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Lorna Lee Carter

August 12, 2011

Lorna Lee Carter, 39, of Talihina, died on July 27,
2011, in Lafayette, La.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13,
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Burial will be at the Tallant family cemetery under
the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Marie Faye Hendrix

August 12, 2011

Marie Faye Hendrix, 90, of McCurtain
died Aug. 10, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born July 30, 1921, in Bokoshe
to Elisha Elbert and Clara Angeline
(McCullar) Whitfield. She was a seamstress
and housewife. Marie was a member
of the McCurtain Eastern Star for 30 years,
and a faithful member of the First Baptist
Church of Bokoshe for more than 70 years.
She was a beloved mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma
and friend to everyone. Marie will be greatly missed by all
who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved

Lloyd ‘Carlton’ Hall

August 12, 2011

Lloyd “Carlton” Hall,
54, of Howe died Tuesday,
Aug. 9, 2011. Services will
be held Friday, Aug. 12, at
Dowden Funeral Home
Chapel, Heavener, with
burial following at Howe
Arrangements under the
direction of Dowden
Funeral Home.

Oklahoma Star Competition

August 12, 2011

As the final night of the OK Star Competition Preliminaries got underway, Jerry
Olsen opened the evening by dazzling the crowd with his lively lasso. He will be
performing during the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo tonight and tomorrow night.
Pictured below: Psalm Yandell, who will have her third birthday next Tuesday
danced to the music as the singers gave it their best, hoping to make it to the final

Police search for property owner after good deed

August 12, 2011

A Poteau man recently
proved to local law
enforcement that honesty
still survives in this day
and age after he turned in
valuable property he had
found to the Poteau Police
Ted D. Kilgore, 73, of
Poteau, pulled up to a
Poteau business a few
weeks ago and to his
amazement found a container
lying in the parking
lot. When he went to
investigate, he discovered
it held a large amount of
While some people
would have placed it in
their vehicle and driven
away, Kilgore, realizing
that someone had lost their
treasure, put it in his vehicle
and headed for the

Problem a thing of the past

August 12, 2011

The manager of Poteau
Valley Improvement
Authority said Thursday
that the efforts of county
citizens and a break in the
weather has taken care of
the distribution problems
PVIA was facing just last
Don Goforth said in a
phone interview that he
and his staff have seen
marked improvement at
the PVIA water treatment
plant since he contacted
the newspaper last week
asking citizens to voluntarily
conserve water during
peak hours.
The problem that PVIA
was beginning to see was
not with water levels at
Wister Lake, nor with the
treatment plant but with

Mother Nature rains out Thursday games; Thursday's Keota Invitational games rescheduled for today

August 12, 2011

While weeks went by without rain, the rains indeed came Thursday afternoon. It came so much that the slate of games for Thursday were rained out.
Softball games rained out were Wister at Poteau, Leflore at Quinton, Whitesboro at Buffalo Valley and the Keota Invitational — where Arkoma, Howe, Pocola, Spiro and Talihina were playing.
Two baseball games were washed out completely — Cameron at Panola and Howe at Smithville.
Whitesboro's baseball game against Clayton in the Buffalo Valley festival was suspended by rain, with Clayton leading 2-1.

Poteau League Standings

August 12, 2011

2011 Competitive Church League
Final Standings
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship-x 14 1
Thessalonian Baptist Church 12 3
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 10 5
Heart O' Hills Church 9 5
Double Branch Baptist Church 9 6
Poteau Church of Christ II 7 7
Immanuel Baptist Church 6 8
House of Hope Church 4 9
Poteau First Assembly of God 4 11
Bethel Baptist Church 3 11
Poteau Church of Christ 2 12
x — Regular-season champion.
End Regular Season.
2011 Recreational Church League
As of Aug. 8
Team W L
Victory Worship Center 11 3
Spiro Church of God of Prophecy 11 3

Poteau cross country teams' practice meet Saturday morning

August 12, 2011

The 2011 Poteau Practice Cross Country Meet will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Pirates and Lady Pirates, coached by Tim Hall, will have two other teams competing with them — Heavener and Haworth.
The Lady Pirates were seventh at last year's state meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the Pirates were ninth.
While Heavener did not have a high school team last fall, a junior high team existed. Now, there is going to be a high school team this year under the coaching of Kristen Andrews.

Local church golf teams win league titles this summer

August 12, 2011

The Choctaw Country Club's Church League Golf completed Aug. 1, which completed its sixth season of existence. The league lasts eight weeks each summer, and has been a big success — and has grown each year.
The league divides its 18 teams into three flights after six weeks of play.

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