March 15th, 2012
On Saturday, March 10, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their first bass tournament of 2012. The tournament was a team tournament held on McGee Creek Lake.
Twenty-nine members competed in the event. Despite less that favorable fishing conditions, with temperatures near freezing at the start of the tournament, nearly all that entered were able to bring checking size fish to the weigh-in.
On Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th, the Tri-County Crafts and Ect. Fair took place at the Pushmataha County Fair Building in Antlers. Somewhat smaller than last year, due to venders canceling at the last moment, there wasnâ€™t as much for guest to look at but there was still plenty of handmade goods for them to purchase. The Florence OHCE was in charge of the kitchen for the two day event.
On Friday, March 9th, 2012, the Little Dixie Head Start celebrated â€śUnder The Big Topâ€ť and â€śDadâ€™s Day.â€ť The children and teachers dressed up like they were part of the circus and dads were invited to spend the day with their kids and help out.
The Rattan Jr. and Sr. 4-H teams and the Rattan Sr. FFA team won the Push County Livestock Judging contest Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Sr. 4-H Team is L to R: Sierra Rosson, Bree'Andra Palmer, Laura Loftin, and Paige Wilson.
The Rattan Jr. and Sr. 4-H teams and the Rattan Sr. FFA team won the Push County Livestock Judging contest Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Sr. FFA team is L to R: Cooper Wood, Cassidy Courtwright, Tandra Nelson and Jamie Williams.
The Rattan Jr. and Sr. 4-H teams and the Rattan Sr. FFA team won the Push County Livestock Judging contest Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Jr. 4-H team is L to R: Whisper Griggs, Marlie Leathers, Tyler Lewis and Briar Teague.
The Antlers City Pound has a few new guests staying with them this week that would love to be a part of your family. There are a total with 6 dogs ready for adoption. There are 3 black and white puppies, two male and one female, that are part hound; one mid-length haired small male dog of unknown breed, and two mid-sized dogs, both breeds unknown. If you have any questions, think one of these animals might be yours, or are interested in adopting them please contact Antlers City Hall at 580-298-3274.
Stanley John Oâ€™Banion
Stanley John O'Banion, 70, of Clayton, OK, passed from this life on Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Talihina. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Sardis Cemetery in Clayton with Kenny Bryant officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Clayton Funeral Home in Clayton, OK.
Sandra Jane Luginbill was born August 6, 1941 in Enid to Jack and Linnie (Williamson) VanOsdol. She departed this life on March 3, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 70, after an eight year battle with cancer. Sandra was one of three children born to the late Jack & Linnie (Williamson) VanOsdol of Jet. Sandra was born in Enid then raised in Jet and graduated from Jet High School in 1959. Sandra married Lennis Luginbill February 25, 1961 in Jet. They moved numerous times throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico with the Bureau of Reclamation until settling in Antlers in 1982.
Delia Janet Taylor was born February 10, 1935 in Little Cedar to Houston and Martha (Cole) Billy. She passed from this life on February 29, 2012 in Durant at the age of 77. Delia married Williston L. Taylor on March 24, 1957 in Antlers and they remained married until his passing in 2005. Delia was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casino, fishing, gardening, & playing dominoes. Mostly, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Delia was preceded in death by her husband: Williston L.