October 13th, 2011
The Poteau High School Band recently won first place in Class 4A at the Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at
East Central University Tigerpalooza in Ada. The band also received awards for Drum Major, Drumline, Best
Visual and they tied with Durant for Best General Effect.
A Poteau man has
pleaded guilty to federal
charges after he attempted
to bribe a witness in a federal
case against his son.
The United States
Attorneyâ€™s Office for the
Eastern District of
Tuesday that Tom Oakes,
age 64, of Poteau, pled
guilty to tampering with a
Witness or Victim.
According to a press
release issued in the case,
charges arose from an
investigation by the Poteau
Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal indictment
alleged that on or about
August 26, 2011,Oakes,
did knowingly attempt to
Poteau firefighters had a late night Tuesday after a home on the corner of South
Walters Street and Conser Avenue burst into flames. According to Poteau Fire Chief
Jon Pickel the Poteau Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11
p.m. and remained on scene until approximately 3:30 p.m. The house was reported
as unoccupied and firefighters on the scene said that the abandoned home was
quickly engulfed in flame. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading, but Chief
Pickel says that the home was a total loss. The cause of the inferno is as of yet undetermined.
BROKEN BOW â€” It was a â€śKeyâ€ť victory for the Poteau Pirate freshmen football team Tuesday night, as in Jordan Key.
Key rushed for three touchdowns, scored on a two-point conversion and helped the defensive unit out in a 20-14 victory over the Broken Bow Savages at Memorial Stadium.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams split their home games with Broken Bow Tuesday night at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders posted a 33-8 rout of the Savages, but the seventh-graders fell 30-16.
Friday is opening day for the 2011 youth gun hunt. I know of a bunch of kids who have been looking forward to this day for quite a long time. Iâ€™ve got a full agenda for the weekend that includes my boys and some of my ball players.
Jackson, 85, of Poteau
went to be with Jesus
on Saturday, Oct. 8,
2011 in Fort Smith,
Ark. Elouise was born
Aug. 14, 1926, in
Milard, Ark., to George
and Lizzie Hinson.
She was a homemaker and pastorâ€™s
wife. She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Bill Jackson; and all
her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by many nieces
and nephews who loved her very
much. She was a special aunt with a
great sense of humor.
Graveside services will be at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Sallisaw
City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim
Eugene Baughman, 84, of Broken
Arrow died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 11, at Mallory-Martin Chapel
under the direction of Mallory-Martin
Funeral Home, Spiro.
Benny Cantrell, 79, of Buffalo
Valley died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at
Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial
will follow at Sardis Cemetery under
the direction of Talihina Funeral
Mary Arizona Persall Robinson,
76, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
Services will held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Mallory-
Martin Chapel under the direction of
Mallory-Martin Funeral Home,