Archive - Aug 9, 2012
Dustin Ester, 40, returned to LeFlore County recently to be close to he and his wife's family after she was diagnosed with Lupus. Dustin's wife, Delana Luman Ester, is in need of close family care during so the move to be near her parents seemed the best.
Dustin and Delana and their two children Tyler, 16, and Logan, 14, moved to Heavener and two months later, Dustin was diagnosed with cancer. He has since undergone six cycles of chemotherapy and 18 radiation treatments.
Dustin is a veteran of the Gulf War were he served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk as a fire fighter.
Children of all ages are invited to participate in a kids fair / youth rally Saturday Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Strike A-Lot bowling alley in Poteau.
The event is free to the public and will include inflatable slides and mazes along with free bowling and lazer tag. There will also be live music provided by eight local christian bands.
A percent of a proceeds from the sale of food and drinks will benefit the Women's Crisis Services of LeFlore County.
Parents must be present with children.
Larry John Enger, 63, of Poteau died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Poteau.Â Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Ruth Ann Duncan, 54, of Cameron died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Ruth was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Cameron to Floyd and Alma (Bonner) Boyd.Â She was an administrative assistant for St. Edward Home Health for 18 years.Â Ruth was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Poteau.Â She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother, known to her grandchildren as â€śTataâ€ť and â€śMomma Ruthâ€ť to her children and grandchildren by love. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Boyd, Roger Marrow and Jimmie Bascue; sisters, Jonell LaPointe, Cheryl Blair; and son, Deputy Dustin S. Duncan
Multiple agencies responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon that soon spread to nearby timber threatening hundreds of acres of forestry and nearby homes.
Summerfield , Fanshawe, Leflore and Post Mountain Fire Departments responded to the blaze and with the assistance of the U.S. Forestry helicopter who supplied large aerial water drops the blaze was contained.
According to sources, the cause of the fire was an electrical box attached to the outside of the home.
No one was injured in the fire.
WISTER â€” It looked like it was going to be a low-scoring affair in Tuesday's season opener between Poteau and Wister, but one big inning changed that.
A seven-run fourth inning broke a scoreless tie as the Lady Pirates prevailed in a 12-0, six-inning, run-rule game over the Lady Wildcats.
As strong storms moved across the area Wednesday afternoon more than 1,400 OG&E customers found themselves without electricity.
Poteau saw the brunt of damages along the southern side of town with trees blown down along Morris and Church Streets and a metal building blown onto its top at Dunn Rite Custom Buildings on South Broadway.
According to Michael Davidson, a downburst is possibly to blame for the damages. Wind gusts up to 75 mph were recorded during the storm.
PANAMA â€” The defending Class 2A state champion Panama Lady Razorbacks began defense of their state title in fine fashion Tuesday as they opened the 2012 fast-pitch season with a 10-0 win over the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs.
Heavener 16, Vian 8; Red Oak 12, Heavener 0: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves (1-1) opened the season with a split of their games.
STIGLER â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs and the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers opened their 2012 fast-pitch softball season by posting victories in the Stigler Tournament â€” which was originally the Keota Tournament, but the Lady Lions gave it to the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Bulldogs blanked the Arkoma Lady Mustangs 12-0, while the Lady Golden Tigers got past the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 6-2.
The Pocola Lady Indians were edged 9-8 by the Keota Lady Lions.
CAMERON â€” It took eight innings, but the Cameron Yellowjackets outlasted the Wister Wildcats.
Two unearned runs in the home half of the eighth inning to lift the â€™Jackets to a 8-7 victory over the â€™Cats in Tuesday afternoon's season opener.
Whitesboro 11, Clayton 1; Whitesboro 12, Clayton 0: In Clayton, in a battle of Bulldogs, LeFlore County's canines got the sweep of Pushmataha's â€™Dogs.