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May 21st, 2013

Kiamichi All-Star Games Rosters

May 21, 2013

Baseball
North Team
Panama — Buddy Rothermel.
Sallisaw-Central — Caleb Callahan, Wyatt Dodd.
Muldrow — Dawson Floyd, Thaddeaus Jackson, Michael Victory.
Roland — Brooks Robertson.
Eufaula — Forrest Paden.
McAlester — Troy Meadows.
Oktaha — Caleb Shoemake.
Warner — Cody Coffman, Tim Smithson.
Coach — Jason Edwards, Warner.
South Team
Whitesboro — Quintin Ludlow.
Wister — Colby Turnipseed.
Red Oak — Devan Crose, Dylan Fazekas.
Smithville — Justin Kirt, Tanner Hudson.
Antlers — Caleb Smith.
Broken Bow — Quinton Maness, Hunter Neal.
Colbert — Cade Carter.

Sports Briefs

May 21, 2013

The first annual Carl Albert State College/Poteau High School Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The camp was to have started Wednesday, but due to Monday and Tuesday rain showers, the field was unfit to have the camp begin today.
Cost is $40 per camper. If a family has more than one child, it will be $35 a child, and a group discount of $35 a child for teams that send at least five or more off a team.

Area businesses organize drop-off points for Moore donations

May 21, 2013

As the search continues for victims of the Moore, Okla. tornado on May 20, area businesses are reaching out to donors to help survivors.
If you would like to donate, there are several area drop-off points taking financial and material donations.
Poteau locations:
• The Community State Bank of Poteau - 1409 N. Broadway, (918) 647-8101
• Russell Cellular - 2707 N. Broadway, (918) 649-3336
• LeFlore County Extension Office - 103 N. Church St. (Annex Building) (918) 647-8231
• Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center - 105 Wall St. (918) 647-7102
• Salvation Army - 400 Dewey Ave. (918) 647-8780

Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

May 21, 2013

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.

The state medical examiner's office cut the estimated death toll by more than half but warned that the number was likely to climb again. Gov. Mary Fallin said authorities did not know how many people were still missing, but they vowed to account for every resident.

Storm damages Poteau and surrounding communities

May 21, 2013

Monday evening storms rolled through LeFlore County leaving a path of damage from a southwest section of Poteau ending in the Liberty Community east of Cameron.
According to Michael Davidson, director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, it is unclear if the damage was caused by straight line winds or from a twister. The National Weather Service yet has to arrive to survey damage and declare how the damage occurred, according to Davidson.

Chieko Pierce

May 21, 2013

Chieko Pierce, 57, of Cameron died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Jan. 30, 1956, in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan, to Shoei and Yae Okuma. She was a homemaker.

Joe Matthew Cooper

May 21, 2013

Joe Matthew Cooper, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.. Joe was born July 2, 1951, in San Bernadino, Calif., to Smokey and Juanita M. Cooper. Joe and Smokey Cooper had Cooper’s Furniture and Appliance. He was an avid fisherman. He loved his family and hosting family get-togethers. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Matthew Nelson Cooper; father- and mother-in-law, Bill and La-Dean Ritter.

Randy Thomas Branscum

May 21, 2013

Randy Thomas Branscum, 54, of Poteau died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Poteau. Randy was born Oct. 17, 1958, in Loma Linda, Calif., to James Ray and Evelyn Eve (Graham) Branscum. He was the lead operator at Animal Feed Supplement. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Branscum.

Opheline Myers

May 21, 2013

Opheline Myers, 88, of Shady Point died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Jessie (Keeling) Abbott of Ada. Opheline was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Egypt, Okla. Opheline was united in marriage to Curtis Myers on Nov. 11, 1944, at their preacher’s home in Ada. Curtis and Opheline moved to Poteau in 1972, where they opened the Sonic Drive In. Opheline was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Bobby Dean Doshier

May 21, 2013

Bobby Dean Doshier, 77, of Spiro died Friday, May 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Bob was born March 25, 1936, in Shady Point to Tyde and Opal (Shelton) Doshier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and he served in Korea. He owned and operated Bob Doshier Trucking. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; son, Donald J.; and sister, Carol Ann Morgan.

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