July 1st, 2013
"Spider Webb was never lost in any crowd â€” he was always at home wherever he was," according to lifelong friend Dr. John Chitwood.
Wayne "Spider" Webb, longtime Poteau businessman, died Sunday. He was 73.
Webb's colorful nickname, auto dealership and later his farm implements business were well-known in LeFlore County and beyond.
He had been in declining health for some time, but remained involved in his business and with local charities.
"Spide Webb was full of life, high energy. Wherever Spider was, it was a positive and uplifting crowd," said Mayor Jeff Shockley.
NORMAN â€” Four local runners not only repeated as state champions, but won state in a faster time than in 2012.
The 440-yard relay team of Kyra Hornbuckle, Braya Warren, Lauryn Trotter and Jada Price won the girls age 13-14 state title in the 2013 Hershey State Meet, which took place June 22. The foursome shaved six seconds off their state-title time of a year ago.
The relay team was still waiting word as of press time if it qualified for the Hershey National Meet, which will be later this summer in Hershey, Pa.
Several youth claimed first-place honors in the 2013 Mark Sullivan â€śMud Duckâ€ť Youth Golf Tournament, which took place Tuesday at Choctaw Country Club.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 2. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 4. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 5. Billy Neering, Wilburton.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 3. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith; 4. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 5. Nathan Reed, Alma, Ark.
Factory Stock Race