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Debra Louise Lamb

September 9, 2011

Debra Louise Lamb, 57,
of Panama died Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 2011, in Poteau.
Debra was born May 1,
1954, in Oakland, Calif., to
Leonard and Jean (Rogers)
Lyons. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 12, at Shady
Point Baptist Church with
The Rev. Larry Matthiesen
officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral
Home of Poteau.

Lois Stevens

September 9, 2011

Lois Stevens, 101, of
Talihina died Friday, Sept.
2, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 1
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at
the Talihina Church of
Christ with Phil Smith officiating.
Burial will be at the
Old Talihina Cemetery
under the direction of
Talihina Funeral Home.

Harold Turner

September 9, 2011

Harold Turner, 86, of Weatherford,
Texas, (formerly of Wister) died Monday,
Sept. 5, 2011, in Weatherford. Harold was
born in Wister on April 5, 1925, to Willis
and Tennie Turner. He managed a lumber
yard. Harold loved to fish and tell stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
wife, Bernice; sisters Billie June Crawley
and Mary Ruth Love; and brothers, Denver
Leeodis and Glen.
Survivors include his son, Chub and
wife, Ginger Turner of Weatherford;
grandchildren, Kandice of Waxahachie,
Texas, Samuel Don of Weatherford,
Kenneth James of Irving, Texas; three

Opal J. Molton

September 9, 2011

Opal J. Molton, 86, of
Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2011, in Poteau.
Opal was born June 1,
1925, in Wellington, Texas,
to William H. and Nannie
Rebecca (Barker) Gibbons.
She was a homemaker.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband,
Oscar Molton; sons, W.L. Molton
and Archie Molton; four sisters and four
Survivors include her daughter, Annetta
Cortez of Poteau; son, Joe Molton of Shady
Point; eight grandchildren, Danny Andrews,
Niel Andrews, Jeffery Walker, Jody Molton,
Dawn Jones, William Molton, Micheal
Motlon, and Jamie Sample; 24 great-grandchildren;

Margie Billings

September 9, 2011

Margie Billings, 79, formerly
of Poteau died Sept.
4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born June 23,
1932, in Fort Smith to
Lewis LeRoy and Minnie
Evelyn (Pierce) Jackson. A
private family memorial
will be held at a later date.
Cremation services are
under the direction of Grace
Manor Funeral Home,

Police find drugs during traffic stop in Howe

September 9, 2011

Formal charges were
filed against a Heavener
man Wednesday afternoon
stemming from his arrest
in July for allegedly possessing
Jason Lee Ellis, 28, of
Heavener, was charged
with possession of a controlled
dangerous substance
– methamphetamines
and marijuana
after Howe police officers
discovered narcotics hidden
under a seat during a
traffic stop.
According to the affidavit
filed by Howe Police
Officer Michael Oliver, on
July 26, he witnessed Ellis
driving a red Chevy
Cavalier that turned onto
Old State Highway 59
northbound. Oliver followed

Pocola woman files suit after fall

September 9, 2011

A Pocola woman who
claimed to have been
injured while on school
property levied a lawsuit
against the Pocola School
District asking for
$125,000 in damages.
According to the petition
filed in the civil case,
Gena Hayes alleged that
on April 14, 2010 she was
at the Pocola Elementary
School to enroll her granddaughter
in Pre-
Kindergarten. While at
the school she was walking
on black mats that
Pocola School personnel
had used to form a sidewalk
between buildings
when she stepped in ice
cream and fell. The petition
alleges that in the fall
Hayes suffered serious

Donating their art

September 9, 2011

Poteau High School Art Teacher Ms. Hopper and PHS Art Club members paint
storefront windows to decorate for this weekend's Sportsman Festival on Dewey
Avenue in downtown Poteau.

Whitesboro beats McCurtain, but host Howe falls to Clayton in Wood Bat Tournament; Saturday's game times have changed to accommodate ACT testing

September 9, 2011

HOWE — Thursday afternoon's games in the fourth annual Howe Wood Bat Tournament at Lions Field saw one local team win and the host team lose.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs defeated the McCurtain Bulldogs 7-1 to advance to Saturday afternoon's winner's-bracket semifinal.
But the host team, the Howe Lions, fell 10-4 to the Clayton Bulldogs, which also advanced to Saturday afternoon's winner's-bracket semfinals.
Thursday night's late games had Cameron playing Smithville and Leflore meeting Wister.

High School Softball Roundup

September 9, 2011

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions had no problems with the visiting Battiest Lady Panthers as they run ruled them 12-1 in four innings Tuesday afternoon.
Panola 15, Whitesboro 9; Panola 13, Whitesboro 1: Tuesday in Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-8 on the season after losing both games of the doubleheader.
McCurtain 15, Howe 12; McCurtain 16, Howe 9: Friday in Howe, the Lady Bulldogs took a pair of games from the Lady Lions, whose game Thursday at home against Spiro was canceled due to water problems — and it will not be rescheduled.

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