July 12th, 2013
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ A decision this week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals backs Oklahomaâ€™s argument in the stateâ€™s health care case that it has the right to sue the federal government over the lawâ€™s large employer mandate.
The Virginia case involved whether Liberty University had â€śstandingâ€ť to sue the federal government over the health care mandate and whether the Anti-Injunction Act applied to the case. The State of Oklahoma has argued the same issues in federal court in its lawsuit against an IRS rule that goes outside of the law.
A gift of $50,000 was presented to the Salvation Army from the Choctaw Nation to assist with ongoing relief efforts for victims of the tornados that ravaged the central Oklahoma area this Spring. The money was raised through a week of fuel sales and donations at the Choctaw Travel Plazas in southeast Oklahoma. Profits for that designated weekâ€™s gas sales were allocated for the disaster relief.Â Â
The Magic Archeologist visited Buckley Public Library Wednesday and showed the many surprises he had dug up in his explorations. In the afternoon Steve Crawford shared many sleight of hand actions with the teen Summer Reading Program participants. Buckley Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by Southeast Public Library System of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Studies and local sponsors. Programs will continue until July 31.
Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Poteau Rebels 2, Stonewall Longhorns 1, Stonewall Longhorns eliminated
Morrison Wildcats 15, Blanchard Lions 6
Dale Stixx 13, Stigler Rangers 0
Clinton White 10, Canute Trojans 0, Canute Trojans eliminated
Prep State Tournament
Cameron Elite 4, Stigler Panthers 3, 10 inn.
Weatherford Majors 5, Noble Bears 4, 8 inn.
Lone Grove Longhorns 7, Clinton Maroon 4, Clinton Maroon eliminated
Pauls Valley Panthers 9, Stroud Tigers 8, Stroud Tigers eliminated
Coach-Pitch State Tournament
At Elk City
Our Fourth of July weekend started on July 3. We all loaded up and went over the mountains to Talihina to run in the 5k event at â€śBoom in the Valleyâ€ť at the Choctaw Nation Hospital. There were 477 runners. I made it to the finish line in 33:31, and that was a great time for me since it was very hot.
Nina Sue Deloge, 69, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, in the U.S. National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro.
Imogene Lucille Craig, 55, of Spiro died Saturday, Juy 6. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Fort Coffee Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lucian â€śCountry Boyâ€ť Gassaway, 85, of Monroe died Wednesday July 10, 2013, in Tulsa.
Lucian was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sugar Loaf Community(Monroe) to Kenny and Mary (Gray) Gassaway. Lucian was the owner of Country Boy Furniture for 44 years, on the Board of Directors at The Community State Bank for nine years, enjoyed being a rancher, working in the rental business, residential and commercial, and even tried to sell a few monuments one time.