October 27th, 2011
On Friday, October 7, 2011 local fire departments responded to a large grass fire that was burning about 4 miles east of Antlers on HWY 3. The fire dominated the south side of the road, tearing through trees and fields, with smoke that could be seen from inside city limits. With the strong winds, many were worried that the fire would be pushed into Antlers or shift and cross the highway. On Sunday morning, October 9, 2011 the fire was still smoldering but was not spreading or causing anymore damage, that could be seen from the roadway.
The Antlers Bearcats celebrated homecoming last week as they played a conference game at home against the Marietta Indians. The festivities kicked-off with the introductions of the 2011-2012 Homecoming Court. After introductions, Hannah Leyba was crowned the 2011-2012 Antlers High School Homecoming Queen. Hannah was escorted by quarterback, Bryce Martin.
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.