July 27th, 2012
John â€śSonnieâ€ť Fullen, 64, of Shady Point died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Fort Smith. Sonnie was born July 9, 1948, in Poteau to John Hoyt and Modean (Seaborn) Fullen. He was a general contractor. Sonnie was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church and the Poteau Masonic Lodge.Â
Storms struck LeFlore County Thursday evening at approximately 6 p.m. leaving several residents in Arkoma without electricity.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the severe weather caused considerable damage to the OG&E power grid in Arkoma. The residents are expected to be out of power possible until tomorrow.
To help combat the sweltering heat, a cooling center is being opened at the Arkoma First Baptist Church Gym. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and will remain open until electrical power is restored.
TULSA â€” Megan Brownâ€™s time of playing basketball goes way back.
Sheâ€™s been involved, â€śever since I could dribble the ball,â€ť she said. â€śAbout when I was 3 or 4.â€ť
But Wednesday night marked the last time the Howe High School graduate played an official game on the hardwood, as she played for the East in the All-State Small School Girls Basketball Game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. She got to start and scored just six points. But they were big, consisting of a pair of 3-point baskets. She also made her share of contributions in blocking.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at Costner Stadium.
Last Friday afternoon, my son, Jacques, and I went to Poteau Theater to see â€śThe Dark Knight Rises.â€ť Johnathan and Nathan Rice were there, and those boys made me sit on the very front row. I haven't sat on the front row at the movie theater since 1996 when I was late for â€śTwisterâ€ť because that was one of the only seats left in the whole theater.
Marie F. "Reedy" Gothard, 88, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Colorado to Eva E. and Joseph B. Finley. Â She was married to Arch G. Gothard II, in Wheatridge, Colo., on April 11, 1939.
Lenard Ray Bond, 18, of Hartshorne, was formally charged with second degree rape after allegations of a sexual relationship a minor girl from Talihina.
According to the affidavit, Talihina Police Officers noticed Bond's vehicle at the girls home and when they knocked on the door, Bond went out the back door. Bond was unable to go far as officer Rodney Faulkenberry was in the back yard and detained him.
Bond allegedly admitted to the allegations.
He is being held on a $15,000 bond at the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department.
Jaclynn Jones, 3, has a new lease on life after her mother donated her kidney to her.
According to Jaclynn's parents, April and Scott Goines, of Shady Point, Jaclynn was born with only one kidney which wasn't functioning properly. She was later placed on a transplant list but her mother's kidney was a suitable match and so the preparations began.
On July 18, the mother and daughter duo went into separate operating rooms to undergo the transplant surgery.
Both are recovering in Oklahoma City.
It has been reported that the Lowrey Hotel in downtown Poteau which houses the LeFlore County Historical Society has been burglarized.
Sources have verified that items, including items of historical significance, have been stolen from the building.
Additionally, it is reported that an attempt to break into the Mainstreet Mattes office was also made, but the attempt was unsuccessful.
TULSA â€” Wister outfielder Caleb Hill is used to playing for a lot of state tournament teams from his days playing for the Wildcats, which includes a championship team from May 2011.
But Tuesday was different for the recent Wildcat graduate. He participated in the Small School All-State Baseball game as a member of the East team, which beat the West 4-0 at Johnson Stadium, located on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
What was different?
â€śPlaying at a college baseball stadium, maybe, and a lot of fans â€” Iâ€™m not used to it,â€ť Hill said.
Another was playing with new people.