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Jerry D. Hickman

October 24, 2011

Jerry D. Hickman, 68, of Talihina died Wednesday, Oct.
19, 2011, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. at the New Talihina
Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Tammy Lou Bowers

October 24, 2011

Tammy Lou Bowers, 48, of Panama
died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Fort
Smith, Ark. Tammy was born Aug. 12,
1963, in El Paso, Texas, to Paul and
Audrey Opal (Eatmon) Bowers. She was
employed at the Panama Tote-A-Poke. She
was preceded in death by her father; sister,
Julie Emmert; and her grandparents, John
and Annie Dell Eatmon.
Survivors include her daughter, Emily Tedder of the
home; loving companion, Richie Tedder of Panama;
mother, Audrey Opal Bowers of Buck Creek; three sisters,
Ginger Esparza of Las Cruces, N.M., Pam Paul of Hackett,

A balloon with a view

October 24, 2011

An aerial shot of Poteau football field as the skies above Poteau were filled with Balloons Friday morning. The
2011 Poteau Balloonfest continues through today at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.

Medication take back

October 24, 2011

The “Wreck-less” Drug
Free Coalition and the
Poteau Police Department
are hosting a prescription
medication collection day
for the safe and appropriate
disposal of unused or
unwanted prescription
Organizers say that citizens
may bring their medication
for proper and safe
disposal to the Bob Lee
Kidd Center in Poteau on
October 29 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.

A Poteau tradition from one family to the next

October 24, 2011

A local family whose name is synonymous
to downtown Poteau recently sold
their last business that has forever been
known by the name of the man who
opened its doors 65 years ago.
Holton’s True Value Hardware has a
new owner and it’s one that intends to
continue the long-time practice of appreciating
hometown business and valued
F.L. Holton, Sr., the founder of Holton’s
Hardware, was, according to his family, a
naturally gifted horse and mule trader. In
1915, at the age of 26, he opened the
doors to his first business – a general merchandise

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