June 14th, 2012
I finally had time to take my boat to Larry at Razorback Marine in Pocola, and he has it ready to go. I will be back on the water in the next week or so. Those bass had better look out because I am going to be after them now.
Since I havenâ€™t had a boat, I have been taking my boys and some of their friends pond hopping over the last couple of weeks. Koby, Cash, Reid Frasher, Kolton Lynn and Ethan Billings joined me on a couple of outings this week.
Mack D. â€śSkipperâ€ť Stout, 63, died Wednesday, June 6 at his home in Poteau. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
George Leon Brown, 80, of Spiro died Monday, June 11, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Robert Sean Wheatley, 36 of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, June 9, 2012. He was born Sept. 16, 1975, in Poteau. He was service technician for Air Conditioning Specialist.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Roberta Wheatley of Fort Smith, his sister, Tabitha House of Fort Smith, and his grandmother, Doris Ivan of Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Don Howard Lee, 72, of Wister died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Wister.Â Services will beÂ at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at First Step of Faith, Poteau. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Theodore Lee Hines Jr., 63, of Spiro died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Talihina.
Theodore was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Muskogee to Theodore Sr. and Margertie (Lewis) Hines.Â He worked at Riverside Furniture.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and one brother.Â Theodore was raised in Spiro where he and his two sisters and four brothers also went to school.Â After high school, Theodore joined the Army and went to training camp at Fort Polk, La., and from there to Fort Riley, Kan.Â He was then sent to Germany.Â He served two tours in Vietnam.
It really was not a matter of if, but when Poteau High School graduating senior baseball player Wilson Klutts was going to sign a letter of intent. That date was Monday afternoon at the Poteau High School lobby when he signed to play college baseball with Northeastern Oklahoma State University.
There was one major factor why the Poteau graduate chose the Tahlequah institution.
Several young boy and girl golfers were crowned champions at the sixth annual Mark â€śMud Duckâ€ť Sullivan Junior Golf Tournament, which took place Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Ryan Ward won the age 12-14 boys division crown, with Robby Turner second and Bryson Terry third.
In the age 9-11 boys division, Parker Killion bested the field of golfers to claim the title, as Justun Coyle was runner-up and Braeden Cepeda came in third.
Brex Caldwell came in first place in the age 8-and-younger division, followed by Connor Whitworth and Tate Weldon.
There were several winners among the record-setting 57 campers at the sixth annual Mark â€śMud Duckâ€ť Sullivan Junior Golf Camp, which took place last month at Choctaw Country Club.
There were four categories of competition â€” putting, chipping, closest to the pin and longest drive â€” in three age divisions â€” ages 12-14, 9-11 and 8 and younger â€” in both boys and girls.
The Poteau Spirit Center will have a dance camp from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The entry fee is $65 per camper, and each camp will conclude with a performance on the camp's final day.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3547 or go online to www.poteauspiritcenter.webs.com..
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The Red Oak Committee for Continued Growth (ROCCG) will have a coed softball tournament beginning June 29.
The schedule will be determined by number of entries.