Local residents are invited to come out Friday afternoon for a fundraiser to benefit a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Caden Alexander Place was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 2-years-old. There will be a fundraiser to benefit Caden and his family at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau Friday at 5 p.m. with prayer and fellowship.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served as well as a pie auction at 7 p.m., donations welcome.
Dorothy Aldridge Pickering, formerly of Bokoshe, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Muskogee.
Don Robert Emerson, 73, of Cameron died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Greenwood, Ark. Don was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Pontiac, Mich., to Donald and Gertrude (McClure) Emerson.
He was a graduate of Cameron High School and graduated from the College of the Ozarks. He was owner-/operator of various businesses, including Emerson Moving and Storage and Emerson Transload.
Tommy Joe (Tom) Donathan, 83, went to be with his Lord in Tulsa on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Deleta Bullard Donathan of Broken Arrow; sister, Christine Donathan Jacobs; son, Terry and wife Susan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Scott and wife LaDonna of Broken Arrow; grandchildren, Nicole Ahrens, Michael Donathan, Justin Donathan, Tara Sherin and Kent Donathan and an ever-growing tribe of great-grandchildren.
Jackie Edward McKeown, 65, of Pocola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pocola.
Jackie was born April 18,1949, in Weatherford to Jack E. and Anna Marie (Blansett) McKeown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Jackie worked for LeFlore County. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and brother, Harold â€śErnieâ€ť McKeown.
Alicia Cruz, 45, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 18, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener and at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Centro Cristano Nuevo Esperanza Church in Howe. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Heavener.
The Poteau Pirates got their first win of the season and for new coach, PHS alum Todd Hackler, Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they downed the Roland Rangers 54-40.
However, the Lady Rangers opened the night with a 52-32 victory over the Lady Pirates.
HULBERT â€” The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had six of 10 members place in last weekend's Hulbert Tournament.
Pictures for Spiro Youth Basketball will be taken from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Spiro High School safe room, depending on the teams' weekly practice night.
Teams will need to arrive 30 to 45 minutes ahead of their normal practice time.
For additional information or to ask questions, call (918) 962-5103 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Stars softball team will have a fundraising basketball tournament Jan. 3 at Fort Smith (Ark.) Darby Junior High School.
WISTER â€” The Heavener Wolves returned to action after more than a week off and won their second game in a row, downing the Wister Wildcats 45-35 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wolves jumped out to a 12-7 lead after a period, which became a 24-14 halftime advantage.
Panama 76, Arkoma 43: In Panama, the Razorbacks outscored the Mustangs in every period, leading 20-13 after a period, 37-23 at halftime and 54-35 going into the final quarter.