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August 29th, 2014

Sixth Annual Tillman Evans Memorial Point Races/Updated Point Standings

August 29, 2014

Tri-State Speedway
Aug. 23 at Pocola

Editor’s Note: Results and point standings will have the top three plus any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 3. Cecil Hayes, Huntington, Ark.
Super Stock Race

Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta tickets for sale

August 29, 2014

Tickets for the Friends of the Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta are on sale.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The fundraising fiesta will feature a taco bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased the Patrick Lynch Public Library.
For more information, call Glenda Wise at (918) 839-4785.

Heavener Chamber to hold multi-cultural festival

August 29, 2014

The Heavener Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Multi-Cultural Festival next month.

The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to dark at the Heavener City Park located next to Blues Ball Park south of Heavener.

The day will feature a mix of Latin/Mexican music, bluegrass music and Native American dance.

There will be food from various cultures as well as several vendors and games.

For more information, call the chamber at (918) 653-4303 or email

Frankie Thacker

August 29, 2014

Frankie Thacker, 79, of Howe died Aug. 29, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Forrester to Bob and Alice (Baker) Harris. She was a homemaker and manager of a garment plant.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Wilma Pearl Entmeier

August 29, 2014

Wilma Pearl Entmeier, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.

She was born on July 15, 1925, in Freeport, Ill., to Fred and Grace (Stichter) Entmeier.

She is survived by one son, Donald Edward Entmeier of Poteau; two grandchildren, Rick Entmeier of Cameron and Kristie Entmeier of Poteau; four great-grandchildren, Addisen Entmeier, Garrett Entmeier, Katelyn Campbell and Vallard Campbell IV.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Mcllivanie of Temple, Texas, and Pauline Saxby of Lena, Ill.

Henry Myron “Cotton” Davenport

August 29, 2014

Henry Myron “Cotton” Davenport, 71, of Heavener, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Who got arrested?

August 29, 2014

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 — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Aug. 27

Tera Lynn Bryant, CF-13-176A, CF-13-176A; $1,758.50 cash

Aug. 28

Harold Richard "Dick" Wilkerson

August 29, 2014

Harold Richard "Dick" Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Poteau.

Dick was born Aug. 3,1933, in Rogersville, Mo., to Samp and Eva (Turner) Wilkerson. He was an educator from 1961 until he retired in 1988. He was a veteran of he U.S Army and he served in Korea. He continued his service in the National Guard for seven years. He was Poteau Chamber of Commerce president in 1988 and received the Man of the Year award in 1988. Dick was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rogersville.

James “Fred” Hill

August 29, 2014

James “Fred” Hill, 85, of Monroe died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark.

He was born March 18, 1929, in Sugarloaf. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Beekeepers Association and a member of the Oaks Nursing Home Domino Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hill and Lavada Perry; sisters, Dorothy Fryhover and Wilma Flanary; brothers, Lee Edward Hill, Bill Perry, and Hubert Perry; and nephew, Donnie Fryhover.

August 28th

Several county football teams get final tune-ups Friday; two scrimmages will feature county vs. county match-ups — Heavener-Panama, Pocola-Spiro

August 28, 2014

While the Poteau Pirates football team got its final preseason tune-up in tonight’s four-way scrimmage at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah against the host Tahlequah Tigers, Wagoner Bulldogs and the Hilldale Hornets, the other LeFlore County teams will get their final tune-ups on Friday.
Of the five scrimmages featuring county teams today, two will have two local squads going up against each other. One of them, Heavener at Panama, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Panama’s George Ollie Stadium.

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