July 16th, 2013
Sherman Joe Chitwood, 84, of Summerfield died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Summerfield. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Poteau to Omer and Maude (Kelly) Chitwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a poultry farmer, rancher and jack of all trades. Joe was also a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge 146 and was a Shriner.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Chitwood; and his brother, Kelly Chitwood.
Alonso Aquirre has been awarded the Eliza Kinkhead Bulgin Memorial Scholarship.
High School: Heavener.
Activities, Honors: U.S. History Award, Perfect Attendance Award.
Hobbies and Interests: Martial arts.
National forest fire managers began a prescribed burn Saturday in the Walker Mountain area in Scott County, Ark., in the Ouachita National Forests.
About 212 acres are affected.
A prescribed fire is one is ignited by trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.
Daily prescribed fire updates can be found at:Â www.fs.usda.gov/ouachitaÂ or by callingÂ â€¨1 (888) 243-1042.
LeFlore County will host a four-county Oklahoma Home and Community Education international lesson on Greece.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Poteau Church of Christ, Oklahoma Highway 112 North.
The menu will include hummus with pita bread, gyros, Greek salad and baklava.
Registration is $5 at the door, Chapters should notify LeFlore OHCE of expected total attendance by Aug. 13.
For more information, contact Danette Russell, OSU Extension educator, at (918) 647-8231.
Delton Cox will remain the Choctaw Nation Councilman for District 4 for the next four years.
According to Saturday's election results, Incumbent Cox defeated his opponent, Richard Box 572 votes to 145. Cox took 79 percent of the votes.
In the District 9 race, Ted Garry Dosh beat Berdie Mae Williams, 1262-1018, winning by 11 percent.
Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Poteau Rebels 13, Blanchard Lions 2, Blanchard Lions eliminated
Dale Stixx 8, Morrison Wildcats 7
Clinton White 6, Stigler Rangers 2, Stigler Rangers eliminated
Prep State Tournament
Weatherford Majors 7, Cameron Elite 2
Noble Bears 17, Lone Grove Longhorns 0, Lone Grove Longhorns eliminated
Stigler Panthers 7, Pauls Valley Panthers 6, 7 inn., Pauls Valley Panthers eliminated
Coach-Pitch State Tournament
At Elk City
Canute Trojans 15, Spiro Dirtbags 3, Spiro Dirtbags eliminated
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 3. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 2. Chris Belt, N/A; 3. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 4. Haylee Oliver, N/A.
Factory Stock Race
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.