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Archive - Aug 2, 2012

Protectors seek new home

August 2, 2012

The Protectors Motorcycle Association is looking for a new home.
According to a press release from the organization, the bikers are currently seeking a new location at which to hold its monthly meetings.
Protectors Secretary Carolyn Currens says that the group's current facility, a rented property located on South McKenna Street in Poteau, lacks water and bathroom facilities. Currens added that the Protectors have been in their current location for about one year.

Fred J. Kerksiek

August 2, 2012

Fred J. Kerksiek, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. 
Fred was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Wakeeney, Kan., to Henry and Minnie (Wrightmire) Kerksiek. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a mechanic. Fred attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Beatrice.  He loved gardening, fishing and hunting.

Geraldine M. Thompson

August 2, 2012

Geraldine M. Thompson entered the world on Feb. 16, 1929, in Cameron, the daughter of Jesse Green Thompson and Dessie Erma Willow Lee Goforth.
During her 83 years of life, Geraldine most cherished the times spent with her family and loved ones.

Happy Campers

August 2, 2012

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 2, 2012

Today's Games
Field No. 1
Muldrow vs. Battiest, 10 a.m.; Smithville vs. Quinton, 11:15 a.m.; Talihina vs. Roland, 12:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Roland, 1:45 p.m.; Panama vs. Berryhill, 3 p.m.; Panama vs. Broken Bow, 4:15 p.m.; Poteau vs. Beggs, 5:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Berryhill, 6:45 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Beggs JV, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Whitesboro vs. Quinton, 10 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Battiest, 11:15 a.m.; Howe vs. Berryhill, 12:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Berryhill, 1:45 p.m.; Spiro vs. Broken Bow, 3 p.m.; Heavener vs. Berryhill, 4:15 p.m.; Wister vs. Colbert, 5:30 p.m.; Wister JV vs. Westville, 6:45 p.m.

Sports Briefs

August 2, 2012

Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-eighth grade Raider and Lady Raider athletes will be 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Dr. William Willis' office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The physicals will cost $15 cash per individual.
For additional information, call PKMS Coach Greg Wilson at (918) 839-7346.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Bass Fanatix is now open, and getting me in hot water

August 2, 2012

Some of you may have seen the new tackle shop across from Marvin’s in Poteau called Bass Fanatix. Josh Wallis is an avid fisherman who loves fishing and everything about fishing. He has wanted to open a tackle shop for several years, and he saw a golden opportunity in the city of Poteau.

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