February 18th, 2013
Several volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire on Tanksley Road near Bokoshe Monday morning.
According to fire officials, the home has been unoccupied for several years. No utilities were connected at the house.
The fire occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning and reignited around 10:30 a.m.
The fire is under investigation according to an investigator with the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office.
Jerry Raymond Prescott, 75, of Pocola died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Lee Ben Foster, 81, of Poteau died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Poteau. Lee was born June 2, 1931, in Poteau to Siegel E. and Reola E. (Webb) Foster. He was retired from the US Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret âMargeâ of the home; daughter, Micky S. Foster of Poteau; two sons, Donald L. Foster of Wichita, Kan., Ronald G. Foster of Sapulpa; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd W. Foster of Farwell, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Schmid of Mountain Grove, Mo.; and other relatives and loved ones.Â
Clarence Lee âTomâ Hudlow, 55, of Leflore died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Tulsa. Tom was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Poteau to James âBoâ and Maudie G. (Grissom) Hudlow. He was a truck driver. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Maudie G. (Grissom) Hudlow; grandson, Tyler Hamilton; brother, Baby Hudlow; and nephews, Johnathon Hudlow.
Mary Irene Nobles of Poteau died Feb. 14, 2013, in Poteau. She was born June 22, 1930, in Booneville, Ark., to Robert and Nellie (Moore) Phillips. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray Phillips, Clarence Phillips, Roy Phillips and Argie Phillips.
Calvin Phillip Hopcraft, 88, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2103, in Fort Smith, Ark. Calvin was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mansfield, Mass., to Walter and Gertrude (Warner) Hopcraft. He was a petroleum engineer. Calvin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Hopcraft; son, Barton Hopcraft; five brothers and three sisters. Calvin was very involved with the ââsack-lunchââ program at St. Johnâs Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. The program was very near and dear to his heart.
Former University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Westark College back then) player, and current Arkansas womenâs assistant coach, Tari Cummings from Pocola was inducted earlier this month into the schoolâs Sports Hall of Fame.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined together to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year. A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEFLORE â In postseason play, there's nothing like a buzzer beater to give a team momentum. Just ask the Whitesboro Bulldogs.
Quintin Ludlow's 3-point basket with a second left in regulation capped a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback for the Bulldogs as they pulled out a 33-31 victory over the Kinta Eagles in the Class B Regional Tournament on Thursday night at the Leflore High School gym.
PADEN â After a strong start by the Bokoshe Lady Tigers in Thursday night's Class B Regional Tournament game, the Lomega Raiderettes finished the contest the same way â and then some.
After falling behind in the opening period, the Raiderettes stormed past the Lady Tigers over the final three quarters en route to a 95-55 victory to reach tonight's championship game against Midway at 8 p.m. at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center.