July 30th, 2013
V. Faye Byrd peacefully left Shawnee, Kan., to meet her friend, Jesus, face to face on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Faye was born on April 27, 1926, in Bokoshe â€” the ninth of 13 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years (minus one day), Ray E. Byrd; two children, Jerry Byrd and Connie Perrigo; and two grandchildren, Cynthia French and Jamison Byrd.
She is survived by her daughters, P. Elaine Saner (Jim) of Shawnee; Rosemary Bengtson (Paul) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Karen Byrd of Butler, Mo.; and C. Dian French of Poteau.
REI Womenâ€™s Business Center & The Poteau Chamber presents theÂ 7thÂ Annual Womenâ€™s Bizz Conference in Poteau - "The Polished Professional â€“ Secrets to Passion, Purpose, and Style."
This year there will be a Conference Schedule with three great ladies and special guest Poteau Police Department.
Connie Visitacion is the owner of Believe It! Achieve It!
She offers areas of self-development strategies to empower a person with success. She is also a powerful communicator, team builder and time manager.
Kay Byrd, Personal Development Coach
The blue bridge in Wister soon may be history after the Oklahoma Department of Transportation completed an alignment study.
According to ODOT, the consideration to make improvements at the Caston Creek crossing on U.S. Highway 270 about one mile south of the U.S. Highway 271 junction was a culmination of public meeting participation, federal and state agency input and a completed alignment study.
During a public meeting held in Wister on June 26, 2012, four alternative alignments were presented based on the results of a previous alignment study.
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of features that will revisit the historical figures of LeFlore County who have been recognized for their contributions. Throughout LeFlore County, buildings have been dedicated to people who many may not have known or may not remember. These features are dedicated to keeping the namesake's memory alive for future generations.)
We're going to be rolling out some new features in upcoming weeks. The first one is "smile of the week." If you are proud of your smile, or have a child (or parent) with a great smile, send it along to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll feature it in our "smile of the week" feature.
Brenda J. Hudspeth, 54, of Shady Point died July 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in Tulare, Calif., to Harold and Marcella Campbell. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold E. Campbell.
Henry Lee Creech Jr., 63 of Colcord died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home. Henry was born Dec. 18, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired chief of police and a retired U.S. Army solider. Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara Creech, and children Kim Hanson, Kim Creech, Suzanne Anderson, Joyce Creech, Teresa Harnage, Jennifer McDaniel, Roberta Alldis and Damian Creech. He also has 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Henry will missed by the community he served well as mayor.