July 5th, 2013
Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player LaShawn Gallion,Â a 6-6 sophomore post player from Jacksonville, Fla., signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Southern University at New Orleans, which is an NAIA school.
Gallion is excited to continue playing basketball.
â€śIt means a lot and this is telling meÂ that there is more basketball to be played [for me],â€ť Gallion said. â€śI always dreamed about playing at the next level. When I arrived at Carl Albert,Â I knew it could happen.â€ť
Having players moving on pays dividends for CASC men's coach Mike St. John.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. J.P. Harris, Bella Vista, Ark.; 3. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 4. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 5. Kris McCawley, Sallisaw; 6. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 3. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith; 4. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 5. Haylee Oliver, N/A.
Factory Stock Race
Jerrie Conner, 69, of Poteau died July 3, 2013, in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Talihina to Virgil and Gladys Johnson Sealy. She was a retired registered nurse for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and the Golden Harvesters and was very passionate about Mission work of the church.
Lula Beatrice Cagle, 89, of Waldron, Ark., died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Dowden Funeral Home chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Bill J. Gibbens, 71, of Heavener died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Heavener. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a poultry farmer.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Paul Harris.
Geraldine Lucille Cain, 86, of Heavener died Thursday, July 4 at Heavener. No service is planned at this time. Burial will be in Zion Memorial Park Cemetery, Canby, Ore.
Poteau First United Methodist Church will host the third annual Summer Music Camp the week of July 8-12.
The camp will take place daily from 9 a.m. to noon with a performance at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12.
The camp is for students who have completed first grade up through high school.Â Students will learn and put together a musical production for the Friday night performance. They will be responsible for not only the music and drama, but also costume, stage and production design.
Volunteers and donations are helping to spruce up skateparks in Heavener and Poteau.
Two-State Sod Farm in Spiro donated sod for the Nashoba Skatepark in Heavener and Central National Bank donated bottled water to help keep the volunteers hydrated.
"Two State donated sod for the Skatepark Off Broadway in Poteau, too. We really appreciate them partnering with us to help our area youth," said Nashoba Youth Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Fabian.
The need for blood doesnâ€™t take a vacation. Yet, fewer people typically donate during the summer, according to Oklahoma Blood Institute.
Walmart in Poteau has stepped up to help with a blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older* is encouraged to give.
Each donor will receive two free tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo, a â€śFeel Fierceâ€ť T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards points.
Dylan and Colton Free, sons of Daniel and Krista Free of Bates, Ark., celebrate the Fourth of July.
Photo submitted by Krista Free