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Shelly Renee Carpenter

March 1, 2013

Shelly Renee Carpenter, 44, of Spiro died Monday, Feb. 25. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Charles A. Potter Sr.

March 1, 2013

Charley Potter Sr., 71, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Poteau. He was born Sept. 16, 1941, at Cameron to W.A. “Bill” and Stellie “Mae” (Smith) Potter. He was a self-employed carpenter and owner of Charley’s Construction.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Lloyd Hale

March 1, 2013

Lloyd Hale, 81, of Panama died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Lloyd was born April 3, 1931, in Bokoshe to James W. and Mollie (Poteet) Hale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loretta; sister, Berniece; and brothers, Haskell and Mousey.

Vike Hike date is set

March 1, 2013

The fourth annual Vike Hike 5K is set for Saturday, April 6.
Registration will be from 7-8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. pistol start at Carl Albert State College Poteau campus.
Entry fee is $20 for those mailing, faxing or delivering their entry forms by Monday, March 25. Later entries will cost $30. The fee is $10 for CASC students with a student ID. The first 250 participants will get chip timing, with awards going to the top three in each age category.
Vike Hike T-shirts will go to everyone who registers by March 25, and lunch will be provided for everyone immediately following the race.

Kiamichi Economic Development searching for vendors

March 1, 2013

The Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma Area Agency on Aging is accepting Requests for Proposals from interested vendors to provide respite and health promotion services to persons age 60 and older in Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties.
 The following services will be considered for funding: The National Family Caregivers Supportive Services on Respite Care for Caregivers and Respite Care for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Also being funded are disease prevention and health promotion services for evidence-based programs.

State Auditor speaks on fraud

March 1, 2013

Oklahoma Auditor Gary Jones spoke during the Chamber of Commerce's First Friday meeting held at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau Friday afternoon.
Jones discussed fraud and prevention along with solutions and how audits can be requested to help increase transparency and promote accountability.

Silo ends season for Talihina girls; Golden Tigers play Preston tonight for area title, trip to state

March 1, 2013

WILBURTON — Last year, the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers saw their basketball season end at the Class 2A Area Tournament at the Wilburton High School gym. Unfortunately for them, the same thing happened Thursday afternoon.
A 3-point basket by Silo's Mary Grider with 15 seconds left lifted the Lady Rebels to a 38-37 win over the Lady Golden Tigers in the Class 2A Area Tournament consolation quarterfinals. The loss ended Talihina's season at 18-9.

Opening day 2013 has arrived on the diamond; Poteau's baseball opener moved to CASC

March 1, 2013

We're back! My favorite time of the year has arrived as the spring baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today for a few teams and most everyone else next week.
For those new to the area, this column runs usually every Tuesday morning with the ins and outs, ups and downs, what's upcoming, the weekly schedules in both sports and Pitchers and Hitters of the Week in each sport — by the way, coaches, you may nominate players for those honors is you wish.

I bet you all thought I had disappeared

March 1, 2013

It has been a while since I last wrote, and the sports world just keeps a rolling.
The Poteau boys and girls had a tough weeked in the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Fort Gibson as their seasons ended sooner than hoped.
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team finished ninth in the Class 4A State Tournament. Two-time defending state champion Tyler Tustin had a chance to three-peat, but he lost by two points in the finals.

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