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Archive - Sep 2013

September 20th

The Vype Man

September 20, 2013

Poteau's original NASCAR fan recognized

September 20, 2013

During Labor Day weekend's NASCAR race at Atlanta, an interesting name was observed in the race program. The program listed longtime Atlanta Motor Speedway fans, and the second page of the section was entitled 25 to 49 years [for being fans]. On that list was Poteau's own Harold R. “Dick” Wilkerson.
Dick, who is known far and wide for his knowledge of motor homes and other recreational vehicles, has been a stock car racing fan since the early days of Tri-State Speedway and many other local tracks.

Food, music, fun to benefit Radley O'Neal

September 20, 2013

Friends are coming together to stage a fundraiser for the family of Radley O'Neal, a Hartford, Ark., first-grader who is undergoing cancer treatments.
The barbecue dinner — including live music, games and a silent auction — will be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hartford fire station. Dinner will be $5.
Radley has been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma — cancer of the connective tissue. He is the son of Kendall and Vanessa Black O’Neal and the grandson of Gary and Mary Radley and Jack and Brenda Sweeten.

JoNell Hildebrand

September 20, 2013

JoNell Hildebrand, 77, of Poteau died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Poteau. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery near Hodgen under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Zadoc "Mackie" Frazier

September 20, 2013

Zadoc "Mackie" Frazier, 75, of Talihina died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Euel F. Bethell

September 20, 2013

Euel F. Bethell, 86, of Holson Valley died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Knothole community near Cameron, to Gladys (Hardin) and James Dewey Hensley. She was a twin and the eldest of 11 children. She was a homemaker and never allowed anyone to leave her home without sending “something” with them. She loved to go fishing and camping with her husband and family and always worked beside her husband on the farm, at the sawmill and anywhere else she was needed.

Jean Mixon

September 20, 2013

Jean Mixon, 88, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Shady Point. Jean was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Jenny Lind, Ark., to Robert Lee and Fannie (Carpenter) Kiger. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mixon; her parents; five brothers, Royce, Floyd, Sam, Richard (Bob) and Jacky; four sisters, Melvina Thompson, Margie Garrett, Islrea Jordan, Cordy Sherfield Fletcher; and granddaughter, Angela Smith Stacey

Panama man gets life in father's slaying

September 20, 2013

A Panama man accused of murdering his father will spend more than 50 years behind bars after a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Rue Lockaby, 51, was charged with first-degree murder in the hanging and beating death of his 77-year-old father, Arlen "Buck" Lockaby, in March.

Double murder trial began Thursday

September 20, 2013

The fate of accused double murderer Christopher Kenyon Simpson lies in the hands of nine women and three men after jury selection concluded and opening statements were heard Thursday.
Simpson is accused in the 2012 death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
On Thursday morning, jury selection got underway in LeFlore County District Court and by 3 p.m., 12 county residents took their places to hear testimony in the murder trial.

Thursday Night's High School Football Scores

September 20, 2013

Poteau 46, Tulsa Webster 6
Talihina 40, Sallisaw JV 19
Editor's Note: Look for sports correspondent Jim Marsh's story on Poteau's game and sports correspondent Calvin McClain's story on Talihina's game in Saturday's edition.

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