May 16th, 2012
Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Anna was born July 25, 1963, in Glendale, Ariz., to James and Emma (Caskey) Maxie.Â She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Â Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Joe Attaway of Victoria, Texas, Sarah and Scott Martin of Poteau, Shannon Smedley and Matt Jamison of Long; grandson, Taylor Attaway; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Charles Richard â€śDickâ€ť Bruesch, 85, of Heavener reached the clearing at the end of his path on May 15, 2012, in Heavener.Â He was born Dec. 31, 1926, at Edmond, to Frank and Minnie (Azlin) Bruesch.Â Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in WW II, signing up for the duration right after Pearl Harbor.Â He was a cattle rancher, poultry farmer and welder by trade.Â He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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 Childrenâ€™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.
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 â€” The 2011-12 Cameron High School Athletic Awards Banquet took place Monday night, honoring the Yellowjacket and Lady â€™Jacket athletes for the achievements this school year.
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.
â€śI was really pleased,â€ť he said. â€śWe don't have a lot of players, so we needed to get some reps â€” 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.â€ť
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Los Angeles Lakers didnâ€™t stand a chance, and I really donâ€™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 â€” not to mention the whole Metta World Peace-James Harden incident from their previous meeting looming over this series.
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.