April 21st, 2011
On April 16-17, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their 40th Annual Big Bass Rodeo. The Big Bass Rodeo is a big bass tournament and is the longest, continuous running big bass tournament in the state. The tournament was held at Pine Creek Lake. Eighty-four anglers competed in the event. This number was down from previous years, most likely due to the extremely low lake level due to construction to make repairs on the dam.
Last Thursday we played CATS as not many people showed up for the scramble. Of course the threat of foul weather was in the air. We did get in 9 holes before the weather really started to deteriorate.
We had 3 players win CATS. Moe Calder, Randy Dillishaw and Brad Mills won 1 each. To win a CAT a person must win a hole over everyone who is playing. One ties, all tie. Big Randy and Moe also won KPs. Randy got 4 and Moe got 6.
I think everyone who participated enjoyed the format. As I stated last week, if 12 people don't show up we're gonna play CATS. Good idea Tina! Where were you?
Eva Nell Wilkins was born October 8, 1926 in Soper to Ruby and Lucille (Mote) Sinks. She went home to be with the Lord April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 84. Eva lived in this area for the past seven years. She enjoyed watching westerns and wrestling. She especially loved spending time with her friends and family. Eva was preceded in death by her parents: Ruby & Lucille Sinks; brothers: Willie Sinks and James Sinks; grandchildren: Wesley Michael Kellogg, Thomas Ray Wilkins and Tametha Lawon Burnett.
Janice Yuvone Watson was born August 4, 1974 in Antlers to Jerry and Esther Denise (Smith) Watson. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 36. Janice was a member of Kosoma Church. She enjoyed outdoor activities, such as arrowhead hunting and being on the river. She really liked to swim. Janice was devoted to her elderly friends, always checking to make sure they were taken care of. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter, Brittany and her constant companion, Katie.
Bonnie Lee Vaughan was born April 4, 1928 in Miami to William Holland and Grace Adelaide (Lee) Gordon. She passed from this life April 15, 2011 in Dallas, TX, at the age of 83. Bonnie Lee Gordon married Cecil Vaughan April 3, 1948 in Miami and together they raised four children. Bonnie had lived in this area since 1966 and was a member of NARFE and Town and County Club. She was also a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.
Alta May Rhodes was born February 25, 1913 in Hot Springs, AR., to Thomas Jefferson and Margaret Ada (Long) Pate. She passed from this life April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 98. Alta was a member of Rebeccaâ€™s Lodge and the First Baptist Church since 1948. She worked as a clerk for Halley Drug Store and as a Nurse for the hospital from 1969 till age 70. Alta enjoyed playing dominoes and gardening. Her goal in life was to help people.
Eunice Marie Mayo was born January 28, 1917 in Snow to Robert Lee and Verna Bell (Chapman) Joslin. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 94. Eunice married Albert Mayo on October 16, 1945 in Paris, TX. Eunice, affectionately known as Granny to most people, was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Ethel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and general yardwork. She loved spending time with family and friends.
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.