July 5th, 2012
I hope you all had a great Fourth of July. We went to the â€śBoom in the Valleyâ€ť fireworks display at the Talihina Hospital, which was put on by the Choctaw Nation Tuesday night. It was a great show, and we didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. â€” that's way past my bedtime!
The next morning, we were up early because we rode in the Wister Fourth of July Parade in the Smith Chevrolet truck, throwing candy with Brittany â€śHappyâ€ť Frazier and A.J. McDaniel. We had a blast, and I swear I knew everybody there!
Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
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 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
The cost is $25 per participant.
The camp is open to youth who will be entering grades three through six.
Entry forms may be picked up at Poteau High School.
For additional information, call Joy Womack at (918) 647-1694.
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Terry Lee Treadway, 54, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Mason Alexander Cravens was born June 1, 2012, in Oklahoma City, and passed from this life on June 25 in Oklahoma City.
His time here was brief, butÂ the impact on those he leaves behind is great. He will forever be loved by his parents Chad and Jennifer (Neuharth) Cravens; his brother, Logan; his grandparents, Wayne and Joanne Neuharth of Poteau and Rex and Patty Cravens of Yukon; and many other family members and friends.
Donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House at www.dell.yourcause.com/chadcravens/publicview.Â
Information submitted by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.
Barbara Gillson, 90, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau died July 4, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Barbara was born June 4, 1922, in Humiston, Iowa, to John and Pearl (Vaught) Scovel. She was a Hotel-Convention Sales Coordinator in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as being a homemaker.Â She and husband, Walter, moved to Poteau in 1977. Barbara was preceded in death by Walter.Â She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Poteau.Â
Tommy â€śTomâ€ť Wilson Jr.
Tommy â€śTomâ€ť Wilson Jr., 86, of Okmulgee died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He died peacefully surrounded by his family at the Senior Suites Nursing Home in Broken Arrow after complications from a stroke. He was born on March 28, 1926, near McCawber to Tom and Eva Wilson both now deceased. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Wilson and sisters; Hazel Willingham and Dorothy Wilson.
Dr. Robert Lee Hampton was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Roy and Winnifred (Sory) Hampton in Dallas. He grew up in Texas with two sisters, one brother, and one half-brother. When he was 14 years old, his mother died of tetanus and the family was devastated.Â However, they pulled together, accepted more responsibility, and remained loving and caring individuals.Â
The second book from an Oklahoma author whoâ€™s from the area now has even more ties to LeFlore County.
Author Joe Harwell of Tulsa was in Poteau in February for a book signing at the Lowrey Hotel. While in the area he had dinner with Jack Holt of Jackâ€™s Jewelry. The two are old friends and graduated together. Harwell asked Holt to design a pendant to match the cover of his second book â€śUpside Down Heart.â€ť Holt accepted the opportunity and worked with his jeweler
Sawn Hinson to create the delicate
When you're the home team, sometimes that last at-bat is so important. Just ask the Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget baseball team.
After the Wister Wildcats had broken a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth inning, the Pirates scored twice in their last chance in their half of the inning to earn a 4-3 victory in the loser's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2012 OK Kids Midget Regional Tournament Tuesday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
HEAVENER â€” Last month, the phrase â€śThunder Upâ€ť was being used quite a bit as the Oklahoma City Thunder made it to the NBA Finals. However, that same phrase just might be used this week at Blues Park for the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament.
The Heavener Thunder are two wins from a state-tournament berth after routing the Muldrow Bulldogs 14-4 Tuesday night at Blues Park.