April 2nd, 2013
Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.
Arlon L. âBuckâ Lockaby, 77, of Cameron died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Cameron. Arlon was born May 29, 1935, in Norman to Lotis Rue and Laura M. (McMillin) Lockaby. He was retired from AES. He attended Panama First Baptist Church. Buck was a farmer, He was a godly man, loving his family and friends, loving to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Lockaby; brothers, Troy and Alton Lockaby and Cecil McDonald; son, Douglas Lockaby.
Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy OâBrianâs Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
Â Once described as âjoyous noiseâ by the Tulsa World, Timothy OâBrianâs Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well âŠ more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma Cityâs St. Patrickâs Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.
Witte Street General Store will hold a clothing giveaway in front of the store at 104 N. Witte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, according to owner Darleen Seaman.
Poteau Main Street Matters is lending tables for the event, Seaman said.
"No questions, no forms to fill out â just come pick up some very nice clothes and shows," she said.
A variety of items in all sizes will be available. Free coffee and Bibles also will be given out, Seaman said.
RED OAK â The Poteau Lady Pirates almost did it the hard way to win the Red Oak Tournament on Friday afternoon â but the key word was almost.
After winning the first title game 4-3 over the host Lady Eagles, Red Oak beat Poteau 9-1 in the second title game to win its own tournament.
The Lady Pirates lost their first game 8-3 to Wister, but beat Pocola 13-2, Wister 10-2, McCurtain 11-1 and Panama 13-0 to reach the championship game.
Ready for two weeks of county tournaments? The first one is here now as the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament started Monday at three sites â tournament-host Cameron, Pocola and Poteau. Due to Tuesday's rain, the tournament's title game will not be until 1 p.m. Sunday at Cameron, with the if-game at 3 p.m.
The LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex and conclude with the title game on April 11.
Mildred S. Buttress, 99, of Poteau died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Poteau. Mildred was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Cameron to Guy and Arra (Brassfield) Buttress. She was retired from the Veterans Administration in Muskogee, where she worked in medical records. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jackie Gene Buttress.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Angel Raziel Hudson of Howe died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Howe. He was 2.
Angel is survived by his mother, Antonia âCheyenneâ Hudson; father, Michael Oswald; step-father Steven Butcher; grandparents, Nina Ahmed, Antonio Flores, Jay and Scarlett Butcher, Kathy Leon and Robin Oswald; great-grandpaernts, Barbara Hudson, Alan Oswald and Shirley Williams; seven uncles; nine aunts; five great-uncles; six great-aunts; and many cousins.
A Choctaw wake will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the home at 39978 Oklahoma Highway 59 in Howe.
David Ragan, 57, of Talihina died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home.Graveside services were held Monday, April 1, in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Panama 9, Whitesboro 5; Poteau 11, Panama 0
Howe 3, Leflore 2; Wister 12, Howe 4; Cameron 8, Heavener 6.
Pocola 15, Arkoma 1; Spiro 9, Pocola 2
Whitesboro vs. Pocola, noon; Whitesboro-Pocola winner vs. Howe, 2 p.m.; Wister vs. Spiro, 4 p.m.; Poteau vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.; Howe â Whitesboro-Pocola winner vs. Poteau-Cameron loser, 8 p.m.
Arkoma vs. Panama, 2 p.m.; Leflore vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.; Arkoma-Panama winner vs. Leflore-Heavener winner, 6 p.m.; 6 p.m. winner vs. Wister-Spiro loser, 8 p.m.