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May 16th, 2012

Billy Jack (Mercer Lillian) Whayne Holcomb

May 16, 2012

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway, Ark., for Billy Jack (Mercer Lillian) Whayne Holcomb, 94. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, to Robert C. and Phena Ball Whayne in Bentonville, Ark., where she married Warren G. Holcomb in 1946. She worked as a house mother at Arkansas Children’s Colony in Conway and was a seamstress all of her life, as well as a baby sitter for many families throughout the years. She was also a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Afternoon accident

May 16, 2012

A two car collision in front of the PDN offices Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person being treated at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center while two others walked away uninjured. The grey car, which was attempting to turn left out of the PDN parking lot failed to see the northbound black pickup. The truck struck the front passenger side of the car then spun around coming to rest southbound in the inside lane of traffic. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured.

Cameron athletes honored at Monday night's awards banquet

May 16, 2012

CAMERON — The 2011-12 Cameron High School Athletic Awards Banquet took place Monday night, honoring the Yellowjacket and Lady ’Jacket athletes for the achievements this school year.

Arkoma interteam football scrimmage gives Mustangs a hoof up on next season

May 16, 2012

When the Arkoma Mustangs football team had its Blue-White Scrimmage Monday night at Mustang Field, Coach Mark Weatherton saw both good and not-as-good things.
For starters, all players saw a lot of action.
“I was really pleased,” he said. “We don't have a lot of players, so we needed to get some reps — and we got reps. We got a chance to work on the stuff we had to work on. We didn't get any injuries. It went well.”

Bombers' Busy Week

May 16, 2012

Spring into business

May 16, 2012

J-N-B Tire in Poteau is this week's Spring Into Business cash mob site.

An ad will run on Page 2 of the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News featuring a business profile and special deals associated with the event. Join the CASH MOB Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918)647-9178.

Thunder showing Lakers they may be better team

May 16, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — Los Angeles Lakers didn’t stand a chance, and I really don’t think they have a prayer in this series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder came in to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs well-rested, and the Lakers came in fresh off a grueling seven-game series with the Denver Nuggets — not to mention the whole Metta World Peace-James Harden incident from their previous meeting looming over this series.

Sports Briefs

May 16, 2012

The LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Scramble will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee is $30, which includes green fees, golf carts and hamburgers. For additional information, call Scott Gregory at (918) 839-7823.
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A benefit T-ball tournament will take place Saturday at Cameron.
Entry fee is one new ball per game.
Teams will play three games.
For more information or to enter, call (479) 353-0782 after 5 p.m.
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The 2012 Poteau Cross Country Booster Club Running Camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. May 23-25 at Costner Stadium.

May 15th

Larry Dale Starr

May 15, 2012

Larry Dale Starr, 65, of Poteau, formerly of Montgomery City, Mo., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith, Ark. 
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

Billy Jack Smith Jr.

May 15, 2012

Billy Jack Smith Jr., 50, Poteau, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Poteau.

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