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February 25th, 2015

Carrol Dean Shipman

February 25, 2015

Carrol Dean Shipman, 74, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Howe.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.

McKynsie Dawn Ward

February 25, 2015

McKynsie Dawn Ward, infant daughter of Dustin and Ashley (Dillon) Ward, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her uncles, Charlie Hudlow, Larry Hudlow, Justin Ward; great-grandmothers, Cora Hudlow and Virginia Ward.

She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Linda Dillon of Leflore, Jerry Dillon of Pryor, Wayne and Cissy Ward of Wister; uncles, Jimmy Dillon of Pryor, Keith Woolery, Chass Ward, Chad Lucas, Tanner Ward; aunts, Dana Gipson, Melissa Lucas and Makayla Ward all of Wister; other precious relatives and friends.

LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem release season schedule

February 25, 2015

The LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem are a local roller derby team. They are currently putting together a male derby team, 18 and over. Contact them through their Facebook page if interested.

2015 Season Schedule

March 21, Benton County DD, Home

April 12, Makan Blockade, Away

May 9, Fountain City RD, Home

May 17, NWA natural Disasters, Away

June 13, OKC Outlaws, Away

August 16, Tulsa Derby League, Away

September 19, Franklin County Fury, Home

September 26, RVRG Roughcuts, Away

October 24, Killeen Dream Wolves, Home

November 14, Roughneck Roller Derby, Away

US constitutional convention call set for Oklahoma hearing

February 25, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate Rules Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government's power and impose term limits for members of Congress.

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited with House and Senate Republicans on Monday and urged them to pass the bill.

Jerry Vandagriff

February 25, 2015

Jerry Vandagriff, 69, of Leflore died Monday, Feb. 24, 2015. No services are planned. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Muskogee is handling arrangements.

Claude Alvin Jones

February 25, 2015

Claude Alvin Jones of Howe was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Poteau, Oklahoma to Vernon and Imogene (Faulkenberry) Jones. He died Monday, Feb. 23, in Howe at the age of 60.

Beverly Lorrine Avery

February 25, 2015

Beverly Lorrine Avery, 86, of Spiro died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28., at Mallory Martin Funeral Home Chapel. A wake will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jeffrey Bradley

February 25, 2015

Jeffrey Myrle Bradley, 68, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at his home in Mesquite, N.V.

He was born Dec. 4, 1946 in Oak Park, Ill., to Everett Emmett and Florence Helen (Folkes) Bradley. 

Jeffrey served honorably as a U.S. Air Force sergeant from 1964 to 1968. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1974 with an Associate of Science in instrumentation engineering technology. Jeffrey lived much of his life in New Mexico. For 33 years he worked in research at the Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory. In his spare time, Jeff loved fishing and golfing. 

Abbygail “Abby” Chance

February 25, 2015

Abbygail “Abby” Chance, 2, of Spiro died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Who got arrested?

February 25, 2015

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

February 21, 2015

Kimberly Lynn Clark, CF-12-168, CF-12-586; $4,271.56 bond

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