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October 21st

Douglas Leroy Cooper

October 21, 2011

Douglas Leroy Cooper, 85, of Cooper,
Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at
Clyde Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham,
Texas. A graveside service will be held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Vaughn
Cemetery in Gilmore. Visitation will be
from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews
Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas.
Born April 29, 1926, in Monroe, Douglas
was the son of Bernnie Lee and Nora Dell (Bolton)
Cooper. On April 10, 1949, he married Betty Jo Callaway
in Mena, Ark. He served in the U. S. Army during World
War II. He was a retired Pentecostal Church of God minister

Bokoshe PTA student art show a success

October 21, 2011

The Bokoshe Parent Teacher Association hosted a student art show Wednesday
afternoon. Pieces of art from students in grades kindergarten through 12 were on
display at Bokoshe schools. The Bokoshe PTA is focusing on the arts this school year
and has planned monthly events to showcase the art of the student body. Participating
students were given no direction for the art work, but were encouraged to create as
they saw fit.
During the introduction to the show, PTA officials cited reports that showed a direct
correlation between art classes offered in school and a drop in disciplinary and

DA Investigator escapes close call Thursday

October 21, 2011

An attempted arrest
turned chaotic Thursday
afternoon after the man an
investigator attempted to
arrest in the Burger King
parking lot fled the scene
almost striking him with
his vehicle.
According to a witness
that watched the ordeal
unfold, a District Attorney's
Investigator with the
LeFlore County DA's
Office ordered a man out of
a Lexus at gun point shortly
after 1 p.m. The man
reportedly got out of his car
but then got back inside
and nearly ran over the officer
as he attempted to elude
arrest.
The driver of the white
Lexus, James Phillips, 28,

4-H Leadership Conference held in Poteau

October 21, 2011

Poteau is playing host to
the 4-H South East District
Leadership Conference. For
the duration of the conference,
4-H delegates from
17 counties are experiencing
excellent workshops
and are hearing from speakers
invited by the South
East District Officers to
speak on the importance of
leadership.
This year's theme is
“4-H.... The Game of
Life”.
On Wednesday, delegates
attended the opening assembly
led by Callie Curnutt,
South East District
President. They then attended
a campaign rally where
they heard speeches from
district officer candidates

Thursday Night Lights

October 21, 2011

Panama Shocks Archrival Pocola

October 21, 2011

Getting geared up for Balloonfest this weekend

October 21, 2011

I will be at Balloonfest tonight in my creation, “The Egganator.” This is how it works.
I have built a 7x7-feet chicken coop cage, and I (and other third-grade Poteau Bandit League coaches) will stand inside. You will be able to purchase grade AA double-yolk eggs for $1 apiece or a dozen for $10, and you then throw the eggs at those standing inside “The Egganator.”
Now, I know some of you Oklahoma Sooner fans will love to tee off on me, since I picked Texas Tech to beat OU Saturday night at Owen Field in Norman. It's my “Upset Special of the Week.”

October 20th

Tommy Leon Wilson

October 20, 2011

Tommy Leon Wilson, 58, of Heavener
died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Fort Smith,
Ark. A private family service is planned
under the direction of Dowden Funeral
Home, Heavener

Kathryn Sue Patterson

October 20, 2011

Kathryn Sue Patterson of Poteau died
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Poteau. A private
family service will be held at Monroe
Cemetery under the direction of Evans and
Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Willow Lucille Jenson

October 20, 2011

Willow Lucille Jenson, died Oct. 18, 2011. She was
born in Kennedy.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wayne
Edward Jenson; two daughters, Connie and Diane Jenson;
two grandsons, Jenson Blake Isham and Cory Shawn
Porter; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Porter and
Wade Jenson Isham; one brother, Richard Baldwin; and
one sister, Pat Lynch of Wister. She was preceded in death
by her parents, Dollie and Bob Baldwin, and two brothers,
Pheland and Iree Baldwin.
A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery
at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Poteau.

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