April 21st, 2011
Orpha Valdorine Coggins was born September 13, 1933 in Moyers to P. T. and Naomi (Plunkett) Turner. She passed from this life April 18, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 77. Valdorine had lived all of her life in Pushmataha County, in Miller & Antlers. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church for many years. Valdorine enjoyed going to church, playing piano, bingo, sewing, & spending time with her family and friends. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Valdorine was preceded in death by her husband: June Coggins; parents: P. T.
The Antlers Lions Club would like to thank all those that participated in this year's Trash-Off Day held Saturday, April 16, 2011! Several pickup loads of trash were removed from the roads entering the city of Antlers as well as around community areas such as the fairgrounds, football and softball fields, Little People's Park, the library, the Depot, and more! Forty-two volunteers participated this year, more than any of the previous years!
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 the 21 Century Club hosted the Antlers High School's Senior Tea, which has become a highly anticipated annual event in Antlers for the Senior girls. The girls gathered together at the home of Margaret McAdams in Farris. Senior Sponsors who also attended the tea were Dr. Kelis Berry and Martha Smith.
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.