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April 2nd

Heavener soccer boys win Stilwell Tournament

April 2, 2013

STILWELL — The Heavener Wolves soccer team indeed had a Happy Easter weekend.
The Wolves blanked the Tahlequah Tigers 1-0 in Friday night's title game to win the Stilwell Tournament.
The Wolves will return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium against the Hugo Buffaloes for their district opener.
The Lady Wolves will look for their first district win in the first game that night as they will face Keys (Park Hill) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.

Fruen defeats Craig in battle for Poteau chief's spot

April 2, 2013

Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.

Arlon L. ‘Buck’ Lockaby

April 2, 2013

Arlon L. “Buck” Lockaby, 77, of Cameron died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Cameron. Arlon was born May 29, 1935, in Norman to Lotis Rue and Laura M. (McMillin) Lockaby. He was retired from AES. He attended Panama First Baptist Church. Buck was a farmer, He was a godly man, loving his family and friends, loving to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Lockaby; brothers, Troy and Alton Lockaby and Cecil McDonald; son, Douglas Lockaby.

Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival entertainers announced

April 2, 2013

Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
 Once described as “joyous noise” by the Tulsa World, Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well … more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma City’s St. Patrick’s Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.

Clothing giveaway scheduled for Friday

April 2, 2013

Witte Street General Store will hold a clothing giveaway in front of the store at 104 N. Witte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, according to owner Darleen Seaman.
Poteau Main Street Matters is lending tables for the event, Seaman said.
"No questions, no forms to fill out — just come pick up some very nice clothes and shows," she said.
A variety of items in all sizes will be available. Free coffee and Bibles also will be given out, Seaman said.

Poteau girls force if-game, but come in second at Red Oak Tournament

April 2, 2013

RED OAK — The Poteau Lady Pirates almost did it the hard way to win the Red Oak Tournament on Friday afternoon — but the key word was almost.
After winning the first title game 4-3 over the host Lady Eagles, Red Oak beat Poteau 9-1 in the second title game to win its own tournament.
The Lady Pirates lost their first game 8-3 to Wister, but beat Pocola 13-2, Wister 10-2, McCurtain 11-1 and Panama 13-0 to reach the championship game.

It’s County Baseball Tournament Week; Next week is the slow-pitch county tournament at PARC

April 2, 2013

Ready for two weeks of county tournaments? The first one is here now as the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament started Monday at three sites — tournament-host Cameron, Pocola and Poteau. Due to Tuesday's rain, the tournament's title game will not be until 1 p.m. Sunday at Cameron, with the if-game at 3 p.m.
The LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex and conclude with the title game on April 11.
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Mildred S. Buttress

April 2, 2013

Mildred S. Buttress, 99, of Poteau died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Poteau. Mildred was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Cameron to Guy and Arra (Brassfield) Buttress. She was retired from the Veterans Administration in Muskogee, where she worked in medical records. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jackie Gene Buttress.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Angel Raziel Hudson

April 2, 2013

Angel Raziel Hudson of Howe died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Howe. He was 2.
Angel is survived by his mother, Antonia “Cheyenne” Hudson; father, Michael Oswald; step-father Steven Butcher; grandparents, Nina Ahmed, Antonio Flores, Jay and Scarlett Butcher, Kathy Leon and Robin Oswald; great-grandpaernts, Barbara Hudson, Alan Oswald and Shirley Williams; seven uncles; nine aunts; five great-uncles; six great-aunts; and many cousins.
A Choctaw wake will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the home at 39978 Oklahoma Highway 59 in Howe.

David Ragan

April 2, 2013

David Ragan, 57, of Talihina died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home.Graveside services were held Monday, April 1, in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

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