May 18th, 2012
The Town & Country Club of Antlers is currently trying to raise funds and accepting donations to replace the old Christmas decorations that adorned the power polls throughout the City of Antlers. Their hope is to replace every decoration with a new 48 inch pre-lit Christmas wreath.
On May 11, 2012, at 11:43 p.m., Officer Stewart Stanfield, was notified by the Antlers Police Department communications that an assault had taken place against an elderly female on â€śEâ€ť street in Antlers.
Upon arrival, the office made contact with the 63 year old female, Elaine C. Gibson, who stated that she lived at the residence and her grandson, Timothy D. Baker of Antlers, a 22 year old Indian male, had grabbed her hair on the left side of her head and pulled her down to the ground. Gibson declined medical attention.
Mardieth Neil Farrell, of Antlers, was bound over to stand trial following a Preliminary Hearing in front of Judge Gary Brock last week. At the Hearing, the State was represented by Johnny S. Loard, First Assistant District Attorney and Mark Uptegrove, Assistant District Attorney. The defendant was represented by Allen Malone.
On Monday, May 7, 2012 the Antlers City Council held their monthly meeting in City Hall starting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order and an quorum was established. Minutes and purchase orders were then approved by the council and it was on to the first order of business.
The council approved the extension of the Pushmataha Hospitalâ€™s mortgage modification agreement with FirstBank until May 31, 2012. They also approved a lease agreement with Ron Potter for the municipal pool concessions area.
Dennis Willeford won the big fish and heavy stringing in the Saturday, May 12, 2012 Antlers Fire Department Annual Bass Tournament that was held on McGee Creek Lake from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The big fish weighed in at 6.75 lbs and the total weight of Willefordâ€™s winning stringer was 8.50 lbs. This event was held to raise money to go towards a loan payment for their ladder truck. The event raised over $1,200.00.
On Saturday, May 12, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club teamed up with members from the McGee Creek Bass Club to host a free youth fishing tournament at McGee Creek Lake. The event was open to any youth that was sixteen years old and younger. Approximately twenty young anglers participated in the tournament. Several more were expected, but the wet, rainy conditions may have kept many of the kids from participating.
Rebecca Pearl Noah was born February 9, 1917 in Finley, to Josephus M. and Rena Pearl (Miller) Sherred. She passed from this life May 3, 2012 in Antlers, at the age of 95. Rebecca was married to Webster Noah until his passing on August 25, 1993. She worked in many different positions, working as a seamstress, and she was also employed at the Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, until she earned her Master's Degree in Education. Rebecca spent her entire teaching career as an elementary teacher at the Teec Nos Pos Boarding School in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, working there until her retirement.
Homer Leon â€śBullyâ€ť 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 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.
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.