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February 25th

John C. ‘J.C’ Jones

February 25, 2013

John C. “J.C.” Jones, 68, of Greenwood, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired truck driver. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, J.R. Jones of Spiro; four daughters, Tammy Diedrich of Summerfield, Jennifer Turner of Oklahoma, Janet Taylor of Greenwood and Phyllis Hogan of Greenwood; one sister, Joyce Towler of Bokoshe, and 11 grandchildren.

Lois Hinds

February 25, 2013

Lois Hinds, 95, of Heavener died Saturday, Feb. 23, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Janice Maye Sanders

February 25, 2013

Janice Maye Sanders, 72, of Wister died Saturday, feb. 23, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Ark., under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Poteau girls lose to Muldrow to see basketball season end; Lady Pirates get dramatic consolation semifinal victory in OT over Hilldale

February 25, 2013

FORT GIBSON — Last season, the Poteau Lady Pirates were the Cinderella story of the postseason as they were able to get to the Class 4A Area Tournament — and three wins from the state tournament.
The Lady Pirates were hoping to reach the same level on Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation finals. However, a rough fourth quarter enabled the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs to get a 36-26 victory to end the Lady Pirates' season at 18-9.

Poteau has two wrestlers place at Class 4A State Tournament; Pirates finish in ninth place in team standings

February 25, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Poteau Pirates placed at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena.
Senior Tyler Tustin's bid for a three-peat as state champion just missed as he lost his 138-pound state title match 4-2 after winning his first two matches — a 15-0 technical fall quarterfinal victory and a 3-1 semifinal win. He placed second, and ended his career with two state titles, four times placing at state, three times a state finalist, four regional titles and a career record of 168-8.

Hodgen girls, Monroe boys lose in ORES State Tournament semifinals

February 25, 2013

SHAWNEE — The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs and the Monroe Eagles each lost semifinals games on Friday in the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) State Tournament.
In the Division II semifinals, the Lady Bulldogs lost 43-37 to eventual state champion El Reno Darlington on Friday at St. Gregory's University.
The Eagles suffered a state semifinal loss to Bearden by the score of 31-25 in the Division IV boys action on Friday at Shawnee Middle School. Bearden lost to Stidman in Saturday's title game.

William ‘Bill’ Smith

February 25, 2013

William “Bill” Smith, 66, of Spiro died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Louise Wann

February 25, 2013

Louise Wann, 93, of Wister died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Barling, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Reichert Fire Department holds annual fundraiser

February 25, 2013

The Reichert Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper fundraiser starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Reichert Fire Station and Community Center.
The price per meal is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
The Walker Mountain Boys will provide music for the event.
All proceeds go to support the Reichert Fire Department.

Leadership LeFlore County application deadline toay

February 25, 2013

Today is the last day for applications for the Leadership LeFlore County class of 2013. The course is designed for education future leaders in LeFlore County and surrounding areas. Classes begin March 7 at 6 p.m. at Long Lake Resort. 
The first session covers meaning of leadership and leadership skill and styles. Guest speakers will be Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley, State Rep. James Lockhart and former Sen. Kenneth Corn.
Registration coast $50 and each attendee will receive an LLC shirt, meals and transportation special tours.

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