January 5th, 2012
Juanita Icy Gooch was born on March 20, 1923, in Rattan, to Alfred and Icy (Cypert) Clark. She went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2011. Juanita married U.F. â€śPeteâ€ť Gooch on June 23, 1942. Juanita was a World War II â€śRosie the Ruiterâ€ť working at the Goodyear Tire Company in San Francisco, CA., and later as an aircraft repair Tech at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City while her husband served his country in Germany. She was especially proud of her work at the Pushmataha County Hospital during the 60â€™s. Pete and Juanita were in the Feed Business in Antlers for 35 years.
Viola Mae Sisco was born May 8, 1924 near Soper to Louis Valentine and Ruth Pennington. She joined her beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 2, 2012 in Cypress, TX., at the age of 87. In 1940, Viola married Charlie Edward Sisco and had 7 children. In 1985, Viola moved to Houston, TX., to make her home with her loving and devoted daughter Debra, who diligently cared for her until her passing. Viola enjoyed quilting, gardening, painting, playing piano, fishing and sewing.
Lucy Lorene Tuck was born October 13, 1923, in Lucky, AR., to John Albert Martin and Della Narcissa (Wright). She passed from this life December 28, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 88. Lucy married Coy Tuck September 14, 1940 in Ringold. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting, along with visiting with family and friends. Lucy was preceded in death by her Son: Tommy Lewis Tuck; parents: John and Della (Wright) Martin; brothers: Varna Martin; Quincy Martin and Willard Martin.
On December 29th and 30th Antlers hosted a Holiday Basketball Festival for local teams. Most of the games went smoothly but during the Bearcats and Rams Boyâ€™s game the crowd began to show their true colors with yelling at the referees, cursing at coaches and all in all bad sportsmanship on the part of the fans and parents in the stands.
As the second article in my Anti-Bulling series i would like to focus on the main points of bullying and the signs to look for if your child is being bullied or is a bully.
Bullying has been focused into three main points. These points are: Imbalance of Power, Intent to Cause Harm and Repetition.
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 many residents of Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain Counties were saddened to hear of the death of District Judge Willard Driesel. Driesel, 58, passed away after a lengthy battle with several health issues, including cancer, in Tyler, TX on December 11, 2011. Judge Driesel will be remembered by many as a fair and professional administrator to the courts and to many as a true and loyal friend.
At his request, he was cremated. A memorial service took place on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Broken Bow.
Pushmataha Hospital is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from Noon to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, at Antlers Library on 104 S.E. 2nd Street.Â Blood donors at the Pushmataha Hospital blood drive will receive an OBI ice scraper and free health screenings.
Over the holiday weekend only one individual was taken to jail in Pushmataha County by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for driving while impaired or driving under the influence, and it wasnâ€™t a resident of the county.
On December 30, 2011 at approximately 6:35 p.m., Trooper Tommy Allen was traveling north on HWY 271 south of Finley and a black Honda car was traveling the same direction in front of the Trooper. The vehicle was driving very slowly and was swerving from one lane line to the other.
December 29th, 2011
Unemployment in Pushmataha County improved in October from September figures, though more slowly than in previous months, while all but six of the stateâ€™s 77 counties saw increases in the unemployment rate.