August 13th, 2014
Billy Spearman, owner of Sidewinder Signs in Poteau, puts the finishing touches on the new sign for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce now located in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next month in a lawsuit filed by a group of death row inmates over Oklahoma's execution procedures.
U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for Sept. 18 in the case, which was filed by 21 inmates following the April 29 botched execution of Clayton Lockett. The inmates are trying to halt any attempt to execute them using the state's current lethal injection protocols.
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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 â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â 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.
Randi Leigh Harris, CM-13-691; $235 cash bond
Saturday Night at Pocola
Editorâ€™s Note: All race results and division point standings will have the top three and any other local racer.
Pure Stock Race
1. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Marshall Penson, Van Buren.
Factory Stock Race
1. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 2. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Jay Anderson, Springdale, Ark.
Super Stock Race
1. Dylan Davlin, Shady Point; 2. Neil Johnston, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Ron Grover, Pocola; 7. Chris Nicholson, Pocola.
USRA A Modified Race
POCOLA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their 2014 fast-pitch softball season off and running with an 8-0 win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets in the Pocola Tournament on Monday.
The Lady Wolves met Wister, which blanked the Keota Lady Lions by the same 8-0 score on Monday, in the wininer's-bracket semifinals on Tuesday, with the winner playing in the winner's-bracket final at 7 p.m. Thursday.
LEFLORE â€” The 2014 fast-pitch softball season got underway Monday for the Leflore Lady Savages in fine fashion as they swept the Clayton Lady Bulldogs by scores of 12-0 and 6-0.
CAMERON â€” The 2014 fall baseball season got started on a down note for the Cameron Yellowjackets as they were swept by the Oktaha Tigers by scores of 15-12 and 9-7.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs also were to have opened their season in what was to have been a three-way but did not participate. The â€™Dogs opened the season Tuesday afternoon at home against Clayton in a battle of Bulldogs.
Editor's note: Nothing was reported on Howe's baseball game against Buffalo Valley by press time.
RonaldÂ Butler Gates, 67, ofÂ Poteau diedÂ Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home.
Ronald was born June 3, 1947, in Miami, Okla., the son of Daniel John and Billie Leah Engleman Gates. He graduated from Savanna High School in the class of 1965.
He worked for the state of Oklahoma as an appeals judge for the employment office before transferring to Poteau where he worked as the office manager until his retirement in 2007.
Ronald married Nan Stanton Corder on May 20, 1980, in McAlester.