February 21st, 2013
John Cranford, 70, of Whitesboro died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Poteau Thursday afternoon.
Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of a one vehicle accident on Waddle Street behind the Choctaw Travel Plaza.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
The Monroe Lady Eagles qualified for the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools State Tournament by winning the Division IV Tournament on Thursday in Fanshawe. Before the weekend ended, they were joined at state by four other LeFlore County teams.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlesterâ€™s Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen teams did it the hard way, but made this weekâ€™s ORES State Tournament.
Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., appeared in front of Special Judge Jeff Singer today for preliminary hearing for first degree murder.
Thacker is accused of taking part in the murder of Braina Ault on Sept.12, 2010. Ault was 22-years-old at the time of her death.
Thacker and his brother, Elvis Thacker, have been charged with first degree murder and forcible sodomy in connection with Ault's death.
The Parents of Autism meeting scheduled for tonight at Carl Albert State College in Poteau has been canceled.
Kodey Toney, a representative of the group, said the club will reschedule the Partners in Policymaking program.
For the third straight year, the Poteau Lady Pirates basketball team won the Class 4A District Tournament, beating the Stilwell Lady Indians 49-40 Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
â€śIt was exciting,â€ť said Shelby Standridge, senior guard. â€śIt feels good.â€ť
The Lady Pirates (17-7), who will play the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers at 6:30 tonight at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Fort Gibson, have enjoyed the newfound success, which has shown signs of happening for the last two previous seasons.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at email@example.com.
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One of the biggest events in the world of fishing will take place this week at Grand Lake. The BASSMaster Classic starts Friday and ends Sunday.
There will be several Oklahoma fishermen in the field for this event including, Edwin Evers and Tommy Biffle. The winner will bring home a $500,000 check. The weigh in will be at the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center in Tulsa.