March 9th, 2012
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.
Flossie Mae King was born November 4, 1922 in Atoka to Arthur Washington and Alice Gertrude (Thomas) Pool. She passed from this life February 29, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 89. Flossie married Elgin Elmore King in Atoka in 1941. She had raised ten children and was a wonderful biscuit & jelly maker. Flossie was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute and Rattan High School are partnering in a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. All healthy adults, and 16 and older, are encouraged to donate at 100 W. Main Street to save loves of those in area community hospitals. All blood doners will receive a donor T-shirt, free health screening and donor reward points.
Doltinn Brown, Payton Gentry, and Erika Taylor from Antlers High School FCCLA Chapter joined over 350 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students and advisers at the Oklahoma State Capitol for FACS Day at the Capitol. The day's activities were planned by the Oklahoma Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and coordinated by Legislative Chairmen Ann Heard and Cindy Franks.
Fallin: Plan is a Game-Changer for Oklahoma
The â€śOklahoma Tax Reduction and Simplification Act,â€ť the tax cut plan outlined by Governor Mary Fallin in her State of the State address, was heard last week in the House Appropriations Committee where it passed by a margin of 11-6. The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. The bill now heads to the House floor before it can make its way to the Senate.
On Monday, March 5, 2012 Eric Lynn Roden and Natlie Renae Weems, both of Antlers, were charged with the distribution of controlled dangerous substance - methamphetamine, a felony, after selling the drug to an informant of the District 17 Drug Task Force.
On November 9, 2012, members of the Drug Task Force meet with a confidential informant to conduct a controlled by of methamphetamine from Eric Roden, a 25 year old white male. The informant was searched and a video recording device was placed on the informantsâ€™ person prior to the sale.
On Friday, February 24, 2012, Mardieth Neil Farrell of Antlers was charged with four felony counts. These charges were First Degree Rape, Sodomy, Incest and Sexual Battery.
Due to the sensitive nature, and to protect the victim or victims, court documents for this case are not available at this time.
Farrell will appear in court on March 6, 2012 with proof of counsel. The Preliminary hearing conference is set for March 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. with Judge Jana Wallace presiding. A $100,000 bond was placed and if paid no contact with the victim is allowed.
The Pushmataha Conservation District is sponsoring a â€śBlue Thumb Training for New Volunteersâ€ť on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th at the Antlers Community Building located at 204 SW 4th Street. Blue Thumb is a water pollution education program that counts on volunteers to perform stream monitoring, screen ground water, and educate the public about pollution prevention.