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July 24th, 2014

Weird Al is wowed by album's success (VIDEO)

July 24, 2014

VIDEO: Weird Al Is Wowed by Album's Success

July 23rd

Hackler becomes new Poteau boys hoop coach

July 23, 2014

Last month, Poteau boys basketball coach Scott Nelke took advantage of a chance to go “home” as he took the Pocola Indians coaching job to be at his alma mater.
So, when the spot for Nelke’s spot opened up, Todd Hackler had a chance to do likewise — go “home.” And he will as he was hired this month to be Nelke’s replacement.
“I played here at Poteau,” said Hackler, who was on the 1996 LeFlore County champion Pirate team. “I played [Class] 4A basketball, and I always wanted to coach it. It’s stronger competition and tougher teams.”

Donald Gene Williams III

July 23, 2014

Donald Gene Williams III, 18 months, of Arkoma died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Donald was born Jan. 17, 201,3 in Tulsa to Donald Gene Jr. and Elizabeth Francis Ann (Bennett) Williams. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Shirley Bennett.
Survivors include his parents, Donald Jr. and Elizabeth Williams of the home; sisters, Jessica Caldera of the home, Kristina Ray Parris of Tulsa; grandparents, Donald Sr. and Zonia Williams of Arkoma; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends; dog, LuLu.

Stephen Lanier Hensley

July 23, 2014

Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Victory Worship Center in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Storm damage reported in five county towns

July 23, 2014

With wind gust topping out at 70 mph, strong storms left damage in their wake Wednesday afternoon.
Just after 3 p.m. severe storms plowed their way southwest across the county. High winds, small-sized hail, lightning and rain swept the area fast and hard.
Damages were reported in Heavener, Spiro, Shady Point, Pocola and Poteau. Power lines and trees were reported down in all five towns.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect from July 23, 03:01 PM CDT until July 23, 03:45 PM CDT

July 23, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for LeFlore County from July 23, 03:01 PM CDT until July 23, 03:45 PM CDT

AT 259 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES EAST OF BOSTON TO BRANCH TO KEOTA TO
RENTIESVILLE...AND MOVING SOUTH AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES...
ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.

County events

July 23, 2014

• Today (July 23) — “Science in Food” children’s program, 10 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— “Science and Agriculture” teen program, 11:30 a.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library community room.
— Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m., Community of Christ, Fanshawe. Info: Sally McGowen, (918) 659-2361. 
• July 24 — Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Pocola.
— Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m., Community of Christ, Fanshawe. Info: Sally McGowen, (918) 659-2361. 

James Garner - Norman, Oklahoma (1928-2014)

July 23, 2014

Norman native, James Garner passed away on July 19, in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 86.  James Scott Bumgarner was born in Norman where his father owned a store, where he worked until starting school. Jim left school at fourteen and at sixteen joined the Merchant Marines. He returned to high school before joining the National Guard. During the Korean War, Jim earned two Purple Hearts. After discharge, he briefly attended the University of Oklahoma.
 

July 22nd

Enduro Series Race No. 1, Regular Races Results, Point Standings

July 22, 2014

Saturday
Tri-State Speedway
Pocola

Editor's note: In the results and point standings in each division, the top three will be listed as well as any other local racers.
Enduro Series Race No. 1
1. Greg Dobbs, Booneville, Ark.; 2. Jeremy Wilson, Humboldt, Kan.; 3. Jay Rierson, Booneville.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Chris Patterson, Greenwood, Ark.; 6. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Jerrod Adams, Wister; 13. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.

All Hail the Kings

July 22, 2014

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