April 21st, 2014
Isabella Grace Davidson, infant, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. A private, graveside service was held Saturday, April 19, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
John Dixon Self, 79, of Poteau died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. John was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Shawnee to Clyde G. and Marjorie (Dixon) Self. He was drilling superintendent for Nicklos Drilling Co. of Houston. John was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Charlotte Pate of Sallisaw.Â
Trudy Black, 89 went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2014.
She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 25, 1924, one of nine children born to Maude and Alvin Elmore Snider.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Noel P. Black; son, Phillip James Black; parents; sisters, Evelyn Hanks of San Angelo, Texas, Rubye Ferguson of Mustang. Flois Kingsley of Sperry, Lois Schuelein of Oklahoma City; brothers: Floyd Snider of Oklahoma City and Joe Snider of Snyder, Texas.
The LeFlore County Commissioners approved an order and resolution Monday morning [April 21] calling for a special election for a half cent of 1 percent sales tax to benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
The annual Heavener Runestone Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter drew a large number of area youth as they searched for the 4,900 hidden eggs.
PDN photo by Erika Elmore
Members of the Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale who were named district festival winners will compete at the Oklahoma State Junior Music Festival Competition April 26.
The Poteau Musical Arts Society provides the entry fees. The festival is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.
The LeFlore County Commissioners will meet today [April 21] at 9 a.m. to decide if a sales tax proposition will make it to the ballot for county voters. The one-half of 1 percent sales tax will benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
The commissioners meet at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
The 2014 Hershey Track Meet will take place at 11 a.m. April 26 at Costner Stadium.
The meet is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, with three age divisions in both boys and girls â€” ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, with competitors' age division being determined by their age on Dec. 31 of this year.
Those wishing to enter may mail their entry form to P.O. Box 608, Poteau, OK 74953 or drop them off at Poteau High School with attention to Dewayne Hornbuckle. The deadline to enter is Monday.
Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the Poteau Girls Invitational on Thursday at Wolf Ridge Country Club. The soon-to-be University of Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan shot a 70 to win the top medalist title.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with a 368, finishing behind champion Idabel (346) and Fort Gibson (368). The Lady Tigers got the second-place finish due to their No. 5 golfer's score better than Poteau's to break the tie.