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March 27th, 2013

High School Boys Golf Roundup

March 27, 2013

SEMINOLE — The Poteau Pirates golf team was fifth out of 20 teams at the Seminole Invitational on a chilly, windy Monday at Jimmie Austin Golf Course. The Pirates had a team score of 358.
One Pirates golfer, Cody Shore, medaled as he was sixth with an 81.
Connor Wheat and Jarrett Lowrimore each shot 89s, John Scott Sanders carded a 99 and John Buckles had a 114.
Heavener golfer medalist at Broken Bow
BROKEN BOW — Heavener golfer Jackson Long was 10th-place medalist at Tuesday's Broken Bow Invitational, which took place at Cedar Creek Golf Course. He shot an even 100.

Easter egg hunt planned at Heavener Runestone Park

March 27, 2013

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 784 and volunteers will hold a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Heavener Runestone Park at 11 a.m. Saturday.
More than 4,800 plastic eggs filled with candy will be placed in four separate areas. The area ages are for children 3 and younger, 4 to 8, 9 to 12, and a special area for physically handicapped children.
Parents are reminded that mixed in with the candy eggs are special prize eggs that have a numbered ticket. Parents should be sure to check all the eggs before leaving Heavener Runestone Park and claim the prize the day of the hunt.

CASC regents meet in Sallisaw

March 27, 2013

Staff Writer

The Carl Albert State College board of regents named Kathy Quirk executive director of the CASC Development Foundation during a regular meeting at the college's Sallisaw campus.
Quirk has been managing the foundation on an interim basis, but the regents' actions made the job hers officially.
The regents meet twice a year at the J.T. & Mary Jo Stites Multipurpose Room at the Jerry Hetherington Center in Sallisaw, according to Judi White, director of public relations and marketing for Carl Albert State College.

Main Street Matters awards

March 27, 2013

Poteau Main Street Matters Executive Director Keri Powers said she’s hoping to see the pocket park on Dewey Street get a facelift. Powers made her remarks at the organization’s annual banquet Tuesday at the Reynolds Center.
She showed artist renderings of some of the planned improvements, including replacing the concrete flooring of the park with sod and building a stone and brick entry with iron gates that could be locked at night. Among the plans for raising money for the project are selling engraved bricks.

Diane Lorraine (Burch) Puryear

March 27, 2013

Diane Lorraine Puryear passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 25, 2013, at sunset, serenaded by a full chorus of frogs. She was born in Poteau on Aug. 11, 1951. She grew up in Panama and Arcata, Calif., with her three siblings, David, Linda and Bruce. Linda and David passed in 2012, preceded by Bruce in 1997. Diane graduated from Arcata High School in 1969. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps for two years during the Vietnam era. While enlisted she was a clerk during the time of changing from typewriters to computers.

Marian E. Baker

March 27, 2013

Marian E. Baker, 99, passed away on March 24, 2013, after a long illness. She had been a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish for 77 years. She moved to Poteau from Kansas City, Mo., in 1935 with her husband, the late Dr. Wilbur K. Baker, DDS, and their 1-year-old son, Kermit. She has five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

James ‘Jimbo’ Wortham

March 27, 2013

James “Jimbo” Wortham, 28, of Spiro died Sunday, March 24, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spiro City Cemetery.

Harry ‘Gene’ Elder

March 27, 2013

Harry “Gene” Elder, 84, of Howe died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Poteau. Services were held Monday at Mount View Baptist Church with burial in Mount View Cemetery in Glendale. Dowden Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mildred Aulcidine Culpepper

March 27, 2013

Mildred Aulcidine Culpepper, 78, of Heavener died Monday, March 25, 2013, in Heavener. A memorial services is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Pansy Lee Bitsko

March 27, 2013

Pansy Lee Bitsko, 78, of Cameron died March 24, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Pansy was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Millsap, Texas, to Olen Odus and Lester (Blue) Estes. Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Melvin, Boyd, Aurich, Billie and Odus Estes; one sister, Marzie Rials; and a daughter-in-law, Norman Burden. She was a member of Shady Point First Baptist Church.

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