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September 9th, 2013

Howe girls gets victories over Whitesboro, Clayton on Friday; Whitesboro girls beat Clayton in battle of Lady Bulldogs

September 9, 2013

WHITESBORO — The week ended on a high note for the Howe Lady Lions softball team, which won both games played on Friday as they downed host Whitesboro 8-4 and routed Clayton 15-2.
The host Lady Bulldogs beat the visiting Lady Bulldogs from Pushmataha County 12-0.

Panama man gets federal time for distribution charge

September 9, 2013

A Panama man has been sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison plus four years of probation for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Samuel L. Jackson, 24, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee after pleading guilty to the charge in March.
The charge followed an investigation by the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. jackson was indicted in December 2012.

Calling all sports fans

September 9, 2013

The Poteau Daily News will have a “Fan Page” in every Tuesday edition.
The photographs can be submitted by readers and taken from any sporting event.
The photographs may be e-mailed to sports@poteaudailynews.com or editor@poteaudailynews.com.
Photographs must be submitted by noon Monday to run in that week's Tuesday edition.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3188.

Fifth Annual Joe Neff Memorial Run slated for Saturday

September 9, 2013

It's time for the fifth annual Joe Neff Memorial Poker Run in which proceeds from the benefit will go toward a the annual Neff Scholarship for welding students.
Joe Neff, who was a welder by trade and worked in Fort Smith and Tulsa and owned Neff's Welding in Poteau for years, was murdered in 2009.
This year marks the fifth successful run in memory of Neff and the third year of the memorial donation to a local welding student. This years recipient of a Ranger 225 welder was James Pollard.

Ronald Eugene Owens

September 9, 2013

Ronald Eugene Owens, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Forrester Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Conser Cemetery, Hodgen, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Margie "Louise" Bartley Kuykendall

September 9, 2013

Margie “Louise” Bartley Kuykendall, 87, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Bokoshe. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Massey Cemetery in Blocker.  
The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Harvey D. Gibson

September 9, 2013

Harvey D. Gibson, 63, of Summerfield died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

James Marion Kitchens

September 9, 2013

James Marion Kitchens, 85, of Rushford, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona.

Wanda “Faye” Rockman

September 9, 2013

Wanda “Faye” Rockman, 71, of Poteau died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Ft. Smith, Ark. Faye was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Poteau to John and Edith (Green) Ford. She was a retired administrative assistant at Jim Hamilton VoTech. She was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day. She was a member of the 1913 Study Club, an artist and she was “Ma” to many. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Denver Ford, Kenneth Ford and Don Ford.

Stop to smell the roses and watch the squirrels

September 9, 2013

Every year about this time, I find that I can’t concentrate on much of anything other than the weather — hoping for cooler temps. It is less than a month until the opening of bow season, and that means I will be sitting for hours in a tree stand enjoying the quiet fall woods.
There is just something about being a bystander and watching nature unfold in front of you. It is not just about “shooting a deer,” but enjoying the birds and other animals living their lives as if there are no people in the whole wide world.

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