December 31st, 2012
Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Courthouse, Walmart and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are starting off the new year by saving lives and inviting Poteau-area residents 16 years or older to join by donating blood at these upcoming drives on Friday, Jan. 4:
â€˘ 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 South Broadway
â€˘ 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 3108 North Broadway
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178, Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
Candace Martin has resigned as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley says that at this time, the city has no plans to replace Martin.
Shockley stated that because of the current financial climate, the city will absorb Martinâ€™s position.
During her time as executive director, Martin oversaw many events at the Reynolds Center including the popular summer concert series.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley and Poteau Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen Wages help setup and decorate for the New Year's Eve Extravaganza being held tonight.
The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person.
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Wolves basketball team will have a chance to bring home some hardware today.
The Wolves routed Hackett, Ark., 62-31 Friday afternoon in the semifinals to reach the championship game of the Bill Frye Invitational. The Wolves will play in the title game at 5:30 this afternoon where they will play the winner of Friday night's Mansfield-Booneville game.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. 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 Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc. Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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Abbott Barnes â€śHapâ€ť Sykes, age 87, of Odessa, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a short illness preceded by a severe stroke on Aug. 24, 2004. He lost his ability to converse but remained upbeat and cheerful.
The youngest of nine children, Hap was born to Abbott Barnes Sykes Sr., and Samantha Taylor Sykes in Barber, Ark. He was raised mostly by his sisters following the death of his mother when he was 2 years old and attended country schools near Panama.
Clifford Oliver Harris, 94, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Monroe died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Indianapolis. He was born March 11, 1918, in Monroe to William Thomas and Ollie Josephine (Pounds) Harris. Clifford was a veteran of the Merchant Marines. He was an aircraft electronic technician for 30 years. He was a member and past master of the J.C. Pelt Masonic Lodge in Duncanville, Texas.
Reba Doris Anderson, 92, of Heavener died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Tulsa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Mazil O. White, 86, of Tahlequah died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Tahlequah.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec, 31, at Summerfield Church of Christ. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.