January 28th, 2013
Johnny Ray Johnson, 80, died in his home at The Oaks Healthcare Center in Poteau on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
Johnny was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Howe. Johnny was precededÂ in death by his parents, Clark and Lorene Johnson; brothers, Cecil and Jerry; and sister, Deloris Benson, all of Howe.
Johnny is survived by numerous friends who became like family at The Oaks.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at The Oaks with the Rev. Joe Hall officating.
Spiro will celebrate Mayfest on May 4.
Events will include a craft show, plant sale, rummage sale, pancake breakfast and other food items, the library summer kick-off show and a 5K run.
Other events will be added in coming months.
The craft show will be in the Methodist Church parking lot on U.S. 59 and Main Street. To reserve a booth, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 839-0176 to receive an information packet.Â An 11x11 booth will be $25 until March 15.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 94th annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 28 at 6 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau.
Tickets for the event are $25 with corporate tables available for $325.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918) 647-9178.
A Spiro man has been arrested after a warrant for his arrest was issued for assault and battery by means likely to produce death and kidnapping.
Elec E. Cusick, 39, of Spiro, was found unconscious in the front yard of a home on Stewart Loop Monday night along with his girlfriend, Myrtle Cooper, 47, of Spiro.
The two were found after their home caught fire. According to the affidavit, Cooper suffered burns and lacerations along with facial and skull fractures.
TALIHINA â€” It will be a rematch of last seasonâ€™s title tonight at the Spiro High School gym when the 81st LeFlore County Tournament comes to a close.
The Spiro Bulldogs, last seasonâ€™s county champions, handled the Heavener Wolves 62-48 in one championship semifinal on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Last yearâ€™s runners-up, the Poteau Pirates, got past the Talihina Golden Tigers 40-38 in the other semifinal.
The Bulldogs and the Pirates will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday in Spiro for the title.
WISTER â€” The first teams to claim some hardware in the 81st LeFlore County Tournament did so on Thursday at the Wister High School gym.
The tournament-host Wister Wildcats and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers won their consolation championship contests. Wisterâ€™s boys downed the Arkoma Mustangs 68-55, while Bokosheâ€™s girls handled the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 52-30.