August 8th, 2013
An arrest has been made in connection with the more than four-year-old murder of Joe Neff.
According to jail records, Raymond Larry Nichols, 60, of Cameron is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center for murder but the District Attorney's Office has not yet confirmed his charged is in connection with the murder of Long Branch Saloon owner Joe Neff. Neff's body was found in a body of water near Pocola days after his disappearance from his business in 2009.
Former Talihina Golden TigerÂ Jordan EagleRoad, Â a 6-1 shooting guard has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings for the 2013-14 season.
Carl Albert being close to Talihina was a huge factor in EagleRoad choosing CASC.
âComing to CASC will allow my family and friends to come watch me play,â EagleRoad said. âI chose Carl Albert because it was close to home, the people were nice and they made me feel like I was at home.â
Keeping talent local is important to CASC men's coach Mike St. John.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg; 4. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 3. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 4. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 5. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 6. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Harlan McCage has been found is being treated by EMS workers on the scene. He was found a little while ago near the Panama sewer ponds.
Authorities in LeFlore County were searching for 52-year-old McCage, who is blind and has numerous health problems including diabetes. He wondered off yesterday around 1 p.m.
More information will be released shortly.
Dove season is just around the corner, so I decided to give everyone a little background information on these birds that we love to hunt in the early fall. I know that Wisterâs Jesse Hammons and his dad, Bud, will be out after those beautiful birds come Sept. 1. They always take Jesseâs little brothers, Will and Joe, along, and make it a whole family affair. They will be making memories that last a lifetime.
Retha Sue Dorey, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Poteau. Sue was born July 22, 1939 in Idabel to Marvin and Floy (Matthews) Whittington. She was a licensed practical nurse. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Whittington.
Marie Cagle, 89, of Heavener died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
1936 Glendale High School Basketball Champs
This newspaper photo was submitted by Jess Ryburn of Poteau, who said Hamilton had coached his father.
Hamilton later was Heavener school superintendent and was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 1950, where he served until his death in 1967. His son, James E. Hamilton, followed in his footsteps, serving in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Farmer Wann became superintendent of Pocola Public Schools.
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Poteau fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns âN Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
A separate blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at Choctaw Nation Healthcare in Talihina.Â Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.
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 âTribute to the Fallen,â the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, âThe Pirates of the Caribbean.â 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.