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June 4th

Sports Briefs

June 4, 2013

Registration is now 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 aforementioned 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 3rd

Howe Summer Girls Basketball League Schedule

June 3, 2013

Tuesday
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Poteau
Poteau vs. Buffalo Valley, 5 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Buffalo Valley, 5:45 p.m.; Poteau vs. Heavener, 6:30 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Heavener, 7:15 p.m.
At Howe Missionary Baptist Church Gym
Howe vs. Clayton, 5 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Clayton, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Whitesboro, 6:30 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Whitesboro, 7:15 p.m.
At Pocola
Pocola vs. Poteau JV/freshmen, 5 p.m.; Poteau JV/freshmen vs. Cameron, 5:45 p.m.; Pocola vs. Cameron, 6:30 p.m.
At Wister
Wister vs. Webbers Falls, 5 p.m.; Webbers Falls vs. Sallisaw JV, 5:45 p.m.; Wister vs. Sallisaw JV, 6:30 p.m.

Rain washes out Kiamichi All-Star Classic, will not be rescheduled

June 3, 2013

Mother Nature once again wreaked havoc on the local sports scene on Saturday.
Saturday morning's rain shower washed out the Kiamichi All-Star Classic softball and baseball games at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
The games will not be rescheduled.

Gov. Fallin declares LeFlore County in State of Emergency

June 3, 2013

On Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin announced she was declaring a State of Emergency for 25 counties in Oklahoma, including LeFlore County.
The declaration is an amendment to the original declaration made May 19.
The recent severe weather, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and damaging hail that have ravaged the state has caused numerous fatalities and injuries as well as extensive property damages.

Hearing set for OSU sex assault suspect delayed

June 3, 2013

STILLWATER (AP) — A hearing for a former Oklahoma State University student charged with sexual battery has been delayed.

A preliminary hearing was set in Payne County for Monday for 22-year-old Nathan Cochran [of Heavener]. A lawyer for Cochran told the Tulsa World on Monday the proceeding was being rescheduled.

The attorney, Jay Husbands, said a new hearing date could be set later in the day.

The hearing is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for Cochran to be tried.

Elvis Thacker will stand trial

June 3, 2013

After two competency evaluations, Special Judge Jeff Singer has ruled that Elvis Aaron Thacker, 25, will stand trial in the death of Brian Jane Ault.
Thacker and his brother Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 24, were charged with multiple violent crimes in Oklahoma and Arkansas, in connection with the discovery of the body of victim Briana Jane Ault, 22, in a pond near Pocola on Sept. 13, 2010.
Thacker is scheduled to appear Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. for preliminary hearing proceedings.

State of emergency declared by LeFlore County officials

June 3, 2013

Recent flooding in the southern portion of LeFlore County has resulted in local emergency management seeking a disaster declaration from the Governor.

Summerfield family loses home to fire

June 3, 2013

An early morning house fire has destroyed the home of a Summerfield family.
At about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the home of Barbara Grey burned to the ground, according to neighbors.
Grey was at home at the time of the fire and was able to get out safely.
Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze and was able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby storage buildings and a barn.
Grey's daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren who live with her, were not home at the time of the fire.

Jerry Wayne Fulks

June 3, 2013

Jerry Wayne Fulks, 65, of Talihina died Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Talihina.  Jerry was born July 28, 1947, in Summerfield to John Henry and Ellen (Smith) Fulks. Jerry was a graduate of Leflore High School where he played basketball. Jerry married Cheri (Queener) Fulks on Oct. 21, 1988. He coached basketball for 28 years at Lone Grove Schools. He loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.

Glen S. ‘Poncho’ Newburn

June 3, 2013

Glen S. “Poncho” Newburn, 85, a lifelong resident of Wister, passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Glen as born June 20, 1927, in Wister to Charley and Helen (Myers) Newburn.  Glen married the love of his life, Marry Elizabeth Boyer on Dec. 27, 1945, and shared 56 years before her passing in 2002. Together they raised two children, Glenn E. and Carolyn Ann. Glen proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and was stationed in Japan.

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