June 6th, 2013
Esta Lena Sanders, 76, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Poteau. She was born March 8, 1937, in Pocola to Billy and Bertha Perkins. Esta was retired from Baldor Electric.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Gene Wilson; two daughters, Lena Wilson and Carolyn Shaffer; sister, Ollie Pierce; brothers, A.H., Henry, Billy, Amos and Howard Perkins.
Esta is survived by a son, J.E. Wilson; a daughter, Kathy Sweeten; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Tankersly; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones.
On Thursday, Attorney General Scott Pruitt denounced clemency for a convicted rapist and murderer.
â€śThis convicted murderer lured his estranged girlfriendâ€™s mother to his apartment and then brutally raped her, broke her jaw, stabbed her six times, puncturing her abdomen, and left her for dead while he drove off in her van. He does not deserve our pity or clemency, and it is incomprehensible that four members of the pardon and parole board would usurp the judgment of a jury and deny this family justice,â€ť Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.
Poteau Pound Pups will hold a fundraiser on June 15;.
The pancake breakfast and bake sale will be from 6:30-11:30 a.m. at the Shady Point Community Center. Cost is $5.
The organization rescues stray and abandoned dogs and cats and seeks foster and adoptive homes for them.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is issuing a warning about a lottery scam that he says cost one couple $20,000.
Pruitt says the couple reported that a man told them they had won the lottery and a new car â€” but had to first pay taxes and fees up front. The couple also said the man told them he knew Pruitt and that the transactions were approved by the attorney general's office.
Pruitt says legitimate lottery and sweepstakes organizations do not ask for money up front.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” The attorney for an Oklahoma man arrested in the 1992 disappearance and deaths of two women and a girl says his client is innocent and that charges against him are part of the state's ploy to get other family members to talk.
Bristow resident Grover Prewitt Jr. is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in the deaths of Wendy Camp, her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto, and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear. Prewitt has pleaded not guilty.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has voted 4-1 to grant clemency to a death row inmate who's to be executed this month for the rape and murder of his girlfriend's mother.
The board voted Thursday to recommend that the death sentence of 39-year-old Brian Darrell Davis be commuted to life in prison without parole.
The recommendation now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for approval or rejection.
Field No. 1
Talihina vs. Vian, noon; Vian vs. Muldrow, 1 p.m.; Pocola vs. Alma, Ark., 2:10 p.m.; Panama vs. Roland, 3:20 p.m.; Heavener vs. McCurtain, 4:30 p.m.; Pamama vs. Greenwood, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Poteau vs. Greenwood, 6:50 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Checotah, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Smithville vs. Alma, 1 p.m.; Talihina vs. Smithville, 2:10 p.m.; McCurtain vs. Quinton, 3:20 p.m.; Keota vs. Quinton, 4:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Spiro, 5:40 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Wilburton, 6:50 p.m.; Wilburton vs. Greenwood JV, 8 p.m.
Field No. 3
June is here, and my schedule for this month is on my fridge. When Paula penciled in the games, I could not believe that we only had one day off in the month.
Of course, we had a rainout, and I have rescheduled a game for that day. I have decided that I may have to go back to work to get some rest.
On the bright side, that rain out gave me a chance to do some fishing with Chuck Restine.
We headed to Lake Tenkiller and tried to catch some smallmouth bass. I managed to catch one, along with a couple of black bass and a couple of sand bass.