Walter Joe Cheely, 85, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2012, in Chino.
Walter was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Shady Point to James and Maybelle (Foote) Cheely. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Guam. He was a 1946 graduate of Poteau High School. He got his BA at Northeastern and later obtained his masterâ€™s degree. Walter taught school for two years at Fox, 10 years at Derby, Kan., and 30 years in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlene Stanley.
Ruth Wilson, 79, of Poteau died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ruth was born July 6, 1933, in Glendale to Wilburn Perry and Ida Mae (Balentine) Glenn. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Poteau. She was a retired hair dresser. The love of Ruthâ€™s life was the Special Olympics and the Democratic Party. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Lawrence, Loren, Cecil, John, Oscar and Fred; and son, Jerry Bob Thompson.
Saturday, from noon until 3 p.m., the Heavener American Legion Post will play host for a Veterans Christmas Dinner.
The Rednecks and Reindeer fun run is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, followed by a barbecue dinner and auction fundraiser for the Bobbie and Frank Morrison family at 5 p.m.
Three LeFlore County cities will start their Christmas parades at 6 p.m. â€” Spiro, Talihina and Wister each have scheduled their parades to begin at the same time.
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WILBURTON â€” It was not easy, but the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs basketball team won its first game of the 2012 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic with a 57-52 overtime win over the Buffalo Valley Lady Buffaloes on Wednesday afternoon at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The win put the Lady Bulldogs (7-3) into Saturday morning's gold bracket consolation championship game at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilburton High School Gym against Cave Springs, which defeated Leflore on Thursday night.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” Just a little less than 24 hours after the Spiro High School basketball teams opened their seasons with road wins Tuesday night at Eufaula, they suffered their first losses of the season.
The Bulldogs lost 73-48 and the Lady Bulldogs fell 64-45, both against Siloam Springs, Ark., on Wednesday at the H.B. Stewart Classic.
The â€™Dogs and the Lady Bulldogs, after playing host Greenwood on Thursday night, will conclude their three-game stay in the event with games at 4 p.m. (girls) and 5:30 p.m. (boys) today against Ozark.
The Talihina High School wrestling team will begin its season with the two-day weekend Okmulgee Tournament. After this morning's 10 a.m. weigh-ins, wrestling will begin at noon, with Day 2 action starting at 10 a.m.
There are three Golden Tigers who have the most mat experience â€” Derek Lester (113 pounds), Jasper Humphreys (119) and Dylan Chancellor (195).
Four other wrestlers who saw action last year, but are not as experienced as the other three are Triston Blemmell (132 pounds), Blake Smith (152), Rodney Killingsworth (182) and Caleb Blue (heavyweight).