July 30th, 2013
There will be a Poteau softball parents meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school softball field.
Right afterward, the Poteau Softball Dugout Club will meet.
The Lady Pirates' first practice will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, and players will need to bring their physicals forms and other necessary paperwork at that time.
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Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Panama city workers replace a stop sign destroyed by a pickup Tuesday afternoon. The pickup also caused a power outage when it sheered off a utility pole at the intersection of Rock Jail Road and U.S. highway 59. No one was injured in the one vehicle accident. Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker said about 100 homes were without power. OG&E were on the scene trying restore electricity before police were completed with their accident investigation, said Whiteaker.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
Ella Mae Northcutt, 76, of Spiro died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Tecumseh.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro. No services are planned at this time.Â You may leave on-line condolence to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
Billy Charles Manley, 77, of Hodgen died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. An online guestbook is available at dowdenfh.com.
Larry Byrd, 65, of Panama died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Heavener.Â
He was born Nov. 18, 1947 at Williams to Lenza William and Elsie (Pendergrass) Byrd. He was a cook.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Byrd; daughter, Sherri Leeann Byrd; two brothers, Bobby and Hayden Byrd; and sister, Norma Wilkinson.
V. Faye Byrd peacefully left Shawnee, Kan., to meet her friend, Jesus, face to face on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Faye was born on April 27, 1926, in Bokoshe â€” the ninth of 13 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years (minus one day), Ray E. Byrd; two children, Jerry Byrd and Connie Perrigo; and two grandchildren, Cynthia French and Jamison Byrd.
She is survived by her daughters, P. Elaine Saner (Jim) of Shawnee; Rosemary Bengtson (Paul) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Karen Byrd of Butler, Mo.; and C. Dian French of Poteau.
REI Womenâ€™s Business Center & The Poteau Chamber presents theÂ 7thÂ Annual Womenâ€™s Bizz Conference in Poteau - "The Polished Professional â€“ Secrets to Passion, Purpose, and Style."
This year there will be a Conference Schedule with three great ladies and special guest Poteau Police Department.
Connie Visitacion is the owner of Believe It! Achieve It!
She offers areas of self-development strategies to empower a person with success. She is also a powerful communicator, team builder and time manager.
Kay Byrd, Personal Development Coach
The blue bridge in Wister soon may be history after the Oklahoma Department of Transportation completed an alignment study.
According to ODOT, the consideration to make improvements at the Caston Creek crossing on U.S. Highway 270 about one mile south of the U.S. Highway 271 junction was a culmination of public meeting participation, federal and state agency input and a completed alignment study.
During a public meeting held in Wister on June 26, 2012, four alternative alignments were presented based on the results of a previous alignment study.
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of features that will revisit the historical figures of LeFlore County who have been recognized for their contributions. Throughout LeFlore County, buildings have been dedicated to people who many may not have known or may not remember. These features are dedicated to keeping the namesake's memory alive for future generations.)