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Floyd Matthew “Buddy” Keeney Jr

September 7, 2011

Floyd Matthew “Buddy” Keeney Jr., 61,
of Panama died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in
Buddy was born Jan. 5, 1950. in
Marysville, Calif., to Floyd Matthew Sr.
and Jean D. (Dodson) Keeney.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 10, at First Baptist Church in Panama
with The Rev. Larry Harris officiating. Arrangements are
under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home,

William Ollar

September 7, 2011

William Ollar, 63, of Mena, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2011, in
Little Rock, Ark. He was born Feb. 25, 1948, in Hodgen.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 5, at the
Dowden Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

Dorothy Ann Eagan Phillips

September 7, 2011

Dorothy Ann Eagan Phillips, 76, of
Fanshawe died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in
Waco, Texas.
Dorothy was born May 29, 1935, in
Henryetta to Sherman Thomas and Clara
Dorothy (Ramsey) Eagan. She moved to
Fanshawe in 1947 and graduated from
Fanshawe High School in 1953. Dorothy
worked as a homemaker and health care provider until she
retired and moved to Texas, where she stayed with her
children until her passing. Dorothy was preceded in death
by her parents; daughter, Donna Renee Phillips; sister,
Laura Elizabeth Eagan Cargill; brothers, Sherman Lee,

Don G. Loe

September 7, 2011

Don G. Loe, 87, of Heavener died Thursday, Sept. 1,
2011, in Heavener. He was born in Redwood City, Calif.,
but grew up in the Tacoma, Wash., and San Francisco Bay
On March 21, 1941, he reported to the Naval Recruit
Center at San Diego. Upon completion of basic training,
he reported for duty in November 1941 on the heavy
cruiser USS Salt Lake City. He was on the water in a
motor launch when a Japanese plane opened fire, beginning
the attack at Pearl Harbor. He returned to the Salt
Lake City 11 days later and saw considerable action in a

Quinton man dies in accident

September 7, 2011

A single vehicle accident
that sent one man to
the hospital last week for
critical injuries turned
tragic after the injured
man succumbed to his
injuries on Wednesday.
According to the accident
report released by the
Oklahoma Highway
Patrol, Leon Wright, 58,
of Quinton was driving a
2004 Yamaha V-Star on
State Highway 31 approximately
two miles east of
Quinton when he attempted
to turn onto State
Highway 2.
According to the report,
Trooper Easton concluded
that Wright was traveling
too fast on a curve and as
he attempted to turn onto
SH2 he lost control and

Inmate attempts suicide

September 7, 2011

A Sebastian County
inmate set to stand trial in
Oklahoma for murder was
transported to a Fort Smith
hospital after Sebastian
County Detention Officers
discovered he was wounded.
Elvis Thacker, 23, of
Cedarville, Ark., was treated
and released at Sparks
Regional Medical Center
this weekend for a superficial
wound to his neck that
is believed to have been a
suicide attempt.
Sunday afternoon, detention
officers issued razors
to inmates who are given an
allotted amount of time to
shave, then the razors are
retrieved and disposed of.
When the detention officers

Wister woman is assaulted outside of store

September 7, 2011

A Wister woman was
taken to Eastern Oklahoma
Medical Center Sunday
night after she was robbed
outside a Wister convenience
According to Wister
Chief of Police Randy Liles,
between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Sunday night, Ethel Buckner
was at the Short Stop convenience
store in Wister
when she was assaulted in
the parking lot and her purse
Buckner, who was the
only customer, walked out
of the store and toward her
vehicle that was parked on
the side of the building in a
dark area. When she got to
her vehicle her attacker
came from some nearby

Poteau girls post road victory over Pocola Lady Indians Monday afternoon

September 7, 2011

POCOLA — The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team welcomed pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell back to the pitching circle Monday afternoon when her team faced the Pocola Lady Indians. She seemed to pick up right where she left off.
After not pitching for about two weeks due to arm stiffness, Caldwell pitched four innings and got her 10th win of the season as the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Indians 8-1.

LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament next week

September 7, 2011

It's here. Next week will be the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Games will begin Monday and end with the championship game (or games) on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Poteau was awarded the top seed, and the Lady Pirates took home the county championship last fall.
But this fall's event could be very interesting. Spiro, the No. 2 seed, has fallen to Poteau twice — each time by a single run.
Panama, the No. 3 seed, only got beat by Poteau 3-0 in last month's Lady ’Back Classic, but the Lady Pirates did run rule them about a week later.

A good start for OSU, but Cowboys still need to improve — but a short week to do so

September 7, 2011

STILLWATER — There's a lot of high optimism on the side of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team. This season is supposedly going to be their best since Coach Mike Gundy took over.
The good news was the Pokes handled the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 61-34 Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. However, while there were some good things Gundy saw, he also saw some not-so-good things.

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