October 24th, 2012
Glenda F. Bouchard, 62, of Booneville, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 11 a.m.Â Friday, Oct. 26, at Howe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Richard Gray officiating.Â Burial will be in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Gary N. Morgan, 67, of Poteau died Monday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
An Amber Alert has been issued in Missouri in connection with the assault and abduction of 5-year-old Abigail Berthoff on Wednesday morning in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She is a biracial female with black hair and brown eyes and last was seen wearing a pink nightgown.
The suspected kidnapper is Jeffrey Shelton, 45, who is a white male, believed to be 6 feet, 175 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Shelton is a registered sex offender and officials believe he may travel to Oklahoma from Poplar Bluff.
With two weeks to go before the general election, area residents heard candidates in five key races speak at Tuesday's 2012 LeFlore County Political Forum. Candidates or their spokespersons represented their views in the contests for state House District 3, county sheriff, County Commissioner District 2, state Senate District 2, state Senate District 5 and U.S. House District 2.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League football teams split their four games to end the regular season on Saturday.
The fifth-grade (33-0) and third-grade teams (18-0) posted wins, while the sixth-grade (22-14) and fourth-grade squads (24-0) lost their games.
BOKOSHE â€” After a two week hiatus from the football field, the Bokoshe Tigers were hoping to return to action this week in a battle of Tigers at Maud. However, that Tiger tussle will have to wait until next year.
For the second straight District C-4 game, the Tigers (1-7 overall, 0-6 in district play) will have to forfeit to Maud (5-3, 3-3) due to lack of players.
â€śI think we'd have enough to play a basketball game because you only need eight players for that,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śBut we just don't have enough for a football game.â€ť