August 30th, 2012
A Texoma man has died of West Nile Virus, bringing the death toll in Oklahoma to four for 2012.
WNV was claimed the life of Bill Brady, a 77 year old man from Healdton, OK., who was undergoing care at Mercy Hospital in OKC.
Family members say Brady learned he had the virus just a few weeks before his death. His
family members say dealing with the West Nile Virus firsthand has been life changing, and asks everyone to protect themselves and wear bug spray with DEET.
A personal injury collision resulted in a Rattan woman being flown to St. Johnâ€™s Hospital in Tulsa with head injuries on Sunday night.
Shelly Cook, 46 year old female of Rattan, was driving a 2000 Ford northbound on HWY 93 when she rain off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected and ran off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the ground and overturned 3/4 times and came to rest on the driverâ€™s side.
Felony embezzlement charges were filed against an Antlers woman accused of making unauthorized charges to a borrowed credit card.
According to information filed in district court, Anita Jane Scott, Antlers, faces a single felony count after a woman who allowed her to borrow her credit card at the HiWay Inn called the Antlers Police Department.
Senator James Inhofe met with residents of Pushmataha County last week at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum in Antlers.
â€śInhofe's visit is a very good thing for the community and a great use of the facility,â€ť said Verne Jackson, operator of the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum. â€śWe are open for all parties and candidates to use and I am glad that they are. His visit [Inhofe] gives us and the City of Antlers more exposure.â€ť
Heaven Leigh Hunter was born August 13, 2012 in Oklahoma City to Michael and Sequina (Taylor) Hunter. She passed from this life August 13, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Heaven was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents: Wilson & Delores Taylor; paternal great-grandparents: Myrtle & Don Hunter.
Evelyn Leola Streun was born February 6, 1944 in Norman to R.E. and Dovie (Logan) Gay. She passed from this life on August 6, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 68. Evelyn married Ronnie Streun on September 8, 1962 in Norman. She lived in Antlers for the last 35 years. Evelyn had had many hobbies and interests such as gardening, flowers, cooking, canning, watching bull riding & America's Got Talent. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family & friends. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents: R.E.
Gary Lee Thompson was born June 12, 1941 in Marion, IN., to Robert M. and Geneva J. (Samples) Thompson. He passed from this life August 16, 2012 at home in Snow at the age of 71. Gary raised and traded cattle, trained horses, but his passion was calf roping. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. Gary later married Shirley Armstrong November 10, 2004 in DeQueen, AR. Gary was preceded in death by his parents: Robert M. Thompson and Geneva J.
Larry David Heath was born on February 5, 1948, in Greenville, TX. He passed from this life on August 10, 2012 in Tuskahoma at the age of 64. SSgt. Larry D. Heath proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 a the Tuskahoma Baptist Church in Tuskahoma.
Funeral services conducted by Clayton Funeral Home of Clayton
With the runoff election just around the corner, it is time to finalize who you are going to vote for, if you haven't already decided.
Citizens will take to the poles again on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 to decide who will get the job of Pushmataha County Sheriff and narrow down the candidates to the final two for the position of United States Representative for District 2.
On the ballet for Pushmataha County Sheriff, you will decide between John Arthur and Terry Duncan.
As summer draws closer to it's end, school begins and the weather starts to show hints of changing, one wouldn't expect to hear that three lives have been claimed in Oklahoma after being infected with the West Nile Virus.
Last week the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that the number of lives claimed had climbed to 3 as the WNV season begins. All three victims are reported to have been over the age of 75.