Archive - Oct 2011
Phillip Leon Haley, 62, of Arkoma died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Albuquerque, N.M. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Pocola. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau
Iva Mae Smith, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
She was born May 16,1937, near Rush Center, Kan., to
Calvin and Elma Kershner. She was preceded in death by
her parents, one brother, Aryln, and two sons, Craig and
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Martin
Smith; one granddaughter, Jagan Smith; daughter-in-law,
Teresa Smith of Wister; one sister, Betty Bishop of
Oklahoma City; two brothers, Duane of Roca Blanc,
Mexico, and Steve of Bowling Green, Ohio.
She was a beautician and owned and operated her own
salon for 20 years. For 35 years she co-labored with her
Three separate accidents
over the weekend claimed
the lives of two people and
left several others injured.
On Friday a single vehicle
accident claimed the life of a
Shady Point woman after the
motorcycle she was riding on
hit a bridge support.
According to the accident
report released by the
Oklahoma Highway Patrol,
Timmy Sprabary, 44, of
Wister, was driving a 2008
Yamaha motorcycle with
April Gilgo, 35, of Shady
Point as his passenger.
The two were traveling
westbound on the Reichert-
Summerfield Road near
Hodgen when Sprabary
failed to negotiate a curve.
There are a host of very
serious allegations being
made by several Bokoshe
residents who filed a class
action lawsuit last week in
LeFlore County District
The lawsuit filed against
more than 23 defendants,
including AES Shady Point,
on October 6 in LeFlore
County District Court states
that the Defendantsâ€™ conduct
in the transport, storage
and disposal of waste
materials from a coal burning
power plant and oil and
gas drilling operations has
resulted in millions of tons
of waste material being
transported and deposited
in a huge pile at the disposal
GET THE POINTS â€” Poteauâ€™s Aaron McCoy, 17, poses with his 127-pound,
26-point non-typical buck he harvested Saturday morning near Holson Valley during
youth deer hunt season. He harvested the buck with a .270 rifle. PDN plans to
run a host of deer kill pictures in the weekend edition and throughout the season.
COWETA â€” With the Heavener High School cross country program returning to full strength this season, it only seemed appropriate that the Lady Wolves and Wolves qualified for the biggest meet of the year â€” state.
The Heavener teams qualified everyone to next weekend's Class 3A State Meet by finishing in the top seven in team standings at the Class 3A Regional Meet on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Poteau High School cross country coach Tim Hall was very pleased with how his Pirates and Lady Pirates did in Saturday's University of Arkansas Chili Pepper Invitational.
Of his eight varsity runners, Hall had six of them have personal bests â€” Will Longenbaugh (19:40), Dylan Fox (19:47), Tyler White (19:54), Bobby Graham (20:10), Josh Anderson (20:11) and Noah Martin (20:53).
Daniel Stacy had the fastest time for the Pirates with a 19:23, while Nico Hall ran the 5K course in 19:55.
ght's Tulsa Golden Hurricane's Conference USA contest against the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, it appears on the outside that Tulsa had a fairly easy time â€” winning 37-20.
But for those who either were in attendance or watched on it the CBS College Sports Network, they know what really happened.
Mondaine Catherine Fry, 56, of Poteau died Sept. 9,
2011, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at First Baptist Church, Poteau, under
the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.