June 8th, 2012
Leola Nadine Butler, 87, of Spiro died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Spiro.Â Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at First Baptist Church in Spiro.Â Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home. The family will visit with family and friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church.
Christopher Wade Barnes was born to Thomas Cleve â€śBudâ€ť and Donna (Moore) Barnes on Nov. 7, 1973, in Poteau.Â He passed from this life June 6, 2012.
He was a probation and parole officer for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, graduated from Oklahoma State University and was member of First Baptist Church in Poteau. Chris had a vast knowledge of history, a fondness for the outdoors and a deep love of family.
Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elton and Opal Barnes of Gilmore, and maternal grandparents, Don and Mildred Moore of Poteau.
The Frisco Railroad line was once a vital part of the infrastructure of LeFlore County. Now, the rails are gone, but the trail remains. Stretching from Poteau to Wister, the remnants of the old rail line have become a trail frequented by walkers, runners, and bike riders. Unfortunately, however, the trail also became neglected and was soon a popular place to dump garbage. Poteau marathon runner Josh Snyder,
however, was not content to let the trail fall into disrepair and disuse.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its seventh tournament of the 2012 circuit Sunday afternoon at Ward's Landing on Lake Wister. There were 28 boats with 52 anglers who caught 98 fish weighing a collective 212.39 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.17 pounds, and there were 14 limits caught.
Besting the field was the duo of Wade â€śFLWâ€ť Dalton and Josh â€śStickersâ€ť Walls, who caught 13.58 pounds of fish to collect $650.
A fundraiser is being planned for a local paramedic who is facing cancer
for the second time. Twenty-one-year-old LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Anthony Stankewitz is, unfortunately, no stranger to cancer. According to EMS Director David Grovdahl, it was little more than a year ago when Stankewitz became light headed while responding to an emergency. Doctors found that Stankewitz had a large mass in his chest cavity. The mass was so big that it was
The LeFlore County Sheriffâ€™s Department and the Arkoma Police Department served a narcotics search warrant on an Arkoma residence Tuesday seizing methamphetamines and items believed to be used in the manufacturing of narcotics. An investigation led law enforcement to obtain a search warrant for the residence on Schasley Street allegedly occupied by Anthony Clayton Henry, 29.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team split its Tuesday dobuleheader with Rogers. The Riverdawgs took the nightcap 9-2 after losing the opener 11-2.