July 11th, 2012
A father never expects to bury his son, but that is
exactly what Talihina resident Jesse Williams had to do
last year when his son, Brandon, died. Adding to the tragedy
of Brandonâ€™s death was the way he died. Brandon died
on March 23, 2011, at age 27 of a heroin overdose at his
home in Talihina.
Jesse says that from an early age, he and his son would
go hunting together and that his son loved hunting, fishing,
camping, and the outdoors.
â€śItâ€™s hard to deal with, even now,â€ť says Jesse. Even
now, more than a year since his sonâ€™s death, the pain of
A man charged with aggravated possession of child pornography has left
his fate in the hands of the courts after entering a blind plea of no contest. Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen, has been incarcerated since his arrest in October after law enforcement received a report he attempted to sexually assault two children at his business, The Computer Helper, located on South Witte in Poteau. During the investigation officers discovered multiple pieces of child pornography. A report from the OSBI
Computer Crime Lab confirmed that several of the devices seized from
Today's Poteau Chamber of Commerce Cash Mob business is Eddie's NAPA Autoparts. Eddie and Mary Whitehorn purchased the store in 1992 from Bobby and Oma Hall. Eddie passed away in 2007, leaving the operations and management of the store to his wife Mary, daughter Rhonda, son in law Bill, and granddaughter Jenny. The family hopes to continue the same sales, service and friendly atmosphere serving Poteau many more years. Special to the cash mob, Eddie's NAPA is offering 20% off all cash purchases from 11 till 2 and free cold drinks.
New Poteau High School Football Coach Greg Werner does not want to wait until Aug. 7 when football practice will begin. So, he will get three extra days to get a look at his new players.
The Pirates will have a three-day team camp beginning this morning and ending on Friday morning. The sessions will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. daily.
WEATHERFORD â€” The Heavener Thunder OK Kids Coach-Pitch baseball team opened the 2012 State Tournament in fine fashion Tuesday afternoon at Rader Park as they routed the Sallisaw Titans 17-4.
The Thunder will meet Tuttle at 7:45 p.m. tonight in the winner's-bracket semifinals.
However, two other local teams got beat by rain as the Wister Wildcats OK Preps team at Chandler and the Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget team at Elk City were both rained out on opening day of state on Tuesday.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18. To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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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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Lindall Lee Castor, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau. Lindall was born May 17, 1935 in Weatherby, Mo., to Lee Kenneth and Julia Bell (Lincoln) Castor. He was retired from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department where he proudly served for 30 years. Lindall was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his wife have been residents of Poteau for three years. Lindall had fought lung cancer for a year, and had made progress, but the cancer spread to his brain. He was preceded in death by his parents.