October 10th, 2011
William Henry âBillâ Daniels Jr., 71, of
Panama died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in
Poteau. Bill was born Aug. 18, 1940, in
Greenville, N.C. to William H. Sr. and
Bertha May (Ayers) Daniels. He ran a
wrecker service. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army. Bill was preceded in death by
his parents; three brothers, two sisters, and
daughter, Vickie Daniels McMurtry.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; two sons,
Christopher Keith Daniels and wife, Kimberly of Shady
Point, Mathew Dylan Daniels of Panama; daughter,
Jennifer Lynn Martin of Panama; 14 grandchildren,
Roxie Moore was raised in Van Buren,
Ark. and married Warren D. Moore on
Aug. 14, 1943, in Douglas, Ariz. Warren,
Roxie and their kids moved to Poteau in
1963 from Stillwater, and joined the First
United Methodist Church at that time.
Roxie and Warren were expert bridge
players and were fortunate enough to find
kindred spirits in the life-long friends they
made in Poteau.
Roxieâs greatest joy was her family. She found a true
partner in Warren and they were blessed to have 65 years
together. Her children, grandchildren, and most recently
Tickets are now on sale
for the first main headline
event at the Donald W.
Center on November 5
and Director Candace
Martin couldnât be more
The Bluzmen, the ultimate
Tribute artists starring
Eric Martin and Carmen
Romano are bringing the
blues to Poteau.
The Blues Brothers
were an American phenomenon!
Brothers were first introduced
to the masses by
Dan Aykroyd and John
Belushi as a satirical musical
sketch on Saturday
Night Live. The untimely
death of Belushi in 1982
left a void in everyoneâs
Ever since there have been trucks
and mud, people have been combining
the two for sport and recreation.
This yearâs Balloonfest is no exception.
On Saturday, October 22, the
Poteau Balloonfest will play host to
AMMP Motorsportsâ Third Annual
Rumble on the River mud race. The
event features the top ten mud racers
in the United States tearing through
four different 300-foot-long mud pits
including âThe Swamp Pitâ, a six
foot deep mud pit that has never
before been bested. The Swamp Pit
at the Poteau Balloonfest is only the
third such pit constructed for professional
The 2011 Poteau High School Homecoming football royalty, McKensey Matlock
and escort Marshall Jones, share a the traditional homecoming kiss before Poteau's
homecoming football game Friday against The Stilwell Indians.
POCOLA â The Pocola Indians showed grit, guts and determination Friday night beating their district rivals, the Talihina Golden Tigers, 34-33 in a District 2A-6 thriller on homecoming at John Carter Field.
The game winner came when Devon Johnson hit Colton Hamm for a 22-yard touchdown catch with eight seconds remaining left to play. Cody Young's conversion was good for the deciding point.
For the past three weeks, the Poteau Pirates have drawn a trio of thoroughbreds in Gravette, Ark., Hilldale and Tulsa Webster. That trio of teams were launching passes from all over the field, and, in most cases, they were being answered.
MAUD â The Arkoma Mustangs are now in the driver's seat in the District C-4 race. The Mustangs ended up mercy ruling the Maud Tigers 62-14 to set themselves up for a pivotal district contest at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at home against Midway.
HUGO â The Spiro Bulldogs won for the second straight week as they posted a 30-12 win over the Hugo Buffaloes Friday night.
BOKOSHE â The Bokoshe Tigers welcomed the Prue Rockets to town for a District C-4 game Friday night, and suffered a 34-0 shutout.