June 17th, 2013
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Dawson Graham, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 3. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 4. David Church, Mountainburg; 5. Kris McCawley, Sallisaw.
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.; 4. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 5. Gerry Vaughn, Greenwood, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
For two graduating Poteau High School softball players, this afternoon will likely be bittersweet.
Poteau's Shelby Standridge and Gabba Wilson will play for the Large East as it meets the Large West in the 2013 Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Game at 3 this afternoon at Marita Hynes Field at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex in Norman.
Panama JV vs. Talihina, Field No. 1, 8 a.m.; Pocola vs. McCurtain, Field No. 2, 8 a.m.; Heavener vs. Ozark, Ark., Field No. 3, 8 a.m.; Keota vs. Wilburton, Field No. 1, 9:20 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Roland, Field No. 2, 9:20 a.m.
Poteau vs. Keota-Wilburton winner, Field No. 1, 10:40 a.m.; Panama vs. Whitesboro-Roland winner, Field No. 2, 10:40 a.m.; Wister vs. Pocola-McCurtain winner, Field No. 3, 10:40 a.m.; Panama JV-Talihina winner vs. Heavener-Ozark winner, Field No. 1, noon.
The Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars will hit the track Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway near Pocola.
The racing card will begin at 7:30 p.m. The pits will open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Pit passes cost $35 for adults and $15 for children.
The races will feature 18-year-old points leader Harli White.
For additional information, go online to www.tristatespeedway.com.
Wanda T. Rhodes, 87, of Sulphur, La., a native of Wister, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sulphur.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss, La. Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur is handling arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn Sue King, 70, of Spiro died Thursday, June 13. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Billy Don Caldwell, 55, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Billy was born July 29, 1957, in Bokoshe to Raymond Earl and Velma Mae (Fields) Caldwell. He worked for LeFlore County District 1. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Naval Reserves. Billy was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Larry Hugle; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugena and William Potter.
Rickey Alan Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Rick was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Poteau to Eual John and Patsy Ruth (Tucker) Ford. He and Betty Mead were married Feb. 23, 1979. He was deputy warden at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center since 2010. JEHCC is a minimum security facility with more than 700 offenders. He was overseer of the daily operations.
DUNCAN,(AP) â€” A 16-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Duncan girl is being held without bond after his first court appearance.
The teenager appeared in Stephens County District Court on Thursday after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Alyssa Wiles. Court records show that court hearings were set for July 19 and July 31 in the case.
Police say Alyssa's father found her dead Monday at their home. Authorities say she was stabbed with a kitchen knife.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Health officials in Oklahoma are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their pets from rabies by having their pets vaccinated.
Oklahoma rules and regulations require that a veterinarian vaccinate dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies by the time the animal is 4 months old. Rabies vaccines are also available and are recommended for horses, sheep and cattle.
The state Health Department reports 41 cases of rabies in Oklahoma thus far in 2013. The cases include 25 skunks, nine cows, five dogs, one horse and one fox.