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Archive - May 2012

May 30th

Billy Ray Shadwick

May 30, 2012

Early Friday morning, May 25, 2012, Billy Ray Shadwick left our earth to be in a better place; 21 days after May 4, when he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 
Billy was 45. He was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Idabel to Bill and Shirley Shadwick. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1984 and attended CASC.
Billy married Stephanie on Nov. 27, 1998, giving them almost 15 incredible years together with the kids — Tasha and Garret Janway.
Billy’s prior employment was a Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino with his current employment being a Manager at Ron’s Discount Lumber.

Poteau Athletic Hall of Fame revival

May 30, 2012

It has been 10 long years since the Poteau High School Hall of Fame has had an induction ceremony to honor previous members of the Poteau High School fraternity of athletes, coaches and support staff. Friday night, May 25, the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony that saw 41 former athletes, coaches and supporters enshrined. Only 5 inductees were not present due to prior commitments.
The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the all school reunion, which is held every three years.

Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs open tournament 2-1

May 30, 2012

BARTLESVILLE — The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team won two of its first three games in the Trophy Case Tournament.
After losing to Three Rivers 12-11 in eight innings Saturday afternoon, the Riverdawgs won their next two games, beating Jay 6-2 later that day, then beating Woodward 6-2 Sunday night.  
The ‘Dawgs, 2-1 on the season, played Three Rivers again Monday morning, and had to win four games to win the tournament.

Sports Briefs

May 30, 2012

The Poteau Baseball Camps will be next week at Carl Albert State College's Ival Goodman Field. The camp is for ages 7-10 and will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Monday. The camp for ages 11-15 will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Entry Fee is $40 per camper. For additional information, call Ryan Bowen at (580) 579-1037.
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May 28th

Lois Pauline Rodgers

May 28, 2012

Lois Pauline Rodgers, 91, of Spiro died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Henryetta McKesson

May 28, 2012

Henryetta McKesson, 98, of Fort Coffee died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Mount Triumph MIssionary Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Herbert Oscar Upchurch

May 28, 2012

Herbert Oscar Upchurch Jr., 61, of Poteau died Friday, May 25, 2012, in Poteau. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Rebecca (Conrad) McDonald

May 28, 2012

Rebecca (Conrad) McDonald, 94, of Spiro died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Charlene (Wells) Releford

May 28, 2012

Charlene (Wells) Releford, 99, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Roselawn Cemetery inn Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

House burns in Poteau

May 28, 2012

The Poteau Fire Department responded to a structure fire Friday night at 10 p.m.
The abandoned home was destroyed by the flames.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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