Archive - 2013
The ninth annual Hooked on Fishin' Kids Tournament took place Saturday at Long Lake Resort. There were 32 boats of anglers who caught 93 fish that weighed a collective 171.63 pounds. The average weight per fish was 1.85 pounds, and four limits were caught.
Broken Arrow's Mason McClain, who was fishing with his father, Mitch, won the tournament with 14.49 pounds caught, which included the big bass winner weighing 4.02 pounds.
Dawson Restine was runner-up (13.54 pounds), followed by Keaton Billy (13.24), Ashton Vickers (12.09) and Cole Bourne (8.55).
Orel L. Sullivan, 83, of Heavener died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Poteau.Â Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Maxey Cemetery, Wister.Â Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Esta Lena Sanders, 76, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Poteau. She was born March 8, 1937, in Pocola to Billy and Bertha Perkins. Esta was retired from Baldor Electric.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Gene Wilson; two daughters, Lena Wilson and Carolyn Shaffer; sister, Ollie Pierce; brothers, A.H., Henry, Billy, Amos and Howard Perkins.
Esta is survived by a son, J.E. Wilson; a daughter, Kathy Sweeten; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Tankersly; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones.
On Thursday, Attorney General Scott Pruitt denounced clemency for a convicted rapist and murderer.
â€śThis convicted murderer lured his estranged girlfriendâ€™s mother to his apartment and then brutally raped her, broke her jaw, stabbed her six times, puncturing her abdomen, and left her for dead while he drove off in her van. He does not deserve our pity or clemency, and it is incomprehensible that four members of the pardon and parole board would usurp the judgment of a jury and deny this family justice,â€ť Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.
Poteau Pound Pups will hold a fundraiser on June 15;.
The pancake breakfast and bake sale will be from 6:30-11:30 a.m. at the Shady Point Community Center. Cost is $5.
The organization rescues stray and abandoned dogs and cats and seeks foster and adoptive homes for them.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is issuing a warning about a lottery scam that he says cost one couple $20,000.
Pruitt says the couple reported that a man told them they had won the lottery and a new car â€” but had to first pay taxes and fees up front. The couple also said the man told them he knew Pruitt and that the transactions were approved by the attorney general's office.
Pruitt says legitimate lottery and sweepstakes organizations do not ask for money up front.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” The attorney for an Oklahoma man arrested in the 1992 disappearance and deaths of two women and a girl says his client is innocent and that charges against him are part of the state's ploy to get other family members to talk.
Bristow resident Grover Prewitt Jr. is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in the deaths of Wendy Camp, her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto, and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear. Prewitt has pleaded not guilty.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has voted 4-1 to grant clemency to a death row inmate who's to be executed this month for the rape and murder of his girlfriend's mother.
The board voted Thursday to recommend that the death sentence of 39-year-old Brian Darrell Davis be commuted to life in prison without parole.
The recommendation now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for approval or rejection.