February 26th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ A measure that would create Rural Opportunity Zones in counties across the state was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
At about 10:15 a.m. [Thursday, Feb. 26] Poteau Fire Department responded to a fire at Blondie's restaurant on North Broadway in Poteau.
No flames could be seen from outside the building but several fire trucks were on scene.
Whitesboro senior basketball player Mariah Frederick, who also plays softball for the Lady Bulldogs, is lucky to be playing athletics â€” period.
About a year and a half ago, Frederick was in a serious automobile accident that almost claimed her life.
This season, the Lady Bulldogs are 16-11 and find themselves three wins from the programâ€™s first-ever trip to the Class B State Tournament.
The first of those three games comes up at 1:30 this afternoon with a third meeting with the Bokoshe Lady Tigers in the consolation quarterfinals of the Class B Area Tournament.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. â€” The first tournament of the 20th anniversary season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off March 5-8 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Mercury. Put on by Experience Kissimmee and the Osceola County Department of Tourism, the tournament will feature 154 of the worldâ€™s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
Carrol Dean Shipman, 74, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Howe.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
McKynsie Dawn Ward, infant daughter of Dustin and Ashley (Dillon) Ward, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her uncles, Charlie Hudlow, Larry Hudlow, Justin Ward; great-grandmothers, Cora Hudlow and Virginia Ward.
She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Linda Dillon of Leflore, Jerry Dillon of Pryor, Wayne and Cissy Ward of Wister; uncles, Jimmy Dillon of Pryor, Keith Woolery, Chass Ward, Chad Lucas, Tanner Ward; aunts, Dana Gipson, Melissa Lucas and Makayla Ward all of Wister; other precious relatives and friends.
The LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem are a local roller derby team. They are currently putting together a male derby team, 18 and over. Contact them through their Facebook page if interested.
2015 Season Schedule
March 21, Benton County DD, Home
April 12, Makan Blockade, Away
May 9, Fountain City RD, Home
May 17, NWA natural Disasters, Away
June 13, OKC Outlaws, Away
August 16, Tulsa Derby League, Away
September 19, Franklin County Fury, Home
September 26, RVRG Roughcuts, Away
October 24, Killeen Dream Wolves, Home
November 14, Roughneck Roller Derby, Away
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.
The Senate Rules Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government's power and impose term limits for members of Congress.
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited with House and Senate Republicans on Monday and urged them to pass the bill.
Jerry Vandagriff, 69, of Leflore died Monday, Feb. 24, 2015. No services are planned. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Muskogee is handling arrangements.
Claude Alvin Jones of Howe was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Poteau, Oklahoma to Vernon and Imogene (Faulkenberry) Jones. He died Monday, Feb. 23, in Howe at the age of 60.