Archive - Jul 2011
Colt Midgley, who played baseball for North Hopkins High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas, made the 2011 Texas Sports Writers Association Class A All-State Baseball Team.
Midgley, who graduated this past spring, batted .576 with 22 runs scored, seven stolen bases and a .659 on-base percentage.
Midgley is the son of Johnnie and Melissa Midgley of Sulphur Springs, and the grandson of J.C. and Glenda Midgley of Poteau and the great-grandson of Johnnie Dovey and the late Buster Dovey Jr., also of Poteau.
For the first time since Poteau Spirit Center and Shooting Stars Gymnastics Center merged in May, they have announced their first Stars of the Month.
Candelyn Kitchens won the Cheerleading Award for the month for â€śbeing a good leader.â€ť
The Tumbling Award went to Courtney Kitchens for â€śworking so hard.â€ť
Katie Magness was awarded the Team Award for â€śher commitment to her gymnastics, and for making great progress over this summer.â€ť
This month's Gymnastics Award went to Raegan Kardokus for â€śshowing a lot of improvement and continuing to try hard.â€ť
George Trenholm Abrahams, 97, of Spiro died Friday,
July 15, 2011. Services were held Monday, July 18, at the
First United Methodist Church in Spiro under the direction
of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Omer Edmond Yandell, 84, of Wister died Saturday,
July 16, 2011, in Wister. Omer was born Aug. 9, 1926, to
George Franklin and Lucy (Jones) Yandell. Omer was a
veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in WWII. He
worked for public works, at a sawmill and as a farmer. He
was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hazel; son,
Billy; and grandsons, James Ray and Joshua Duane.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen
and David Adams of Duncan, Merdith Atwell of Lawton,
Mary and Steve Arbuckle of Duncan, Billie Yandell of
Barbara Alma Agnes
Weaver, 75, of Shady Point
died Friday, July 15, 2011,
in Poteau. Private family
services will be held at a
Thurman Lee Harber Sr., 84, of Monroe
died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Monroe.
Thurman was born April 15, 1927, in
Monroe to William Quirlous and Beulah
Leona (Weatherford) Harber. He was a
mechanic. He was preceded in death by his
parents; brothers L.Z. Harber and Delbert
Harber, an infant brother and sister.
Survivors include his wife, Jerolene of
the home; three sons, Thurman Harber Jr. and Rose, of
Monroe, Dennis Harber and Donny Harber of Pocola;
seven grandchildren, Lee Harber, Matt Cordes, Tiffany
Harber, David Harber, Brian Harber, Blandon Deen, and
Services for Derrell D. Plummer will be
held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011,
at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau
with The Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial
will be at Oakland Cemetery under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral
Home. The family will receive visitors from
6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Derrell died Sunday, July 17, at St.
Francis Hospital in Tulsa, seven days following the death
of his wife, Ophelia.
The son of Edd and Elsie (Young) Plummer, Derrell
was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Oliver, Ark. The family
In a final wrap up of our coverage for the 2011 Ok Kids Midget State Baseball Tournament we have created an 8 page "Grand Slam" supplement that will be inside the Wednesday edition of Poteau Daily News. Get your copy now! The supplement includes coverage of Saturday's two title games as well as photos from throughout the tournament and a wrap up column by our Sport's Editor, David Seeley.
2011 Competitive Church League
As of July 18
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 4 0
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 4 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 3 1
Heart O' Hills Church 2 1
Bethel Baptist Church 2 1
House of Hope Church 2 2
Immanuel Baptist Church 2 2
Double Branch Baptist Church 1 3
Poteau Church of Christ II 0 3
Poteau Church of Christ 0 3
Poteau First Assembly of God 0 4
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is the first rural hospital in the State of Oklahoma to receive incentive payments under both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs; part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Their efforts have been rewarded with $2 million in incentive payments within the past 5 months. This program is in conjunction with a nationwide initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to demonstrate â€śmeaningful useâ€ť of an Electronic Health Record.