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June 14th

OCRS sprint car racing coming to Tri-State Speedway Saturday night

June 14, 2013

The Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars will hit the track Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway near Pocola.
The racing card will begin at 7:30 p.m. The pits will open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Pit passes cost $35 for adults and $15 for children.
The races will feature 18-year-old points leader Harli White.
For additional information, go online to www.tristatespeedway.com.

Wanda T. Rhodes

June 14, 2013

Wanda T. Rhodes, 87, of Sulphur, La., a native of Wister, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sulphur.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss, La. Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur is handling arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

Carolyn Sue King

June 14, 2013

Carolyn Sue King, 70, of Spiro died Thursday, June 13. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Billy Don Caldwell

June 14, 2013

Billy Don Caldwell, 55, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Billy was born July 29, 1957, in Bokoshe to Raymond Earl and Velma Mae (Fields) Caldwell. He worked for LeFlore County District 1. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Naval Reserves. Billy was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Larry Hugle; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugena and William Potter.

Rickey Alan Ford

June 14, 2013

Rickey Alan Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Rick was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Poteau to Eual John and Patsy Ruth (Tucker) Ford. He and Betty Mead were married Feb. 23, 1979. He was deputy warden at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center since 2010. JEHCC is a minimum security facility with more than 700 offenders. He was overseer of the daily operations.

July hearing set for teen charged in Duncan death

June 14, 2013

DUNCAN,(AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Duncan girl is being held without bond after his first court appearance.

The teenager appeared in Stephens County District Court on Thursday after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Alyssa Wiles. Court records show that court hearings were set for July 19 and July 31 in the case.

Police say Alyssa's father found her dead Monday at their home. Authorities say she was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Okla. health department urges rabies precautions

June 14, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials in Oklahoma are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their pets from rabies by having their pets vaccinated.

Oklahoma rules and regulations require that a veterinarian vaccinate dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies by the time the animal is 4 months old. Rabies vaccines are also available and are recommended for horses, sheep and cattle.

The state Health Department reports 41 cases of rabies in Oklahoma thus far in 2013. The cases include 25 skunks, nine cows, five dogs, one horse and one fox.

Came in last in Summer Series race, but had fun doing it

June 14, 2013

On Sunday, we all raced at Raceday Park MX for the third moto race in The Fat Albert's Summer Series. I was in the 250cc beginners class, and I finished dead last! It is hard to keep up with all those younger guys any more. However, I've got to keep trying, and one day, just maybe, I'll be able to beat those dudes. I still love it.
The next race is June 23, and it will be the Quads and Side by Sides Razors.
There will be an organized practice from 4 p.m. until dark on Saturday.
Cost is $15 per bike, all-terrain vehicle and peewee track.

Sports Briefs

June 14, 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The 2013 Poteau Coed Church Softball League registration has begun.
Any church that is interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this summer needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The entry fee is $400 per team. Deadline to entry is June 26.
League will begin play on July 8 or 9.
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June 13th

Tim ‘TimAtayo’ Thompson

June 13, 2013

Tim “TimAtayo” Thompson, 19, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Victory Worship Center. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

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