NO 28 OF THE 105TH YEAR • PUBLISHED IN WETUMKA, OK 74883
Anneca Anderson, daughter of Trilbya Stripling Anderson and Corey Anderson of Shawnee, Oklahoma, singed to play softball as a pitcher for Tulsa University on November 16th. Anneca is noted as being one of the best pitchers in the state and has received numerous offers from universities to play on their teams. She was All-State Softball and Reginal Player of the Year. Anneca is a senior at Shawnee High School and has attended the Shawnee area schools since kindergarten. In addition to softball, Anneca participates in baseball and track. Her grandfather, the late Jackie Stripling, was All-American baseball, track, and football making it to the minor leagues of the St. Louis Cardinals. He and her grandmother Marie would be very proud of their granddaughter. Anneca’s support team, including aunts and uncles and cousins, especially her mother Trilbya are very proud of Anneca and her future with Tulsa University.
Rayleigh, a member of Cathedral Catholic High School volleyball team in California became the winners of the 2022 MAXPREPS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Not only is Rayleigh a national champion in volleyball, but just signed to play women’s volleyball at Harvard University. Rayleigh is the daughter of Roslyn and Bruce Patterson and granddaughter of the later Ross Golden and great granddaughter of the late A. T. and Julia Golden of Clearview, Oklahoma.
First black graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an In- dian Wars army officer, Henry Ossian Flip per, eldest son of Festus and Isabella Flipper, was born a slave on March 21, 1856, in Thomasville, Georgia. He was a mulatto and possessed some Cherokee ancestry.