The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security encourages Oklahomans to â€śResolve to be Readyâ€ť in 2013
Each year, about this time, Oklahomanâ€™s begin citing their New Yearâ€™s resolutions; among the most popular: lose weight, quit smoking, pay off debt, work out more, and get a new job. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, those who make New Yearâ€™s resolutions are 11 times more likely to report continued success in achieving a goal than individuals who have not made a resolution.
Debra Lynn Embrey McDonough, 56, of Lowell, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Rogers, Ark.
Debra was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Houston to Eldred and Beverly Jean (Caldwell) Embrey. She was an English professor in Alfred and Wellsville, N.Y. In addition, she taught junior high and high school at Immaculate Conception in Wellsville, N.Y., and Bristow High School in Bristow. Debra was preceded in death by her father.
Dym Falkner, 95, of Panama died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Dym was born March 16, 1917, in Spiro, to James E. and Ruth E. (Laughlin) Brown. She was a homemaker.
Dym is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Elmer G. Falkner; two daughters, Joyce Fife and Ann Howard; a son Danny Falkner; two brothers and two sisters.
Charles G. Tobler, 90, of Spiro died Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery.
Doyne â€śRickâ€ť Ruegsegger, 75, of Heavener died Sunday, Dec. 23, in Muskogee.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Muse Cemetery.
Clifford Oliver Harris, 94, of Indianapolis, formerly of Monroe, died Monday, December 24, 2012, in Indianapolis.
He was born March 11, 1918, in Monroe, to William Thomas and Ollie Josephine (Pounds) Harris. Clifford was a veteran of the Merchant Marine. He was an aircraft electronic technician for 30 years.
Services will beÂ held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.Â Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to visit with friends and relatives.Â Â Â
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The Heavener High School basketball teams split their games on opening day of the Bill Frye Invitational.
The Wolves clawed Mulberry, Ark., 64-46 on Thursday afternoon to reach Friday afternoon's championship semifinal against the winner of Thursday's Paris-Hackett winner at 4 p.m. The winner will play for the championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play for third place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Boys â€” Spiro vs. Hailevyille, 5:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Acorn, Ark., 8:30 p.m.
Boys â€” Spiro vs. Acorn, Ark., 3:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Haileyville, 6:30 p.m.
Girls â€” Spiro vs. Haileyville, 4 p.m.; Panama vs. Acorn, Ark., 7 p.m
Girls â€” Spiro vs. Acorn, Ark., 2 p.m..; Panama vs. Haileyville, 5 p.m.
Christmas is over and I am in Branson with my family for a little vacation. We are going to see a few shows and let the boys check out the town. I expect that Silver Dollar City will be out as an option because with the cold weather. I am not sure the rides will be open and the boys are all about the rides.