November 8th, 2012
Following a win two weeks ago against Stigler that sent them to the playoffs, the 3rd Grade Antlers Bearcats squared off against the Wewoka Tigers last Saturday evening in Wewoka. The Bearcats received an outpouring of support from cheerleaders, parents, and fans who had traveled the 100 miles to see them play.
The Bearcats had previously played the Tigers early in the regular season, suffering a loss. But time has a way of changing things. After working hard and honing their skills all season long, the Bearcats returned, ready for a rematchâ€¦.ready to win.
Pushmataha County author, Nancy Pyle, has just brought out her third childrenâ€™s book, â€śThe Little Old Woman and her Pigâ€ť, a folk tale that she has illustrated with bright pictures of a pioneer woman coping with a difficult situation.
â€śI really enjoyed it,â€ť said Mrs. Pyle, â€śPigs are such fun to draw!â€ť
Her first two books, â€śDown on the Ranchâ€ť and â€śAlphabet Countryâ€ť are also full of bright illustrations depicting country life.
Mrs. Pyle will be holding a book signing at the Antlers Public Library on Saturday, November 3, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 12-noon.
Reports of cool weather and the onset of hunting season draw many outdoor enthusiasts to the field, but Nov. 1 also marks an important day on the water - the opening day of Oklahoma's winter trout season.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation operates two year-round trout fisheries - at the Lower Mountain Fork River (LMFR) and the Lower Illinois River - but seasonal opportunities exist in several other areas, including Lake Pawhuska, Robbers Cave, Blue River, Lake Watonga and Lake Carl Etling.
Early this month, the Adjutant General for Oklahoma, Maj. Gen. Myles Deering, brought all of his senior commanders and many other senior leaders together at the Oklahoma National Guard's Regional Training Institute to meet with behavioral health specialists. The topic of the meeting was combating Soldier suicide and Deering made sure that all in attendance knew that preventing suicide is one of his top priorities.
Rosamond Henderson Park was born August 12, 1933 in Jumbo,to Harvey L. and Rosie N. (Maxey) Napier. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 16, 2012 in Dallas, TX., at the age of 79. Rose spent many years as the owner/operator of a wholesale jewelry company. She was a Realtor for Remax in Garland, TX., for several years prior to retiring. She had a flair for dress and loved bright colors and jewelry. While residing at Atria Assisted Living in Richardson, her friends often commented on her sharp dress and style. Rose had a keen sense of humor and loved to laugh.
Jesse Carl Joslin was born October 29, 1957 in Antlers. He passed from this life on October 18, 2012 in Wichita, KS. â€śCarlâ€ť is survived by Beloved Companion of 17 years Myra Belle Sorrell of the Home; son, Rev. John Jerome Werner of Boardman, OH, Sisters: Sally (Mike) Andrews, Pixie Wilson, Sarah (Randy)Westbrook and Brother Dennis Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews as well and other extended family members. He was proceeded in death by Mother, Anna Pearl Wilson, Step-Father, Clifton Wilson.
John Calvin Cockrill, 73, of Idabel passed from this life on October 7, 2012. He was born the youngest son of Calvin and Melvie Watson-Cockrill near Antlers. He lived in the Redland community at the time if his death. John was married to Nina Sure Henson-Cockrill on December 9, 1957. John and Nina have four children: Johnnie Sue Cockrill-Hill of Broken Bow; Nancy Cockrill-Worley of Prosper, TX.; Cindy Cockrill of Prosper, TX., Cindy Cockrill of Frisco, TX.; and Jeremy Cockrill of Frisco, TX. Nina proceeded him in death leaving their children to cherish his memory.
I would like to see an op-ed page in the paper. I have always found opinions, editorials and letter to the editor of great interest. I bet Iâ€™m not the only one.
This is a very good way to measure what is important to a community. This should be of great interest to the policy makers, people in political office and business people.
Your consideration is appreciated.
Butch of Antlers
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The Santa Holiday Circus will be in Antlers at the Fair Barn on Saturday, November 17th to benefit our local southern chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).
There will be two performances. One at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 4:230 p.m.
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