August 1st, 2013
On July 25, I, along with Richard, Mike, Jim and Matthew Reif, â€śborrowedâ€ť a GMC Acadia belonging to Richard's wife, Paula, and headed to Green Bay, Wis. â€” also known as â€śTitletown, USAâ€ť and home of my beloved Packers â€” to be present when the Packers started this season's training camp.
Priscilla T. Hicks, 94, of Poteau died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau.Â Private services will be held. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Karen LeFlore, 48, of Poteau died July 16, 2013 inÂ Poteau.Â Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Poteau Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
If you love music and are willing to work to perform with others, Cavanal Chorale is opening its doors for you this weekend.
Cavanal Chorale was organized in 2008 for the purpose of sharing choral music of high musical standards with Poteau and the surrounding areas, according to Chorale Conductor Noma Curtis.
"A variety of genres are rehearsed and presented in each themed concert series. These genres include classical, art songs, folk songs, musical theatre, sacred, humorous and patriotic," Curtis said.
The public is invited to the dedication of the Henry J. Heflin Pavilion on Saturday at Lake Wister State Park.
State Rep. James Lockhart and Sen. Jerry Ellis will be on hand for the ceremony along with Heflin family members and descendants.
The legislators sponsored a bill to authorize the naming of the Victor Camping Area pavilion in honor of Heflin, a LeFlore County pioneer who once owned the land where the camping area sits.
TULSA â€” Tyler Gibson had his moments Tuesday night in the Small School All-State Baseball Game at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
The 2013 Wister High School graduate came in relief of Caney Valleyâ€™s Kyle Knight in the sixth inning. In his two innings, he allowed a run on a hit, a walk and struck out a batter as the Small East beat the Small West 9-5.
â€śIt was great,â€ť Gibson said. â€śComing out here and being able to close it, it was an honor to be able do it in the All-State Game."
How about this snake story? Eleven-year-old Gavin Garrett of Poteau was hanging out with his grandfather, Don Garrett, this week when they came across a five-foot, six-inch long rattlesnake in Donâ€™s barn. The snake was nine inches around at its largest point, and had 13 rattles and a button.
When Gavin and Don found the big dude inside the door of his barn, Gavin shot it with a .22 pistol that he had with him only to realize that the pistol had rat shot in it.
Lundy Kiger, chairman of the Fort Smith Regional Alliance and Lea Taylor, the allianceâ€™s executive director, talk to the Poteau Rotary Club on Wednesday about the efforts of the alliance to coordinate economic development efforts in the Fort Smith area, including Poteau.
Photo submitted by Sevilla Vance
John Robert "Bob" Gee of McCurtain, 66, died away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his home, where he loved the view and astonishing variety of wildlife.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Shreveport, La., to Arthur Johnson Gee and Josephine (Shaw) Gee. He graduated from Poteau High School in 1963. He attended Oklahoma Central University in Oklahoma City and worked for Tinker Air Force Base before moving to McCurtain in 1978 and starting Bob Gee Sales.