September 9th, 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, 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 â€śLouiseâ€ť Bartley Kuykendall, 87, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Bokoshe.Â
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Massey Cemetery in Blocker.Â Â
The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
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 Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
James Marion Kitchens, 85, of Rushford, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona.
Wanda â€śFayeâ€ť 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 â€śMaâ€ť to many. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Denver Ford, Kenneth Ford and Don Ford.
Every year about this time, I find that I canâ€™t concentrate on much of anything other than the weather â€” 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 â€śshooting a deer,â€ť but enjoying the birds and other animals living their lives as if there are no people in the whole wide world.
Attention all crappie fisherman. Crappie USA will have a tournament Sept. 21 at Wister Lake. Pre-registration is preferred, and can be done by one of the members of the two-man team by going online to www.crappie.com.
The cost is $30 per angler.
According to the guys down at Tote-A-Poke Coffee Club, Jerry Beale is the favorite, but I think the winner will be Robbie Brassfield from Bokoshe. However, we can't forget about â€śUncleâ€ť Clay Bennett. He's always on the water crappie fishing at Wister Lake.
The majority of the 2013 freshmen Poteau Pirates have played together for six years now, and they have had their share of hard knocks. Thursday night's season opener at Costner Stadium was played in two phases.
The McAlester Buffaloes easily stampeded the Pirates by the score of 21-0 in the first half, but the Pirates must have been been watching old game film and reading the press clipping of previous freshmen teams. Even though they could only score eight points, the Pirates held the ball for all but four plays. The final score was McAlester 21, Poteau 8.
BROKEN BOW â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams and Broken Bow's split their season openers Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
The seventh-grade game went in favor of the Raiders, who won 12-8. However, the Savages took the eighth-grade game with a late surge 24-22 over the Raiders.