Russell Plummer, 67, of Spiro died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Mallory-Martin Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
State Highway 59S is currently closed to all but small passenger vehicles. A semi, which was transporting a wide load, has the roadway blocked after the load shifted.
A partial lane remains open as Law Enforcement and work crews wait for a crane to arrive from Tulsa to replace the load onto the trailer.
According to witnesses, small cars and trucks can pass through the partially obstructed lane but semi tractor trailers are blocked from traveling through the narrow lane.
WILBURTON â€” The Howe High School basketball teams each posted wins to begin the first-ever Wilburton Tournament on Thursday at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Lions handled the Poteau Lady Pirates freshmen 70-16, while the Lions led from start to finish to down the Red Oak Eagles 53-41 to snap Red Oak's six-game winning streak.
BOKOSHE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs got their first victory of the 2011-12 season as they defeated the Bokoshe Tigers 76-33 Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Contrary to many swine epidermis prognosticators, I have a strange way of predicting scores. I have a unique way of reading the corns and bunions on my feet, and here's what my feet say with this year's bowl games â€” and I did not make up some of this year's bowl game names, really!
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl â€” This was formerly the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State University. It's Utah State vs. Ohio. I think the Mid-American Conference will prevail as the Bobcats beat the Aggies.
You've heard the famous Christmas song, â€śGrandma Got Run Over by Reindeer.â€ť Well, I was singing a different version on Wednesday night â€” â€śI Got Run Over by a Minivan.â€ť
I went to Walmart Wednesday night because my wife, Jenny â€” a.k.a., â€śPrincessâ€ť â€” needed a few things.
We pulled up into the parking lot. It just started to rain. I was in Walmart for about an hour shopping and visiting with an ol' friends Bobby Heavener, Roger Mattox and Kathy Dalton.
Mark Allen, 49, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Talihina. Graveside services will be held at the New Talihina CemeteryÂ at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two men who were arrested Tuesday evening in what LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt described as the most horrific case of animal cruelty he had ever seen, were released on bond Wednesday.
Albert McReynolds, 66, and William McReynolds, 18, both of Smithville, were being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center for animal cruelty stemming from multiple dead and emaciated animals found at their residence on Tuesday.
Both Poteau and Spiro basketball fans had something good to cheer about in Tuesday night's games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates used a strong second half to down the Bulldogs 64-43 to win their home opener â€” and hand the â€™Dogs their first loss of the season.
However, the Lady Bulldogs spoiled the home opener for the Lady Pirates with a 50-40 victory.
BOKOSHE â€” Arkoma Girls Basketball Coach Connie Ray was a little shocked by her team's 11th-seed drawing for the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament. While being maybe a little awestruck in Monday night's loss to the Howe Lady Lions, the tournament's top seed, the Lady Mustangs rebounded by defeated the Bokoshe Lady Tigers, the fourth-seed in the upcoming LeFlore County Tournament, by a score of 69-48 Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.