Archive - 2012
Anglers are concerned about the population status of crappie in Lake Wister.
Fisheries biologists sample crappie to monitor abundance trends as well as age vs. growth.
There is no data to suggest a problem exists or is looming.
Crappie growth is excellent with most individuals reaching 10 inches by age two and abundance trends are onthe rise.
However, management staff will hold a public meeting to provide anglers with current sampling data, answer questions,and address concerns regarding the fishery.
James Daniel â€śDanâ€ť Falkner, 62, of Panama, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Panama to Elmer and Dym (Brown) Falkner.Â He was a college instructor.Â Dan worked 20 years at Panama High School, 10 years at Roland High School and four years at Carl Albert State College.Â
He is preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Joyce Fife and Ann Howard.
Geraldine Flanagan Hebert, 89, of Poteau went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2012. She has been a faithful Christian since her youth.
Geraldine was born May 11, 1922, at Tarby, near Poteau.Â She was the daughter of the late Jim and Vera Flanagan, the wife of the late Harold S. Hebert, and a sister to the late James (Bubba) Flanagan.Â She is also preceded in death by son, Kenny Hebert.
Kent Alan Doyle, 24, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Kent was born March 25, 1987, in Fort Smith to Steve and Rebekah (Grose) Doyle.Â Kent was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Poteau. He enjoyed being with his family and taking road trips.Â He loved the outdoors, especially fishing.Â He loved watching movies and cartoons and listening to music.Â Kent was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sherman Grose and Cindy Orqco, and paternal grandfather, Rayford Doyle.Â
James â€śJockâ€ť Faulkenberry, 81, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Garland Cemetery, Stigler, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Wanda Ritchey, 94, of Talihina died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Faith Pentecostal Church, Talihina. Burial will be at the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Jimmie Maxine Morris, 74, of Wister died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Summerfield Church of Christ. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miler Funeral Home, Poteau.
Last week a local educator beloved by many lost his three-year battle with cancer. His family, students, friends and colleagues are now preparing for a memorial service this weekend to bid farewell to this beloved man.
James Daniel "Danny" Falkner was born on the last day of the year in 1949 and was raised in the community of Poker Bend near Panama. Although as a youngster he moved with his family to California several times, LeFlore County was most definitely home. It was also where he met his future wife, Janice Sue Gollihare.
The next stage of the Class A and B playoffs begin today with regional tournament action.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets will play Wright City's teams tonight at 6:30 and 8 p.m. respectively in the Clas A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The winners will play at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively, on Saturday for regional championships. But tonight's winners are guaranteed to do no worse than be regional runners-up, and advance to next week's Class A Area Tournament at the McAlester Expo Center.
HEAVENER â€” The regular season could not have ended any better for the Poteau High School basketball teams Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Pirates led wire to wire en route to a 55-30 victory over the Lady Wolves. Then, the Pirates followed suit with a come-from-behind 71-41 win over the Wolves, winning by 30 points after being down 11-2 early.