June 20th, 2012
The Poteau Police Department will
begin a new era today as the newly named
Chief of Police begins his first day on the
Stephen Fruen, 35, of Poteau, was unanimously
chosen by the Poteau City Council
as the city's new chief during a special
meeting Monday night.
Fruen, who was one of the three applicants
considered for the position, was recommended
by the Police Committee after
reviewing the resumes during the last two
weeks. The resumes were submitted by
currently employed Poteau Police personnel
as a chance for internal advancement.
According to Mayor Jeff Shockley, the
G and G Tire and Auto is the site of this weeks Spring into Business Cash Mob.
Located at 2501 North Broadway in Poteau, G and G Tire and Auto has been in business for five years and not only sells tires, but also performs other automotive work such as servicing breaks, shocks, struts, alignment, front end work, and more. G and G Tire also fixes semi truck flats and has tires available for semi truck and other farm implements including tires and tubes.
Garon Donavan Mead, 30, of Hodgen died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Heavener. Garon was born Nov. 21, 1981, in Tulsa to Tommy Joe and Deborah Jean Mead.Â Garon was a pipeline welder.Â Garon was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ada Jones; paternal grandparents, Jack and Verlon Mead; uncles, Johnny andÂ Bob Allen Jones.
Shirley Ann Gordon, 57, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Services were held Monday at Mallory Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Beverly Ann â€śMomoâ€ť Peters, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Poteau.Â Beverly was born in Poteau on Aug. 25, 1934, to Amos and Pearl (Bridges) Rowley.Â She was a member of First Baptist Church in Poteau. She was owner of Randco Tool and Mold.Â Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob â€śOdieâ€ť Peters; son, Randy Peters; and brother, Donald Amos Rowley.
Matt Johnson, Carl Albert State College Viking second baseman, has been named to the second team NJCAA All-American Team.
CASC Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Bowen said Johnson helped lead the Vikings to their highest season win total since 2001, with a final record of 37-21.
Johnson led the Vikings' offense in batting average at .417, scored 48 runs, walked 30 times, and had 70 hits â€” with 17 of those doubles and 13 home runs. He finished the season with 51 runs batted in.