June 15th, 2011
Willard Russell Haag was born March 7, 1913 in Berea, OH to William C. and Hulda (Quell) Haag. He passed from this life June 13, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 98. Willard married Christine Greene Haag on November 8, 1940. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1942-1946. Willard enjoyed spending time with his family & friends. Willard was preceded in death by his wife: Christine Adele Haag; and his parents: William & Hulda Haag.
Larry Wayne Ellison was born April 14, 1950 in Antlers to Oscar and Emily (White) Ellison. He passed from this life June 8, 2011 in Dallas, TX., at the age of 61. Larry served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Carol Waller March 9, 1985 in Grand Prarie, TX., and together they raised two children. Larry was of the baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, playing at the casino, and spending time with his boys, family and friends.
Larry C. Cole was born April 27, 1953 in Antlers to Henry Charles and Trummie Nora (Dunlap) Cole. He passed from this life June 7, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 58. Larry enjoyed fishing, watching chickens, horses, his beagle "Sadie" & most of all, taking care of his grandkids. Larry was preceded in death by his parents: Henry & Trummie Cole; brothers: R.C. Cole, Marvin Cole, & Willard Cole; sisters: Velvie Bates & Thelma White.
Hazel Mae Cockrill was born November 6, 1942 in Antlers to Eugene Ace & Mary Lois (Smith) Duncan. She passed from this life June 10, 2011 in Springdale, AR., at the age of 68. Hazel had lived in the Antlers area for all of her life until she joined her daughter in Arkansas just one short month ago. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, & shelling pecans to sell. She had a funny personality and enjoyed playing tricks & jokes on people. Hazel loved children in general, but was especially in love with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
Wanda Jean Barnett Horton was born September 24, 1936 in Walls to Oscar and Maggie (Montgomery) Derryberry. She passed from this life June 11, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 74. Jean had lived in this area for 65 years and was a member of the Assebly of God Church in LeFlore County. Jean was a true red head, but a very loving mother. She often did without so her children could have things. Her favorite saying was "What you see is what you get". Jean's grandkids were the apple of her eye and she enjoyed spending time with them as well as other family and friends.
This year's theme for the Miss Pushmataha County Homecoming Pageant was "Big City Lights." The pageant was held June 3, 2011 at the Antlers High School Auditorium. The Auditorium was filled with family and friends that came out to show these young ladies their support.
15 Contestants competed in the pageant and your 2011-2012 Miss Pushmataha County Homecoming Queen is Sadie Wheaton. The Pageant also featured drawings and giveaways for Prizes, for the contestants and for the people in the audience.
On Saturday, June 11, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a team bass tournament on Pine Creek Lake. The lake is ten feet below normal level due to repair construction being done on the dam. The areas that most anglers usually fish were high and dry which made locating bass difficult for some. However, there were a few that seemed to have no trouble finding some "keeper" bass.
The weather is heating up, kids are out of school and running amuck, the street sweeper has been out and about in Antlers. That can only mean one thing. It is time for the 2011 Pushmataha County Homecoming Celebration! The community has been busy and buzzing with anticipation as last minute projects get completed. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śPushmataha County: Past ~ Present ~ Future.â€ť
So much has been written about the Greatest Generation of Americans, and very few would argue the fact that the American citizens of the World War II era saved this great nation and have made the lifestyles we are accustom to possible.
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress next year. Boren said he is through with politics and has no specific plans for his next career move.
"I don't have a job lined up," he said in an interview following his stunning announcement. "I am very open. I haven't had much time to think about it."
Boren expressed hope that whatever he ends up doing next he will be able to remain in Oklahoma, but he left the door open to taking a job outside the state.