March 25th, 2011
The Antlers Bearcats and Lady Cats celebrated their Basketball Homecoming on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Bearcat Gym.Â The 2010-2011 Antlers Basketball Homecoming King and Queen were named as # 22 for the Bearcats- Kayl Bryant and #13 for the Lady Cats - Jade Oâ€™Donnell. Â
The Rattan Lady Rams competed in a MC-6 Tournament and brought home the John Rind MC-6 Tournament Girls Championship for the first time.Â Â Lady Rams Lyndi Noelâ€™s field goal in the last seconds of the game proved to be exactly what the Lady Rams needed to beat out the Valiant Lady Dawgs with a 34-32 win.
Coach Gibbs said that Login and Lyndi Noel both turned in a good game and despite a low shooting percentage for the Lady Rams in the first half, Lindsay Winship and Hayley Deaton provided just enough offense to keen the top seed close to last yearâ€™s tourney champion.
James â€śCubbyâ€ť Hayden Owens was born February 20, 1939 in Bentley to Berry Bud and Chrystal â€śCrickâ€ť Neomi (Martin) Owens. He passed from this life March 17, 2011 in Centerpoint at the age of 72. James, often called Cubby, married Dee Daniels on August 22, 1960 in Madill. He was a lifetime cowboy who enjoyed the outdoors, bird and coon hunting and playing dominoes. He loved his horses and dogs and spending time with his family and friends. James was preceded in death by his daughter: Della Marie Owens; and parents: Crick and Bud Owens.
Reverend Larry Keith Lewis was born October 15, 1951 in Hayward, CA, to Alvis and Rachel (Wisener) Lewis. He passed from this life March 14, 2011 in Hugo at the age of 59. Larry Keith Lewis married Rita LaGene Knight August 11, 1970 in Empire, CA, and together they raised two children. Reverend Lewis pastored churches in Nevada, California and Oklahoma. He had been a minister since the age of 17. He was a tax preparer for H&R Block in Muskogee for many years, and was an auctioneer since 1990. Larry was recently retired and living in Rattan.
James Lewis Lamar, 74, of Jumbo passed from this life on March 20, 2011 at the Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, TX.Â He was born on January 11, 1937 to the late Curtis Lamar and Jonnie Crook Lamar in Woodville. James married Priscilla Henderson on July 17, 1958 in Hugo. James served in the United States Navy for 20 years before retiring as a chief. He then earned his bachelor degree and taught school in Beeville, TX.Â He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Antlers where he served as deacon for several years.Â James enjoyed crafting woodwork out of cedar.
Laura Ellen Davis was born November 1, 1928 near Bethel in one of the early moving towns in Eastern OK, to Calvert M. and Gertie E. (Mouser) Smith. She passed from this life on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Hugo at the age of 82. Laura married Grobin Davis on May 10, 1947, in Fort Smith, AR. They were residents of Oklahoma for the past thirty years. Laura worked as a post office clerk in Wright City and different offices for 20 years; she retired as postmistress of the Rattan Post Office after 3 years.
Harlan Eugene Boyett was born October 20, 1935 in Glendale, AZ, to Odis and Eva (Barrow) Boyett. He passed from this life March 13, 2011 in Tulsa at the age of 75. Harlan married Dolores Terry on November 4, 1961 in Carson City, NV, and together they raised three children. He enjoyed â€śhelpingâ€ť the grandkids pick up rocks and prickly pears out of the yard and watching Gun Smoke. Harlan especially loved playing with his grandkids and spending time with his family and friends at Arpealerâ€™s.
Monday, March 21, 2011 the Antlers Board of Adjustments held a public hearing at the Antlers City Hall at 5:00 p.m. This meeting was to hear a request from Pine Telephone Co., Inc., out of Broken Bow, who were asking for a special exception from Antlers City Codes to allow a cellular antenna tower, of less than 200 feet, to be constructed in a commercial business district at 412 S.W. â€śCâ€ť Street in Antlers.
The Girl Scouts are facing bullying head on as they use their â€śPowered Up: Doing Nothing? Not an Option!â€ť program in local schools. This 8 week program started in the Antlers Intermediate School (Vegher) on February 28th and has been held every Monday from 2:15-3:00 p.m. (except for spring break week).
Kealey Standridge, student at Antlers High School, has officially won the District Essay competition for the VFWâ€™s â€śVoice of Democracyâ€ť Essay contest, for the 3rd year in a row. This essay contest is an annual contest which the VFW (Veterans of Foreign War) puts on as a scholarship program.
â€śWe are as proud of this girl as we can be,â€ť said Mr. Neil Kimberland, member of the VFW. â€śIt is students like her who help us have big hopes for the future.â€ť