February 2nd, 2012
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.
Thelma â€śNanny Mooseâ€ť Henard was born on May 1, 1938 in Antlers to Lee & Lillie (Kirk) Martin. She passed from this life January 24, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 73. Thelma married Ron Henard on February 25, 1983. They had remained married for 28 years. During their marriage, they shared their life in Branson, MO; Oklahoma City, and spent the last two years in Antlers. Thelma was of the Assembly of God faith. Her most precious times were spent with her family and friends. Thelma enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were the light of her life.
The 2012 Pushmataha County 4H Share The Fun was held on January 28th in Clayton. Family and friends came out to show support and cheer on all the kids performances. With so many great performing acts in singing, piano, comedic skits and dancing it was hard to pick the winners.
The Grand Champion Solo Act went to Lauren Gibson with her singing â€śBlessingsâ€ť by Laura Story. Lauren is from Antlers. Reserve Grand Champion went to Braylee Reneau with her singing of â€śThe House That Built Me.â€ť Braylee is from Clayton.
Letter to the Editor:
Chickasaws and Choctaws share many things with other Oklahomans, including the desire to pave the way for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
We, the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, are currently working with, among others, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a regional water plan. Â Having a science-based plan is critical to sustainable management of water resources to support economic development, recreation, household use and to provide for the environmental health of our lakes, rivers and streams.
The Antlers Bearcats and Lady Cats celebrated their 2011-2012 Basketball Homecoming & Senior Night on Friday, January 27, 2012. The 2011-2012 Antlers Homecoming Basketball Queen is Taylor Tedder and the King is Dakota Turner. The Lady Cats fell to Atoka Lady Wampus Cats, but the Bearcats walked away with a victory against the Wampus Cats.
The Moyers Tigers traveled all last week, first up for the Tigers was Milburn.Â First up was the Lady Tigers.Â The first half was rough on the Lady Tigers, we put up a lot of shots, but nothing was falling in our favor. Sophomore Shelby Clark scored first for the team with a free-throw and Jr. Calli Winters secured the first basket for the girls.Â Sr.Â Carrie Collins battled tough under the boards but at half, Milburn was in the lead 27-10.Â Shelby Clark got the third started off right with a basket and Sophomore Gabby Renteria and Jr.
This week our Bearcats and Lady Cats traveled to Tushka for the AmeriState Invitational Tournament. In the first round our Bearcats were facing our neighbors the Moyers Tigers. The first half stayed pretty close with Sophomore Tanner Brown putting up 9 points, 4 rebounds, shooting 100% from the free-throw line. The buzzer sounded on the first half with a score of 19-23 Bearcats. Helping the Tigers out were Brandon Slocum with 12 points, and Jake Dudley with 8. The second half our Bearcats were able to maintain a small lead with Jr. Harlan House scoring 8 points, and Jr.
Mason Kellet, a senior from Henryetta High School and former Antlers Public Schools student, signed an intent to play Juco baseball for Allen Community College, a college much known by their baseball. First baseman and relief pitcher, Kellet has had an impressive High School career here in Henryetta.