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Rebecca “Dacky” White

January 3, 2012

Rebecca “Dacky” White, 69, of Spiro died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Louisiana. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro, is handling arrangements.

Peggy Ann Plummer

January 3, 2012

Peggy Ann Plummer, 63, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Mallory Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be held at the Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Brenda Kay Whitecotton Conway

January 3, 2012

Brenda Kay Whitecotton Conway, 62, of Keota died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Assembly of God Church in Bokoshe. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Shirley Jean Neff

January 3, 2012

Shirley Jean Neff, 61, of Wister died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Wister.
Shirley was born in Poteau on Nov. 21, 1950, to Paul and Rachel (Kelley) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Paulette Nichols; and husband, Joe Neff.

Jesse Carl “Jess” Long

January 3, 2012

Jesse Carl Long, known as Jess to his friends, was born on January 14, 1922, in Wynnewood to Carl and Ethel (Fennell) Long. Jesse died Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by three wives and his only sister, Lorraine Cerkoff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his nieces, Charlene Wassman, Lorraine Helf and Suzanne Case, and a nephew, Robert Cerkoff, all of San Jose, Calif.

James Loyd Cox

January 3, 2012

James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.

James Loyd Cox

January 3, 2012

James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Shirley Jean Sumpter Adams Ford

January 3, 2012

Shirley Jean Sumpter Adams Ford, 58, of Wister died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Wister. Shirley was born Jan. 17, 1953, in Fanshawe to Jay and Loeta (Wilson) Sumpter. She was a homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jackie Sumpter Lucas.

Tiger Truck resolution is reached

January 3, 2012

On Friday December 30, 2011, Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley announced that an agreement had been reached and finalized with a Chinese firm to reopen the Tiger Trucks facility (now Tiger International) in the Poteau Industrial Park.
Tiger Trucks originally opened its doors in Poteau July 31, 2008, while under the ownership of a different Chinese firm. Which offered jobs to approximately 300 workers, and was the first U.S. play to produce Chinese heritage vehicles. The Poteau plant was designed to manufacture 7,500 vehicles per year.

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