May 25th, 2012
Early Friday morning, May 25, 2012, Billy Ray Shadwick left our Earth to be in a better place; 21 days after May 4, when he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Â
Billy was 45. He was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Idabel to Bill and Shirley Shadwick. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1984 and attended CASC.
Billy married Stephanie on Nov. 27, 1998, giving them almost 15 incredible years together with the kids â€” Tasha and Garret Janway.
Billyâ€™s prior employment was a Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino with his current employment being a Manager at Ronâ€™s Discount Lumber.
The Arvest Bank team of Cody Pugh, David Wiggins, Dany Williams, Glenn Smylie won Thursday's LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club.
The second-place team was from Poteau Fire Department, comprised of Todd Peters, Shad Stover, Terry Manlove, Jake Thompson.
The Central National Bank team of Paul Quirk, Mike Hall, Dustin Hall, Gary Brown was third.
Bonnie Sue Green, 98, of Panama died Friday, May 25, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Edward Charles Dunback, 69, of Haskell died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Talihina Veterans Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Fort Gibson National Â Cemetery, Fort Gibson, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Paige Breanne Underwood, 16, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Calhoun, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Oct. 3, 1995, in Tupelo to Jerry Underwood Jr. and Melissa K. Bradley Underwood.
The Poteau Daily News is offering a great opportunity to area churches who want to sent their youth group to experience the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Ark.
The first real good chance for new Poteau Pirates football coach Greg Werner to get a good look at his new players in a game-like situation will happen this afternoon.
The Poteau Red-White Football Scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium. Admission is towels.
The scrimmage was originally going to take place at 6 p.m., but it was going to interfere with tonight's Poteau Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. So, it was moved up two hours to accommodate tonight's festivities.
There will be a T-ball fundraising tournament June 2 in Heavener.
The entry fee for the event is $50 per team. Players on the first- and second-place teams will receive medals, while all players will receive certificates. Each team is guaranteed two games. The deadline to enter the tournament is Tuesday. For additional information, call Amber Hildebrant at (918) 413-7995 or Tim Davis at (918) 413-2308.
When the LeFlore County Youth Services organization was looking for a keynote individual to help its fundraiser to help fund its new building currently being constructed on North Broadway, The Community State Bank President Larry Spradley did not know a trip to Colorado would provide such an individual.
When Spradley went to Colorado, he happened to run into a ranch owner whose father is a Baseball Hall of Famer. One thing led to another, and Rich â€śGooseâ€ť Gossage came to Poteau for Thursday's LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament and banquet that night.
McALESTER â€” Cameron High School baseball player Austin Standridge was hoping to get a chance to play for a state title during his season season â€” fall and/or spring â€” but it didn't materialize. However, he still will have a trophy for his trophy case.
Standridge won the Southeast Baseball Coaches All-Star Game's Home Run Derby Wednesday night at Mike Deak Field. He hit 14 homers total on the night. He doubled the homer output of runner-up Johnathan Samuels by a count of 8-4 in the final round.