June 25th, 2013
Burnice Jeraldine Gwin, 85, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Fort Smith. Burnice was born Dec. 27, 1927 in Buckland, Mo. She was a nurse. Burnice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Gwin; brothers, Roy, Russell and Robert King; and sister, Ruby Vincent.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Teresa Foxworthy of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Shelley and David Dennis of Poteau, Frank Stockton of Fort Smith, Clint Stockton of Pocola; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many friends.
J. Wilbert Adams, 93, of Wister, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Belton, Texas. J. was born May 22, 1920 in Dardanelle, Ark., to Robert and Bertha (Merrell) Adams. He was the owner-operator of Wister Lumberyard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie Adams; son, Don Adams; daughter, Betty Adams; and siblings, David and Willard Adams, Lois Woods, Doris Marler.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Poteau
Poteau JV vs. Arkoma, 5 p.m.; Poteau JV vs. Cameron, 5:45 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Cameron, 6:30 p.m.
At Howe Missionary Baptist Church
Howe vs. Panama, 5 p.m.; Panama vs. Sallisaw JV, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. McCurtain, 6:30 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Sallisaw JV, 7:15 p.m.; Howe JV vs. McCurtain, 8 p.m.
Pocola vs. Webbers Falls, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Webbers Falls, 5:45 p.m.; Pocola vs. Keota, 6:30 p.m.; Talihina vs. Keota, 7:15 p.m.
Wister vs. Red Oak, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Clayton, 5:45 p.m.; Wister vs. Clayton, 6:30 p.m.
The 2013 Poteau Coed Church Softball League registration has begun.
Any church that is interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this summer needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The entry fee is $400 per team. Deadline to entry is Wednesday. League will begin play on July 8 or 9.
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The Mark Sullivan â€śMud Duckâ€ť Junior Golf Tournament will be Tuesday at Choctaw Country Club.
The tournament is open to not just those who were in this week's camp, but anybody.
For additional information, call (918) 839-0155, (918) 649-5030 or (918) 647-3488.
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Unemployment was on the rise across Oklahoma during the month of May, but only by one-tenth of a percentage point, according to statistics released from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Friday.
According to OESC, this it the first time since July 2012, Oklahoma reported an over-the-moth unemployment rate increase.
The national unemployment rate also rose 0.1 percent over a 30-day period closing at 7.6 percent at the end of May. Oklahoma's unemployment rate during the month increased to 5 percent.
Dr. Tamatha Holt, chamber members, staff, family and friends attended a grand opening, ribbon cutting and blessing service on Friday at the new location of Poteau Vision Source located at 102 Cole St. in Poteau.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” A man is set to be executed this week for raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he apologized.
Brian Darrell Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. The 39-year-old will be the third inmate to be executed by Oklahoma this year and the second in as many weeks.