July 29th, 2013
Luellen Overstreet, 101, of Spiro died Friday, July 26, 2013. Graveside services were held Monday, July 29, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Louise M. White, 82, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Fort Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com
One week after a county commissioner meeting in which residents along 206th Street near Spiro sought to have their road proclaimed private, the commissioners announced today [July 30] they would hold a public hearing regarding the matter.
On Monday the commissioners approved holding a public meeting for input on the pending closure of the road.
On July 22, several residents spoke during the commissioner meeting about traffic along their road, which they believed was private. Commissioner Derwin Gist requested the Sheriff's Department remove the signs.
Ebony Dugan is the 2013 LeFlore County OK Home and Community Education Scholarship recipient. Dugan is a graduate of Spiro High School and plans to attend college at the University of Central Oklahomain in Edmond, majoring in special education/ deaf education.
Paw Paw Cook's Smoke House located at 27444 Hwy 112 in Cameron was inducted as a new member of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony.Â Paw Paw Cook's is owned and operated by Charles Cook and Carolyn Brand.Â Those attending the ribbon cutting ceremony
were employees and chamber ambassadors. Â
For six local graduating senior athletes, they will get one more chance to compete at the prep level next week as they, along with two local coaches, will participate in the 2013 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games that will take place in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
The first sport up will be the All-State Golf Tournament, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa.
The "Hooked on Fishin'" show with Mark Goines this weekend will broadcast a replay of this year's "Hooked on Fishin'" Kids Fishing Tournament.
The show will broadcast at 8 a.m. Sunday on KXNW Channel 34. It will also air at noon today on KFSM Channel 5.
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The Wolf Pups Football sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Heavener High School cafeteria.
The program is for third- through sixth-grade individuals.
Cost is $60 per player, and a copy of the player's birth certificate is required.
The fee will cover all equipment and insurance for each player.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 3. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.; 4. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 5. Slade Campbell, Farmington; 6. Adam McMellon, Rudy, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
As has been the trend since April, statewide unemployment rates continued to rise during June.
In the three month period, more than 6,000 Oklahoman's have lost their means of employment, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
In June, Oklahoma reported 5.2 percent of the workforce was unemployed, nationally that rate was 7.6 percent.
Oklahoma's seasonally adjusted employment also took a hit, eliminating 4,790 jobs.
The newest bull to be placed on display in Poteau was the patriotic Angus sponsored by The Community State Bank. The newest addition to the bank was placed on the north side of the main branch Tuesday morning. Crews work to install lighting for nighttime viewing of the statue.
PDN photo by Kim Ross