June 14th, 2013
Rickey Alan Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Rick was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Poteau to Eual John and Patsy Ruth (Tucker) Ford. He and Betty Mead were married Feb. 23, 1979. He was deputy warden at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center since 2010. JEHCC is a minimum security facility with more than 700 offenders. He was overseer of the daily operations.
DUNCAN,(AP) â A 16-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Duncan girl is being held without bond after his first court appearance.
The teenager appeared in Stephens County District Court on Thursday after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Alyssa Wiles. Court records show that court hearings were set for July 19 and July 31 in the case.
Police say Alyssa's father found her dead Monday at their home. Authorities say she was stabbed with a kitchen knife.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â Health officials in Oklahoma are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their pets from rabies by having their pets vaccinated.
Oklahoma rules and regulations require that a veterinarian vaccinate dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies by the time the animal is 4 months old. Rabies vaccines are also available and are recommended for horses, sheep and cattle.
The state Health Department reports 41 cases of rabies in Oklahoma thus far in 2013. The cases include 25 skunks, nine cows, five dogs, one horse and one fox.
On Sunday, we all raced at Raceday Park MX for the third moto race in The Fat Albert's Summer Series. I was in the 250cc beginners class, and I finished dead last! It is hard to keep up with all those younger guys any more. However, I've got to keep trying, and one day, just maybe, I'll be able to beat those dudes. I still love it.
The next race is June 23, and it will be the Quads and Side by Sides Razors.
There will be an organized practice from 4 p.m. until dark on Saturday.
Cost is $15 per bike, all-terrain vehicle and peewee track.
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The 2013 Poteau Coed Church Softball League registration has begun.
Any church that is interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this summer needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The entry fee is $400 per team. Deadline to entry is June 26.
League will begin play on July 8 or 9.
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Tim âTimAtayoâ Thompson, 19, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Victory Worship Center. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Rick Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday,Â June 12, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at First Baptist Church, Heavener, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.