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September 20th

Food, music, fun to benefit Radley O'Neal

September 20, 2013

Friends are coming together to stage a fundraiser for the family of Radley O'Neal, a Hartford, Ark., first-grader who is undergoing cancer treatments.
The barbecue dinner — including live music, games and a silent auction — will be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hartford fire station. Dinner will be $5.
Radley has been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma — cancer of the connective tissue. He is the son of Kendall and Vanessa Black O’Neal and the grandson of Gary and Mary Radley and Jack and Brenda Sweeten.

Panama man gets life in father's slaying

September 20, 2013

A Panama man accused of murdering his father will spend more than 50 years behind bars after a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Rue Lockaby, 51, was charged with first-degree murder in the hanging and beating death of his 77-year-old father, Arlen "Buck" Lockaby, in March.

Double murder trial began Thursday

September 20, 2013

The fate of accused double murderer Christopher Kenyon Simpson lies in the hands of nine women and three men after jury selection concluded and opening statements were heard Thursday.
Simpson is accused in the 2012 death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
On Thursday morning, jury selection got underway in LeFlore County District Court and by 3 p.m., 12 county residents took their places to hear testimony in the murder trial.

September 17th

Autumn brings Fall Foliage Festival

September 17, 2013

This year marks the 25th year for the Talihina Fall Foliage Festival.
The Oct. 26 event promises something for all interests — arts and crafts vendors, food, a 1967-1969 Camaro parade through Talihina that will end at the car show in the Talihina School new gym parking lot, 5k run, children’s activities including the inflatables sponsored by Pine Cellular, the Choctaw Indian Cultural and Heritage Area and Legends of the Mountains story telling.

EOMC to host health care needs meetings

September 17, 2013

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center will hold four community meetings in October through December to assess health care needs in the area, EOMC officials announced.
The assessment is required every three years under new health care legislation, according to an EOMC press release.
Community input is needed to ensure the success of the project, which will run from October into December, the release said.
The meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the dates listed below. The first meeting will provide a more in-depth overview of what will occur during the process.

September 13th

Last chance to Walk, Run or Dye

September 13, 2013

Time is running out before the start of the Walk, Run and Dye event held in Poteau Saturday morning.
The 5K walk/run begins at 10 a.m. in front of Poteau City Hall. Registration ends at 9 a.m.
Spectators are encouraged and vendors will be on site providing food, drinks and snacks.
There will be no parking at the City Hall parking lot or along Dewey Avenue, where the course will be marked. Parking will be available at the Donald W. Reynolds Center and other public parking areas around the starting point.

Cameron man arrested after alleged manhunt

September 13, 2013

A Cameron man who was arrested about 10 months ago after allegations of committing a sex crime against a 15-year-old is back behind bars after leading police on a manhunt.
Johnny Carter, 72, was reportedly a bus driver and coach at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith when the incident allegedly occurred.
In November 2012, Carter was booked into the Sebastian County (Ark.) Detention Center on fourth-degree sexual assault charges in connection with the allegations, according to jail records. He was later released after posting $10,000 bail.

Duck Dynasty, Jimmy Houston guest speakers at Men's Retreat

September 13, 2013

Two members of TV's Duck Dynasty family and professional angler Jimmy Houston will be among speakers at the upcoming Kiamichi Men's Retreat, sponsored by the LeFlore Baptist Association.
Houston is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Duck Dynasty's Jeb and Al Robertson are slated at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Brad Clayhost of Final Descent Outdoors also will be on hand Friday.
Organizers said about 200 tickets remain available for the “Living Your Life on Target” event at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly at Talihina.

September 12th

PHS to hold Bedlam blood drive

September 12, 2013

Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Poteau High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Civic Center. 
Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wister High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Local group helps during disasters

September 12, 2013

By Alannis Herrington
Wister FFA Reporter

Oklahoma's disastrous spring weather brought out the volunteer spirit across the state.
Wister FFA members showed their spirit by joining cleanup efforts after two major weather events.
On May 20, a devastating EF5 tornado tore through Moore. Houses and families were destroyed.
Wister FFA teamed up with many other FFA chapters across Oklahoma to help pick up debris and rebuild people’s lives. They spent their day cleaning up large hay and wheat fields in hopes that there would still be a harvest.

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