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September 17th, 2014

Cloyis W. Clay

September 17, 2014

Cloyis W. Clay, 84, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Poteau.
Cloyis was born Sept, 24, 1929, in Gilmore to Vernon and Beulah (Day) Clay. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where was awarded the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge), Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star and UN Service Medal. Cloyis was an educator-principal. Cloyis loved to hunt. He was a great gardener, grafting trees. He was very proud of his grandson who is pursuing a PhD. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Troy Riddle; and niece, Debbie Mudd.

Bobby Doyle Mann

September 17, 2014

Bobby Doyle Mann, 80, of Wister died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Wister to Orbie and Lucille (Keifer) Mann. Bobby was a coal miner and construction worker. 

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Orbalene (Mann) Shipman; son-in-law, Don Shadden; and mother of his daughters, Wilma Jean Mann.

Timothy J. Jiminez

September 17, 2014

Timothy J. Jiminez, 53 of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Aug. 17, 1961, in San Jose, Calif., to Harry and Barbara (Thomas) Jiminez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired protection officer.

EOMC pre-bid conference tomorrow

September 17, 2014

A pre-bid conference meeting and possible site visit for the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center construction project is set tomorrow.

The meeting will occur at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at 11 a.m.

Anyone interested in bidding on the project or interested in the project details is invited to the meeting.

Attendees should expect 30 minutes of talk about the Nabholz Construction Services company, a layout of pre-bids and information on guidelines, insurance information and other standard needs a company must have to bid.

There may be a walk-through of the future construction areas.

Fourth-annual La Fiesta set tomorrow

September 17, 2014

Friends of Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta is set tomorrow.

The event will take place on Thursday, Sep. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The fundraising fiesta will feature a taco bar and live auction, with several items up for bid. Proceeds raised will go to benefit the library.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased the Patrick Lynch Public Library.

This is the Friends' fourth-annual La Fiesta benefit. They raised $12,000 in 2012 that went to benefit library programs, camps and furnishings.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

Who got arrested?

September 17, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Sept. 16

William Hurley III, driving under suspension, possession stolen vehicle; no bond

Class A’s second-ranked Talihina faces 2A’s eighth-ranked Christian Heritage Academy on Friday night

September 17, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers, who are ranked second in the Class A Poll for the second straight week, will get their toughest test so far this young season when they meet the Christian Heritage Academy Crusaders at 7 p.m. Friday in Del City. Both teams are 2-0.
The Golden Tigers won their home opener last Friday night, handling the Antlers Bearcats 52-14 at Doc Robinson Stadium. A season ago, the ’Cats had a lead on the Tigers as late as the third quarter, but the locals vowed not to let that happen again.

Bokoshe Tigers end season-beginning, three-game homestand Friday night, entertain Destiny Christian

September 17, 2014

The Bokoshe Tigers football team is hoping the third time will be the charm on their season-beginning, three-game homestand to start the 2014 season.
After the Tigers (0-2) lost to Arkoma and Bowlegs in their first two home games of the season, Bokoshe will try to win the third game of the season Friday night when they entertain Destiny Christian at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

Panama football team looks to rebound Friday night against Warner Eagles; game time has been moved up to a 7 p.m. start

September 17, 2014

Last Friday night’s 26-20 loss to the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at George Ollie Stadium was about as devastating as possible, since the Tigers never led until they scored the game-winning touchdown with 10 seconds left.

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