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September 1st, 2014

Anna Mae “Tootie” Alfred

September 1, 2014

Anna Mae “Tootie” Alfred, 87, of Poteau died Aug. 29, 2014, in Tulsa. Tootie was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred of Poteau; her parents, Steve Sr. and Letha Garrett of Poteau; sister, Alma Taylor of Wilburton and brother, Steve Garrett Jr. of Poteau. Tootie, a lifetime resident of Poteau, was a homemaker. She was known for her beautiful table settings, her apricot brandy cake and her dependability when a friend was sick. Tootie loved a cold beer on a hot day, a good tenor voice and the Oklahoma Sooners. Her family celebrates her long, independent life.

Gerald Dee Wilson

September 1, 2014

Gerald Dee Wilson, 77, of Poteau died Aug. 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Sept. 23, 1936 in Red Oak to James Howard and Bertha Lucille (Montgomery) Wilson. He was retired from Whirlpool Corp.
Gerald was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Cleo Wilson; two daughters, Laura Wilson and Joyce Mirus; four brothers James Wilson, Leonard Wilson, Joe Wilson and Bob Wilson

Allen Lynn Kinsey

September 1, 2014

Allen Lynn Kinsey, 57, of Howe, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Poteau. Allen was born Feb. 2, 1957, in Poteau to Abe and Billie Dean (Ladd) Kinsey. Allen was a beloved father, husband, brother and son; born and raised in Poteau. He worked most of his life as an oilfield driller and was an exceptional mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James “Jim” Kinsey.

Mary Ellen Coomer

September 1, 2014

Mary Ellen Coomer, 70, of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born April 7, 1944, in Bonanza, Ark., to William Jennings and Lillian Fern (Stockdale) Jones. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jackie Jones and Paul Jones; a sister, Barbara King; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Raymond Lyle Hopkins

September 1, 2014

Raymond Lyle Hopkins, 64, of Spiro died Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Spiro.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Oma Mae (Carpenter) Crandell

September 1, 2014

Oma Mae Crandell, 80, of Cameron died Aug. 30, 2014, in Cameron.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion, Cameron, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Jerry Wayne Parnell

September 1, 2014

Jerry Wayne Parnell, 69, of Pocola, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Who got arrested?

September 1, 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. 28

Kenneth Wayne Couch, CF-98-405; $65,880.30 cash

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

September 1, 2014

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

Watch Mike Gundy's entire postgame news conference after OSU's 37-31 season-opening loss to Florida St.

August 30th

High School Softball Roundup

August 30, 2014

CAMERON — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 Thursday afternoon, then the duo of Baylee White and Amber Cunningham combined on a one-hitter as the Lady Mustangs blanked the Cameron junior varsity 6-0.
In Arkoma’s first victory, the game was scoreless until the Lady Mustangs scored once in the fourth and sixth innings, then twice more in the seventh for a 4-0 lead.
In the second game, White struck out three batters in three innings while allowing a hit, while Cunningham allowed no hits in two innings. Faith Gotes had the hit for the Cameron JV.

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