June 12th, 2012
Nothing is nicer that to get accolades from your peers for the job you do, just ask several members of the PDN staff. The Poteau Daily News was honored with several awards during the annual Oklahoma Press Associationâ€™s convention awards dinner June 8, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. During the awards dinner longtime PDN Business Manager, Paula Midgely, was inducted into the Quarter Century Club. The club is for those employees who have been in the newspaper business for 25 years or more with at least 10 of those years being with an Oklahoma
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” If a team wants to win a game, it cannot give extra chances to the opposition. Unfortunately, that's what happened to the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team Saturday night at Hunts Park.
A two-out dropped fly ball in the second inning opened the floodgates, which was taken advantage of by Kerwins. Kerwins scored five unearned runs in that frame en route to an 11-0 four-inning, run-rule win in the title game of the Maurice Katzer Tournament.
PRYOR â€” Two Poteau High School golfers won their respective division titles at Friday's South Central Professional Golf Association Tournament at Pryor Creek Golf Course.
Hannah Ward, who won the Class 4A State Tournament May 3 at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner South Golf Course to help the Lady Pirates won the state title, won the girls with a 76 â€” eight shots better than the runner-up finisher.
In the boys age 15-18 division, Cody Shore won the title with a 76, while Connor Wheat was seventh (81) and John Scott Sanders was 14th (84).
John T. Jackson, 81, of Poteau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned at this time. Information provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Spencer M. Jones, 88, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Leola â€śMomaleaâ€ť Nadine Butler, 87, of Spiro died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home in Spiro.Â Leola was born March 27, 1925, in Hartman, Ark., to Jack and Mary E. (Harris) Shelton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene Butler; and son, Jack Butler.
Leola loved fishing, dancing, antiquing, sports (especially Oklahoma Sooners and OKC Thunder).Â She retired after working 28 years at Dixie Cup.Â She loved her church.Â She had four special angels from First Baptist Church that she truly appreciated and loved.
Billy V. Butler was born Oct. 28, 1925, to circuit preacher N.D. and Evelyn M. Butler at Octavia. Â He died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 8, 2012, at his home in Panama.
Â Bill earned an associateâ€™s degree from Poteau Community College. He was a 32nd Degree Mason through the Scottish Rite Temple in McAlester and a past Worshipful Master at his Cameron lodge.Â He was a WWII veteran.
In 1947, Bill married Wynema Ward, daughter of Ed and Ocie Ward, of Poteau.Â Wynema said he taught her to cook and she taught him to dance.Â The couple had four children.