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Archive - 2014

May 8th

Gerald Dee Rana Sr.

May 8, 2014

Gerald Dee Rana Sr., the most wonderful husband and father that God has placed on this earth, of Red Oak died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence at the age of 84.

George Rice Jr.

May 8, 2014

George Rice Jr., 84 of Oklahoma City died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Sylvia Marie (Shannon) Loucks

May 8, 2014

Sylvia Marie (Shannon) Loucks, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at First Christian Church in Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

C. J. Tull

May 8, 2014

C.J. Tull, 83, of Denison, Texas, formerly of Poteau died Monday, May 5, 2014, in Denison.  
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

JoAnn Newburn

May 8, 2014

Funeral services for JoAnn Newburn will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at The Assembly in Broken Arrow. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Lois JoAnn Newburn was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Poteau, the daughter of Homer and Mittie (Stigall) Boyd. She died at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. She was 82.

LCPBA schedules special meeting for jail funds

May 8, 2014

The LeFlore County Public Building Authority announced Thursday [May 8] they would hold a special meeting Monday, May 12, at 8:45 at the courthouse.
The board is set to discuss reimbursing the LeFlore County Detention Center for building related expenses.

Nichols trial continues with expert witness testimony

May 8, 2014

The second day [May 8] of the Raymond Larry Nichols murder trial is underway as expert witnesses take the stand for the prosecution.
Nichols is accused of the 2009 slaying of Joe Neff, of Poteau.
Testimony was heard from an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Forensic expert, a District Attorney's Investigator and an owner of an area pawn shop.
Testimony is expected to be heard from the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office later today.

Poteau baseball seniors would like another shot at Byng, making state; battle of Pirates when Poteau, Byng play in 4A Regional Tournament will have to wait until Friday afternoon since rain washed out opening day (UPDATED)

May 8, 2014

The 2013 Poteau Pirates baseball season ended on a very disappointing note last spring, falling 10-0 to the Byng Pirates in the winner-take-all Class 4A Regional Tournament title game at Town Creek Park. It made the Poteau baseball team even more ready for the 2014 season, which will continue Friday afternoo in the Class 4A Regional Tournament with a 1 p.m. meeting the same Byng Pirates on their home field, Stokes Field, in Byng. Today's opening-round games were rained out.

Senior state track qualifiers want to finish season strong; Lady Pirates foursome will compete at Class 4A State Meet this weekend at Moore's Lions Stadium

May 8, 2014

The Poteau Lady Pirates track team has had one of its best seasons ever. They have won six meets with two runner-up finishes, including last weekend's Class 4A Regional Meet in Oologah.
If the Lady Pirates can end up with their seventh meet win this season that is this weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Moore's Lions Stadium, it will mean a state championship is coming home — which is exciting the senior state qualifiers, Kaitlan Standridge, Haley Griggs, Deven Bond and Sidnee Ward.
Editor's note: Look for the complete list of LeFlore County state track qualifiers in Friday's edition.

Spiro baseball team splits last two regular-season games; ’Dogs edge Fort Gibson on Monday after losing Friday to Silo

May 8, 2014

The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team split its final two games of the regular season, beating Fort Gibson 5-4 on Senior Night after losing a road game 9-3 to the Silo Rebels.

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