March 25th, 2011
Whoever said a child couldnâ€™t make a difference? Well whoever it was, they were wrong. Pushmataha County is the proud home of a 8 year-old little girl who is doing amazing things to help support her Great Aunt as she goes through cancer treatments and is also helping to raise cancer awareness.
On Thursday, January 13th, the Moyers Lady Tigers went claw to talon against the Eagletown Lady Eagles in a brutal games on the Tigers home court.Â First to get their hands on the ball were the Moyers Lady Tigers.Â The girls were slow to start but gave it their all as they attempted to but the ball through the net.Â Â With a few good breakaway shots by #15- Maddi Clark, #24- Shelby Clark, #23-Shelby Geary and #22 Kalli Winters, the Lady Tigers were able to keep the score within 10 going into half-time.Â At the half the Lady Eagles were still clutching onto the lead with a score of 20-10.
In a home game againstÂ the Eagletown Eagles on Thursday, January 13th, the Moyers Tigers were ready to show everyone what they were made of, especially the Eagles who they had lost to earlier in the season.Â The Tigers jumped out to an early lead but it didnâ€™t last long as the Eagles quickly came back. #21- Brandon Slocum and #24- Jake Mattingly were on the court and playing some ball!Â With #22- Terrell Morgan sinking a 3 pointer at the buzzer the Tigers ended the end the first half with a score of 27 to 12.
The Antlers Bearcats and Lady Cats celebrated their Basketball Homecoming on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Bearcat Gym.Â The Bearcats took the court against the Tigers with something to prove. After the whistle signifying the start of the game the Bearcats drew first blood.Â From right of the bat this was a very physical, fast paced and aggressive game.Â The Tigers learned very quickly that #33- Bryce Martin couldnâ€™t be left uncovered because of his 3-point shooting abilities.Â At half-time the score was Bearcats 24, Tigers 17.
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.