March 9th, 2012
The Pushmataha Conservation District is sponsoring a â€śBlue Thumb Training for New Volunteersâ€ť on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th at the Antlers Community Building located at 204 SW 4th Street. Blue Thumb is a water pollution education program that counts on volunteers to perform stream monitoring, screen ground water, and educate the public about pollution prevention.
Charles White, 7th grader at Oâ€™buch Middle School took home 3rd place in his weight division, 198 lbs at the Junior High School State Weight Lifting competition on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Congratulations on a job well done!
Ryan Davis, 8th grader at Oâ€™buch Middle School, took home 2nd place in the 165 lbs weight class at the Junior High School State Weight Lifting competition on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Way to go on a job well done Ryan!
The Antlers High School Weightlifting team competed at the Regional competition this last week, March 2nd, and two of the young men qualified for state. Caleb Stephens(on left) a Junior, got 2nd place in 181 class and John Poe, also a Junior, got 4th in his weight class. The boys will compete at State later on this month.
The Tigers, competing in area play this past week, fell short of their goal to make the State tournament.
Fresh off an opening round area victory over Tupelo, the Tigers would take on the Red Oak Eagles in the brand new 16.8 million dollar Kingston gym. The gym was spectacular and felt like the Tigers were already at the big show.
John G. Glass
John Gregory Glass, 60, of Rattan, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Antlers. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Cloudy Baptist Church in Cloudy with Pastor Luther Roden officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Vaughn Cemetery in Vaughn, TX. Arrangements entrusted to Miller & Miller Funeral Home of Hugo.
Johnny L. Frazier was born May 6, 1941 in Finley to Isaac Frazier & Catherine (Walker) Austin. He passed from this life February 21, 2012 in Talihina at the age of 70. Johnny was a lifelong resident of the Antlers area. He had served his country in the United States Army in the 1960s. He also served his community as an officer for the Antlers Police Department where he worked until his retirement. Johnny was a member of Old Cedar Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
Raymond Roy Wren was born February 10, 1921 in Nashoba to John William and Lucy Mae (Witt) Wren. He passed from this life February 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 91. Raymond was born in the Blackfork Community, where he also attended school. He served his country in the United States Navy as a Ship's Cook, Third Class aboard the USS Breton during World War II. While stationed in Norman, he married Betty Louise Simonton and then later married Margorie Olive Greer. Raymond was a member of Civilian Conservation Corps No. 2824, Carpenter's Local Union No.
District Solo and Ensemble Contest was a great success this past weekend for several members of â€śThe Pride of Antlersâ€ť Bearcat Band.
At District Solo and Ensemble, the students prepare pieces of music to perform either by themselves or on small groups for judges. The kids then receive a rating from Superior, a â€ś1â€ť, down to a â€ś5â€ť being the worst.
On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Free Clinic in Antlers opened their doors for the first time. With a troop of volunteers, including doctors and pharmacists, the Free Clinic is a coming together of many local people to fill a gap in the communityâ€™s health care system.