October 30th, 2011
The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade football team wrapped up a perfect 7-0 season with a 24-0 win over the Fort Gibson Tigers on a rainy, cold Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
But the Poteau freshmen and PKMS seventh-graders suffered losses. The Pirate freshmen lost 22-16, while the seventh-graders fell 24-0.
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
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-inlaw,
J.B. and Florence Stuart.
Ruby is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky
Joe Latta and wife Pam of Poteau; two grandchildren,
Jennifer Jo Lokken and Jessie Green; a great-grandchild,
Sydney Watson; nieces, Linda and Theo Johnson of
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.
Survivors include his mother, Sherry McCullough of
Summerfield; father, James Graham of Heavener; eight
Rumors that Postal
employees at the Poteau
location could face the loss
of their jobs have been
labeled as false by the U.S.
Postal Service Corporate
for Oklahoma, Dionne
It had recently been
rumored that the Poteau Post
Office was facing the loss of
up to three employees due
the postal downsize and budget
cuts that have been affecting
post officeâ€™s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
â€śEmployees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They wonâ€™t face lay-offâ€™s or
firing,â€ť said Montague. â€śIf
A local political party appeared before
the LeFlore County Commissioners to ask
for an investigative audit of the county.
Dewey Harrison, a representative of the
LeFlore County Tea Party was given five
minutes to speak to the commissioners
regarding the ongoing issue. The exchange
was heated from the start.
â€śThe Tea Party has now decided we
would like to ask for an investigative
audit.â€ť Harrison said. â€śWe have examined
the audits closely, and if there is any disagreement
here we would like for you to
tell us weâ€™re wrong, but the audits clearly
Commissioners to discuss a county-wide speed limit.
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NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 28, 2011
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED
A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING FOR OCTOBER 31, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates essentially won a playoff-like contest. They celebrated Senior Night last week with a 31-23 win over one of their nemeses, the Broken Bow Savages. The win kept the Pirates (4-4, 2-3 in District 4A-4) alive in the playoff hunt.
Last week saw one LeFlore County rivalry on the football field with Panama visiting Pocola. Tonight, another one will take place.
The Bokoshe Tigers will visit the Arkoma Mustangs for a 7:30 p.m. District C-4 contest tonight.
The Mustangs (7-1, 4-1 in district play) lost for the first time last week, dropping a 84-38 decision to Webbers Falls.
Earlier this year, not too many football prognosticators were not thinking that the Heavener Wolves and the Panama Razorbacks would be in line for the Class 2A playoffs â€” but they are.
Both teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Panama's George Ollie Stadium for their playoff lives in a crucial District 2A-6 contest.
Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs made it all the way to the Class 3A state quarterfinals in the 2010 playoffs. If they hope to see the 2011 playoffs, they must win out â€” beginning tonight.
The â€™Dogs (3-5, 2-3 in District 3A-8) will play their home regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium against the Atoka Wampus Cats (4-4, 1-4).
â€śWe have to win out to have a chance to get in,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śEven if we win out, we still may not get in. But we definitely have to win out to have a chance.â€ť