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May 21st

Randy Thomas Branscum

May 21, 2013

Randy Thomas Branscum, 54, of Poteau died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Poteau. Randy was born Oct. 17, 1958, in Loma Linda, Calif., to James Ray and Evelyn Eve (Graham) Branscum. He was the lead operator at Animal Feed Supplement. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Branscum.

Opheline Myers

May 21, 2013

Opheline Myers, 88, of Shady Point died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Jessie (Keeling) Abbott of Ada. Opheline was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Egypt, Okla. Opheline was united in marriage to Curtis Myers on Nov. 11, 1944, at their preacher’s home in Ada. Curtis and Opheline moved to Poteau in 1972, where they opened the Sonic Drive In. Opheline was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Bobby Dean Doshier

May 21, 2013

Bobby Dean Doshier, 77, of Spiro died Friday, May 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Bob was born March 25, 1936, in Shady Point to Tyde and Opal (Shelton) Doshier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and he served in Korea. He owned and operated Bob Doshier Trucking. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; son, Donald J.; and sister, Carol Ann Morgan.

Jessie J. Brand

May 21, 2013

Jessie J. Brand, 90, of Heavener died Friday, May 17, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Monday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

May 20th

LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games Rosters

May 20, 2013

North Boys
Poteau — Blake Johnson, Dylan Stone.
Arkoma — Demetric Johnson.
Cameron — Rodie Snell, Zack McCormick.
Panama — Buddy Rothermel, Coby Johnson.
Pocola — Tyler Hutchens.
Spiro — Jermaine Jimmerson, Knighe Rhoden, Westin Bartlett, William Nelson, Mikhail McDaniel.
South Boys
Heavener — Luke Culpepper, Kishan Patel, Trevor Smith.
Howe — Jose Lopez.
Leflore — Caleb Smith.
Talihina — Clark Austin, Caleb Killingsworth.
Wister — Tyler Gibson, Jon Watts, Cody Spraberry, Brandon Silva.
North Girls
Arkoma — Greta Belotti.
Bokoshe — Miranda McFarland, Christina Silva.

Howe to Shoot Free Throws

May 20, 2013

37 killed in Oklahoma tornado; death toll to rise

May 20, 2013

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says 37 people have been killed by a tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is expected to rise. Elliott didn't know how many of those killed were children.

Two hospitals treating nearly 60 after Okla. tornado

May 20, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials at two hospitals say they're treating nearly 60 patients, including more than a dozen children, after a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City.

Integris Southwest Medical Center spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) said 10 of 37 patients being treated at that facility Monday are listed in critical condition. Twelve are in serious and 15 others are listed in fair or good condition.

Happy Hoop Campers

May 20, 2013

Governor calls for assistance

May 20, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has deployed 80 Oklahoma National Guard members to assist with search and rescue operations in the hardest hit areas of Moore.

Fallin said Monday the troops will also help establish a perimeter around some of the most devastated areas in the Oklahoma City suburb. Moore suffered a direct hit from a major tornado.

Fallin also spoke Monday with President Barack Obama who offered the nation's help and gave Fallin a direct line to his office.

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