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February 18th, 2013

Annual Trivia Night postponed

February 18, 2013

Organizers have postponed the 15th annual Trivia Night to benefit Special Olympics, according to Area 10 Director Randy Weaver.
"Due to some scheduling conflicts by some teams and key individuals needed to make this event successful, we felt this needed to be done.
"We are sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for your understanding," Weaver said.
Weaver said the annual fundraiser will be rescheduled for this fall.
For more information, contact Weaver at (918) 647-9231.

Kiwanis hosts annual pancake breakfast

February 18, 2013

The Poteau Kiwanis Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center. 
The annual fundraiser helps the club provide many services to the youth of Poteau, including the Learn to Swim program and much more. 
Tickets are available from Kiwanis Club members for $5 and will also be available at the door. 
The breakfast features all-you-can eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, along with coffee, orange juice and milk. 
For more information call (918) 647-4443.

Early morning fire damages Bokoshe home

February 18, 2013

Several volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire on Tanksley Road near Bokoshe Monday morning.
According to fire officials, the home has been unoccupied for several years. No utilities were connected at the house.
The fire occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning and reignited around 10:30 a.m.
The fire is under investigation according to an investigator with the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office.

Jerry Raymond Prescott

February 18, 2013

Jerry Raymond Prescott, 75, of Pocola died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Lee Ben Foster

February 18, 2013

Lee Ben Foster, 81, of Poteau died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Poteau. Lee was born June 2, 1931, in Poteau to Siegel E. and Reola E. (Webb) Foster. He was retired from the US Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Marge” of the home; daughter, Micky S. Foster of Poteau; two sons, Donald L. Foster of Wichita, Kan., Ronald G. Foster of Sapulpa; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd W. Foster of Farwell, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Schmid of Mountain Grove, Mo.; and other relatives and loved ones. 

Clarence Lee ‘Tom’ Hudlow

February 18, 2013

Clarence Lee “Tom” Hudlow, 55, of Leflore died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Tulsa. Tom was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Poteau to James “Bo” and Maudie G. (Grissom) Hudlow. He was a truck driver. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Maudie G. (Grissom) Hudlow; grandson, Tyler Hamilton; brother, Baby Hudlow; and nephews, Johnathon Hudlow.

Mary Irene Nobles

February 18, 2013

Mary Irene Nobles of Poteau died Feb. 14, 2013, in Poteau. She was born June 22, 1930, in Booneville, Ark., to Robert and Nellie (Moore) Phillips. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray Phillips, Clarence Phillips, Roy Phillips and Argie Phillips.

Calvin Phillip Hopcraft

February 18, 2013

Calvin Phillip Hopcraft, 88, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2103, in Fort Smith, Ark. Calvin was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mansfield, Mass., to Walter and Gertrude (Warner) Hopcraft. He was a petroleum engineer. Calvin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Hopcraft; son, Barton Hopcraft; five brothers and three sisters. Calvin was very involved with the “‘sack-lunch”’ program at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. The program was very near and dear to his heart.

February 16th

Cummings inducted to UAFS Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2013

Former University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Westark College back then) player, and current Arkansas women’s assistant coach, Tari Cummings from Pocola was inducted earlier this month into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports Briefs

February 16, 2013

Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined together 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 thekampinkeysers@gmail.com.
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