February 23rd, 2012
Project SPIT receives the â€śSmart Start Partner of the Yearâ€ť Award from Tri-County Smart Start Director, Dennis Willeford, for their outstanding achievements in promoting healthy learning for young children in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties.
The Moyers Tigers took on the 10th ranked Red Oak Eagles this past week in the first round of the Regional competition. This would prove to be a thrilling, nail biting, heart pounding game that came down to the wire.
Junior Brandon Slocum got the opening tip for the Tigers. Sr. Jake Mattingly scored the first basket for the Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in an aggressive, physical battle. At the end of one the score was 12-2.
The Rattan Rams and Lady Rams recently competed in their District Basketball Tournament where they both competed against Haworth. The Lady Rams received the title of District Champions by winning over Haworth with a final score of 41 to 31. The Lady Rams will continue on Regionals and take on the Atoka Lady Wampus Cats at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd in Atoka.
On Saturday, February 25, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club will hold their 41st Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Antlers High School Cafeteria and will begin at 6:00 p.m. On tap for the menu will be smoked brisket, rolls and soft drinks with members bringing all the side dishes and desserts.
The speaker for this yearâ€™s banquet will be Mr. Jack Waymire, manager of the Pushmataha County Wildlife Management Area near Clayton. Jack will update members on current wildlife conditions and habitat conditions as well.
This past Saturday night our Bearcats and Lady Cats were set to play the Valliant Bulldogs in our one and only District game. Coming into this game the Lady Bulldogs had a season record of 8-14, and both of our teams came into the play offs with a record of 13-9.
Walter Nowell, 69, of Hugo/Antlers, passed from this life on Sunday, Februray 12, 2012. Memorial services will be conducted by the family at 4:00 p.m. on February 17, 2012 at the Westside Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers.
Olen Dixon Durant was born August 27, 1934 in Corinne to Wilson Jones & Jincey Durant. He passed from this life February 10, 2012 in Hugo at the age of 77. Olen married Maude Billy January 19, 1961 in Dallas, TX. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Olen enjoyed singing, watching OU and Dallas Cowboys, western movies, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Perry Ben Morton was born March 8, 1922 in Pine Springs to Elijah and Ida (Palmer) Morton. He passed from this life on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in the Veteranâ€™s Administration Center in Talihinia at the age of 89. Ben served his country in the US Army during WWII, and received a Purple Heart. Ben was married to the love of his life, Blanche (Wilson) Coats, on May 10, 1946. Ben bore no children, but treated his two stepsons as his own. Ben was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Coats; his second wife, Lucille (Gross), stepson, Samuel B.
Kacee Schier, an 8th grader at Antlers Obunch Middle School and the daughter of Kathy and Scott Schier, was recently named the Pushmataha County winner of the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp essay contest. Schier submitted a 150 word essay on the topic: â€śWrite your school Board, addressing a change you would like to implement in your school!â€ť This essay was part of a contest to be able to attend the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp.
The FCCLA Southeast District III STAR Events were held in Hugo on November 29, 2011. Payton Gentry competed in Senior Creed Speaking and Interpretation and placed first earning her the privilege to compete at the regional contest. Matthew Burch, competed in Junior Creed Speaking and Interpretation placing second; and Emily Wolfe competed in Senior Illustrated Talk.