August 22nd, 2012
John Vernon Butler, 64, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Panama died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Independence.
John was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Spiro. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Butler and Sylvia (Barr) Butler Russell, one sister and five brothers.
Â Survivors include a daughter, Crystal White of Kansas; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Butler of Fort Smith, Ark., Joe Butler of Fort Smith, J.C. Ahart of Kearney, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Plummer of Poteau, and Lois Berg of Mena, Ark.
A multi-agency task force served a search warrant at a Poteau residence Wednesday afternoon putting an end to a marijuana grow operation.
Officers with the Poteau Police Department removed marijuana plants from the residence soon after the warrant was served.
Several people were being detained outside the home but as of press time none had been transported to the LeFlore County Detention Center.
The summer concert series "Under the Stars" is underway at the Donald W. Reynolds Center Amphitheater and the San Antonio based band The KLO:CKS will be taking the stage.
The band is well known for their upbeat performance including the top 40 dance songs and the oldies.
Gates open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
Bring your lawn chairs and kick back under the stars for a great concert.
Members of the Pocola Board of Trustees and the Pocola Municipal Authority are scheduled to have a meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. According to the agenda presented by the town the board plans to discuss and possibly vote to send city employee John Limbocker to the WESTEC Conference in New Orleans. The city would pay his airfare and hotel as well as give him a daily perdiem to attend. The conference is necessary for the sewer expansion project the city is considering.
A Shady Point man has been charged with second degree rape after he allegedly had a sexual encounter at his home.
Zachary Thomas Underwood, 20, of Shady Point, was charged after he reportedly picked up four juveniles in Arkansas and took them to his home in Shady Point.
According to the affidavit, Underwood provided the juveniles with alcohol and later he had sexual intercourse with one of them.
Underwood was arrested and has since been released on a $15,000 bond.
The perfect season for the Poteau Lady Pirates is no more.
The Tahlequah Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Pirates 9-1 Monday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers, the top-ranked team in the OK Rankings Class 5A Poll, broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth inning. Then, they added five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh inning. Poteau did not make things easy on itself as the Lady Pirates committed six errors, making only five of the runs earned.
Wister 13, Gans 0: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats got the first win of the season.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will have to wait another year to try to win their own fast-pitch tournament.
The Lady Razorbacks lost 8-2 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles in the loser's-bracket final of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic on Monday night. The game was to have been played on Saturday, but the entire final day's worth of games were rained out and made up on Monday.
As for the Lady Eagles, they ended up winning four games on the day and night, capping it off with a 7-0 victory over the Savanna Lady Bulldogs in the title game to win the Classic.