June 21st, 2012
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.
F.B. Gregg was born April 15, 1924 in Pushmataha County to Thomas M. and Lilly (Gideon) Gregg. He passed from this life June 3, 2012 in New Bern, NC, at the age of 88. F.B. married Betty Jo Ridgway on September 4, 1948. Together, they raised three children and remained married for almost 56 years until her passing in 2004. F.B. & Betty were members of First Baptist Church in Aransas Pass, TX., where they resided for over forty years. He attended Warden Grove F.W.B. Church in Lowland, NC., since moving to that area. F.B.
Taylor Tedder, Antlers 2012 Graduate, participated in the 40th Annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic Softball Game on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Wilburton. On June 16, 2012, she played in the 20th Year All-State Softball game in Norman on the 5A-6A East Team. At this time, Coach Baldwin also received a plaque for his 400th career win. They would like to say â€śThank Youâ€ť to the Antlers High School, Miller Office Equipment and Curtis Video Photo for sponsoring Taylor during these events.
Buchanan takes 1st at Red River Jr Golf Tournament
The River River Jr. Golf started it's season on June 11th at the Hugo Golf Club. There were 47 young golfer that showed up to play. Below are the results:
Co-Ed: 1st - Jacob Peralta - Pattenville - 39, 2nd - Isabella Hill - Paris, Tx - 57.
9 - 10 Girls: 1st - Valerie Covington - Hugo, Ok - 69.
11 - 13 Girls: 1st - Lynzee Smith - Grant,Ok - 51.
As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 many have already made up their minds as to which candidates they are voting for, but some have not. The ballots have plenty of names to choose from with multiple candidates running for most categories.
For the local office of Pushmataha County Sheriff there are six democrat candidates running. They are: John Arthur, Dan Breshears, Terry Duncan, Keith Mack, Ryan Mitchell and Calvin Smith.
There are a total of nine candidates running for the Congressional office of U.S. Representative of District 2, which was previously held by Dan Boren.
The six Republican candidates include: