September 15th, 2011
Leon Black was born October 31, 1925, in Soper to William F. and Rosa Ganuary (Kiser) Black. He passed from this life September 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 85. Leonâ€™s family was tenant farmers around the Soper area. He began grade school at Atlas, and their final move was to Nelson where Leon entered the fourth grade with Ms. Damon Antwine, (Roger later had her in first grade), and they were able to purchase a farm of their own. Leon completed high school in Soper where he took courses for flight navigator, but he failed the military physical because of his heart murmur.
On August 27, 2011 Perry Canon of Team Uprising defeated his opponent (A. Lopez) in the 190 lbs weight class at the Golden Pong Casinoâ€™s â€śThunder Rumbleâ€ť MMA event in Okemah, OK. Perry knocked out his opponent with a right hook only 5 seconds into the first round. Perry, now 1-0, will fight again on October 29th at the Golden Pong Casino along side his teammates of Uprising Martial Arts in Antlers: Brandon Fuller, Curtis Dillishaw, Oscar Smith, Terry Tennon and Coaches Kevin Clark and Jacky Noah.
Attempts are being made to see what can be done to save the giant old Red Oak tree that lives in the Antlers Elementary School playground. The Red Oak is thought to be the second largest Red Oak in the State of Oklahoma and has shaded playing school children for many years. Forester Chirs Joslin of the Oklahoma Forestrty Service, Mark Bays - OKC Urban Specialist and the Superintendent of Antlers Public Schools, Cary Ammons, are shown making an evaluation of what needs to be done to save the tree.
Once again it is time for the Pushmataha County Free Fair. The fair will take place from Wednesday, September 14th until Saturday, September 17th. Indoor entries will be accepted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until closing at 6:00 p.m.
On Thursday, September 15, 2011 all baked goods and fresh flower arrangements must be entered by 9:00 a.m. and then the Exhibit building will be closed until after the judging is completed.
All livestock must be entered by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 15.
The 2011-2012 Rattan Rodeo Queen has recently been crowned. The new Queen is Cassidy Courtwright. The 2011-2012 Rattan Rodeo Princess was named Jaylel Gorden.
The Rattan Rough Riders Pivot Team 2011-2012 members are: Eli Jones, Morgan Bond, Albert Fowler, Lindsey Hedrick, Dakota Renfro, C.C. Rosson, Rhonda Greenhaw, Cassidy Courtwright, Haley Williams, Molly Holder, Anjelica Smith, Tessa Bond, Hanna Courtwright, Coaches: Teresa Hobbs-Ross, Sandy Benzine and Secretary Cameron Boling and Tommie Jones.
Photos courtesy of LaDonna Gibson-Coberley.
Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their final regular season bass tournament of 2011 on Saturday, September 10. The tournament was held on Hugo Lake. The cooler temperatures seemed to have helped improve fishing conditions as seven anglers brought a six fish limit to the weigh-in.
William Riley Seale, Jr. was born November 16, 1944 in Pauls Valley to William Riley and Rosa Lee (Ivy) Seale. He passed from this life September 2, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 66. Riley had a love for life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and spending time with family and friends. Riley was preceded in death by his father: Riley Seale, Sr.; mother: Rosa Lee Srote; sister: Neva Milam; and his grandmother: Phoebe Seale.
Terry John White was born September 7, 1963 in Antlers to Delbert Gene and Ima Jean (Hunt) White. He passed from this life September 1, 2011 in Oklahoma City at the age of 47. Terry was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed drawing, fishing, and working on cars. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Terry was preceded in death by his father: Delbert Gene White; two brothers: Frankie Dunlap and Leon White; and a sister: Deborah Ann White.
On Saturday, September 3, 2011 deputies with the Pushmataha County Sheriffâ€™s Department were dispatched to a home on Cornelius Road at around 4:00 p.m. where they found the body of William Riley Seale, Jr, a 67 year old white male, of Antlers.
According to Special Agent Chris Dill of the OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations) Seale had died of multiple gun shot wounds from a 20 gage shotgun. Seale was shot in the chest and abdomen areas. How many times for sure Seale was shot is unknown at this time and the OSBI is awaiting the Medical Examiners final report.