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July 6th, 2012

Ola Loretta Couch

July 6, 2012

Ola Loretta Couch, 90, of Bokoshe died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. Ola was born April 7, 1922, in Newalla to William A. and Nora Jane (Whitlow) Bond. She was a homemaker. Ola was a member of the Church of Christ in Poteau and Bokoshe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Irwin of Bokoshe, Cynthia Brody of Poteau; five grandchildren, Cathy, Lisa, Connie, Cynde, and James; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Lawson of Oklahoma City; other relatives and loved ones. 

July 5th

Spiro eliminates Panama, McCurtain from PeeWee Regional; Mud Dawgs' pitcher throws one-hitter in Thursday afternoon's win over Razorbacks

July 5, 2012

SPIRO — Facing elimination on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon's games in the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee Regional Tournament, the Spiro Mud Dawgs prevailed both times.
Spiro defeated the Panama Razorbacks 12-0 Thursday afternoon, which came about 24 hours after a 10-0 victory over the McCurtain Outlaws on Wednesday afternoon.

A busy Fourth of July for me — and no appearance at a lake

July 5, 2012

I hope you all had a great Fourth of July. We went to the “Boom in the Valley” fireworks display at the Talihina Hospital, which was put on by the Choctaw Nation Tuesday night. It was a great show, and we didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. — that's way past my bedtime!
The next morning, we were up early because we rode in the Wister Fourth of July Parade in the Smith Chevrolet truck, throwing candy with Brittany “Happy” Frazier and A.J. McDaniel. We had a blast, and I swear I knew everybody there!

Sports Briefs

July 5, 2012

Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
The cost is $25 per participant.
The camp is open to youth who will be entering grades three through six.
Entry forms may be picked up at Poteau High School.
For additional information, call Joy Womack at (918) 647-1694.
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Terry Lee Treadway

July 5, 2012

Terry Lee Treadway, 54, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

Mason Alexander Cravens

July 5, 2012

Mason Alexander Cravens was born June 1, 2012, in Oklahoma City, and passed from this life on June 25 in Oklahoma City.
His time here was brief, but the impact on those he leaves behind is great. He will forever be loved by his parents Chad and Jennifer (Neuharth) Cravens; his brother, Logan; his grandparents, Wayne and Joanne Neuharth of Poteau and Rex and Patty Cravens of Yukon; and many other family members and friends.
Donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House at www.dell.yourcause.com/chadcravens/publicview. 
Information submitted by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Barbara Gillson

July 5, 2012

Barbara Gillson, 90, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau died July 4, 2012, in Fort Smith. Barbara was born June 4, 1922, in Humiston, Iowa, to John and Pearl (Vaught) Scovel. She was a Hotel-Convention Sales Coordinator in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as being a homemaker. She and husband, Walter, moved to Poteau in 1977. Barbara was preceded in death by Walter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Poteau. 

Tommy “Tom” Wilson Jr.

July 5, 2012

Tommy “Tom” Wilson Jr.
Tommy “Tom” Wilson Jr., 86, of Okmulgee died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He died peacefully surrounded by his family at the Senior Suites Nursing Home in Broken Arrow after complications from a stroke. He was born on March 28, 1926, near McCawber to Tom and Eva Wilson both now deceased. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Wilson and sisters; Hazel Willingham and Dorothy Wilson.

Dr. Robert Lee Hampton

July 5, 2012

Dr. Robert Lee Hampton was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Roy and Winnifred (Sory) Hampton in Dallas. He grew up in Texas with two sisters, one brother, and one half-brother. When he was 14 years old, his mother died of tetanus and the family was devastated. However, they pulled together, accepted more responsibility, and remained loving and caring individuals. 

Tulsa author's heart still in Poteau

July 5, 2012

The second book from an Oklahoma author who’s from the area now has even more ties to LeFlore County.
Author Joe Harwell of Tulsa was in Poteau in February for a book signing at the Lowrey Hotel. While in the area he had dinner with Jack Holt of Jack’s Jewelry. The two are old friends and graduated together. Harwell asked Holt to design a pendant to match the cover of his second book “Upside Down Heart.” Holt accepted the opportunity and worked with his jeweler
Sawn Hinson to create the delicate

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