November 9th, 2011
First of all, I would like to send my condolences to the family of Coach Ralph Perdue.
I did not know Coach that well, but I do know that he will be missed by his family, friends and previous players alike. Ralph had been in poor health for a while.
I remember how he loved to play golf. I remember when he was not able to play, he would go out in ride in his golf cart watching his friend play golf.
May you play well up on heaven's links, Coach
MORRISON â€” Saturday was a twice-as-nice day for Poteau Youth Wrestling Club member Luke Brooks.
Brooks was champion at the heavyweight class and runner-up at the Division I 66-pound class.
Three other members, Kadin Repass, Landon Thornburg and Colby Thornburg also participated but did not place.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club will have its own tournament Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
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The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
Four local chapters of LeFlore County Special Olympians competed in the Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition Oct. 27 at Strike-A-Lot Lanes.
The majority of them were from the Poteau KiBois Chapter, several of whom had scores of higher than 100.
Ricky William Bull, 53, of Van Buren, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.
Conflicting items on the agenda for tonight's Pocola Board of Trustee's meeting should make for a lively event if nothing else. There is an item on the agenda to possibly terminate the employment of Police Chief Dale Fout and another employee named Liz Oden. Further down the agenda is an item to give several employees named a raise. Fout and Oden are also specifically listed under those items.
Clearly the items were placed on the agenda by different members of the board, and the meeting itself should make for an interesting one.
Larry Burton Young Sr. left this earth to be with his sweetheart, Sue, on Nov. 5, 2011, in Spiro. He was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Wister to John Thomas and Dena Mae (Lucas) Young.
Wanda Jean Rice, 71, of Cameron died Nov. 7, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Dec. 2, 1939, at Cameron to Johnny and Ruth (Seaton) Morris. Wanda Jean Morris married Bill Rice on Nov. 21, 1962, in Cameron. Jean retired from Cameron School System after 28 years of teaching and from CASC where she served as evening librarian for 11 years.
Ralph Jay Perdue Sr. was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Oklahoma City to Allie Andrew and Faye (Sutton) Perdue. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1956. He played football for two years at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, where he was the first Eastern JUCO All-American. He played varsity football at Central State University for two years, graduating with a degree in history and physical education in 1960.
Leta Marjorie McCroskey, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Poteau. Leta was born Jan. 31, 1950, in Waco, Texas, to Charles Leighton and Vertie Novelia (Dodson) Stephens Warrick. She was a material expediter at Whirlpool. Leta was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, John Warrick; four stepbrothers, John Jr., Doug, Bruce and David Warrick.