May 1st, 2012
Johnny Lee Heffner was born April 19, 1944 in Antlers to Lloyd Jewell and Alta (Day) Gilliam. He passed from this life April 24, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 68. Johnny served his country in the United States Army from 1966-1968 in HQ 6th Battalion (HAWK), 65th Artillary in Key West, FL, during the Vietnam War. He obtained the rank of SP4 and had training in Code of Conduct, Military Justice, ATP 21-114, Traffic Safety, CBR Training, and EMC. Johnny enjoyed hunting and fishing, and socializing with his friends over coffee.
Bobby Lee Garman was born November 1, 1937 in Kellond to Roy Ernest and Ethel Loretta (Haws) Garman. He passed from this life April 26, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 74. Bobby was a lifelong resident of the Antlers area. He married Anna Faye Shirley on July 7, 1956 in Hugo and together, they raised three children. Bobby worked as a Foreman for the Frisco Railroad for 20 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and raising animals. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, a collision approximately 5 miles north of Moyers on Sate Highway 2 in Pushmataha County claimed the life of a Paris, TX resident.
At 10:00 a.m., a 2004 Honda Accord being driven by Martha Jo Masters, a 69 year-old white female, was northbound on HWY 2 when the vehicle ran of the roadway to the right. The driver then over-corrected and departed the roadway to the left and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to roll half a time, coming to rest on its top/ A passerby stopped and assisted the driver out of the vehicle.
It is once again the time of year we put aside our day to day activities and come together as a community for a cause that has touched most of us in a very personal way.
At approximately 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, a collision occurred one mile south of Antlers on HWY 271 in Pushmataha County involving a semi and a pickup which left an Antlers High School student in critical condition.
The 1986 Peterbilt Semi, with trailer, and the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup were both heading north on HWY 271 when the Semi slowed to make a right turn. The pickup continued northbound and rear-ended the Semi. The driver of the pickup was pinned for approximately 15 minutes until being freed by Antlers Fire & Rescue.
The Antlers Public Library has the amazing opportunity to compete in State Farmâ€™s â€˜Cause An Effectâ€™ program, which will allow the Library the chance to receive a $25,000 grant to complete its ongoing expansion, Project Patron. All they need from the community is a simple click of a button, or 10.
On Tuesday May 8, 2012, the students participating in the Special Olympics will travel to Stillwater to compete in the State Special Olympics games. Students will compete in track events such as the 50 meter dash, the 25 meter partner walk, the standing long jump, the softball throw and the turbo javelin . This group of students have raised money throughout the year by growing and selling plants, working concession stands, and with business and personal sponsors.
Members of the Pushmataha County 4-H recently competed in the S.E. District Shooting Sports Archery Contest in McAlester. Several of the members attending from Pushmataha County placed in the competition.
Students need to move quickly or miss out on one of this summerâ€™s most exciting outdoor adventure. The 56th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers ages 13-15 years old who want to have fun in the outdoors learning about forestry, wildlife and natural resources.
The week-long camp will be held June 4th-9th, 2012 at beautiful Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow and is open to boys and girls from across the state.
Jessica Blan, a student at Antlers High School, served as a page in the Oklahoma House of Representatives during the week of April 16th through April 19th. Blan was sponsored by Representative R. C. Pruett of House District 19.