Archive - Aug 19, 2011
Bobbie Jean (Abernathy) Bell, 52, of
Bokoshe died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in
Fort Smith, Ark.
Bobbie was born Dec. 20, 1958, in
Poteau to Jim Bob and Janice Laverne
(Richardson) Abernathy Jr. Bobbie worked
for the LeFlore County Assessor for 14
Survivors include her husband, Mike of the home;
daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Joe Walker of
Bokoshe, Britney and Jansen Hambright of Spiro; son and
daughter-in-law, Michael and Brittany Bell of Cameron;
five grandsons, Hayden Bell, Trenton Massey, Cameron
Massey, Coby Bell and Tanner Hambright; her parents,
Joey Humphreys, 39, of
Talihina died Aug. 16, 2011,
Services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20
at the County Line Church,
Whitesboro, with Cloy
Cremation services will
be provided by Talihina
Wesley Don Moss, 33, of
Spiro died Aug. 18, 2011,
He was born Jan. 22,
1978, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20,
at Grace Manor Memorial
Burial will follow at
Spiro City Cemetery.
Services are under the
direction of Grace Manor
Funeral Home, Spiro.
A road rage incident led
to charges against a
Panama woman this week
after she allegedly threw
objects at another vehicle
striking a young child in
Jamie Jean Lovell, 39,
of Panama, was formally
charged in the LeFlore
County District Court with
the felony charge of throwing
a substance or object
at a moving vehicle or
The charges stem from
an incident that reportedly
began in Fort Smith, Ark.,
and continued into Pocola
on July 11.
Joely Branscum and Cheryl McCleary collect donated school supplies at the recent
Annual OKDHS Child Support Ice Cream Freeze-off located in the lobby of the
LeFlore County courthouse. The celebrity judges were District Judge Jon Sullivan,
Poteau Police officer Jason Bandy and Oklahoma Child Support Specialist Tony
Bradshaw. The Treasurer's office took home the first place title with their homemade
â€śApple Pieâ€ť ice cream. The annual ice cream freeze-off was held in honor of
Child Support Awareness Month. Thank you to all who participated in the event.
School has started and students at the
Poteau Primary School are diving into
reading. Starting in kindergarten through
second grade, students engage in the
Accelerated Reader Program.
In the program, students read or are
read books and then take a computerized
test over the book at school. Based
on the scores from those tests, students
are awarded AR points. These points are
totaled throughout the year and factor
into contests held by the school.
Poteau Schools and the Parent-
Teacher Association also sponsor two
book fairs a year, one in Fall and one in
The Poteau Pirates will get their first taste of competition on the gridiron tonight when they will be in a three-way scrimmage at Catoosa with the host Indians and Tulsa Memorial beginning at 5 p.m.
With high optimism and most of his players back from last season's playoff campaign, Arkoma Mustangs Football Coach Mark Weatherton pretty much knows what to expect offensively.
â€śHaving as many players back as we have is big,â€ť said Weatherton, whose team will welcome the Canadian Colugars to town tonight for a 6 p.m. scrimmage. â€śThey already know what we do in practice. We don't have to go over it time and time again. They already know it. That puts us way ahead of the game. Bringing back seven to eight starters that we have, we know we can score â€” we averaged 50 points a game last season.â€ť
When the Panama Razorbacks football team travels to face the Okmulgee Bulldogs for their first scrimmage of the preseason at 6 p.m. tonight, there's one main thing first-year Panama Coach Brandon Ellis wants his players to accomplish.
â€śI think the biggest thing is seeing what they've learned, and see if they've put it all together and retained the knowledge given to them,â€ť Ellis said. â€śAnother big thing is to see how conditioned we are. I want to see how we stack up to another team.â€ť
When the Pocola Indians get their first chance to face a team in tonight's 7 p.m. scrimmage against the Gore Pirates at John Carter Field, one word can describe what Pocola Coach Rick Lang wants to see.
â€śConsistency, especially early,â€ť Lang said. â€śI want to see these kids hustle and be enthusiastic. With the number of kids we have back, I want to see consistency on both sides of the ball, especially on sustaining drives and not turning the ball over.â€ť