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November 22nd, 2011

Murder charges filed

November 22, 2011

On November 11, 2011 the Pushmataha County Sheriff Jimmy Duncan requested Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) assistance into the investigation of the death of Garland Cogburn, 77, when they found him deceased in his residence. Missing from Cogburn’s residence was his 1999 Buick Regal.

On November 12, 2011, OSBI Agent Steven Carter was contacted by Sara Parsons and she informed that Cogburn’s vehicle had been at her residence since November 8, 2011, when her husband Robert Parsons, 48, arrived at the residence in the vehicle.

November 21st

Local inducted into LRCA Hall of Fame

November 21, 2011

Carolyn Thomas, of Antlers, was recently inducted into the LRCA (Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association) Hall of Fame. Thomas made the LRCA Finals every year from 1969 - 1989 and was named the average winner at the finals twice. She was also the barrel racing director for two terms.

Oklahoma deer may be a little thin this year

November 21, 2011

  
Oklahoma has a lot of deer. Estimated populations are anywhere from 550,000 to 650,000, so this year’s rifle season harvest should be a good one, as far as total numbers go.
 
However, the quality of deer that hunters harvest may be slacking a little due to the extreme hot and dry weather over the summer and continuing into the fall, said Jerry Shaw, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation big game biologist.
 

November 17th

Push 'N' Sports

November 17, 2011

Push 'N' Sports
(Week of November 21st - 25th)

• Basketball •

Rattan Public School

No Sports - Thanksgiving Holiday

Moyers Public School

No Sports - Thanksgiving Holiday

Antlers Public School

No Sports - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29th: Season Opener at HOME against Talihina starting at 6:00 p.m.

Clayton Public School

No Sports - Thanksgiving Holiday

Wienermobile seen in Antlers

November 17, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 the Antlers Public School children got to enjoy something that most from the Antlers area would have never expected to see in the community. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!!! Students got to take pictures with the vehicle and also got to go inside to take a tour of the interior of the mobile hotdog.

November is National Hospice Care Awareness Month

November 17, 2011

The term “hospice” (from the same linguistic root as hospitality) can be traced back to medieval times when it referred to a place or shelter and rest for weary or ill travelers on a long journey. The name was first applied to specialized care for dying patients in 1967 by physician Dame Cicely Saunders, who founded the first modern hospice, St. Christopher’s Hospice in a residential suburb of London.

William Edward Allen, Sr.

November 17, 2011

William Edward Allen, SR. was born September 12, 1921 in Antlers to James and Rose Allen. He passed from this life November 11, 2011 in Mesquite, TX., at the age of 90. Ed Allen was born and raised in Antlers and after several years, returned to the area. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He also assisted in building the very first space shuttle. Ed married Glenna Gibson on October 17, 1942 in Norman and together they raised three children. He was an elder in the State College Church of Christ in Anaheim, CA., for forty years.

Garland Cogburn

November 17, 2011

Garland Cogburn was born June 15, 1934 in Clayton to Joseph Franklin and Nellie Ann (Summers) Cogburn. He passed from this life November 11, 2011, in Antlers at the age of 77. Garland served his country in the United States Marines. He was a feisty person, and he enjoyed giving people a hard time and just being around others. Garland was in love with his daughter & grandchildren and loved his really cool son-in-law, Robert, as his own. He loved spending time with his family & friends.

Teddy Barham

November 17, 2011

Teddy Barham was born April 1, 1943 in Hugo to Joseph Cullen and Carlene (Blackburn) Barham. He passed from this life on November 4, 2011 in Midwest City, at the age of 68. Teddy graduated from Antlers High School. He had spent the past fifteen years living in Jones, Oklahoma. Teddy was of the Methodist faith, and he enjoyed talking about history, visiting with others, watching television, and spending time with family and friends. Teddy was preceded in death by his parents: Joe & Carlene Barham.

Dovie Elizabeth Dees

November 17, 2011

Dovie Elizabeth Dees was born August 18, 1929 in Rattan to Jonathan Thomas and Rolen (Connally) Fleming. She passed from this life on November 1, 2011 in Tuttle, at the age of 82. Dovie was raised in Rattan & attended Rattan Schools into her senior year where she was part of the Ramblers basketball team. In 1947, she met a handsome young man, James Wallace Dees. They were married on December 18, 1947. They lived in California until 1960 when they moved to Oklahoma City where Dovie was a Medical Records Technician at Presbyterian Hospital until her retirement.

 

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