August 7th, 2013
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 â€śTribute to the Fallen,â€ť the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, â€śThe Pirates of the Caribbean.â€ť 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
TULSA â€” Many father-son relationships also involve a coach-player connection. Such is the case between Poteau football coach Greg Werner and his son Jay Werner.
Having played under the tutelage of his father throughout his high school career, Jay Werner got to play one more game with his dad as head coach in the All-State game Friday night at Union-Tuttle Stadium, as they served in those capacities with the East squad.
TULSA â€” Trevor Crone wore a football uniform for the last time Friday night when he played in the All-State game at Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Crone, a Talihina standout, will be moving on to play baseball at Connor State College in Warner.
But he made his last shot on the gridiron memorable.
â€śThe first hit I had was an eye opener,â€ť Crone said. â€śIt made me realize I am really small to be playing the game, but I still have a lot of heart and I enjoy playing.â€ť
Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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Poteau police officers investigate a two-car accident Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. along the Cavanal Scenic Expressway. According to emergency responders no one was injured.
PDN photo by David Seeley
Earnestine King, 87, of Wister died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at a later date in Jolley Cemetery, Union County, Ark.
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Shirley Jane Green, 67, of Fort Smith, formerly of Poteau, died July 29, in Fort Smith.
Services are pending with Eastgate Funeral Home. Full obituary may be viewed online at eastgatefuneralhome.com.