June 30th, 2014
Patsy Jean Gilstrap, 83, of Poteau died Friday, June 27, 2014, in Poteau. Patsy was born in Dow-Hartshorne on March 22, 1931 to William Franklin and Isabell I. (Blair) Clay. She was a secretary at the courthouse for years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Patsy was an avid reader. She was the â€śBest Mom in the World.â€ť Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Bob E. Gilstrap, on Feb. 11, 2002, and sister, Nancy Pierce.
A new derby team has hit the rink in Poteau. The Maidens of Mayhem formed a few weeks ago and are recruiting team members. .
The Maidens hone their skills on Wednesday evening at Skate-Reation.
According to Ashford, Skate-Reation owner Nancy Traywick has offered to help the team by opening the rink on Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for anyone 18 and older who is interested in learning about derby. A derby team member will be at the rink to answer any questions or work one-on-one with someone who would like to learn or practice skating for derby.
A staged accident involving 16 students on a school bus that had wrecked and rolled onto its side as part of a training exercise was held Saturday near the Peter Conser Home. LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Tulsa Life Flight , AARC Towing and members of the Hodgen, Haw Creek, Post Mountain, Reichert-Summerfield and Post Mountain volunteer fire departments took part.
Leanna Bynum, 89, of Spiro died Monday, June 23, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Mallory Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Hall of Fame Coach Gerald D. Blankenship, 87 of Tulsa, formerly of Spiro died June 25, 2014, in Tulsa.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Liberty Baptist Church in Tulsa and 4 p.m. that day at the First Baptist Church in Spiro.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” Poteau golfer Cody Shore finished in the top 20 at this week's KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open at Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club.
Shore, who won the Class 4A state title last month, finished tied for 19th with a 75-75-72â€”222, 6-over par.
The winner of the boys division was Kyler Tate of Winter Garden, Fla., who shot a 68-68-71â€”207, 9-under par to best the field of 54 golfers.
This past basketball season was a scary one for 2014 Howe High School senior basketball player LuAnn Davis.
During the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament, she collapsed at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. Davis, who had dealt with heart issues in the past, had the biggest issue of them all. She had open-heart surgery in Little Rock, Ark., to repair the damage. She made a full recovery, but could not return to action on the hardwood.
Five Carl Albert State College athletes and the Lady Vikings softball team were honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2013-14 season.
Four athletes, softball player and former Poteau Lady Pirate, Meagan Ryburn, baseball players Cody Luman of Wister and Carter Cumbie and basketball player Taylor Rains all earned Exemplary Academic Achievement Awards.
Lady Viking softball player Karlee Loula received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.