February 10th, 2012
The Antlers Choctaw Nation Head Start Program is accepting applications for possible openings for the 2012-2013 school year. Children who will be at least 3 years old, but not more than 5 years old by September 1, 2012, are eligible to apply to apply for openings caused by children who have left the program recently. In addition, applications are being taken for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Being Native American is not required. The Choctaw Head Start program serves all races/ nationalities and is directed primarily toward low-income families.
The First Baptist Church of Antlers will be opening a free medical clinic and pharmacy beginning February 23, 2012. The clinic will be open once a month on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Clinic will be located at 511 East Main Street, inside the Antlers Manor Nursing Home, across from the Pushmataha County Hospital. The Clinic will operate as first come first serve, no appointments.
The Antlers City Council held their monthly meeting on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Antlers. The meeting was called to order, the quorum was established and then the invocation was said. The first order of business was to approve the consent items from last monthâ€™s meeting. The minutes and purchase orders from January were both approved by the council.
This was a busy week for the Moyers Tigers.Â Starting things off for the weekâ€™s festivities would be the Ft. Towson Tigers.Â The Lady Tigers struggled in the first half, but Sophomore Shelby Clark scored the first basket of the game.Â There were highlights by the Ladies, freshman Beck Heath stole the ball and took it down the floor for an easy basket.Â Coach must have had a discussion with the Ladies at half, because a much improved team took to the court in the second half.Â
The Antlers Obuch Middle Schoolâ€™s 6th grade girls basketball team recently participated in the Rattan Invitational 2012 Elementary Tournament. The girls brought home the Championship! Players pictured are: Brooke Lampton, Madeline Smallwood, Winter Johnson, Taia Harris, Kaylea Bailey, Stormi Freeman, Taylor Breshears and Elissa Frazier.
Albert McKinley Brown was born on May 11, 1932 to Jerry McKinley and Hattie (Wood) Brow of Tishomingo. He passed from this life on January 28, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 79. Albert and his family moved to the Antlers area in 1938. Albert married his best friend, Maxine Morrison Brown, on September 26, 1956 in Rattan and was a doting, devoted husband their entire marriage. He always strived to take the very best care of everyone he came in contact with and was the consummate country gentleman.
Eugene L. Cannon was born April 19, 1949 in Antlers to Loyd & Etta (Maxey) Cannon. He passed from this life January 18, 2012 in Hugo at the age of 62. Eugene had worked bailing hay and logging. His passion for many years was the salvage yard. He married Nancy (Tindell) on January 20, 1969. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents: Loyd & Etta Cannon; and his wife of 33 years, Nancy. He is survived by their only child: Beverly Hamilton and her husband, Ray, of Moyers. Interment was at Darwin Cemetery.
Curtis Sappington was born December 27, 1929 in Stoddard County, MO., to Mr. & Mrs. Toyler. He passed from this life January 31, 2012 in Paris, TX, at the age of 82. Curtis married Joann Hamill November 6, 1977 in Bakersfield, CA. He liked going to church and reading his Bible, & working at the tire shop. He also enjoyed camping and fishing and riding his great-grandchildren around with him in his wheelchair. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, grandkids, & friends.
Lavonne Novelle (Miller) Goforth Henderson Robinson was born March 2, 1939 in Sawyer to Harry â€śBoydâ€ť Miller and Marie Novelle (Minchew) Miller. She passed from this life on January 26, 2012 in McAlester at the age of 72. Lavonne was a Medical Technologist and was the director of the Choctaw Memorial Hospital Lab for many years.Â She was a member of the JC Janes in the 60â€™s & 70â€™s, a Girl Scout leader, member of the VFW Auxiliary, and member of the Sawyer Rural Water Board.Â She liked to crochet, cross stitch, quilt and loved her horses.
Jewell Geneva Haddox was born October 15, 1922 in Miller to Wade and Villie (Janway) Hedrick. She passed from this life on January 26, 2012 in Hugo at the age of 89. Jewell was raised in Pushmataha County where she attended school at Hall community. Later she met and married her husband of 45 years, Joe Haddox, in June of 1942 in Antlers. After spending a couple of years in California they returned to Pushmataha County for a short time before moving to Oklahoma City for 18 years.