Archive - Jan 15, 2014
Katrina Clemons, 46, of Talihina died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Christâ€™s Â Church in Lenox. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Irene Sue Ray, 59, of New Blaine, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. She was born Sept. 25,1954 in Spokane, Wash., to Ralph and Ruby Shaw Starr. She was a homemaker and mother and loved being outside, putting puzzles together, watching movies and most of all spending time with her family and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Bowden; and father of her children, Billy Pritchard.
A LeFlore County jury returned a verdict of not guilty on both counts in the Heath Wayne Talley child abuse trial Wednesday afternoon.
A little after 4 p.m., a jury of seven women and five men who had been in deliberation for about two hours returned to the court room to announce their verdict.
Talley was arrested July 10, 2012, after a 22-month-old child in his care was treated for electrical burns and an injury to her genital area. Talley was charged with child abuse by injury and child sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
A Pocola man lost his life Wednesday afternoon in a single vehicle accident.
According to Pocola Chief of Police Steve Howard, at about 1:30 p.m., police received a report of a wreck on South Gray Street. When officers arrived, Howard said they found a Ford minivan on it's side, with the driver, Brent A. Graham, 25, pinned underneath.
Howard said Graham was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Officers reported Graham was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Pocola police, Pocola Fire and Rescue responded to the crash.
The voters decided Tuesday who among four candidates will fill the vacant seat on the Shady Point Board of Trustees.
The newest member to the board is Shady Point resident Becky Smith.
Smith, along with Henry Wells, Bud Killion and LeRoy Smith filed for the at-large position.
During Tuesday's special election, 63 of the town's residents cast their vote, 23 in favor of Becky Smith.
LeRoy Smith and Killion tied for second in the race each receiving 19 votes, trailed by Wells with two.
The Poteau High School wrestling team accomplished two things at once in Monday night's dual against the Stilwell Indians at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
McALESTER â€” LeFlore County had eight local high school wrestlers place at the McAlester Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at Brumley Gym.
Seven of those were Poteau Pirates. Devin Anderson (120 pounds) and Sam Shore (138) were runners-up.
Zach Baker (152 pounds) and Khy Mote (160) were fourth, while Jake Sheehan (170), Roderick Hornbuckle (145) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were fifth.
Talihina's Domnick Sheed was third at 195 pounds.
It was a happy homecoming Saturday night for the Poteau High School basketball teams at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they swept a pair of games from the visiting Broken Bow squads. The Pirates opened the night with a 47-40 win over the Savages, then the Lady Pirates finished the night with a 65-57 victory over the Lady Savages.
LeFlore County Soccer Association registration for the spring is now open until February 3.
Early registration closes on January 24.
To register, go to www.leflorecountysoccer.com or stop by Hamilton, Warren and Bovos to pick up a registration form.
TISHOMINGO â€” Breonna Johnson's 17 points weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 57-49 loss to the Murray State College Lady Aggies on Monday night at Gene Robbins Arena.
Katrell Henry's seven 3-point baskets could not help the Vikings overcome the Aggies as Murray State prevailed 71-66 in the second game of the night.
The CASC teams will return home Thursday night for contests with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. The women's game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.