July 22nd, 2013
A Sunday night stabbing left one man in the hospital and another the run from the law.
Johnny Wayne Gill, 45, of Bokoshe, is accused of stabbing his sister's boyfriend, Stephen Vigus, 51, in the chest at a home near Bokoshe.
Vigus said Gill, who lived next door, called him and said he wanted to talk to him outside. Vigus told police he and Gill had argued earlier Sunday and when he met outside Gill stabbed him. After the alleged assault, Gill ran into the woods, according to court records.
A group of concerned citizens attended the county commissioner meeting Monday in an attempt to have their road recognized as private.
John Stephens said he and other residents are tired of people riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes on the road, as well as throwing out beer bottles and leaving trash along the way.
In an attempt to keep traffic out of the residential area, Stephens placed signs on adjoining 215th Avenue marking 206th as a private drive. After complaints, District 1 County Commissioner Derwin Gist asked the Sheriff's Department to remove and return the signs to Stephens.
Poteau Lady Pirates softball physicals will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hometown Drug Walk-In Clinic.
Cost is $15 cash per player.
The forms for players to fill out will be located at the clinic.
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The Heavener Wolves Youth Football Camp will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.
The camp is for players who are entering third through sixth grades.
Cost is $20 per camper.
For additional information, call (918) 261-4139.
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The Wolf Pups Football sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. July 30 inside the Heavener High School cafeteria.
TUSKAHOMA â€” There will be several events taking place for this year's Tuskahoma Labor Day Festival, which will be Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
For the basketball lovers, there will be 3-on-3 basketball tournaments on Aug. 31 for all men's, women's and coed teams.
There will be three divisions of four-man roster teams, with the divisions being ages 18-and-older in the women's division, a â€śyoung gunsâ€ť division for men ages 18 to 35 and a â€śold timersâ€ť division for ages 36 and older.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. Dawson Graham, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 4. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 5. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 3. Chris Belt, N/A; 4. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 5. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 6. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 7. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.; 8. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Wilma Adelia Sterner, 95, of Moscow, Iowa, died Saturday, July 6, in West Liberty, Iowa. Her survivors include her daughter, Linda Harold of Panama. Services were held July 10, at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton, Iowa. Burial was in Moscow Cemetery under the direction of Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, Iowa.
Verley Jean Woodral, 77, of Heavener died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Josee Nathalie McGowen, 85, of Poteau died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Josee was born April 28, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium, to Fabien and Mary Julia (Van den Broeck) Dricot. She was a homemaker. Josee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; two children, Patricia Kay McGowen and Allen Lee McGowen; and one sister, Amandine.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Judith, Carol, Linda, Virginia, Janette, Barbara, Patti, Greg, Gene, John and James.
Practicing in a community that borders another state is a cause for investigators and prosecutors to work hand-in-hand with out-of-state agencies.
In an effort to increase communication and working relationships across the invisible boundaries, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council and the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association began joint conference meetings a few years ago. On Monday, prosecutors gathered in Fort Smith, Ark., to continue the growing trend of working hand-in-hand with cases that span both sides of the border.