October 6th, 2014
Two men are being sought by officials from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center after their reported escape.
According to law enforcement 27-year-old John Sellers and 35-year-old Gregory Bonds were reported missing at about 8:30 p.m.
Sellers is described as a black male, 6 foot, 251 lbs. With black hair, brown eye with tattoos: teardrop on his left cheek; PITTS on his right hand; multiple tattoos on his arms and left hand; and six gold teeth.
WYANDOTTE â€” Last spring, the Wister Lady Wildcats went to the Class 3A Slow-Pitch State Tournament. This week, theyâ€™ll be going to the fast-pitch state tournament.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Wyandotte Lady Bears twice on Saturday, 3-2 and 4-2, in the championship round to win the Class 2A Regional Tournament. The Lady Bears beat the Lady â€™Cats 6-0 in eight innings in Friday nightâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket finals to put Wister into the loserâ€™s bracket.
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team saw its season come to a close Wednesday afternoon as they were swept by the host Broken Bow Lady Savages by scores of 4-0 and 1-0 in the Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates finish the season at 12-25.
EUFAULA â€” The Spiro Bulldogs suffered their first football defeat of the 2014 season Friday night, losing 21-12 to the Eufaula Ironheads in a District 3A-8 contest.
Dale Sanders, 93, of Poteau died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Poteau. William was born March 22, 1921, in Fanshawe to Snowden and Addie (Thurman) Sanders. William owned and operated a grocery store and service station in Buffalo Valley and Summerfield. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin and Eldred Sanders; and sister, Juanita Gwin.
Rhonda Owens, 46, of Heavener died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial was in Conser Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Brexton Oakley Francis of Spiro was born and passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Drew Brees has eclipsed 40,000 yards passing for the New Orleans Saints, becoming the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark with a single team. Brees went over the mark with an 8-yard pass to running back Travaris Cadet in the first quarter of his 132nd game with the Saints, a club he joined as a free agent in 2006. The mark Brees surpassed was held by Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who reached 40,000 yards in his 153rd game with the Miami Dolphins.
Tony Romo took a few extra moments on the ground, right arm raised to celebrate a long touchdown pass after he escaped what looked like a sure sack for J.J. Watt. Then, when the 34-year-old quarterback playing with a surgically repaired back made another off-balance throw under pressure in overtime, Dez Bryant's spectacular catch saved the Dallas Cowboys from a late meltdown.
The mayor and members of the Poteau City council will convene in a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Poteau City Hall immediately following the meetings of the Poteau Public Works Authority.
Agenda items include in the following:
Presentation of service pin to Kathy Dalton for 15 years, general govt.
Consideration to approve Ordinance 733 to amend the Oklahoma Retirement Fund Defined Benefit Plan.
Consideration to change a holiday from December 24th to December 26th.
Consideration to approve the new Policy and Procedure Manuel for the police department.