June 28th, 2012
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) announced today the results of its annual inspection of tobacco outlets to measure compliance with laws restricting underage tobacco sales. This yearâ€™s compliance rate of 6.8 percent is the lowest ever for the state.
On June 2nd, 2012, the Rattan Fire Department won the Choctaw County Fire Fighters Challenge in Hugo. This is their fourth consecutive win. Pictured are: Front Row (L to R) Morgan Bond, Heather Bailey, Destinie Bergstrom, Charlotte Eubanks; Back Row (L to R): Dewayne Pedworth, Chief Tim Eubanks, Kody Bailey, Cody â€śDangerousâ€ť King, Casey Bengstrom and Mike â€śHomieâ€ť Harmon.
On Saturday, June 23, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Twenty-two members competed in the tournament. The weather was clear and hot, with temperatures in the mid-nineties and light winds. Fourteen members were able to catch at least one keeper bass, with three bass over five pounds weighed in.
Lyndsi Winship, Rattan 2012 Graduate, played in the 20th Annual 2012 Slow-Pitch All-State Softball game at OU on the 3A-4A East Team on June 16, 2012. At this time, Coach Paul Watts also received a plaque for 3A-4A Coach of the Year. She also participated in the 40th Annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic Basketball Game on Saturday, May 26 at Eastern Oklahoma State College where Coach Chris Gibbs and Assistant Coach Dana House escorted her during her introduction. Lyndsi was also selected to the 17th Annual Oklahoma Indian All-State Basketball First Team.
Jacob Mattingly, a Moyers graduate, was recently selected as first team Indian All-State in basketball. Jacob pictured here with his coach Shane Winters. Jacob was also recognized for All-State Indian Academic team. The game took place at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK this past weekend. Jake scored 7 points and his team (the south) won game 100-95.
Darren Couch, owner of Elite Construction & Fabrication located in Antlers, was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Oklahoma Entrepreneurial Success Award.
This award is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and recognizes business leaders in the community who began as a small business and later developed into a larger business. Such growth equates to more jobs and an improved local economy.
Early Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, an Antlers Police officerâ€™s personal vehicle was set on fire. The vehicle was located in the side parking area, in the alley, next to the Police Department. The Antlers Police Department is offering a $500.00 reward for information of the person or persons who set the car on fire. All Calls Will Remain Anonymous! Please call (580) 298-5513 or 298-5514.
Edwina Manon Horn was born April 7, 1955 in Antlers to Edwin and Laverne (Bell) Harper. She passed from this life June 18, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 57. Manon was a member of Antlers First Baptist Church. She was involved in Relay for Life and enjoyed reading, antiquing, Scrabble, camping, & gardening. Manon loved spending time with her family and friends. Manon was preceded in death by her grandparents: Vida & Doyle Bell; and a brother: Paul Harper.
Rafe Sterling Settles was born November 13, 1984 in Paris, TX., to Robert and Vicki (Nabors) Settles. He passed from this life June 10, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 27. Rafe was a lifelong resident of Antlers. He most recently worked for Lectric Sun as a hair stylist. Rafe was of the Methodist faith and he enjoyed keeping up with friends and family on Facebook and hanging out with his friends. Rafe was preceded in death by his grandparents: Frog & Evalene Nabors, Jim Settles & Deana Settles Meier; uncle: Rowdy Settles.