June 29th, 2011
Oklahoma is leading the way by being the first state in the nation to offer a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness/Funding license plate. It will be available by November 1, 2011. No other state in the nation has such a license plate.
It is a fund-raising license plate for the OU Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, dedicated to the continuing research for early diagnosis and treatment and hopefully a cure of Pancreatic Cancer.
Most Oklahomanâ€™s donâ€™t know we have research in Oklahoma for, early diagnosis, treatment and cure for Pancreatic Cancer.
Meaghan Bates, a student at Rattan Elementary, was recently named the 2011 OYRA Champion Barrel Racer.
We havenâ€™t had a scramble in over a month due to lack of participation. We have been playing CATS for the last few weeks but last week there were only 3 of us. Until further notice, the Thursday Scrambles are suspended.
If you are a golfer and want to see Wednesday, Thursday or Friday competitions, get in touch with me and we can discuss something. Without community support I cannot continue to groom the course mid week and have no one come out.
Special thanks to the guys who come out on Monday evenings. Weâ€™ll keep it groomed for you.
On Saturday, June 25, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Once again, anglers had to endure temperatures in the upper nineties and strong southerly winds. The bite was slow with none of the anglers bringing a limit to the weigh-in.
Winning the tournament was Kenny Briggs. Kennyâ€™s stringer weight was 12.70 pounds. He also had the big bass of the tournament with a bass weighing 5.15 pounds.
Dakota Ray Saylors, 1 1/2, passed from this life on Friday, June 17th, 2011 in Morrilton, AR. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Morrilton First Baptist Church in Morrilton, AR. Arrangements entrusted to Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home in Morrilton, AR.
Peggy Sue Rodriguez was born May 16, 1943 in Borger, TX., to Bill and Nettie (Maxey) Moore. She passed from this life on June 19, 2011 in Round Rock, TX., at the age of 68. Peggy met David, a retired professional wrestler, at a wrestling match in Borger, TX. He was tossed out of the ring and landed on her ankle, breaking it. He later bought her a dress and took it to the hospital where he introduced himself. It was love at first sight. Peggy & David later married on July 7, 1960 in Borger, TX. Together they raised two sons and were been married for almost 51 years.
Treg Buchanan, a recent graduate of Antlers High School, has officially received a scholarship and has signed his letter of intent to play golf at Paris Junior College under the direction of Coach David Johnson.
Treg began playing golf in 2007 and has placed consistently for three years along with winning first place in the 2010 District Tournament. Treg has competed in three 3A State Golf Tournaments and placed 7th in State in May 2011.
The AHS Cheerleaders participated in the AmeriState Bank Customer Appreciatiin Day as part of their community service program. The cheerleaders did face painting and silly hair for any customer who wanted it. This is just one of the many community service activities the squad has planned for the year.
Two individuals where shot and killed following the robbery of the 1st Bank & Trust in Wright City, McCurtain County, at gun point on Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2011 just west of Rattan on HWY 3.
Dead are Justin Whisenhunt, a former Wright City resident whom the OSBI says was recently released from jail in Tarrant County, TX., after serving time for theft, and Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills, TX. The woman with them was Rachel Marie Morris Spear of Euless, TX., she was taken into custody, booked into the Pushmataha County Jail and charged with Murder in the First Degree.