June 27th, 2014
Leanna Bynum, 89, of Spiro died Monday, June 23, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Mallory Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Hall of Fame Coach Gerald D. Blankenship, 87 of Tulsa, formerly of Spiro died June 25, 2014, in Tulsa.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Liberty Baptist Church in Tulsa and 4 p.m. that day at the First Baptist Church in Spiro.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” Poteau golfer Cody Shore finished in the top 20 at this week's KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open at Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club.
Shore, who won the Class 4A state title last month, finished tied for 19th with a 75-75-72â€”222, 6-over par.
The winner of the boys division was Kyler Tate of Winter Garden, Fla., who shot a 68-68-71â€”207, 9-under par to best the field of 54 golfers.
This past basketball season was a scary one for 2014 Howe High School senior basketball player LuAnn Davis.
During the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament, she collapsed at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. Davis, who had dealt with heart issues in the past, had the biggest issue of them all. She had open-heart surgery in Little Rock, Ark., to repair the damage. She made a full recovery, but could not return to action on the hardwood.
Five Carl Albert State College athletes and the Lady Vikings softball team were honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2013-14 season.
Four athletes, softball player and former Poteau Lady Pirate, Meagan Ryburn, baseball players Cody Luman of Wister and Carter Cumbie and basketball player Taylor Rains all earned Exemplary Academic Achievement Awards.
Lady Viking softball player Karlee Loula received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its final tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 32 boats with 58 anglers who caught a grand total of 110 fish that weighed a collective total of 255.77 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.33 pounds, and 19 limits were caught.
Randy Martin and Bucky McGee bested the field with a total of 19.12 pounds, including Martinâ€™s big bass winner of 5.31 pounds. The duo pocketed $725, while Martin got an additional $290 for his big bass winner.
Kenneth â€śKennyâ€ť Odell Gann, 24, of Heavener died Monday, June 23, 2014, in Idabel.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Church of God Seventh Day in Wister. Burial will be in Conser Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener.
Marie M. Ford, 79, of Wister, formerly of Norman died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Marie was born in Wister on Dec. 9, 1934, to George H. and Marie (Harmon) Henson. She retired from Little Axe School as librarian after 17 years. She was also a homemaker who loved to cook and loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing and camping in the deer woods with her extended family. She will be greatly missed. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Burton Ford; four brothers and four sisters.