November 8th, 2011
Wanda Louise Franks, 78, of Muse died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Muse.Â A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Grace Manor Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Esther Therese Percifield-Kuykendall, 78, of Wister died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Poteau. Esther was born July 14, 1933, in New York Mills, Minn., to Brynolf and Esther (Blomberg) Hill. She was retired from the Kerr Conference Center. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Doug Percifield, and second husband, J.C. Kuykendall.
Nancy Lynn Higgins, 47, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Cemetery.
Murray â€śJRâ€ť D. Baker, Jr., born on Sept. 19, 1930, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the age of 81. He served as an RM3 in the U.S. Navy.Â Murray was an accomplished and professional Western Swing guitarist, most recently playing in his band, the â€śRiver City Four.â€ť
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray D. Baker, Sr. and Ethel Ruth Baker; and brothers, Orben Baker, Edwin â€śBudâ€ť Baker and Frank Baker.
James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau. James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White) Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham, grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents, Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T. Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1100 AM CST TUE NOV 8 2011
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
* UNTIL 1130 AM CST
* AT 1056 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WHITESBORO...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark, to James David and Minnie Emma Lee (Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Florence Stuart.
Last week, LeFlore County saw the first of hundreds of basketball games get tipped off to begin the 2011-12 season. What caught my eyes?
The Leflore Savages took perennial Class B power Red Oak to the limit Thursday night before losing to the Eagles after the Savages won their season opener.
The Howe High School teams both had to overcome deficits against Smithville to each post road victories Friday night to get the season off on the right foot.
Shelby Trozzi had the hot hand with 35 points for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 82-74 win over Jacksonville, Texas, Saturday afternoon in the Panola (Texas) Classic.
The Lady Vikings lost their season opener 86-56 to host Panola on Friday night.
Howard, Texas, which is ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA Preseason Poll turned a six-point halftime lead into a 12-point lead with 16 minutes remaining in the second half as they downed the Carl Albert State College Vikings 70-57 in the Oklahoma-Texas Shootout Sunday afternoon at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
The Vikings (0-2) went winless in the event as they lost their season opener on Saturday 79-75 to Clarendon, Texas, despite getting 20 points from Myron Williams.