March 14th, 2014
Douglas Earl Ellis, 83, of Pocola died March 13, 2014, in Fort. Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau.Â Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Dustin Cemetery.Â Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Lawrence Schlienz, 80, died March 3, 2014. He was born to Fay Schlienz and Josephine Beatrice (Moss) Schlienz on Aug. 28, 1933, at home in Mancelona, Mich. He served a brief time in the U,S. Navy and was honorably discharged.
Donald Ray Jamison, 59, of Poteau died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Poteau. Donald was born Aug. 15, 1954 in Richmond, Calif., to Donald Claud and Dortha Mae (Goff) Jamison. He was a mechanic. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Lee Johnson.
Jacob Allen Custard, 21, died March 3, 2014 in Whitesboro.
He was named after his grandfather, C. Allen Custard. "Our sweet Jacob," as grandma Custard nicknamed him, was a special brother who was blessing to those who were around him. He was born in Poteau on March 14, 1992, to Edith Custard and Lawrence Schlienz.
Edith Eileen Custard (known as Eileen), 57, died Monday, March 3, 2014, in Whitesboro.
Dorothy Helen Bollinger, 79, of Cameron died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Dorothy was born Aug. 17, 1934,in Bengal to James D. and Willie Mae (Doris) Martin. She was a hotel-motel housekeeper. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy Bollinger; and daughter, Dorothy Mae Pearcy.
Poteau Police put the brakes on speedster Timothy John Kaczynski, 24, of Poteau after he allegedly led them on more than a 30-minute chase.
Reaching speeds up to 90-miles per hour that continued through residential streets, Kaczynski led police through the north end of Poteau until he struck a tree and fled on foot, according to the police report.
Police said he was later found hiding behind a trash dumpster near the accident and was arrested.
The LeFlore County Coalition for Healthy Living met Thursday at the Patrick Lynch Public Library.
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., participated in a question and answer gathering held Friday [March 14] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Topics included defense cuts, proposed amendments to the coal industry, water resources, federal deficit, budget and debt limit as well as transportation and infrastructure issues.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team got its first win of the season Thursday morning, routing the Battiest Panthers 15-0 in four innings in the opening round of the Smithville Tournament.
The â€˜Cats broke a scoreless tie with a four-run second inning, highlighted by Ethan Billings' first home run of the season, a three-run shot.
Heavener and Leflore each played opening-round games later in the day. Look for their details in Saturday's edition.