July 6th, 2011
Rattan Junior High School student athletes, Conner Copeland, 7th grade, Gage Haddox, 7th grade, and Jordan Haddox, 8th grade, attended the OU individual skills basketball camp at Lloyd Noble Center on the OU campus on June 13-15. The three received individual instruction from current and former NBA players as well as many current and former OU players and the OU coaching staff.
I hope everyone had a good July 4th. I attended the Tea Party Picnic and I must say that the rain that missed us at least cooled things down and we had an enjoyable outing.
We had some pretty good play over the 3 day weekend. In the mornings anyway. Mornings of late have been nice but the afternoons have been miserable. Of course you know that unless you live under a rock.
Lake record fish have been plentiful out of Pine Creek Lake in McCurtain County and another one has recently be caught.
On Thursday, June 23, 2011 Mike Apple of Grannis, AR., reeled in a 8.6 lb Largemouth bass using the bait casting rod and reel method with spinner bait.
The fish was weighed while alive and the angler chose to keep the fish. The record breaking bass was caught in an area called Rocky Point. The bassâ€™s official measurements were 23.50â€ť long and it had a girth of 17.â€ť The fish was checked in at Uncle Bens in Valliant.
According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network website an Antlers man has recently been charged with three counts of juvenile pornography (violation of 21 O.S. 1021.2-1021.3) a criminal felony against both State and Federal Law.
Ronald V. Frey, a 41 year-old man from Antlers will go in front of Judge Jana Wallace on July 27, 2011 for his preliminary hearing. Due to miscommunication and incomplete information transmissions the reason why he is being charged with this (police statements and affidavits of probable cause) is unknown at this time.
A personal injury collision occurred at approximately 6:52 a.m. on US70 about one mile west of Boswell in Choctaw County resulting the injury of Mica Nickole Griffith of Antlers.
The 19 year-old white female from Antlers was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX., in fair condition with head and trunk internal injuries.
What happened was a 1995 Jeep SUV, driven by Linda Kay Woodbright of Boswell, was headed westbound when the 2007 Chevy 2 door, driven by Griffith, was headed eastbound when she traveled left of center and struck the Jeep head-on.
Georgia May Self was born October 21, 1904 in Antlers to David and Carrie (Fowler) Roebuck. She passed from this life on June 27, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 106. Georgia lived and worked her entire life in the Antlers area. She married Chester Self on January 17, 1948. She enjoyed spending time with family and the many friends she made during her lifetime. Georgia also enjoyed traveling thoughout the United States. She was very proud of her Choctaw heritage and proud of being one of the original enrollees into the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Jerry Eugene Brown was born November 10, 1947 in Atoka to Jerry McKinley and Carrie Cordelia (Johnson) Brown. He passed from this life June 26, 2011 in Tulsa at the age of 63. Jerry had lived in the Antlers area for his entire life. He married Donna Clay in Sobol on December 21, 1967. Jerry retired from Antlers Public School in 2006. He had been in public education for 30 years as a teacher, coach & School Administrator. He enjoyed his dogs & working, but Jerry especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, family, & friends.
Some of our local troops from Pushmataha County have recently had their deployment destinations changed. Originally these troops, members of â€śD Company 700 Supportâ€ť out of McAlester, were supposed to be heading to Afghanistan after training at Camp Shelby, MS., since March.
Recent assignment changes, however, have these troops now looking at putting boots on the ground in Kuwait (a small country surrounded by Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of Oman) sometime in early July for a 9 month tour of duty.
After the extremely wet spring we faced no one would have ever thought that with the 4th of July just around the corner we would be in need of rain as badly as we are. Although we are not in as bad of shape as Florida or west Texas, misused and unattended fireworks could have devastating consequences.
The following steps will help to keep you and your land safe this fourth of July weekend:
1. Avoid mixing fireworks with alcohol or drugs. Itâ€™s a celebratory occasion, and its easy to forget that mixing alcohol and fireworks is never a good idea.
On Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. the Push For A Better America Political Tea Party held a meeting at Molinaâ€™s Mexican Restaurant in Antlers. The meeting started out with an opening prayer and was directly followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.