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July 16th, 2013

Talihina to hold special election

July 16, 2013

Candidates for two seats on the Talihina Board of Trustees will begin filing their declarations of candidacy at 8 a.m. Monday at the LeFlore County Election Board.
The filing period will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele.
Candidates will file for a four-year term on the board and a two-year unexpired term.
The nonpartisan special municipal election will be held Sept. 10, Steele said.

Man critically injured in head on collision

July 16, 2013

A Pocola man was critically injured after a semi slammed head on onto his vehicle Tuesday morning.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Alvin Jamerson, 32, of Millerton was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor trailer hauling a load of cattle east on U.S. highway 270 west of Wister when he told police he fell asleep. Jamerson's semi crossed the center line striking a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Randy Don Woodard, 59, of Pocola.

CNB warns of flamingo flocks invading Poteau tonight

July 16, 2013

Don't call the cops just yet, that isn't a prowler it's the pink flamingo flockers and you have just been flocked.
If you wake up and look out your window to find you are now the proud caretaker of a flock of flamingo's who have found their way into your yard, it isn't vandalism, it's a fundraiser for a good cause.
Employees with Central National Bank's north branch are raising proceeds for the LeFlore County Relay of Life cancer event to be held Sept. 7.

OK Kids State Tournament Scores

July 16, 2013

Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Friday
Poteau Rebels 13, Clinton White 2, Clinton White eliminated
Poteau Rebels 7, Morrison Wildcats 6, 6 inn., Morrison Wildcats eliminated
Saturday's Title Games
Poteau Rebels 7, Dale Stixx 6, 6 inn.
Poteau Rebels 2, Dale Stixx 1, Poteau Rebels win state title
Prep State Tournament
At Weatherford
Thursday
Pauls Valley Panthers 8. Stigler Panthers 7, 7 inn., Stigler Panthers eliminated (the incorrect score was reported in Saturday's paper)
Friday

National Runners-Up

July 16, 2013

Putt-er There, Lyle!

July 16, 2013

James “Jimbo” DeGrandis

July 16, 2013

James “Jimbo” DeGrandis, 48, of Pocola died Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Pocola.  
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.

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.

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