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September 20th, 2013

Food, music, fun to benefit Radley O'Neal

September 20, 2013

Friends are coming together to stage a fundraiser for the family of Radley O'Neal, a Hartford, Ark., first-grader who is undergoing cancer treatments.
The barbecue dinner — including live music, games and a silent auction — will be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hartford fire station. Dinner will be $5.
Radley has been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma — cancer of the connective tissue. He is the son of Kendall and Vanessa Black O’Neal and the grandson of Gary and Mary Radley and Jack and Brenda Sweeten.

JoNell Hildebrand

September 20, 2013

JoNell Hildebrand, 77, of Poteau died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Poteau. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery near Hodgen under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Zadoc "Mackie" Frazier

September 20, 2013

Zadoc "Mackie" Frazier, 75, of Talihina died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Euel F. Bethell

September 20, 2013

Euel F. Bethell, 86, of Holson Valley died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Knothole community near Cameron, to Gladys (Hardin) and James Dewey Hensley. She was a twin and the eldest of 11 children. She was a homemaker and never allowed anyone to leave her home without sending “something” with them. She loved to go fishing and camping with her husband and family and always worked beside her husband on the farm, at the sawmill and anywhere else she was needed.

Jean Mixon

September 20, 2013

Jean Mixon, 88, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Shady Point. Jean was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Jenny Lind, Ark., to Robert Lee and Fannie (Carpenter) Kiger. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mixon; her parents; five brothers, Royce, Floyd, Sam, Richard (Bob) and Jacky; four sisters, Melvina Thompson, Margie Garrett, Islrea Jordan, Cordy Sherfield Fletcher; and granddaughter, Angela Smith Stacey

Panama man gets life in father's slaying

September 20, 2013

A Panama man accused of murdering his father will spend more than 50 years behind bars after a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Rue Lockaby, 51, was charged with first-degree murder in the hanging and beating death of his 77-year-old father, Arlen "Buck" Lockaby, in March.

Double murder trial began Thursday

September 20, 2013

The fate of accused double murderer Christopher Kenyon Simpson lies in the hands of nine women and three men after jury selection concluded and opening statements were heard Thursday.
Simpson is accused in the 2012 death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
On Thursday morning, jury selection got underway in LeFlore County District Court and by 3 p.m., 12 county residents took their places to hear testimony in the murder trial.

Thursday Night's High School Football Scores

September 20, 2013

Poteau 46, Tulsa Webster 6
Talihina 40, Sallisaw JV 19
Editor's Note: Look for sports correspondent Jim Marsh's story on Poteau's game and sports correspondent Calvin McClain's story on Talihina's game in Saturday's edition.

Bokoshe Tigers' home football opener tonight against Sasakwa Vikings

September 20, 2013

For the first time since Oct. 5 of last season, the Bokoshe Tigers football team will play a home game.
The Tigers will welcome the Sasakwa Vikings to town for a District C-4 game at 7:30 tonight.
The Tigers are glad to be finally home.
“The kids are excited about getting to play at home,” Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. “We've been hitting the grindstone to try to get better.”
• • •
District C-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Arkoma 1-0 1-1 +15
Maud 1-0 2-0 +15
Sasakwa 1-0 1-1 +4
Thackerville 0-0 2-0 0
Webbers Falls 0-0 1-1 0
SW Covenant 0-1 0-2 -4
Bokoshe 0-1 0-2 -15

Spiro Bulldogs welcome Haskell to town tonight

September 20, 2013

After winning the battle of the Bulldogs 14-12 last week at Muldrow, the Spiro Bulldogs will look to make it two wins in a row tonight when they welcome the Haskell Haymakers to McClain Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Bulldogs (1-1) survived last week at Muldrow, namely due to the defense.
“I thought we played good defensively,” Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. “I was proud of them. We gave up a big pass play to get them the touchdown. We still give up some big plays every now and then, but overall I was proud of our defense.”

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