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July 8th, 2014

Second Annual Curtis Tennant Memorial Races Results, Updated Point Standings

July 8, 2014

Tri-State Speedway, Pocola

Editor's note: Each race and division's point standings will have the top three and any other local racer.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Cody Collingsworth, Rudy, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 5. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 6. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 11. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.
Super Stock Race

OU football great Sims coming to Gordon's Youth Foundation Scholarship Banquet (UPDATED WITH CORRECT CONTACT NUMBER)

July 8, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. — College-bound students from Arkansas and Oklahoma will receive much needed funds to help with the rising costs associated with attending school thanks in part to a generous scholarship courtesy of the Gordon Youth Foundation. The awards will be presented at the organization’s annual scholarship dinner and fundraiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Fianna Hills Country Club located at No. 1 Essex Place.
Former Oklahoma Sooner and National Football League running back Billy Sims will provide an exceptional keynote address to the crowd expected to be in attendance.

Clarence “C.W.” Harris

July 8, 2014

Clarence “C.W.” Harris, 85, of Spiro died Monday, Jjuly 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at First Assembly of God in Spiro with burial in Spiro City Cemetery. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Ruel “Lucky” Bufford Brand Jr.

July 8, 2014

Lucky Brand, 62, of Spiro died July 8, 2014, in Spiro.  He was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Lake Charles, La., to Ruel Bufford Brand Sr. and Vernice (Fontenot) Brand.  He was a long haul truck driver. 
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard Brand.
Lucky is survived by his wife, Opal of the home; a son, Rocky and wife Lanita Brand of Texas City, Texas; daughters, Tasia Brand of Poteau and Carissa and husband Brandon Hendrix of Wilburton; a brother, Daniel Brand of Sulpher, La.; six grandchildren; many more family members, friends and loved ones.

Jimmie Lou Morgan Nicewander

July 8, 2014

Jimmie Lou Morgan Nicewander was born July 18, 1927, to Viola Elizabeth Wilson Morgan and Onis Berry Morgan in Wister. She went to be with her Lord on July 7, 2014.
Jimmie is survived by two daughters, Donna and husband Dr. Jim Riemer of Pawnee and Linda and husband Monty Stidham of Del Rio, Texas; two sons, Dean Nicewander of Oklahoma City and Van Nicewander of Wister; five grandchildren Major Christopher Riemer and wife Tara; Staff Sgt. Daniel Tooker and wife Sarah; Rachel, Billy and Jonathan Tooker; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, W.C. and Gary Morgan.

Choctaw artist's healing reach expanded

July 8, 2014

DURANT, Okla. – Artisans are often the torchbearers for a culture, teaching and sharing with others the spirit of a people who came before, with the spirit of talent and passion for contemporary additions of today. Of such torchbearers is a unique artist whose crafts were designed to heal and help.

LeFlore County Detention Center Public Trust Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday

July 8, 2014

The LeFlore County Detention Center Public Trust regular business meeting has been scheduled for Wed., July 9, at 1 p.m. in the County Commissioner's Office in Poteau.

On Agenda for discussion will be the detention center's report and public appearance.

The Trust also will go into executive session pertaining to the following lawsuits:

A) Raymond Larry Nichols Case
B) Duane Sweeten Case
C) Denay Burris Case
D) Felicia Carshall Case
E) Elvis Thacker Case

Followed by any other business not known of at time of posting.

July 7th

Doris Pat “Doe” McBride

July 7, 2014

Doris Pat “Doe” McBride, 71, of Heavener died Friday, July 5, 2014 in Heavener. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

Donnie Lee Fryhover

July 7, 2014

Donnie Lee Fryhover, 64, of Monroe died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Spiro. He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Poteau.

Wyatt Steven Ray Edwards

July 7, 2014

Wyatt Steven Ray Edwards, infant son of Candice (Hendrix) Thompson of Cameron and Andrew Edwards of Panama was born and passed away on July 4, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Wyatt is survived by his parents; three brothers, Cole Thompson and James Thompson of Cameron and Kayden Edwards of Poteau; two sisters, Patience Thompson of Cameron and Hailey Edwards of Poteau; grandparents, Hattie Hendrix of Tulsa, Steve and Jeanne Hendrix of McCurtain, Ray and Karen Edwards of Panama; and great-grandmother, Nettie McGee of Fort Smith.

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