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Jackie Wayne Dinger

May 18, 2012

Jackie Wayne Dinger, 70, of De Queen, Ark., died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1941, in De Queen. He was retired from the U.S. Army.
 Dinger was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Eula Smith Dinger; two brothers, Frank Dinger and Bobby Dinger; and two sisters, Peggy Deer and Evelyn Hill.

William “Billy” Ray McClary

May 18, 2012

William “Billy” Ray McClary, 53, of Panama died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Tulsa.
Billy was born Nov. 21, 1958, in Altus to William Paul and Myrna Joyce Sutton McClary.
Billy was a member of the First Step of Faith Church in Poteau. He loved old cars and motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife, Joy of the home; mother, Myrna Joyce (McClary) Kinney of Panama; an aunt, Delores “Dody” Stewart of Panama; several cousins and many friends
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Mallory-Martin Chapel of Spiro with Rev. Leon Glenn officiating.

Lula Mae Myers

May 18, 2012

Lula Mae Myers, 94, of Poteau died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Poteau.
Lula ws born July 31, 1917, to Clarence and Nellie (Pate) Shrum in Hartford, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Myers; son, Jackie Neal Myers; and grandson, Ricky Neal Myers; her parents,  three brothers and one sister. 
Lula was an elementary teacher for 30 years, pianist, teacher and Vacation Bible School Director at church, a member of the Poteau Church of the Nazarene. She was an active participant of Compassionate Ministries through music at the Oaks Healthcare Center. 

Shane Derrick “Doc” Owens

May 18, 2012

Shane Derrick “Doc” Owens, 30, formerly of Shady Point died Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Shane was born Dec. 3, 1981, in Hyden, Ky. 
He was a paramedic in Orlando, an Iraq war veteran and a medic in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Paige Breanne Underwood

May 18, 2012

Paige Breanne Underwood, 16, of Shady Point died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Calhoun as a result of an auto accident. Paige was born Oct. 3, 1995, in Tupelo, Miss., to Jerry Jr. and Melissa K. (Bradley) Underwood. She was a student at Poteau High School; a National Honor Society Student, Secretary of the FFA and on the varsity Soccer Team. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmothers, Brenda Underwood and Harriett June Holcomb.

Lady Pirate basketball team meets new coach; Heavener boys coach hired Monday night

May 18, 2012

Sometimes when one looks at all sides of an issue, one side seems to stick out. That was verly likely the case for Scott Gregory.
Gregory, who had been coaching the Heavener Wolves for the past seven seasons, was hired at Monday night's Poteau Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the new coach of the Poteau Lady Pirates.
With the fact that Gregory lives in Poteau will make things easier for him with the new job.
However, he is also excited about just how good the Lady Pirates can be.

CASC softball coach, Wilburton coaches win LCCA Golf Tournament

May 18, 2012

There was an invasion of coaches from Latimer County, Wilburton to be precise, at Wednesday's LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Tournament, which took place at Choctaw Country Club.
Carl Albert State College Softball Coach David Holt, who is from Wilburton, along with Wilburton High School coaches Justin Lowder and Eddie Muse and WHS Athletic Director Ken Lay won the event with a 59.
The foursome of CASC Women's Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman, Heavener coaches Russ McDonald and Bobby Pickle and CCC member Ron Murphree was second at 60.

Sports Briefs

May 18, 2012

A benefit T-ball tournament will take place Saturday at Cameron. Entry fee is one new ball per game. Teams will play three games.
For more information or to enter, call (479) 353-0782 after 5 p.m.
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The eighth annual Mark "Mud Duck" Sullivan Junior Golf Camp will take place Tuesday through Thursday at Choctaw Country Club. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, while the final day of camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Entry fee is $20 per camper.

My scoop of Mother's Day raspberry ice cream?

May 18, 2012

First of all, I forgot to wish my mother, JoAnn Mattox, and my wife, Jenny, a Happy Mother's Day last week. For some strange reason, I thought Mother's Day was this Sunday instead of last Sunday — I was a week behind.
Sometimes I wonder if my elevator goes all the way to the penthouse? Anyway, Happy Belated Mother's Day, ladies.
FYI — I now keep a huge calendar on the kitchen table, and write everything down so I just don't forget anything any more.
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