to Helen Sacred-Horsesghost and the late Joe M. Cantrell. He passed from this life suddenly on May 7, 2012 at the age of 23. He spent most of his young life in Oklahoma before he moved to Colorado where he worked as a skilled laborer at NCI Moving and Storage. Jack was a gift to us all. He was a loving and respected son, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed.
Audrey Lydia Lember was born August 14, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA., to Frank A. and Mabel (Fraser) Williams. She passed from this life on May 16, 2012 in Paris, TX, at the age of 86. Audrey married Charles Robert Lember on September 4, 1946 at the Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA., and together they raised three children. Audrey worked for Ducommon, a distributor of metals, during World War II. She later worked for Sanyo in the Marketing Department. Audrey was a member of the Rainbow Girls, and she enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, and bicycling.
The courageous acts of a local 12 year old has many calling her a hero. Amy Maxey, a 6th grader at Antlers Middle School, saved her mother from a viscous dog attack, which many believe would have claimed her life.
Southeastern Oklahoma residents will have an opportunity to learn about the pending Sardis Lake lawsuit at an educational town hall forum that will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Molinaâ€™s Mexican Restaurant in Antlers.
Hosted by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation, the Oklahoma Cattlemenâ€™s Association and AFR, the meeting is intended to provide general background information on the lawsuit. The event is not a political forum but instead an education forum organized to explain the lawsuitâ€™s legal process and how the filing will impact citizensâ€™ water rights.
The City of Antlers would like to announce that opening day for the Antlers City Pool will be Friday, June 1st. The pool will be open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday, and hours of operation will be 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Lifeguards will be on duty at all times. Each lifeguard is Red Cross Certified in life-saving and CPR.
Admission will be $3.00 per person per day. Please note: All infants and children in diapers must wear Little Swimmerâ€™s Diapers. No Exceptions!
On Saturday, May 19, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Twenty anglers competed in the event. More anglers may have competed had it not been for the fact that strong winds were predicted for that day. Sardis Lake can become quite dangerous on windy days due to the large wave action. The wind was a factor to those who did compete as many were not able to go to and fish in some of their normal areas of the lake.
Lela G. Taylor was born June 3, 1913 in Tulsa to Christopher and Cora (Moss) Quaid. She passed from this life May 10, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 98. Lela had been a resident of the Antlers area for many years. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, & gardening, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Lela was preceded in death by her husband: L. A. Taylor; daughter: Janell (Taylor) Hall; and parents: Christopher & Cora Quaid. She is survived by her son: Minal Taylor of Las Vegas, NV; as well as many friends.
The Town & Country Club of Antlers is currently trying to raise funds and accepting donations to replace the old Christmas decorations that adorned the power polls throughout the City of Antlers. Their hope is to replace every decoration with a new 48 inch pre-lit Christmas wreath.
On May 11, 2012, at 11:43 p.m., Officer Stewart Stanfield, was notified by the Antlers Police Department communications that an assault had taken place against an elderly female on â€śEâ€ť street in Antlers.
Upon arrival, the office made contact with the 63 year old female, Elaine C. Gibson, who stated that she lived at the residence and her grandson, Timothy D. Baker of Antlers, a 22 year old Indian male, had grabbed her hair on the left side of her head and pulled her down to the ground. Gibson declined medical attention.