August 5th, 2014
Steven Coker, 49, of Antlers, formerly of Spiro died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Ray Rush, 85, of Pocola died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Luveda Louise Earls, 92, of Summerfield died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Ponca City. Louise was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Reichert-Summerfield to John Christopher and Ora (White) Cox. She was a homemaker. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Earls; her parents; brothers, Orbria, Ivan, Dale, John Jr. and Harold Cox; sister, Reba Loyd.
Harrell James Vise, 85, of Spiro died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Harrell was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Howe to Vernis and Audrey (Allen) Vise. He worked as street superintendent in Fort Worth, Texas. Harrell was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church in Spiro. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Buddy.
By Sgt. 1st Class Darren D. Heusel
Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs
NORMAN, Okla. â€“ A Soldier with the Oklahoma Army National Guard was honored Sunday, Aug. 3 for his remarkable courage and heroic actions in the wake of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma last year.
Sgt. E.H. Pittman, 30, of Norman, was presented with the Soldierâ€™s Medal for using his body as a shield while trying to protect others during the May 20, 2013 tornado.
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Fall football camp is underway at some Oklahoma schools and FOX23â€™s Andrew Carter set out on a media day journey Saturday to see how the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University are preparing for the upcoming season.
By the Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2014. There are 148 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On August 5, 1914, what's believed to be the first electric traffic light system was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, at the intersection of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue. Montenegro declared war on Austria-Hungary at the start of World War I.
On this date:
In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.
Enrollment and first day of school dates have been set across the county.
Students will start returning to school in the next couple weeks starting with Poteau Public Schools on Aug. 7. Upper elementary orientations starts today [Aug. 5] at 3:30 p.m., and high school orientations starting on the Aug. 6, incoming freshmen from 10 a.m. to noon and sophomores from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VIDEO: Oklahoma Media Day