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July 31st

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

July 31, 2012

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site is Braum's. The very first Braum's store was opened in 1968 by Bill and Mary Braum. There are now more than 270 Braum's stores in five states including Poteau's which was opened April 2, 1989. Special to the Cash Mob, Braum's is offer double dip cones for $.99 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

New information released in child abuse case

July 31, 2012

A Pocola man was formally charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office in connection with the rape and abuse of a 23-month-old child.
Heath Wayne Talley, 26, of Pocola, is accused of leaving multiple burns on the child's body and sexually assaulting her while she was in his care.
According to his statement to investigators, he laid the child on the bed to change her diaper and he heard a popping sound several times when he realized he had laid her on a homemade phone charger. He noticed more marks on the child the next morning and took her to her mother.

Alice Fay (Woolsey) Palmer

July 31, 2012

Alice Fay (Woolsey) Palmer, 60, of Fort Smith, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

Teresa Ann (Hudgens) Moody

July 31, 2012

Teresa Ann (Hudgens) Moody, 48, of Spiro died Friday, July 27, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

Juanita (Brown) Peters

July 31, 2012

Juanita (Brown) Peters, 85, of Poteau died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Poteau.
Juanita was born Sept. 18, 1926, in Bengal. Juanita was a housewife and a LeFlore County tag agent. She loved to attend Poteau Pirate football and basketball games. Juanita truly loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy T. and Ida (Porter) Brown; husband, Bill Peters; brother, Guy L. Buddy Brown; sister, Wanda Austin; brother-in-law, Odie Peters; sister-in-law, Beverly Peters; Grandma and Grandpa.

Jane Hammond

July 31, 2012

Jane Hammond, 85, of Poteau died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Poteau. Jane was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo.

Paige Underwood dedication set for Thursday

July 31, 2012

A dedication for Paige Underwood, 16, who lost her life 10 months ago is set for Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
Paige was killed in a car accident on her way to school in May. The accident occurred along a deadly stretch of curves on Calhoun Road. Since her death, family, friends and classmates have helped to raise money to install guardrails along the side of the roadway.
The dedication will be held at Kevin and Melissa Holcomb's (Paige's mother) home on Oak Tree Dr. in Calhoun.

Vera Mecom Watson

July 31, 2012

Vera Mecom Watson, 93, of Poteau passed to be with her Lord Monday, July 30, 2012, at Spiro Nursing Home. Born Jan. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Jim and Alta Mecom. She married Marvin Watson Jan. 24, 1937. She was a retired seamstress of Hamlin Garment Factory in Poteau. She was a longtime member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church.

LeFlore County football duo play in All-State Game Friday night

July 31, 2012

TULSA — One saw action one last time before taking off for New England. It was the final gridiron experience for the other. Those were respectively the cases for K.J. Booze of Spiro and Austin Lawson of Talihina.
Booze hopes one day to manage a sports team or be an agent. Those are some career options he’s looking at he is bound to play college football way up in the northeast at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
‘I’m excited about it,” Booze said. “I can’t wait.”
The former Bulldog standout will go to the Ivy League school on an academic scholarship.

Sun 'Block'

July 31, 2012

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