October 14th, 2011
There is no better time than now to receive your annual flu shot, according to state health officials. Â
"As much as 10 percent of the U.S. Workforce will get the flu this year, with 17 million workdays lost as a result," said State Health Department Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline. Â "Receiving a flu vaccination from your local county health department, your physician, or any of the many places flu shots are available, is absolutely the best way for Oklahomans and their families to stay healthy this winter."
On Thursday & Friday, September 29th & 30th, a local resident competed in the United Kennel Clubâ€™s World Coonhound Championships in Wooster, Ohio.
Only the top 100 dogs from across the nation get invited to attend and participate in this event and Jody Goodson of Farris and his male Bluetick Hound, CH NITE CH â€˜PRâ€™ Goodsonâ€™s Rowdy Bocephus were among them. This was Goodsonâ€™s first time to ever attend this event and he and Bocephus did very well.
Jack Clay was born on August 3, 1922 in Durant to Arthur and Nora Clay. He passed from this life September 21, 2011 in Talihina at the age of 89. Jack came to Sobol around the age of 14 to work as a ranch hand where he met and fell in love with Ann Noel. He and Ann were married for 58 years until her passing. In 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army and served during World War II in the European Theater. He fought with the 10th Armored Division as a Tech 4 at the Battle of the Bulge.
Jessie Harold Taylor was born April 25, 1958 in Sobol to Wilson and Deloris (Billy) Taylor. He passed from this life September 23, 2011 in Hugo at the age of 53. Jessie Taylor married Angela Luper in Goodwater on February 3, 2006. The most important people in his life were his wife, girls, and his large family that he loved spending time with. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He was a shade tree mechanic, carpenter, and all around handy man.
Nola Versie Jackson was born April 16, 1918 in Glenwood, AR., to Jasper D. and Lou Ada Jane (Adams) Adcock. She passed from this life September 24, 2011 in Paris, TX, at the age of 93. Nola Versie Adcock married George Benjamin Jackson in Hugo on May 27, 1939 and together they raised three boys. She lived in this area all of her life and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Rattan. She enjoyed quilting, singing, cooking, and loved playing with her grandkids and great grandkids.
A verbal altercation led to gunfire and felony charges following an incident north of Antlers.
According to reports filed in district court, Pushmataha County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Wilkerson took a complaint on September 21 at a residence at K River Campground. The reporting party, Ed Bakemeyer, told the deputy that he and the shooter, James Scott Anderson, had gotten unto a verbal altercation, after which Anderson left and came back with a rifle.
On Saturday, September 24, 2011 at approximately 11:30 a.m. on a county road 7 miles south of HWY 271 and 3.5 miles east and 5 miles south of Albion in Pushmataha County a fatality collision occurred involving four motorcycles.
The 2011 Deer Festival and Outdoor Show is finally here! All of the planning and preparations are almost complete as the festivities are set to open this Friday, September 30th, and continue on throughout Saturday, October 1st at the Pushmataha County Fair Grounds in Antlers. The community is buzzing with anticipation as this year plans to be even bigger and better than the last. The festival will carry its normal outdoor theme with plenty of events, booths and entertainment to keep the entire family happy.
On Friday night the lights were once again burning at Bearcat Stadium as the Antlers Bearcats took to the field against the Talihina Golden Tigers. During the first quarter it was clear what type of game it was going to be as the Tigers put up a total of 16 points with little effort.