July 20th, 2013
TUSKAHOMA â€” There will be several events taking place for this year's Tuskahoma Labor Day Festival, which will be Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
For the basketball lovers, there will be 3-on-3 basketball tournaments on Aug. 31 for all men's, women's and coed teams.
There will be three divisions of four-man roster teams, with the divisions being ages 18-and-older in the women's division, a â€śyoung gunsâ€ť division for men ages 18 to 35 and a â€śold timersâ€ť division for ages 36 and older.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. Dawson Graham, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 4. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 5. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 3. Chris Belt, N/A; 4. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 5. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 6. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 7. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.; 8. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Wilma Adelia Sterner, 95, of Moscow, Iowa, died Saturday, July 6, in West Liberty, Iowa. Her survivors include her daughter, Linda Harold of Panama. Services were held July 10, at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton, Iowa. Burial was in Moscow Cemetery under the direction of Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, Iowa.
Verley Jean Woodral, 77, of Heavener died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Josee Nathalie McGowen, 85, of Poteau died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Josee was born April 28, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium, to Fabien and Mary Julia (Van den Broeck) Dricot. She was a homemaker. Josee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; two children, Patricia Kay McGowen and Allen Lee McGowen; and one sister, Amandine.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Judith, Carol, Linda, Virginia, Janette, Barbara, Patti, Greg, Gene, John and James.
Practicing in a community that borders another state is a cause for investigators and prosecutors to work hand-in-hand with out-of-state agencies.
In an effort to increase communication and working relationships across the invisible boundaries, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council and the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association began joint conference meetings a few years ago. On Monday, prosecutors gathered in Fort Smith, Ark., to continue the growing trend of working hand-in-hand with cases that span both sides of the border.
After attending â€śThe Polished Professional: Secrets to Passion, Purpose and Style,â€ť the professional woman will have more confidence to step into the boardroom, retail store, classroom or office to tackle each job with more enthusiasm.
This workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch. To register, visit www.reiwbc.org.
Forty-four Poteau Primary School and Poteau Upper Elementary School teachers participated in Payne Education Center Training during the last week of June.
Poteau Upper Elementary School hosted the week-long training sessions for Poteau teachers and teachers from surrounding areas.
Carl Albert State College Lady Viking D. Brown, Â a 5-3 sophomore shooting/pointÂ guard from Norman signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the next two years with Campbell University, which is an NCAA Division I school. The Camels are a member of the Big South Conference, located in Buies Creek, N.C.
CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman is excited for Brown to get the opportunity to play at the Division I level.