July 16th, 2014
Last May, Poteau High School golfer Hannah Ward three-peated as Class 4A state champion to end her prep career. Last weekend, two golfers did likewise.
Ward's coach, Randall Wheat and Jonathan Spikes of Danville, Ark., won their third straight Spider Webb Invitational, which took place Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Ridge and Choctaw country clubs.
Wheat and Spikes shot 66s on each day to win by three strokes over the duo of Kale Holton and Jason May, 132 to 135.
Virginia Louise Wade Tomlinson, 75, of Panama died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Virginia was born April 7, 1939, in Bokoshe to Samuel Leslie and Edith (Sutton) Morgan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of First Step of Faith Church in Poteau. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Wade; son, Tommy Wade; daughter, Jackie Byrd; grandson, Jay Walls; her parents; and sister, Donna Bush.
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2013) â€“ The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ The importance of water in Oklahomaâ€™s history needs no explanation, while the priority it has in the stateâ€™s future is paramount.
From the days of the Dust Bowl to the creation of a transportation corridor to get goods from the Arkansas River to the Mississippi and beyond, water has made a huge impact on the economy of Oklahoma since statehood.
2014 Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo will be held July 18 and 19 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau.
Area businesses are being asked by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce to extend a hometown welcome to rodeo participants and visitors during the IPRA event.
The Chamber hopes that businesses will decorate the store fronts, signs and billboards in celebration of the annual rodeo tradition.
Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
On July 19, rodeo guys and gals will take to the streets during a parade in downtown Poteau at 4 p.m.
Prep Regional Tournament
At Town Creek Park
Panama Boomers 11, Gans Patriots 0
Poteau Pirates 16, Pittsburg Rebels 3
Poteau Pirates 5, Panama Boomers 3
Pittsburg Rebels 15, Gans Patriots 1
Panama Boomers 14, Pittsburg Rebels 1
Poteau Pirates 14, Panama Boomers 0, title game; both teams advance to this weekâ€™s state tournament in Woodward.
Peewee Regional Tournament
Sallisaw Cardinals 5, Spiro Dirtbags 3, completion of Tuesdayâ€™s suspended game
Sallisaw Titans 8, Sallisaw Wildcats 2
Spiro Heat 11, Sallisaw Cardinals 5
Wanda Jean Reading, 74, of Heavener died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Heavener First Baptists Church, Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Bennie Charlene Dawson, 73, of Spiro died Friday, July 11, 2014.
Services were held Monday, July 14 with burial in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.