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May 10th, 2012

Homer Leon “Bully” Flatt

May 10, 2012

Homer Leon “Bully” Flatt was born November 8, 1923 in Caleokie, TX., to Lewis and Betsy (Jaw) Flatt. He passed from this life May 1, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 88. Bully served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper during World War II. He married Clara E. Potts in Durant 41 years ago. Bully had been a resident of the Southeastern Oklahoma area for the past 32 years and was a member of the VFW, DAV, and American Legion. He was of the Non-Denominational faith and was a cattle rancher who enjoyed horses and horse auctions, playdays, racing cars, and his dogs.

James Hershell Daniels

May 10, 2012

James Hershell Daniels was born October 21, 1922 in Dela to David Franklin and Dessie (Kee) Daniels. He passed from this life May 4, 2012 in Talihina at the age of 89. James served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Storekeeper Third Class. He later married Joyce Luvenia Underwood July 8, 1946 in Paris, TX. James was a member of Finley Baptist Church, the VFW, and he enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and especially harassing the kids. James was preceded in death by his parents: David & Dessie Daniels; two brothers: Arthur Daniels, Cornelius Daniels.

Teacher charged with rape and molestation

May 10, 2012

Charges were officially filed against Rhonda M. Ford, 29, on May 2, 2012, in answer to accusations made against her involving inappropriate behavior involving students at Clayton High School. Ford was a teacher at Clayton High School at the time of the incidents but quickly resigned.

Ford faces over 12 felony counts, including: 1 count of lewd molestation or indecent proposals to a child under the age of 16, 4 counts of second degree rape, 4 counts of sodomy and 3 counts of permitting guests under 21 to possess or consume alcohol or beer.

Lady Rams repeat as 3A Slow-pitch STATE Champs

May 10, 2012

Last week both the Rattan Lady Rams and the Rattan Rams participated in State Baseball and Softball Tournaments, and both took home the prestigious title of State Champions.

The Lady Rams were named the Class 3A Slow-pitch Softball State Champs and Class 3A Academic Champs on Friday, May 4, 2012.

A parade of more than 70 vehicles, including lights and sirens, escorted them through Antlers on their way home to Rattan.

Rattan Rams take home STATE title

May 10, 2012

Last week both the Rattan Lady Rams and the Rattan Rams participated in State Baseball and Softball Tournaments, and both took home the prestigious title of State Champions.

The Rams were named Class A Baseball State Champs and were awarded Class A Academic Achievement Certificates.

A parade of more than 70 vehicles, including lights and sirens, escorted them through Antlers on their way home to Rattan.

The Rams Recap: In the dugout after the sixth inning, Rattan's Jonathan Samuels came over to Blake Watts.

JR Bassmasters Compete in State Tournament

May 10, 2012

On Sunday, April 29, five of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters traveled to Lake Eufaula to compete in the 2012 Oklahoma State Championship of the B.A.S.S. Junior Bassmasters. Competing in the 15-18 year old category were anglers: Jessie Shrader, David Atwood and Dillan Holiman. Representing the Push County club in the 11-14 year old group was Jake Nabors and Jordan Haddox.

Hugo Lake Team Bass Tournament draws in 27 anglers

May 10, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a team bass tournament on Hugo Lake. Twenty-seven anglers competed in the tournament. The lake level was near normal and the weather was cooperating with clear to party cloudy skies, warm temperatures and breezy conditions. These conditions allowed a few anglers to put together some nice stringers of bass.

Push resident critical after collision

May 10, 2012

On May 2, 2012 at approximately 5:42 p.m. Cristy Kyle, a 34 year old white female from Tuskahoma, was transported by ambulance to Talihina Hospital where she was then flown by Life Flight to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa where she was listed in critical condition with multiple injuries.

The collision occurred on HWY 63 at Buffalo Valley in Latimer County. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Morris, a 36 year old white make from Whitesboro, was also transported to Talihina and then flown to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. He was listed in stable condition with internal injuries.

Woman critical after collision

May 10, 2012

An injury collision landed 50 year old Maxine F. Hicks, of Hugo, in critical condition on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The collision occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on HWY 271 just 6 miles south of Antlers in Pushmataha County.

Hicks, the driver of a 2005 Chevy Equinox, fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the roadway to the left striking an embankment and then a utility pole.

She was transported from the scene by Eagle Med Air Ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was listed in critical condition with head, arms, legs and trunk internal and external injuries.

May 1st

E. D. Nation

May 1, 2012

E.D. Nation, fondly known as “Cowboy,” was born October 23, 1931, in Miller to Elisha Dyer Nation and Victoria Pauline (Parker) Nation. He passed from this life April 27, 2012, in Antlers at the age of 80. E.D. enjoyed friends and coffee. He raised cattle and horses and liked to tinker. He ran Playday and the Rodeo for Pushmataha County, was on the Fair Board, Masonic Lodge 32nd degree, and attended First Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. E.D.

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