March 9th, 2012
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.
Stroud National Agency (of Ruidoso, New Mexico), is pleased to present the â€śAgent of the Monthâ€ť Award to First Insurance of Antlers, a partner of FirstBank. The Agency qualified by writing the most new farm insurance premiums during the month of January 2012.
They were in competition with over 700 independent agents who produce farm business for Stroud National. First insurance has been an agent for Stroud National since August of 2011 and has an excellent history of insuring the very best farm risks in their territory.
On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Antlers Chapter of ESA donated $200 to the Food Bank located in Antlers. The Food Bank is operated by the First Baptist Church in Antlers and helps supply local residents.
This past weekend, February 17th & 18th, the Rattan Lady Rams participated in the 2A Regional Basketball Tournament, which took place in Ada. They came away with a consolation win and will move on to compete in the Area Tournament on Thursday, March 1, 2012.
The Tournament will take place in Wilburton at the High School. The Lady Rams will take the court at 1:30 p.m. against Talihina in what is sure to be an outstanding game.
Good Luck Lady Rams!!! Make sure you come one out and support you Rattan Rams and Lady Rams!!!!