July 16th, 2013
A Pocola man was critically injured after a semi slammed head on onto his vehicle Tuesday morning.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Alvin Jamerson, 32, of Millerton was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor trailer hauling a load of cattle east on U.S. highway 270 west of Wister when he told police he fell asleep. Jamerson's semi crossed the center line striking a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Randy Don Woodard, 59, of Pocola.
Don't call the cops just yet, that isn't a prowler it's the pink flamingo flockers and you have just been flocked.
If you wake up and look out your window to find you are now the proud caretaker of a flock of flamingo's who have found their way into your yard, it isn't vandalism, it's a fundraiser for a good cause.
Employees with Central National Bank's north branch are raising proceeds for the LeFlore County Relay of Life cancer event to be held Sept. 7.
Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Poteau Rebels 13, Clinton White 2, Clinton White eliminated
Poteau Rebels 7, Morrison Wildcats 6, 6 inn., Morrison Wildcats eliminated
Saturday's Title Games
Poteau Rebels 7, Dale Stixx 6, 6 inn.
Poteau Rebels 2, Dale Stixx 1, Poteau Rebels win state title
Prep State Tournament
Pauls Valley Panthers 8. Stigler Panthers 7, 7 inn., Stigler Panthers eliminated (the incorrect score was reported in Saturday's paper)
James â€śJimboâ€ť DeGrandis, 48, of Pocola died Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Pocola.Â Â
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.
Dessie â€śLoisâ€ť Berry, 75, of Tulsa, formerly of Poteau, died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Tulsa.Â Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Bokchito Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Mary Lee Fullen, 68, of Panama died Sunday, July 14, 2013. in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at First Baptist Church, Shady Point, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Ernest Wesley Jenson, 86, of Wister died Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born June 12, 1927, to Howard and Lahoma (Webb) Jenson in Poteau. Ernest was a graduate of Poteau High School and served in the Navy during WWII. He was owner and operator of Jensonâ€™s Furniture in Wister until his retirement in 1982. He was one of the five who founded the Wister Fire Department and also served on the board of directors for Wister State Bank. Ernest was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Poteau.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Reba Sherrod.
Vertie Novelia Warrick, 92, of Poteau died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Poteau.