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Ruby L. Ray

October 28, 2011

Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She
was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark,
to James David and Minnie Emma Lee
(Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and
great-aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-inlaw,
J.B. and Florence Stuart.
Ruby is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky
Joe Latta and wife Pam of Poteau; two grandchildren,
Jennifer Jo Lokken and Jessie Green; a great-grandchild,
Sydney Watson; nieces, Linda and Theo Johnson of

James Dearld Graham

October 28, 2011

James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener
died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau.
James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith,
Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White)
Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was
preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes
M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham,
grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents,
Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T.
Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.
Survivors include his mother, Sherry McCullough of
Summerfield; father, James Graham of Heavener; eight

Local post office affected by cuts

October 28, 2011

Rumors that Postal
employees at the Poteau
location could face the loss
of their jobs have been
labeled as false by the U.S.
Postal Service Corporate
Communications Specialist
for Oklahoma, Dionne
Montague.
It had recently been
rumored that the Poteau Post
Office was facing the loss of
up to three employees due
the postal downsize and budget
cuts that have been affecting
post office’s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
“Employees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They won’t face lay-off’s or
firing,” said Montague. “If

Commissioners continue to take flak for Rogers

October 28, 2011

A local political party appeared before
the LeFlore County Commissioners to ask
for an investigative audit of the county.
Dewey Harrison, a representative of the
LeFlore County Tea Party was given five
minutes to speak to the commissioners
regarding the ongoing issue. The exchange
was heated from the start.
“The Tea Party has now decided we
would like to ask for an investigative
audit.” Harrison said. “We have examined
the audits closely, and if there is any disagreement
here we would like for you to
tell us we’re wrong, but the audits clearly

County Commissioners agenda for Monday

October 28, 2011

Commissioners to discuss a county-wide speed limit.

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NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 28, 2011
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED
A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING FOR OCTOBER 31, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

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Poteau looks to keep playoff hopes alive tonight at Fort Gibson

October 28, 2011

Last week, the Poteau Pirates essentially won a playoff-like contest. They celebrated Senior Night last week with a 31-23 win over one of their nemeses, the Broken Bow Savages. The win kept the Pirates (4-4, 2-3 in District 4A-4) alive in the playoff hunt.

LeFlore County's 8-man rivalry game tonight with Bokoshe visiting Arkoma

October 28, 2011

Last week saw one LeFlore County rivalry on the football field with Panama visiting Pocola. Tonight, another one will take place.
The Bokoshe Tigers will visit the Arkoma Mustangs for a 7:30 p.m. District C-4 contest tonight.
The Mustangs (7-1, 4-1 in district play) lost for the first time last week, dropping a 84-38 decision to Webbers Falls.

Playoff showdown tonight in Panama; Razorbacks entertain Heavener Wolves with Class 2A postseason berth at stake

October 28, 2011

Earlier this year, not too many football prognosticators were not thinking that the Heavener Wolves and the Panama Razorbacks would be in line for the Class 2A playoffs — but they are.
Both teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Panama's George Ollie Stadium for their playoff lives in a crucial District 2A-6 contest.

Spiro looks to keep football playoff hopes alive tonight against Atoka Wampus Cats

October 28, 2011

Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs made it all the way to the Class 3A state quarterfinals in the 2010 playoffs. If they hope to see the 2011 playoffs, they must win out — beginning tonight.
The ’Dogs (3-5, 2-3 in District 3A-8) will play their home regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium against the Atoka Wampus Cats (4-4, 1-4).
“We have to win out to have a chance to get in,” Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. “Even if we win out, we still may not get in. But we definitely have to win out to have a chance.”

Talihina in must-win mode from here out, beginning tonight against Hartshorne

October 28, 2011

After losing their third straight District 2A-6 game last week to Wilburton, the Talihina Golden Tigers have their backs against the den now.
The Golden Tigers (5-3, 1-3 in district play) pretty much need to win out to guarantee a return to the Class 2A playoffs, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight in their home finale against the Hartshorne Miners (6-2, 3-1) at Doc Robinson Stadium.

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