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August 1st, 2014

Maggie Boren

August 1, 2014

Maggie Boren, 88, of Talihina, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina

Virginia Gayle Twilla

August 1, 2014

Virginia Gayle Twilla, 54, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.

Janice Laverne Abernathy

August 1, 2014

Janice Laverne Abernathy, 72, of Bokoshe, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Bokoshe. Janice was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Bokoshe to Raymond Forrest and Pearl E. (Brown) Richardson. Janice was a loving wife, wonderful, caring mother and grandmother. She was willing to sacrifice anything for her children and family regardless of her plans or how she felt. Janice loved watching her children, grand and great-grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed family gatherings. She attended New Life Gospel Church in Panama.

Spiro hoopster helps Small East down Small West in All-State Game; Red Oak’s Deatherage, who will play college baseball at EOSC, played in final competitive basketball contest

August 1, 2014

Spiro’s Knifeis Carter was all over the floor while leading the East with 16 points Thursday night in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Small School All-State Boys Basketball game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa.
Carter made some big plays that consisted of a stretch of steals and rebounds, helping his team in a 28-7 fourth-quarter run en route to a 72-56 win against the West.
Bryce Deatherage of Red Oak also was in the game. He scored two points with his only basket coming on a first-quarter lay-up.

Fall ball is fast approaching; Panama Preseason Festival scheduled for next week; 2014 Fall Diamond Tab publishing Aug. 16

August 1, 2014

With the arrival of August means the arrival of fall ball on the diamond with the 2014 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons beginning Aug. 12.
That means the first sports special section of the 2014-15 season will come out soon — the 2014 Falll Diamond Tab, which will be published on Aug. 16. Therefore, I'll begin to work on that at the end of next week.
As always, the Panama Preseason Softball Festival will be Thursday through Saturday as a prelude to the season. The schedule will be listed below.

Upcoming weekend events

August 1, 2014

Aug. 2
— Concert Under the Stars, Beer and Chicken Band, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Howe Fire Department garage sale to raise funds to buy equipment, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— Clothing giveaway, all sizes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Assembly of God, Shady Point.
— Skate Reation and the Maidens of Mayhem Roller Derby Team fundraising late-night skate “Back to school Bash,” 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission $10 plus skate rental.
— LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330.

Pervasive Parenting Center to host IEP training

August 1, 2014

The Pervasive Parenting Center is working with the Oklahoma Parents Center to host an Individualized Education Program training Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw.
Ginger Jaggers of the Oklahoma Parents Center will present the training. The event will last about three hours and cover issues involved with obtaining IEP and 504 goals.

16th Annual Super Stock Showdown Results, Updated Point Standings

August 1, 2014

July 24-26
Tri-State Speedway

Editor’s Note: Results and point standings include the top three finishers plus any other local racer.
Factory Story Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 4. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 12. Jerrod Adams, Wister; 13. Caleb Speers, Talihina.
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Jim Richesin, Van Buren; 3. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 4. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Super Stock A Race

Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars

August 1, 2014

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat.

Oklahoma agency may have to vote again issues

August 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of a new state agency charged with overseeing Oklahoma's system for compensating injured workers may have to vote again on several issues because of possible violations of a law requiring certain state meetings to be held in public, an attorney general's office spokesman said Friday.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office has fired an attorney assigned to the Workers' Compensation Commission and is reviewing previous actions by the three-member panel to determine if any other remedial action needs to be taken, said Pruitt spokesman Aaron Cooper.

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