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January 30th, 2015

Olen Wesley Heflin

January 30, 2015

Olen Wesley Heflin, 82, of Wister died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church in Wister with burial in Maxey Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau.

Carla Donna Elliott

January 30, 2015

Donna Elliott, 60, of Cameron died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark.

She was born April 18, 1954, at Kansas City, Kan., to Lee L. and Dorothy G. (Bennett) Shannon. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Donna was foremost a homemaker, however she had many talents and had worked in a variety of jobs over the years.

She was a dental assistant, the friendly face who checked you out at M&M Garden Center and she worked for the OSU Extension Service, to name a few. She was a member of Eastern Star, Belle Point Quilt Guild and OHCE.

David Alan Hall

January 30, 2015

David Alan Hall, 41, of Wister died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Tulsa.
No service is scheduled at this time. Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau is handling arrangements. 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl facts that will change the way you watch

January 30, 2015

Here's five Super Bowl facts that will change the way you watch the Super Bowl this weekend.

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, despite numerous attempts to force President Barack Obama's hand on the issue. Nine Democrats joined with 53 Republicans to back the measure.

Who got arrested?

January 30, 2015

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

January 27, 2015

Brian Keith Luna, CF-08-09, CM-08-487; $2,310.27 bond

January 29th

Panama football players garner special District 2A-6 awards; Hogs’ quartet, Pocola foursome make all-district team

January 29, 2015

The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. For their success, the Razorbacks garnered three special awards from the district.
Panama defensive end Ben Whiteaker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for District 2A-6, while quarterback Andy Burris was named the district’s Co-Offensive Back of the Year and quarterback/cornerback Tristan Thompson was named the 2A-6’s Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Four other Hogs and four Pocola Indians were named to the first team of the All-District 2A-6 Team.

Sports Briefs

January 29, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Monday. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.

Ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass, Kick Competition slated Saturday

January 29, 2015

The ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition will take place at high noon Saturday at “The Jody Ray Sports Complex” located at 306 Strip Pit Road.
There will be three age divisions — ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16. After the event, there will be a chili dog social, and the game room will be open. The kids can play darts, ping pong, pool/billiards and pinochle. Sorry guys, there won't be any air hockey available as the table was laid to rest after last year's event.

Ouachita, Ozark-St. Francis forests begin prescribed burns

January 29, 2015

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis national forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma over the next several months.

Park authorities announced the burns on Thursday.

The burns are designed to re-establish fire's natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed burns are conducted when conditions indicate that there will be minimal impact to the public.

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The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round...
The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes...
The ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition will take place at high noon...

 

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