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January 23rd, 2015

Allen Andrew Kersh

January 23, 2015

Allen Andrew Kersh, 95, of Shady Point died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Pocola.

Allen was born June 14, 1919, in Cowlington to Rufus Hugh and Maude (Jones) Kersh. He was a minister for more than 50 years, a carpenter, the Shady Point Fire Chief, a sharecropper and farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene on Jan. 4, 2001; grandson, Shawn Kersh; great-grandson, Buddy Burleson; great-granddaughter, Alesha Billy; five brothers and three sisters.

Charles William “Bill” James

January 23, 2015

Charles William “Bill” James, 60, a retired Tulsa public school teacher, formerly of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 22, in Tulsa.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Irene James of Poteau.

Bill is survived by his wife, Elisabeth James; sons, Andrew, Christopher and Vincent; daughter, April Rose of Broken Arrow; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and David Stimson of Wyoming; brother, Michael James of Poteau; and niece, Allie James of Poteau.

Serenity Funerals and Crematory of Tulsa is handling arrangements.

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January 23, 2015

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

Who got arrested?

January 23, 2015

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

January 20, 2015

Wister, Whitesboro boys, Pocola, Leflore girls make fifth-place games

January 23, 2015

Four teams will have a chance for some hardware, but only two teams will succeed in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament.
Today’s fifth-place games at Spiro saw their match-ups set with wins Wednesday at the Howe Gym as the Wister Wildcats and the Whitesboro Bulldogs, along with the Pocola Lady Indians and the Leflore Lady Savages, will vie for fifth-place trophies today.
The ‘Cats survived, but barely, as they outlasted the LCT host Howe Lions 49-47. The ’Dogs rallied in the final quarter to down the Heavener Wolves 39-34.

Both Panama teams, Cameron boys, Bokoshe girls reach consolation finals

January 23, 2015

Both Panama teams as well as the Cameron Yellowjackets and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers reached Thursday’s consolation finals with Wednesday night wins in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament at Carl Albert State College’s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Razorbacks got past the Arkoma Mustangs 56-52, while the Yellowjackets withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Pocola Indians to post a 51-46 victory.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Razorbacks beat the Talihina Golden Tigers 40-25, while the Lady Tigers defeated the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 55-49.

I finally had knee surgery

January 23, 2015

Last Friday, I finally had surgery on my knee at The River Valley Orthopedic Hopsital in Fort Smith, Ark. This facility is so nice. The cafeteria is beyond first class, and I was so surprised by the food.
But, back to my knee surgery. Dr. Steve Smith did the surgery, and he was such a great guy — I really liked him a lot.

January 22nd

Triumphant Trio

January 23, 2015

Sports Briefs

January 23, 2015

The Poteau High School basketball teams’ Pink-Out Games will be Tuesday against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girls’ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ contest at 8 p.m.
There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.

Robert E. Lee Pierce

January 22, 2015

Robert E. Lee Pierce, 90, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Shady Point.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Calhoun Baptist Church with Brother Steve Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home

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