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August 2nd, 2013

Virgle D. Smith

August 2, 2013

Virgle D. Smith, 72, of Poteau died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Poteau. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Fuel Church in Poteau under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home. You may leave online condolences at www.gracemanorfh.com.

Freddie Nitchol

August 2, 2013

Freddie Nitchol, 67, of Mountain Pine, Ark., formerly of Spiro, died July 21, 2013. No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville, Ark.

Area business women learn self defense during Bizz conference

August 2, 2013

During the seventh annual Women's Business Conference held Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau about 30 women learned about safety. Poteau police Lt. Gregg Russell spoke about safety while Poteau School Resource Officer Donnie Williams demonstrated self-defense. The women practiced the tactics during the demonstration.
PDN photo by Joe Milligan

Area soldier promoted to Major

August 2, 2013

Air Force Maj. Trevor L. Williams has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force.
Williams is a C-17A pilot assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.  The new major has served in the military for nine years. 
He is the son of Teresa Williams of Rock Island Road, Cameron, Okla. His wife, Brianna, is the daughter of Randy and Sherree Coulson of Independence Circle, Texarkana, Texas.

Spiro man completes U.S. Naval basic training

August 2, 2013

Navy Airman Apprentice Branden X. Kinkade, son of Stephanie L. and Travis L. Kinkade of Spiro, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 
During the eight-week program, Kinkade completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. 

Area church hosts "Back to School" bash

August 2, 2013

The Poteau First United Methodist Church, located at 109 S. Harper, is hosting an "End of Summer / Back to School Bash" on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  
There will be free hamburgers, games, free goody bags, and free haircuts, vision screenings, and dental screenings for school-age children.  The free services and goody bags will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will also be a free drawing for a boy's and girl's backpack for two of the children present, each filled with school supplies.
Please come join us in celebrating the end of summer. Everyone is welcome!

August 1st

Poteau wrestlers split matches in All-State Small School Dual; Football game Friday night for Poteau TE, coach as well as Talihina defensive back

August 1, 2013

BIXBY — Two Poteau High School graduating wrestlers got one last prep match under their belts at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games Small School Wrestling Dual, which took place Wednesday night at Bixby High School.
Tyler Tustin, a two-time state champion and was state runner-up last February who will wrestle collegiately at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, won his match at 138 pounds with a 4-0 victory over Anadarko's Blake Trescott.

Sports Briefs

August 1, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place this month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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A wonderful week spent in 'Titletown, USA'

August 1, 2013

On July 25, I, along with Richard, Mike, Jim and Matthew Reif, “borrowed” a GMC Acadia belonging to Richard's wife, Paula, and headed to Green Bay, Wis. — also known as “Titletown, USA” and home of my beloved Packers — to be present when the Packers started this season's training camp.

Priscilla T. Hicks

August 1, 2013

Priscilla T. Hicks, 94, of Poteau died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau. Private services will be held. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

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