April 21st, 2011
On Thursday night, April 14, 2011 many of Pushmataha Countyâ€™s Residents watched and waited to see what the incoming super cell storm had in store for us.Â For most, it amounted to nothing more than power outages, strong winds and heavy rains.Â With multiple cells crossing over our area, most of us came out no worse for wear.
With extreme fire weather danger anticipated for the weekend (April 15-17), Gov. Mary Fallin joined the Oklahoma emergency management, forestry services, the National Guard and National Weather Service in reminding Oklahomans to be especially careful with outdoor activities.
On Monday, April 4, 2011 the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma ordered that all relief sought by petitioner and candidate for Rattan School Board Loyd Deaton be denied.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 the Rattan School Board will be holding a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Rattan High School in Ram Hall. At this meeting several questions will be answered that have been being asked by the community, parents and others. At the end of the 17 questions, the floor will be opened for any additional questions the public may have. If you feel more comfortable dropping off your questions as you enter the meeting, a drop box will be provided.
On Monday, April 11, 2011 the Antlers Boys Golf Team participated in a Tournament at the Hugo Golf Club in Hugo against a large variety of different schools. Some of the schools included: Haileyville, Atoka, Pittsburg, Tushka, Hugo, Valliant, Allen and Haworth.
Overall the boys took home 3rd place in Team Totals being beaten out by Valliant, who got 1st, and Allen who took second. Coming in just behind Antlers was Haworth.
Antlers Springs Golf Course hosted one of my favorite tournaments last Wednesday, April 6th. That was t he annual High School Girls Tournament hosted by the Lady Cats Golf Team. Seven schools were represented and 24 girls played.
Antlers placed 3rd as a team in the tournament behind Haworth and Allen. Not bad considering our team is young and has a couple or three years left to play. Magan Buchanan, Hanna Maple, Kaci Hokett and Breanna Rosa make up our squad. Their total score was 450.
When anyone under the age of 21 is caught drinking we refer to it as underage drinking. Drinking alcohol doesn't only get your kids grounded or possibly taken to jail, it harms their growing body and brian. And recent studies show that alcohol is the drug of choice for teens, even over cigarettes and marijuana.
Dorothy Laverne Drinkard, 82, passed from this life on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Babcock officiating. Arrangments were entrusted to Prator-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo.
Johnny Kenneth Autry was born October 17, 1927 in Broken Arrow to Johnny Annual and Edna (Deatherage) Autry. He passed from this life April 5, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 83. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Hornet. He later married Ruth Marie Brown on August 14, 1946 in Oklahoma City. Kenneth married again, in December 1974, to Juanita Hampton in Paris, TX. Kenneth was a member of the Antlers Masonic Lodge & he enjoyed logging and working as a mechanic. He could fix just about anything he worked on.
The Antlers High School Cheerleaders went to Durant on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 to support the Antlers Special Olympics Team.
The cheerleaders helped to liven up the participants spirits and helped to get them ready for action by doing silly hair and headbands for anyone who wanted it done.
This is the first of many community service activities that the Antlers Cheerleaders have planned.