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December 12th

Pocola teams playing for consolation titles at Choctaw Nation Invitational Tourney; host Talihina teams vying for seventh place

December 12, 2014

TALIHINA — It was a rough start for the LeFlore County teams that were in the 2014 Choctaw Nation Invitational Tournament, which is taking place on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
All of them lost on opening day Thursday, but all have a chance to win team plaques by the end of today.

Myrl Faye Christenberry

December 12, 2014

Myrl Faye Christenberry, 82, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Spiro.

Myrl was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Shady Point to Elton and Ruth (Lloyd) Richardson. She was a homemaker. Myrl was a member of Victory Worship Center, Spiro. She was a loving grandma. She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved any sports the kids were in, especially Panama Razorbacks. She loved to crochet. Myrl was a member of a CB club and her handle was “Smokey.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Buck and Bill Richardson; and sister, Jackie Taylor.

John Newell Polzin

December 12, 2014

John Newell Polzin, 53, of Panama, formerly of Eagle River, Alaska, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Alaska. Evans and Miller Funeral home in Poteau is handling arrangements.

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December 12, 2014

Myrl Faye Christenberry

December 12, 2014

Myrl Faye Christenberry, 82, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Spiro. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, with the Rev. Bryan Fouts and Michael Monroe officiating. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau.

Group erects Nativity scene at governor's mansion

December 12, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders representing multiple faiths could approach Gov. Mary Fallin for the chance to display religious icons at the Oklahoma governor's mansion after she invited a Christian group to erect a Nativity scene there, civil libertarians warned Friday.

Kathie Jackson, a retiree who formed the Nativity Committee of Tulsa, requested that the scene be displayed at the state Capitol, but said Fallin offered to have it put up on the mansion lawn. The scene was assembled Thursday.

An ostrich and a camel for Christmas this year

December 12, 2014

My old boots have been worn out for some time, and I went to Tip-Top Western Store to get a new pair. I had a pair of ostrich boots that I bought there in 2007, and I wanted another pair of them because they're so comfortable and were long lasting.
Last Cast
The Double Branch Baptist Church will have its drive-through nativity scene beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You don't want to miss Johnny Baker from Central National Bank riding a camel. Yes, folks. The scene actually has a live camel. I just hope Johnny doesn't wear his spurs! He may become camel food.

December 11th

Poteau Wrestling Club members place at Showdown in Springdale; three matmen honored for recording wins with quickest pins

December 12, 2014

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members placed in last weekend’s Showdown in Springdale.
Three members, Jarrett Lilley, Nate Ulmer and Matthew Mills, also were recognized for being among those with the quickest pins.

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December 12, 2014

Brazilian exchange student gets first taste of outdoors on visit

December 12, 2014

Louis Philip Delavechia Guimaraes, 17, came to LeFlore County from his native Brazil on Jan. 6. Until he got here, the Brazilian youth had not had a chance to truly enjoy the outdoors.
While staying with the Ollie Banda family, Guimaraes has had a chance to fish, hunt and work the land.
Guimaraes will return to his native Brazil next week.

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