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May 16th

Barbara J. Edwards

May 16, 2013

Barbara J. Edwards, 82, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Pocola. There will be a private service. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Gage Zachery Pilkington

May 16, 2013

Gage Zachery Pilkington, 20, of Wister died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, May 18, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Friday. 

Corps announces campground closings for season

May 16, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that area campgrounds that are maintained by the department will remain closes for the 2013 season.
Camp sites at Short Mountain Cove, Applegate Cove, Cowlington and Dam site day-area will not be open for use this year.
The Corps blames the closures on recent budget cuts that leave a financial shortfall resulting in the department not being able to hire contract employees to maintain the campgrounds. Officials are unsure how long the monetary restraints will remain in place.

May 15th

Poteau wrestler signs to grapple for University of Central Oklahoma

May 15, 2013

After winning state as a sophomore and a junior, and being state runner-up as a senior, Poteau wrestler Tyler Tustin was pretty much destined to grapple at the collegiate level. He made it official Wednesday morning.
Tustin signed with the University of Central Oklahoma in a signing ceremony Wednesday morning at the high school.

Poteau soccer players honored at Tuesday night's banquet; several players make All-State, all-district teams; parade slated Thursday down South Broadway

May 15, 2013

Many lucky Poteau High School soccer players won awards and recognitions at Tuesday night's awards banquet at the First United Methodist Church.

Action agencies to join against poverty

May 15, 2013

KI BOIS Community Action will join Community Action Agencies across the country in hosting events and activities throughout May aimed at highlighting poverty problems and solutions. Due to the uncertain economic climate – still reeling from the Great Recession and high unemployment rates – Community Action Agencies feel it is critical to focus local, state and national attention and efforts on helping our most vulnerable population.

Green Valley All-Stars

May 15, 2013

Bokoshe man to be sentenced in parents' murders

May 15, 2013

Kevin Paul Statham, 51, of Bokoshe, was charged in the July 2011 shooting deaths of his parents, Paul,Statham, 70, and Helen Statham, 69. at their home on Old Bokoshe Road.
According to information released by the OSBI and LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department a family member went to the Statham's home and found Helen Statham dead in the back yard. Paul Statham, also deceased, was found inside the home. Both had died from gunshot wounds, according to court records.
In May 2012, District Attorney Jeff Smith filed notice seeking the death penalty against Statham.

It’s hard to believe that spring seasons are over

May 15, 2013

It is just me, or does it seem like this spring seasons of baseball and slow-pitch softball flew by faster than the Concorde.
It just seems like yesterday I was preparing the 2013 Spring Sports Guide for publication over spring break, and now all the seasons are done.
However, the end to them was rather nice. You had the Poteau Pirates soccer team winning state, along with Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward for her second straight season.

Kenneth Milton Shakingbush

May 15, 2013

Kenneth Milton Shakingbush, 74, of Panama died Monday, May 13. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Cowlington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

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