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August 15th, 2014

Harold Wayne Taylor

August 15, 2014

Harold Wayne Taylor, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Tulsa with his family by his side.

Harold was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Berkley N. and Flora Mae Barnes Taylor.

He grew up in Spiro. Harold joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 until being honorably discharged in 1962. Harold married Patsy J. Kinsey on June 23, 1962, in Panama. For most of his life, Harold worked as a machinist in the aerospace industry, retiring in 1995 from A.M.I. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed building trailers and gardening. He will be remembered best for his love for his family.

George Edward Gage Jr. 

August 15, 2014

George Edward Gage Jr., 65, of Wister died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Wister.

George was born June 12, 1949, in Concord, N.H., to George Edward Sr. and Flora Lucille (Follansbee) Gage. He retired after working for the State of New Hampshire for more than 20 years. He was a volunteer fireman in Loudon, N.H., for 10 years. George enjoyed horseback riding and riding his Gold Wing motorcycle. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar. 

Billy Powell

August 15, 2014

Billy Powell, 67, of Sallisaw died Aug. 8, 2014, in Sallisaw. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at First Baptist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

Larry D. Kable

August 15, 2014

Larry D. Kable, 45, of Bokoshe died Aug. 11, 2014, in Sallisaw.

Larry was born on April 8, 1969, in Portland, Ind. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Kable. He was the owner and operator of Larry & Leroy's Fix It All Shop in Sallisaw. He loved his family and he enjoyed fishing, riding horses, and grilling.

Teresa Darlene Lanigan

August 15, 2014

Darlene Lanigan, 55, of Elk City died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in a Clinton hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Talihina under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

Cherokee Fire Dancers deployed to California

August 15, 2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Twenty Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers are being sent to California to help fight wildfires.

The tribe says the Fire Dancers were deployed Wednesday and will work up to 16-hour shifts each day to help suppress fires and to keep other fires from starting.

The firefighters will join five other Fire Dancers who left earlier this month and remain in California to help fight the fires.

The group is called up by the U.S. Forestry Department.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Walk, Run or Dye registration deadline drawing near

August 15, 2014

The deadline for the Walk, Run or Dye 5K Color Run in Poteau is drawing near. You must register by Aug. 18 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  
Register online at the following link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/eventllr=f98gszjab&oeidk=a07e97szwsk7b0654dc. 
For more information contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918) 647-9178.

August 14th

Final Summer Series Race this weekend at RaceDay Park Mx

August 14, 2014

The final motocross race of the 2014 Summer Series will take place this weekend at RaceDay Park Mx, located on Oklahoma Highway 112 between Poteau and Cameron.
There will be organized practices from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gates will open at 8 a.m. On Sunday, gates will open at 6 a.m., with practicing beginning at 8 a.m. Races will begin at 10 a.m.
For each paying practice fee and race entry, patrons will receive one YZ85 drawing ticket sponsored by Cargill's Yamaha with the drawing taking place at intermission on Sunday. You must be present to win.
Save the world, recycle.

CLARIFICATION: Man shot in family dispute dies

August 14, 2014

Clarification
The Poteau Daily News posted on its website and Facebook page that shooting victim Doug Byrd had died after family members posted on social media Thursday afternoon that Byrd had passed, was "with God" and asked for time to grieve.
A family acquaintance, however, said Byrd remains on life support at a Tulsa hospital at this time.
Byrd, 21, formerly of Shady Point, was shot in the chest during an altercation with his stepfather over the weekend, according to law enforcement autorities.

Tuesday’s High School Baseball Roundup

August 14, 2014

LEFLORE — The 2014 fall season got going in fine fashion for the Leflore Savages baseball team as the locals routed the Battiest Panthers 15-4 in a game stopped by run rule in the fourth inning.
Trailing 3-0 in the first inning, the Savages scored three runs in the first inning to tie the game, then added a single run in the second and three runs in the third for a 7-3 lead after three innings.
Leflore’s eight-run fourth inning ended the game by run rule.
Howe 10, McCurtain 2: In McCurtain, the Lions got their first win of the season after losing 17-7 to Buffalo Valley in Monday’s opener.

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