June 8th, 2011
Jordan Billy, a member of the Choctaw Nation and a student at Rattan Jr. High School, recently received an award from The Oklahoma Federation of Indian Woman (OFIW).
Billy was named the American Indian female student of 2011-2012. Her academic and leadership achievement was recognized by the organization for students 14 -17 years of age and that meet the requirements for the nomination.Â Â
On April 9, 2011 Jordan and her family attended a banquet in McAlester where she received the award and gave a thank you speech to the OFIW board.Â
Dr. Robert âHeavyâ Everett was recently named the Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year. Everett is currently the Superintendent at Newcastle Public Schools.
Everett is the son of the late Bill and Tina Everett, brother to Linda & husband , Bob, Van Meter, and uncle to Shannon Van Meter of Antlers. He was raised in Antlers, where he attended and graduated from Antlers High School in 1970. He then went on to get his BS of Education from S.E. in Durant, his Masters at Central State College, and his Educational Administration Doctorate at Oklahoma University.
Leo Daniel Lynn, Sr., 76, of Darwin, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Durant. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arragements entrusted to Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers.
Cynthia Chambers, 49, of Clayton, passed from this life on Monday, May 16, 2011 at her residence. Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Mr. George Robinson's residence in Tuskahoma.
Arrangements entrusted to Clayton Funeral Home in Clayton.
Albert Elton Randall was born October 19, 1930 in Mt. Pleasant, TX., to Albert Grover and Jimmie (Moss) Randall. He passed from this life May 17, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 80. Albert married Lois Irene Robertson in Hugo on July 5, 1996. He was of the Baptist faith, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Albert was preceded in death by his first wife: Betty Lou Randall; grandson: Charles Michael Groves, his parents: Albert & Jimmy Randall; one brother and one sister.
Michael âMikeâ Don Wilson was born January 17, 1943, in Hugo to Harmon âBillâ Wilson and June (Brackeen) Wilson. Mike, resident of Antlers, passed from this life on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 68, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Antlers High School in 1961 after attending school in Los Alamos, NM and Prineville, OR. Mike married Nancy Cooper in 1963 and worked as a teller and later a Vice-President at the First National Bank in Antlers. He also worked at the Sequoyah State Bank in Muldrow as Vice-President and Los Alamos Credit Union.
Betty Ann Brown was born May 15, 1949 in Roswell, NM, to Chester Cecil and Margaret (Owens) Standridge. She passed from this life on Monday, May 16, 2011 in Broken Bow at the age of 62. Betty married Charles Lester Brown on December 31, 1965 in Battiest at the Battiest Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and very dedicated to her Lord and family. Betty was a member of the One Creek Valley Church in Finley. It was there that she was very active in the childrenâs church ministry and would cook for them on Wednesday nights before church.
Mamie Hardin was born on January 8, 2011 in Rattan to George Albery and Ada (Potts) Hearn. She passed from this life on Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Leeâs Summit, MO., at the age of 93. Mamie lived in Rattan before moving to Leeâs Summit, MO. She was preceded in death yby her parents. Mamie is survived by one daughter, Paula Hughes of Independence, MO; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the Ft. Towson Cemetery at a later date.
Last week on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, three of the Senior Baseball players for the Antlers Bearcats participated in the Southeast Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association (SEOBCA) All-Star game in Silo. Kayl Bryant and Clay Rogers both participated in the All-Star game while Tyler Speer took part in the Home Run Derby that was held before the game began.
Miss Whitney Noel, recent graduate of Rattan High School was recently named the third recipient of the Jim B. Collum Memorial Scholarship. It was presented by Mrs. Collum at the Rattan Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 19, 2011.