Archive - 2014
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team came in sixth out of 12 teams in the Paul Post Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Among the 12 teams were four top-10 teams â€” No. 3 Sallisaw, No. 5 Tulsa Cascia Hall, No. 6 Glenpool and No. 7 Jay.
Devin Anderson (120 pounds) and Roderick Hornbuckle (145) were runners-up. Khy Mote (170) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were third, Chase Davis was fourth at 182 pounds and Sam Shore (138) and Jake Sheehan (160) were fifth.
The 18th Annual Carl Albert State College/Walmart Chili Cooking Contest is set for Friday, Feb. 21.
Organizers encourage everyone to get involved. The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center at CASC.Â Â
To enter a pot of chili in the contest, download the official entry form at www.carlalbert.edu, submit your entry form and plan to have your famous chili tested along with countless others.
Lavera Ellen Smith, 87, of Shady Point died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Phyliss Ann Bushman, 58, of Talihina died Thursday, Jan. 23, in a Tulsa hospital.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 27, at TalihinaÂ First Assembly of God. Burial was in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Earl Cody â€śBuddyâ€ť Rhodes, 89, of Talihina died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Talihina.
Buddy was born July 30, 1924 in Centrahoma to Earl Hudson and Dorothy (Jordan) Rhodes. He was retired as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Buddy was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Lakeview Church in Spiro and a member of FOE (Eagles) of Spiro. He enjoyed watching baseball, particularly the New York Yankees, and sports on TV. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Hilliard.
Mona â€śMozelleâ€ť Gaither, 90, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Mannford.
Mozelle was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Poteau to Curtis and Mattie (Griffith) Garrett. She retired from Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Mozelle was a member of Community of Christ in Poteau. She loved to travel, watching sports on TV (especially football). Mo zelle was a very caring, loving and thoughtful lady. She had many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles J. Gaither; sisters, Louise Akins and Mamie Jo Garrett; brothers, Woodrow and Monroe Garrett; grandson, Chuck Davison.
According to Kiamichi Technology Center spokesperson Laura Harrison, "at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Kiamichi Technology Center evacuated students and staff due to a fire in the welding shop. Poteau Fire Department was called for assistance. An exhaust filter outside the building was smoldering and pushing smoke into the welding shop. Not knowing where the smoke originated, welding instructor, Dennis Thomas, activated the smoke alarm and students and staff were evacuated."
LeFlore County under burn ban for the next seven days, according to to Kelli Ford.
No outdoor burning.
Controlled burns on state and federal forestry department lands are exempt.
Charcoal and gas grills are also allowed.
LOCUST GROVE â€” Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members did well last weekend at the Locust Grove Tournament.
In the first session of action in novice division, Drew Moro placed first, while five others placed in the first session in the open division. Bryson Terry placed first, Jarrett Lilley and Zane Hendrix were runners-up, Drew Moro was third and Rae Hendrix was fourth. Hayden Moro competed in the first session in the open division, but did not place.