April 29th, 2011
On Friday, April 8th, 2011, the 8th grade girls of Obuch Middle School were honored at a graduation tea hosted by Dr. Twana Smith. The tea was held at the First Baptist fellowship hall in Antlers. Twenty nine lovely, well dressed young ladies enjoyed specially prepared snack foods, cake and ice cream and beautifully decorated tables catered by Vonda Reed. Several ladies from different occupational fields were invited to attend and speak to the girls about being successful in life and in their careers, taking care of their bodies, being thankful, and finding positive role models.
On April 21, 2011, Mrs. Willisâ€™ science classes at Obuch Middle School in Antlers had a canned food drive for the Tushka tornado victims. The classes competed to see who could bring the most can goods. Altogether, close to 500 cans were donated by the students and their parents. The 6th hour six grade class won the competition by bringing 228 cans. They were rewarded Friday with popcorn and a movie.
The Antlers Elementary held a 5K Run For Education on Sunday, April 17, 2011. The Run for Education was extremely successful as the 5K raised 37,000 dollars to be used for furnishing and other needed supplies for the new elementary building currently under construction.
The 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County is less than two weeks away! What is the main purpose of the night? To remember and honor loved ones who have had to face cancer. And we want all of you there!
On May 6, 2011 at the Antlers Bearcats Stadium in Antlers members of Pushmataha County will come together to honor and remember loved ones both living and lost. All cancer survivors are greatly encouraged to attend and take part in this amazing event. We want you there!
The first week of May 2011 has been declared Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week in Pushmataha County.
OHCE is a program of continuing education in all aspects of home and community life, said Beth Pike, Pushmataha County Extension educator.
â€śThe organizationâ€™s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and to handle change in their home and community,â€ť she said. â€śWith its relationship with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, OHCE presents research-based information to its members.â€ť
Thatâ€™s right, it is time one again to pony up the cash and purchase your purple bow to adorn your business doors, home, cars, gates, mailboxes, fence posts and where ever else you can thing of putting one!
This is one of the biggest fundraisers that the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pushmataha County did last year and this time they are planning to go bigger and leave no stone unturned and no resident without a purple bow!
Joe Bob Penner, 73, passed from this life on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Farris. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Farris Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Darwin Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brownâ€™s Funeral Service in Atoka.
Billy Allen DeWitt, 67, of Nashoba, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at his residence.Â Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Nolia Cemetary in Nolia with Conley Wright officiating.Â
Arrangements entrusted to Clayton Funeral Home in Clayton.
Kenneth Ray Boyett was born March 1, 1950 in Antlers to Everett John Boyett and Ora Lee (Porter) Boyett. He passed from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Paris, TX. Kenneth joined the Air Force after High School in 1969 and served 4 years. He had his own mobile home set up business in Wichita, KS, was a truck driver, a cement hauler and oil field worker. Kenneth grew up in Rattan and moved back to the area four years ago. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Mary Durham was born in Rattan on January 12, 1922 to Parker & Eva Mae Rosenthal. She passed from this life on April 18, 2011 in Mt. Juliet, TN., at the age of 89. Mary married James H. Durham in September of 1943. Mary was of German and Choctaw descent. She worked as a high school teacher, a farm worker and during WWII, she worked in a plant building fighter planes. After the war she raised their children and became her sons' Cub Scout/Boy Scout Den Mother. She was also active in the church as a Sunday School teacher.