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August 15th

Bobbie R. Hammons

August 16, 2011

Bobbie R. Hammons, 87, of Bokoshe
died Aug. 12, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She
was born Sept, 6, 1923, in Kinta to John
Johnson and Dora Anna (Griffith) Adams.
She was a retired factory worker. Bobbie
Adams married Sewell C. Hammons on
December 20, 1941, in Kinta. She was a
faithful member of the First Baptist Church
of Bokoshe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved
husband; a granddaughter, Amy Rachelle Hammons; a
brother, Floyd Box; and two sisters, Pauline Trahern and
Melvina Heather.
Surviving her are three sons and daughters-in-law,

Fire Association gets grant

August 16, 2011

The LeFlore County Fire
Fighters Association
(LCFA) has received a grant
from Homeland Securities
Assistance to Firefighters
Grant program (AFG). In a
Regional grant submitted
by host Post Mountain Fire
Department, the LCFA was
granted $159,000 to purchase
414 handheld and 116
mobile radios. Each department
will receive 15 handhelds
and 4 mobiles with
the host receiving 9 handhelds
. All 28 fire departments
in LeFlore county
agreed to be a part of the
grant which was submitted
in May of 2010. Each fire
department had to submit
run reports, number of firefighters,

D&D counseling wins rodeo decorating contest

August 16, 2011

D & D Counseling of Poteau won the business rodeo decorating contest sponsored by Poteau Daily News and the
Chamber of Commerce. This year it was a very tight race between D & D and First National Bank followed
closely by Arvest Bank. See additional photo's on page 6A.

Local cowboy doesn't let anything get him down

August 16, 2011

A hometown cowboy
who overcame adversity
to follow his dream will
participate tonight in the
Phil Gardenhire Rodeo.
Riding with him will be
his life long friends, determination,
dedication, heart
and soul.
Cody Christian, 30, of
Spiro, has spent his life
achieving things that some
take for granted, but never
once did it slow him down.
Cody was born with a cancerous
tumor called
Neuroblastoma. At the
age of nine months, Cody
was admitted to St. Judes
Research Hospital in
Memphis, TN., and soon
underwent surgery to
remove the tumor.
Following the surgery, he

August 13th

Padded Midnight Madness

August 13, 2011

Local ropers win regional team roping championship

August 13, 2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas ­— Two local ropers were big winners during the recent United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) Lone Star Regional Finals at the Extraco Heart of Texas Events Center in Waco, Texas. Caleb Sebo of Spiro, roped five steers in a time of 38.37 with partner Jeff Hunter of Talihina, defeating 116 other teams to win custom Martin trophy saddles and $6,338 of the $15,884 purse. The win qualified both ropers to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Oct. 22-30 in Oklahoma City.

August 12th

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

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