Archive - Jul 2011
The head of the state auditor's office was
on hand in Poteau Monday to answer questions
by citizens regarding the recent audit
findings for LeFlore County that were
released by his office in May.
Gary Jones, started the meeting by presenting
those in attendance with a map
showing just how far behind his office is in
county audits. He said that when he took
office in January his first action was to find
out how far behind they were and ask his
staff for a plan to get caught up. Jones
explained that is why the audit findings that
were released were from 2007, 2008, 2009
Members of the History Alive class for the 2011 Poteau Academic Quest pose for aphoto during their trip to Sequoyah's home on Tuesday. Academic Quest is for students entering the sixth grade at Pansy Kidd Middle School who maintained a specific grade point average during the fifth grade. Students learn leadership skills and participate in specific curriculum designed to make learning fun. Pictured from left to right, back row, Morgan Bandy and Victoria Archey. Front row: Hanna Smith, Alexa Gillham, Lily Shore, Matthew Womack and their instructor, Mrs. Hall. Not pictured is Dodger Stankewitz.
Alvin C. Schneider, 74, of Poteau died Monday, July
18, 2011, in Poteau. Alvin was born in Titusville, Pa., on
Oct. 23, 1936 to Nicolas and Hazel (Stufflebeam)
Schneider. Alvin worked in city maintenance.
Survivors include his wife, Leora of the home; three daugh-
ters, Lori Schneider McKeown of Fillmore, Calif., Chery
Schneider McGraw of Poteau, Connie Upton of Summerfield;
one son, Allen Schneider of Poteau; 23 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Schneider of Titusville;
other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Charles Edward â€śCharleyâ€ť Archey, 52, died Monday,
July 18, 2011, in Shady Point. Services will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Fairhill Cemetery Pavilion.
Burial will follow in Fairhill Cemetery under the direction
of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Daisy â€śMamawâ€ť Bryant Abernathy, 91, of Bokoshe
died Monday, July 18, 2011, at home. Graveside services
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Milton
Sandra Dietzman, 65, of Heavener died Sunday, July
17, 2011. Interment will be cremation. Arrangements aare
under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Mary Adele Hensley, 94, of Octavia died July 14, 2011,
at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau. Services
were held Tuesday, July 19, at St. Catherine of Siena in
Talihina. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at
the Octavia Cemetery under the direction of Talihina
Billy Joe Richards, 68, of Hodgen died Friday, July 15,
2011, at Grove. Services will be held Wednesday, July 20,
at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at
Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral
Gary â€śBubâ€ť Matthew Gibson, 27, of
Poteau died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Gary
was born in Fort Smith, Ark., on Nov. 3,
1983 to Gary U. and Sharon Lynn
(Woodral) Gibson. Bub loved His Lord
and the Word of God. He was preceded in
death by his paternal grandparents, Clayton
and Patsy Gibson; maternal grandparents,
Fred and Doyce Woodral; and aunt, Rhonda Henson.
Survivors include his wife, Megan (Lindenau) Gibson of
the home; parents, Gary and Lynn Gibson of Howe; sisters,
Christi Lopez of Hodgen, Cheri Radwick of Howe; nieces,
It took a while to get the final verdict, but in the end there will be no more baseball for the Poteau American Legion AAA team this summer.
Poteau Coach Shain Turnipseed said that the final regular-season doubleheader against Okmulgee in Wister will not take place.
The twinbill was to have taken place Friday, but did not. Turnipseed was hoping that maybe the doubleheader could have been played Sunday afternoon, but the Okmulgee coach never got back with him until Tuesday morning. Turnipseed said that the Okmulgee coach said he wasn't going to play the games.