February 6th, 2015
Leota Jean Hensley, 58, of Keota died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in her home.
She was born Oct. 13, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., to Chester and Leota Carty. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Marty Hensley; and a brother, Steve Carty.
Louise McDonald, 84, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Kully Cha Ha (Cameron) to Rich and Masona (Sanderson) Adams.Â She was a homemaker.
Louise is preceded in death by her parents and beloved step-mother Purnie (Garrett) Adams, as well as her husband, Joe Earl McDonald.
James Larry Thomas, 66, of Monroe died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Monroe.
James was born March 25, 1948, in Waldron, Ark., to James Henry and Madine Vivian (Duncan) Thomas. He worked at Baldor Electric for 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; mother-in-law, Beulah Miller; grandchildren, Aiden and Kimber Burns.
We had a full house for the ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on Saturday at â€śThe Jody Ray Sports Complex.â€ť
In the age 13-16 division, Micaela Bickford won with 32 points to earn $100, with Javan Self second (31 points, $75) and Lane Denis third (25, $50). Bickford won the Most Improved Athlete award and the Read-and-Recognition award, while Dennis won the â€śGot-A-Man-Downâ€ť Award as well as winning the tire throw. Self won the field goals title.
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 â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
February 4, 2015
As gifted athletically as Talihina High School senior Alan Lockhart is, it wasnâ€™t so much if he would get a chance to play collegiate athletics but in what sport. It truly wasnâ€™t as hard a decision as one might have thought.
Lockhart, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Golden Tigers Class A state semifinal team the past two seasons, signed a football letter of intent with Southeastern Oklahoma State University in a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
In the second game of the season, Pocola slotback DeAundre Wilkins suffered a lower leg injury against the Poteau junior varsity Sept. 11 at Costner Stadium. Despite not having as much playing time as he would have liked his senior season, Wilkins, who also played safety on defense, saw his playing career get extended as he signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
McALESTER â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team ended its regular season on a high note Tuesday night with a 48-32 win over the homestanding McAlester Buffaloes.
The Pirates will be off until the Class 4A Regional Tournament Feb. 20-21 at Catoosa.