Archive - 2014
Kenneth E. Ramsey, 83, of Howe died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
A lifelong resident of the area, Kenneth was born July 30, 1930, in Lenox. He was a member of Heavener Christian Church, a veteran of the Korean War and member of the VFW. He was a retired food service supervisor for the Ouachita Correctional Center, now the Jim Hamnilton Correctional Center, in Hodgen.
Randy Dewayne Shelton, 54, of Monroe died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Monroe. Randy was born Sept. 16, 1959 in Poteau to Gene and Lena (Byrd) Shelton. He was maintenance supervisor for OK Foods. Randy was a hard worker and took care of his family. He lived for his grandsons. Randy was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, RaeLena Shelton; brothers, Bob and Billy Gene Shelton.
About 4 p.m. today [July 11], Poteau police investigated a two-car accident at the Hardy and Cruce Street intersection.
According to police, the pickup failed to stop for a stop sign.
Both passengers in the car were taken by LeFlore County EMS to an area hospital.
I've been at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly [KBA] Camp in Talihina with Double Branch Baptist Church's youth group this week. I was one of the sponsors and the event co-ordinator.
As you can imagine, all of those kids wanted to do everything. So, we signed up for every sport and activity offered for the week.
Among the activities offered was a â€śrope challenge courseâ€ť with a giant swing as well as ziplining and the dreaded â€śLeap of Faith.â€ť The â€śLeap of Faithâ€ť is a 25-foot long pole that you climb up and have to jump off and try to grab a flag about 10 feet away from you.
Spiro Shockers 5, Heavener Blues 1
Wister Wildcats 13, Stilwell Outlaws 4
Sallisaw Outlaws 7, Stigler Pirates 6
Editor's note: Thursday's games at the OK Kids Prep Regional Tournament at Poteau's Town Creek Park and the OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament at Blues Park in Heavener were rained out. Games will resume at the Prep Regional Tournament at 1 this afternoon, while games will resume at 3 this afternoonat the Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament.
The 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place the next two Tuesdays. The clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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The 2014 Spider Webb Invitational will take place Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Ridge Country Club and Choctaw Country Club. A practice round will take place Friday.
Danny Salinas, 54, of Spiro died Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Private family services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
The murderer of Poteau businessman Joe Neff will spend life behind bars after being sentenced today [July 10].
Raymond Larry Nichols, 61, of Cameron, was convicted in May of the 2009 murder of Poteau businessman Joe Neff.
Nichols was sentenced to life in prison without parole by District Judge Jon Sullivan.
Peachtree Hospice Poteau is seeking volunteers to take part in their "Tuck In Program."
The volunteers will be making phone calls to patient's homes every Thursday to "Tuck" them in for the weekend, and make certain that they have enough supplies and medication to get them through the weekend. If they need anything, our team will make sure they get it before the weekend.
This is one of the may ways they ensure patients are taken care of, and let them know how very much they are cared about.
If you would like to help, please call (918) 647-7008.