July 25th, 2012
As heat conditions continue to worsen and drought conditions rise toward extreme, fires, such as brush piles and burning trash, are still being reported.
A burn ban has been in effect since July 3 across the county yet fire and police departments are reporting responding to calls of people burning on their property.
A person is subject to financial and criminal penalties for open burning during a burn ban.
For the most part, most high school basketball players play two to three games a week. Poteau Lady Pirate basketball player Kaitlan Standridge did way more than that this past week.
Standridge, who participated in the U.S. International Sports Festival last week in Columbus, Ohio, played in 26 games in five days.
HEAVENER â€” An old saying goes, â€śYou can't go home again.â€ť Jeff Chronister begs to differ.
Chronister, who was coaching the Sallisaw Black Diamonds basketball team, took over the Heavener Wolves' coaching duties in June, replacing Scott Gregory â€” who became the Poteau Lady Pirates basketball coach in May.
Needless to say, it's been a unique homecoming for Chronister.
Paul Uselton, 88, of Talihina died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Carmon Ramsey, 89, of Heavener died Tuesday, July 24, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, in Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, with burial in Summerfield Cemetery.
Phyllis A. Agee, 48, of Pocola died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola. Burial will be in Short Mountain Cemetery, Cowlington, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Michael Kelly Frye, 54, of Chicago, formerly of Poteau, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Chicago.
Audrey â€śOpalâ€ť Bowers, 83, of Buck Creek died Monday, July 23, in Fort Smith, Ark.
CATOOSA â€” Monday was a fun day for Addie Guthrie, and somewhat of a sneak preview, too.
The recent Poteau High School graduate and standout golfer got to play one last round of her prep career on Monday's All-State Golf Tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Course.
Guthrie, who played alongside Bristow's Kayla Schroeder for the East Team, finished in a 2-2 tie with West duo Sarah Delong of Elgin and Bailey McCann of Anadarko in a Ryder Cup style scoring format.
The Rogers State University-bound player, who is joining the team as a walk-on, enjoyed her experience at All-State.