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August 10th, 2012

Marilyn Baxter Seamas

August 10, 2012

Marilyn Baxter Seamas, 44, of Spiro died Sunday, 29, 2012. The family will hold a memorial services at a later date. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro is handling arrangements.

Dorothy Bea Forrest

August 10, 2012

Dorothy Bea Forrest, 68, of Wister died Aug. 9, 2012, in Wister. No services are planned at this time.  Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.

Man jailed after ex-wife accuses him of rape

August 10, 2012

The LeFlore County District Attorney's Office filed charges against a man accused of raping his ex-wife.
Adam Gilbert Piaquadio, 37, of Fort Smith, is accused of sexually assaulting his ex-wife while she slept. According to the affidavit, he also took pictures of the incident. When his ex-wife woke up she reportedly screamed for help and called 911.
Police say the victim was standing in the front yard when they arrived and she claimed Piaquadio had tried to run over her with his vehicle as he was leaving.

Here comes the Beer and Chicken Band

August 10, 2012

The Concert under the Stars Series continues at the Donald W. Reynolds Center Saturday night with live music at the amphitheater.
The Beer and Chicken Band are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. They play country, rock, pop and even a little disco.
The cost of admission is $5 per person. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley and his grillin' team will be providing some local flavor cooking during the concert.
Gates open at 7 p.m.

Olympics making me reminisce about my volleyball days

August 10, 2012

ames, especially beach volleyball. We used to play beach volleyball every day at 3 p.m. at Reece's Cabinet Shop for 10 years. I MEAN every day as long as the temperature was above 32 degrees — and it wasn't lightning.

August 9th

Benefit for local hero battling cancer

August 9, 2012

Dustin Ester, 40, returned to LeFlore County recently to be close to he and his wife's family after she was diagnosed with Lupus. Dustin's wife, Delana Luman Ester, is in need of close family care during so the move to be near her parents seemed the best.
Dustin and Delana and their two children Tyler, 16, and Logan, 14, moved to Heavener and two months later, Dustin was diagnosed with cancer. He has since undergone six cycles of chemotherapy and 18 radiation treatments.
Dustin is a veteran of the Gulf War were he served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk as a fire fighter.

Local business holding youth rally / kid fair

August 9, 2012

Children of all ages are invited to participate in a kids fair / youth rally Saturday Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Strike A-Lot bowling alley in Poteau.
The event is free to the public and will include inflatable slides and mazes along with free bowling and lazer tag. There will also be live music provided by eight local christian bands.
A percent of a proceeds from the sale of food and drinks will benefit the Women's Crisis Services of LeFlore County.
Parents must be present with children.

Larry John Enger

August 9, 2012

Larry John Enger, 63, of Poteau died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Poteau. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Ruth Ann Duncan

August 9, 2012

Ruth Ann Duncan, 54, of Cameron died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Ruth was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Cameron to Floyd and Alma (Bonner) Boyd. She was an administrative assistant for St. Edward Home Health for 18 years. Ruth was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Poteau. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother, known to her grandchildren as “Tata” and “Momma Ruth” to her children and grandchildren by love. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Boyd, Roger Marrow and Jimmie Bascue; sisters, Jonell LaPointe, Cheryl Blair; and son, Deputy Dustin S. Duncan

Multiple fire departments keep forest fire under control

August 9, 2012

Multiple agencies responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon that soon spread to nearby timber threatening hundreds of acres of forestry and nearby homes.
Summerfield , Fanshawe, Leflore and Post Mountain Fire Departments responded to the blaze and with the assistance of the U.S. Forestry helicopter who supplied large aerial water drops the blaze was contained.
According to sources, the cause of the fire was an electrical box attached to the outside of the home.
No one was injured in the fire.

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