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July 16th, 2013

Dessie “Lois” Berry

July 16, 2013

Dessie “Lois” Berry, 75, of Tulsa, formerly of Poteau, died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Tulsa. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Bokchito Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.

Mary Lee Fullen

July 16, 2013

Mary Lee Fullen, 68, of Panama died Sunday, July 14, 2013. in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at First Baptist Church, Shady Point, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Ernest Wesley Jenson

July 16, 2013

Ernest Wesley Jenson, 86, of Wister died Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born June 12, 1927, to Howard and Lahoma (Webb) Jenson in Poteau. Ernest was a graduate of Poteau High School and served in the Navy during WWII. He was owner and operator of Jenson’s Furniture in Wister until his retirement in 1982. He was one of the five who founded the Wister Fire Department and also served on the board of directors for Wister State Bank. Ernest was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Poteau.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Reba Sherrod.

Vertie Novelia Warrick

July 16, 2013

Vertie Novelia Warrick, 92, of Poteau died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Poteau.

Clarence Walter “Sonny” Fair

July 16, 2013

Clarence Walter “Sonny” Fair, 78 of Panama went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife, Emma Sue, on July 13, 2013, in Poteau. He was born in Panama on Nov. 2, 1934 to Bonnie and Buford Fair. He retired from Riverside Furniture and was on the town council of Panama.
He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 59 years, Emma Sue; sister, Christine Hastings; and niece, Jennifer Currens.

Sherman Joe Chitwood

July 16, 2013

Sherman Joe Chitwood, 84, of Summerfield died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Summerfield. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Poteau to Omer and Maude (Kelly) Chitwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a poultry farmer, rancher and jack of all trades. Joe was also a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge 146 and was a Shriner.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Chitwood; and his brother, Kelly Chitwood.

July 15th

CASC scholarship recipient named

July 15, 2013

Alonso Aquirre has been awarded the Eliza Kinkhead Bulgin Memorial Scholarship.
High School: Heavener.
Activities, Honors: U.S. History Award, Perfect Attendance Award.
Hobbies and Interests: Martial arts.

Prescribed burn area east of Haw Creek

July 15, 2013

National forest fire managers began a prescribed burn Saturday in the Walker Mountain area in Scott County, Ark., in the Ouachita National Forests.
About 212 acres are affected.
A prescribed fire is one is ignited by trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.
Daily prescribed fire updates can be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita or by calling 
1 (888) 243-1042.

Home and Community Education event hosted at PCC

July 15, 2013

LeFlore County will host a four-county Oklahoma Home and Community Education international lesson on Greece.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Poteau Church of Christ, Oklahoma Highway 112 North.
The menu will include hummus with pita bread, gyros, Greek salad and baklava.
Registration is $5 at the door, Chapters should notify LeFlore OHCE of expected total attendance by Aug. 13.
For more information, contact Danette Russell, OSU Extension educator, at (918) 647-8231.

Cox wins Choctaw Election

July 15, 2013

Delton Cox will remain the Choctaw Nation Councilman for District 4 for the next four years.
According to Saturday's election results, Incumbent Cox defeated his opponent, Richard Box 572 votes to 145. Cox took 79 percent of the votes.
In the District 9 race, Ted Garry Dosh beat Berdie Mae Williams, 1262-1018, winning by 11 percent.

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