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August 8th, 2014

Upcoming and weekend events

August 8, 2014

• Aug. 9  Backpack and school supplies giveaway by Protectors Motorcycle Association, 9 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Heavener Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Rodeo Grounds.
— Concert Under the Stars, Dead Snake Road, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
• Aug. 12  Public dinner and informational meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Speaker, EOMC COE Mike Carter. 6 p.m., Stapp-Zoe Community Center.
— Teachers meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 10 a.m., Talihina Public Schools.

Convicted Oklahoma sex offender arrested in Texas

August 8, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from Oklahoma who was wanted for parole violations has been arrested in El Paso, Texas.

Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester said Friday that 30-year-old Teddy Dean Davis was arrested Thursday by deputy U.S. marshals during a traffic stop.

Davis was convicted in 2011 of molesting a 6-year-old child and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was paroled after two years, but authorities say he violated the terms of his parole and a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for a court hearing in June.

Public meetings slated to discuss hospital tax

August 8, 2014

Several town hall meetings are planned to discuss the Aug. 26 special sales tax election.

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center officials will speak and answers about the need for the proposed half-penny sales tax to support the hospital and allow it to reopen its surgery and obstetrics departments.

Meetings are scheduled at the following times and locations:
• Aug. 12, Talihina Public Schools (teachers only), 10 a.m.
• Aug. 12, Stapp-Zoe Community Center, 6 p.m.
• Aug. 12, Heavener Library, 7 p.m.
• Aug. 14, Southside Baptist Church, Poteau, 7 p.m.

Who got booked?

August 8, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center fovernight. 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

August 7

August 7th

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 7, 2014

Editor’s note: Thursday’s games were rained out and will not be rescheduled. Also, some of Friday’s match-ups have changed due to some teams not coming. The updated schedule is listed below.

Friday’s Games
Field No. 1

Love, McKay win on Wister

August 7, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its last open bass tournament of 2014 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 13 boats filled with anglers who caught 27 fish that weighed a collective 69.3 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.57 pounds, with nine limits — which consisted of three fish — were caught.
Danny Love and Melvin McKay won the event with 9.68 pounds, which included McKay’s big bass winner, weighing 5.52 pounds. The duo won $275, while McKay got an extra $110 for the big bass winner.

Sports Briefs

August 7, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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Glen Curry

August 7, 2014

Glen Curry, 74, of Spiro died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Russell Transue

August 7, 2014

Russell Transue, 69, of Talihina died Thursday, July 30, 2014, at his home.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Talihina First Assembly of God under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Services.

John Wheat

August 7, 2014

John Wheat, 75, of Talihina died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Victory Baptist Church in Talihina under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Services.

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