July 23rd, 2012
Thomas James â€śTomâ€ť Payne, 85, of Poteau died July 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tom was born May 1, 1927, inÂ Paris, Texas, to Grady and Lidia (George) Payne.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from OG&E.Â Tom was preceded in death by his parents and son, Tommy Ray Payne.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of the home; daughters, Linda Williams of Poteau, Susan Salmaran of Ypsilanti, Mich., Brenda McDonald of Owasso; son, Bill Newnam of Poteau; Steve Wedding of Tulsa;Â eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones.
Larry Gene â€śJoeâ€ť Gullick, 63, of Wister died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Wister.
He was born Sept. 18, 1948, at Poteau to Roy Wilton Sr. and Martha Ann (Barnes) Gullick.Â He was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy Gullick Jr. and James Ray Gullick; five sisters, Anna Florence James, Mary Francis (Betty) Heavener, Carolyn Sue â€śSusieâ€ť Rutledge-Pennington, Freda Wood and Rita Stien.
As required by Section 311, Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of Independent School District No.49, LeFlore County, Oklahoma, will hold a regular meeting Monday, July 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Family and Consumer Science Room of the High School Building, Wister Public Schools, 201 Logan Street, Wister, Oklahoma.
The board reserves the right to take action on or table any item on the agenda.
1. Call meeting to order and recording of members present and absent.
There will be some LeFlore County high school graduate athletes invading the Tulsa metropolitan area for the 2012 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place Monday through Friday.
Poteau's Addie Guthrie will be a member of the East All-State team in the All-State Girls Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Catoosa's Cherokee Hills Golf Club.
Wister's Caleb Hill will be a member of the Small East team in the Small School All-State Game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oral Roberts University's J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18. To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
Mary Helen VanGuilder, 87, of Poteau died Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Poteau.Â No services are scheduled. Information provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Angela L. Whaner, 57 of Wister died Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Poteau.Â No services are scheduled at this time. Information submitted by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
PANAMA â€” Some decisions are not easy to make. Just ask Panama High School Boys Basketball Coach Greg Nichols, a.k.a., â€śThe Czar of Coaching.â€ť
After quite a period of time, Nichols made the decision on Wednesday to retire after 34 years of coaching, 29 of which were spent in Oklahoma â€” including stops at Panama and Heavener.
â€śIt was an extremely hard decision to make,â€ť Nichols said. â€śYou hate to leave players you've gotten close to. That was the hard part. It was a tough decision. I kicked it around for a long time before I finally decided to do it (on Wednesday).â€ť