September 7th, 2011
A Sebastian County
inmate set to stand trial in
Oklahoma for murder was
transported to a Fort Smith
hospital after Sebastian
County Detention Officers
discovered he was wounded.
Elvis Thacker, 23, of
Cedarville, Ark., was treated
and released at Sparks
Regional Medical Center
this weekend for a superficial
wound to his neck that
is believed to have been a
Sunday afternoon, detention
officers issued razors
to inmates who are given an
allotted amount of time to
shave, then the razors are
retrieved and disposed of.
When the detention officers
A Wister woman was
taken to Eastern Oklahoma
Medical Center Sunday
night after she was robbed
outside a Wister convenience
According to Wister
Chief of Police Randy Liles,
between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Sunday night, Ethel Buckner
was at the Short Stop convenience
store in Wister
when she was assaulted in
the parking lot and her purse
Buckner, who was the
only customer, walked out
of the store and toward her
vehicle that was parked on
the side of the building in a
dark area. When she got to
her vehicle her attacker
came from some nearby
POCOLA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team welcomed pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell back to the pitching circle Monday afternoon when her team faced the Pocola Lady Indians. She seemed to pick up right where she left off.
After not pitching for about two weeks due to arm stiffness, Caldwell pitched four innings and got her 10th win of the season as the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Indians 8-1.
It's here. Next week will be the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Games will begin Monday and end with the championship game (or games) on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Poteau was awarded the top seed, and the Lady Pirates took home the county championship last fall.
But this fall's event could be very interesting. Spiro, the No. 2 seed, has fallen to Poteau twice â€” each time by a single run.
Panama, the No. 3 seed, only got beat by Poteau 3-0 in last month's Lady â€™Back Classic, but the Lady Pirates did run rule them about a week later.
STILLWATER â€” There's a lot of high optimism on the side of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team. This season is supposedly going to be their best since Coach Mike Gundy took over.
The good news was the Pokes handled the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 61-34 Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. However, while there were some good things Gundy saw, he also saw some not-so-good things.
Alfred C. Barnes, 63, of West Memphis, Ark., died
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Meridian, Miss. Alfred was
born Jan. 10, 1948, in Monroe to A.C. and Retha (Mitchell)
Barnes. He was a funeral director/embalmer. He owned
and operated Delta Mortuary Service in West Memphis.
Alfred was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Debra of the home; three
sons, Michael Barnes of Little Rock, Ark., Keith Barnes of
West Memphis, Christopher Barnes of Hampton, N.H.;
one grandson; his parents, A.C. and Retha Barnes of
Judy Gayle Rice of Charleston, Ark.,
died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Alamosa,
Colo., from injuries suffered in a motorcycle
accident. She was born March 8,
1947, in Fort Smith to Theodore Williams
and Betty Jo (Beshears) Williams. She was
Judy was a Health Records Service
Specialist for the North Logan Health Unit in Paris, Ark..
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at
Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston with The
Rev. Bill Van Meter officiating. Burial will be at Caulksville
Cemetery in Caulksville, Ark., under the direction of
Eula Maye Stivers, 90, of Del City died
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Oklahoma
City. Maye was born Feb. 5, 1921, in
Leflore. She was the daughter of James
Franklin and Nannie Lou Borden.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
daughter, Sandra Pollard; brother,
Robert L. Borden; sisters, Ruth Mings,
Rubye Parks and Rilla Wyatt; grandson, Nathan Pollard.
Maye is survived by her daughter, Connie Stivers and
husband, John Nolen of Del City; granddaughter, Neile
Blackwell of Del City; grandson, Bryan Pollard and wife,
Deppa of Tahlequah; many loved nieces, nephews, and
Two local schools have
chosen to begin 2011-2012
school year 24/7 tobaccofree
Tobacco kills more
Oklahomans than alcohol,
auto accidents, AIDS, suicides,
murders and illegal
drugs COMBINED. To
combat the dangers of
tobacco use and protect
their students many schools
have chosen to adopt a 24/7
Tobacco Free School
In order to recognize the
importance of adult role
modeling for students during
formative years and to
provide a healthy environment
for students, staff,
patrons and visitors, the
Spiro and Howe School
Boards recently voted to
Jeremy Crites, left, of Reed Williams Insurance Agency and Jason Graves with The
Community State Bank prepare to serve up some burgers at the annual Tailgate
Party sponsered by Poteau Quarter Back Club before the first Poteau home football