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January 26th, 2012

William Tobe Holt

January 26, 2012

William Tobe Holt, 80, of Heavener died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.

Michelle Helton

January 26, 2012

Michelle Helton, 49, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. The family will hold a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Cremation is under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Roy “June” Eubanks Jr.

January 26, 2012

Roy “June” Eubanks Jr., 86, of Spiro died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Mount Triumph Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Vester Queen

January 26, 2012

Vester Queen, 88, of Heavener died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Loving Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Alice D. Blake

January 26, 2012

Alice D. Blake, 91, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

William E. Whitton

January 26, 2012

William E. Whitton, 56, of Howe died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
William was born June 6, 1955, in Sebastopol, Calif., to Robert Easco and H. Lorraine (Smith) Whitton. He was a recycling engineer.  William would give you the shirt off his back. He helped many in the community. You could not help but love him. 

Susan Jayne Waymire

January 26, 2012

Susan Jayne Waymire, 62, of Poteau died Jan. 23, 2012. She was born May 28, 1949, in Omaha, Neb., to Richard Crumbliss and Ava Jayne Turner. She was an accountant for nursing homes and a devoted member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Susan demonstrated her love for people in her community by being a volunteer of Samaritan’s Kitchen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Herman Boyd Hollingsworth

January 26, 2012

Herman Boyd Hollingsworth, 70, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Herman was born March 20, 1941, in Simms, Texas, to Frank James and Hattie  Mae (Obneskey) Hollingsworth. He was a U.S. Military Publication Officer. He was in the Army Reserves for eight years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lottie Insko, Ethel Malone; and brother, J.W. Hollingsworth.   

Sports Briefs

January 26, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Poteau boys come close, but lose to No. 1 Roland; Roland player's 3-point shooting in final period dooms Poteau girls

January 26, 2012

The Poteau Pirates had a shot to do what no one else has done to this point — knock off Class 4A's No. 1 Roland Rangers — Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. And for a brief moment in the final period, the Pirates had a lead on the undefeated Rangers. But in the end, foul problems ended up plaguing the Pirates as they lost 45-36.
It was a heartbreaking night for the Lady Pirates, who led for most of the game. But a late fourth-quarter rally, keyed by 3-point shooting by Roland's Sidney Walters, fueled a comeback victory for the Lady Rangers by a score of 54-49.

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