August 8th, 2013
Dove season is just around the corner, so I decided to give everyone a little background information on these birds that we love to hunt in the early fall. I know that Wisterâs Jesse Hammons and his dad, Bud, will be out after those beautiful birds come Sept. 1. They always take Jesseâs little brothers, Will and Joe, along, and make it a whole family affair. They will be making memories that last a lifetime.
Retha Sue Dorey, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Poteau. Sue was born July 22, 1939 in Idabel to Marvin and Floy (Matthews) Whittington. She was a licensed practical nurse. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Whittington.
Marie Cagle, 89, of Heavener died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
1936 Glendale High School Basketball Champs
This newspaper photo was submitted by Jess Ryburn of Poteau, who said Hamilton had coached his father.
Hamilton later was Heavener school superintendent and was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 1950, where he served until his death in 1967. His son, James E. Hamilton, followed in his footsteps, serving in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Farmer Wann became superintendent of Pocola Public Schools.
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Carrie Miller, daughter of Rusty Miller and Becky Miller of Poteau, spent her summer interning as an assistant to the youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Poteau.
Miller, a junior at Oklahoma State Univeristy, helped plan the children's camp, the youth camp, vacation Bible school and several social gatherings for the youth of the church.Â
Miller was a spirtual leader for the young women attending throughout the summer and was a an asset to the staff.Â Miller has been on three mission trips abroad in the last three years with the aid of the people of the First Baptist Church.
Poteau fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns âN Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
A separate blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at Choctaw Nation Healthcare in Talihina.Â Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.
The new school year is upon us, and the year looks good for LeFlore County.
First of all, let me tell you about the best high school band in this part of the state. After having another stellar year with its âTribute to the Fallen,â the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, âThe Pirates of the Caribbean.â I can't wait until the first home game to see and hear the band, but I also hear the band parents will be selling ice cream dipping dots in the consession stand. I have always wanted to try that.
Mary Jo Collins, 66, of Spiro died Monday. Aug. 5, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8., at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Charley F. Fields, 81, of Heavener, formerly of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...
FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...TULSA...CHOCTAW...PITTSBURG...MCINTOSH...LE
FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.
* AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES ARE FORECAST TO CLIMB INTO THE 105 TO
110 DEGREE RANGE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT ARE
NOT FORECAST TO COOL ENOUGH TO PROVIDE APPRECIABLE RELIEF FROM