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U.S. Court of Appeals upholds conviction of LeFlore County murderer James DeRosa

May 31, 2012

A convicted murderer who has appealed his double death sentence has again been denied a ruling in his favor.
James L. DeRosa, 35, was sentenced to death in the murders of Curtis and Gloria Plummer. 
The Plummers were found dead inside their home in October 2000, stabbed multiple times and with their throats cuts.
An investigation into the murders hastened along after accomplice Scotty White, 29, informed a school counselor he knew who murdered the Plummers.
White named Derosa and John Eric Castleberry, 39.

Several duos win titles at Wayne Husak/Memorial Day Tournament last weekend

May 31, 2012

There were several local golfing duos who came away with titles at the Wayne Husak/Memorial Day Golf Tournament, which took place Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club.
Jason May and Sean Coyle took first place in the championship flight with a 130, finishing one shot ahead of Ronnie and Jonathan Burgess (131). Russell Vanhook and Robert McCuller were third (136), followed by Jeff Tadtman and Jim Janssen (139), Jerry Holton and Kelly Holton (140) and Max and Terry Manlove (145).

Wister baseball player MVP of Kiamichi All-Star Classic

May 31, 2012

WILBURTON — Wister's Clint Crane was named the Most Valuable Player of the 40th Kiamichi All-Star Classic Saturday afternoon.
Crane and the South defeated the North 12-5 at the Eastern Oklahoma State College baseball field. Crane's county victorious teammates were Talihina's Austin Lawson and Wister's Caleb Hill.
Representing the county in the North team were Poteau's Wilson Klutts and Blake Roley. How the local individuals did in the game was unavailable at press time.

Wister baseball team's fundraiser, and time for some free fishing days

May 31, 2012

First order of business is to let everyone know that the Wister Wildcats baseball team is selling tickets for an Oklahoma City RedHawks game, which will be June 23 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, for just $10 dollars each. That low price also includes a voucher for a free Redhawks hat. You can’t beat a deal like that!
For more information, call Coach John McAlester at (918) 413-0739 or Carolyn Bullard at Wister Schools at (918) 655-3132.
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May 30th

Bob Everet Roberts

May 30, 2012

Bob Everet Roberts, 67, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau. Bob was born in Cameron on Feb. 5, 1945, to Willie and Madge Vera (Godwin) Roberts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bob was a carpenter sub-contractor. 

George Edward Rutan Jr.

May 30, 2012

George “Ed” Rutan Jr., 73, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau. He was born July 1, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif., to George Edward Sr. and Mabel (Kiser) Rutan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired police officer from Long Beach and Heavener Police Departments.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Gloria Rutan.

James E. Crawford

May 30, 2012

James E. Crawford, 62, a longtime resident of Caddo, died in Durant on Monday, May 28, 2012. He was born in Poteau to Glen and Truda (Halpain) Crawford on March 2, 1950. James married Mattie Cleo “Cookie” Helton in Poteau on June 14, 1969.

Billy Hugh Huston

May 30, 2012

Billy Hugh Huston, 90, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Tucker Church of Christ. Burial will be in Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Laverne Lovelace

May 30, 2012

Laverne Lovelace, 72, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.

Bonnie Sue Green

May 30, 2012

Bonnie Sue Green, 98, of Panama died
Friday, May 25, 2012, in Pocola. Bonnie
was born June 8, 1913, in Calhoun to
Robert Lee and Mattie (Irvin) Cheely. She
was a housewife. Bonnie was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Norman
Green (former mayor of Panama) on March
20, 1984; sisters, Pearlie Brock and Myrtle
Jordan; brother and sister-in-law, James
Dewey and Lucille Cheely.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian
and Robert Stankewitz of Panama, Verna Lee and Robert
Morgan of Chino, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Vickie

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