Archive - Feb 2014
Danny Craig Fitzgerald, 60, of Heavener, formerly of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lewis Funeral Chapel. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Richard â€śRickyâ€ť VanMuyden, 51, of Spiro died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. A private family service is planned under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Karen Sue â€śSuzieâ€ť Pirker, 71, of Hackett, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Hackett.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.
Hazel Ruby Estes, 72, of Spiro died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Beverly Clark Atkins, 60, of Milton died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Memorial services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at First Assembly of God in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
The LeFlore County Hospital Authority met Tuesday [Feb. 18] and approved the creation of plans to meet state standards for the remodel of the hospitals surgical department.
The surgical and obstetrical departments were closed Friday morning after the Oklahoma Department of Health found mechanical, structural and operational deficiencies.
The formulation of plans are expected to take no more than four weeks.
More details about the meeting and the engineering and architectural plans will be published in the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News.
On Tuesday [Feb. 18] morning the LeFlore County County Commissioners issued a burn ban for the county.
State and U.S. Forestry are exempt from the ban.
The LeFlore County Hospital Authority will meet today [Tuesday, Feb. 18] at 1 p.m. in the second floor conference room of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Discussion will include the recent survey results by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the hospital's plan of action in correcting the listed deficiencies.
The 2014 season got off to a pretty good start for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team this past weekend. The Lady Vikings went 3-1 in their own festival on their own field, beating Southwestern, Tenn., twice â€” 11-3 and 4-0 â€” as well as beating Allen County, Kan., 5-4. The lone blemish on the weekend was a 15-11 loss Friday afternoon to Coffeyville, Kan.
The Lady Vikings will return to action this afternoon in a 1 p.m. doubleheader against the Bacone College junior varsity in Muskogee.
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team rebounded from Thursday night's home loss to Stilwell with a 53-42 road win over the Muldrow Bulldogs on Friday night.
The Pirates jumped out to a 13-5 lead after a period and never lost the lead.
Talihina 50, Pocola 48, OT: Saturday afternoon in Talihina, Alan Lockhart's game-winning basket with two seconds left lifted the Golden Tigers to not only the win but the Black Diamond Conference title.
Spiro 55, Cedarville, Ark., 37: Saturday night in Spiro, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-11 lead after a period en route to the homecoming victory.