Vera Mecom Watson, 93, of Poteau passed to be with her Lord Monday, July 30, 2012, at Spiro Nursing Home. Born Jan. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Jim and Alta Mecom. She married Marvin Watson Jan. 24, 1937. She was a retired seamstress of Hamlin Garment Factory in Poteau. She was a longtime member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
TULSA â One saw action one last time before taking off for New England. It was the final gridiron experience for the other. Those were respectively the cases for K.J. Booze of Spiro and Austin Lawson of Talihina.
Booze hopes one day to manage a sports team or be an agent. Those are some career options heâs looking at he is bound to play college football way up in the northeast at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
âIâm excited about it,â Booze said. âI canât wait.â
The former Bulldog standout will go to the Ivy League school on an academic scholarship.
Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-eigthth grade Raider and Lady Raider athletes will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dr. William Willis' office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The physicals will cost $15 cash per individual.
For additional information, call PKMS Coach Greg Wilson at (918) 839-7346.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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William C. âBillâ Shero, 86, of Wilburton, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his home. Services were held Monday, July 30, at Centerpoint Baptist Church with burial in Centerpoint Cemetery under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home, Wilburton.
Jane Hammond, 85, of Poteau died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Poteau. Services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Poteau with Rev. Kyle Clark officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Travis Frizzell, 73, of the Zoe community, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener.
Violet Lucille Covey, 77, of Panama died Monday July 30, 2012, in Panama.
Violet was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Strang to J.L. and Gertie (Sales) Lowery.Â Violet was a chamber member of the Poteau Valley Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and loved flowers and gardening.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â For University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, things could not be better as far as the athletic programs at the Fayetteville institution are concerned.
First off, I hope that all of you have had a happy and safe summer break. I've enjoyed the more relaxed stretch of the year when I don't have to worry about high school and Carl Albert State College athletics. There was just enough Legion baseball, camps and golf tournaments to keep me out of trouble.
However, I now have to get back to reality, which is the 2012-13 athletic season is just around the corner. In fact, I'm actually going to start getting ready for it next week.