May 4th, 2011
Sammie Louise (Tipton) Edmondson was born on March 31, 1934 in Comanche to the late Mr. Jess G. Tipton and Mrs. Minnie Roberta (Scott) Tipton. She passed from this life on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Rattan at the age of 77. Sammie was raised at Mountain Home attending school there until her high school years where she graduated from Ringling High School. She married Mr. Melvin â€śRedâ€ť Rhea Edmondson February 4, 1952 at Ft. Hood, TX. They initially made their home in Ringling before they moved to Alaska. Sammie always worked very hard.
The Rattan High School Girls Softball Team is headed to the Class 3A State Tournament in Oklahoma City this Tuesday, May 3, 2011 after winning their Regional Tournament lastÂ Thursday.Â They will be recognized not only for their athletic ability but also for their academic success as well. Â They will be presented the Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA in Class 3A.Â The team has earned an overall GPA of 3.888 this year.Â The Lady Rams have shown how important it is to maintain success both on and off the field.Â
As of May 15, 2011 Antlers City Mayor Brent Franks will have officially resigned from the position of Mayor. Â Not an act that he wanted to do but due to the fact that he is relocating outside of city limits, state law says that he must resign from the position because all City Council must live inside city limits. Â
During the meeting Mayor Franks was presented with a plaque and commended for his many years of dedicated work and devotion to the City of Antlers. Â He will be greatly missed but will still be around town.
We all remember our first Relay for Life event, and if not you need to attend one. We found a community that welcomed all. We found a place where we could celebrate the lives of people who had survived cancer and remember those we had lost. At Relay we found friendship, healing and empowerment.Â
On Monday, May 2, 2011 during the Antlers City Council Meeting there was a full house as many residents of Antlers came to show that they were fed up with the stray dogs and dogs who's owners allow to run loose around town. One woman in attendance had been bitten by a Pitt Bull while walking down the street.
On Monday, May 2, 2011 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. a fatality collision occurred on State Highway 3 approximately 2 miles east of Rattan.
A black 2005 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Brandon Ray Winship, a 24 year-old american indian from Rattan, was traveling west on HWY. 3 when he departed the roadway to the right and struck the guardrail causing the vehicle to overturn once and come to rest beside a small creek.Â The driver was partially ejected through the passenger-side window.
The Rattan Rams are headed to the Class A State Baseball Tournament in Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 5.Â Â They won their Regional Tournament at Rattan this past Thursday and Friday beating out three other teams. Â Congratulations!
Four members of the Antlers High School Bearcat Baseball team hit homerums during their District Game against the Hartshorne Miners on April 28, 2011. The Bearcats ended up winning this game with a final score of 15 to 6. They then went on win another game against the Miners which clinced their spot in the Regional Tournament! Way to go Bearcats!
The four boys who hit homeruns were: Arizona Taylor, sophomore; Tyler Spear, senior; Kayl Bryant, senior; and Bryce Martin, sophomore. Needless to say the fans attending the game were more than excited as they cheered their team to victory.
Sunday, May 1, 2011 is a date that will forever be remembered as the day that Justice was finally served. Almost 10 years post 9-11 the American people got to hear the long awaited news that Al Qaedaâ€™s leader Osama Bin Laden had been killed at the hands of American Troops.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law House Bill 1439, authored by Representative Steven Vaughan and Senator David Myers. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force when in fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. Current law allows individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1439 expands that right to include their place of business. The bill takes on November 1.