July 15th, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ The importance of water in Oklahomaâ€™s history needs no explanation, while the priority it has in the stateâ€™s future is paramount.
From the days of the Dust Bowl to the creation of a transportation corridor to get goods from the Arkansas River to the Mississippi and beyond, water has made a huge impact on the economy of Oklahoma since statehood.
2014 Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo will be held July 18 and 19 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau.
Area businesses are being asked by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce to extend a hometown welcome to rodeo participants and visitors during the IPRA event.
The Chamber hopes that businesses will decorate the store fronts, signs and billboards in celebration of the annual rodeo tradition.
Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
On July 19, rodeo guys and gals will take to the streets during a parade in downtown Poteau at 4 p.m.
Prep Regional Tournament
At Town Creek Park
Panama Boomers 11, Gans Patriots 0
Poteau Pirates 16, Pittsburg Rebels 3
Poteau Pirates 5, Panama Boomers 3
Pittsburg Rebels 15, Gans Patriots 1
Panama Boomers 14, Pittsburg Rebels 1
Poteau Pirates 14, Panama Boomers 0, title game; both teams advance to this weekâ€™s state tournament in Woodward.
Peewee Regional Tournament
Sallisaw Cardinals 5, Spiro Dirtbags 3, completion of Tuesdayâ€™s suspended game
Sallisaw Titans 8, Sallisaw Wildcats 2
Spiro Heat 11, Sallisaw Cardinals 5
Wanda Jean Reading, 74, of Heavener died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Heavener First Baptists Church, Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Bennie Charlene Dawson, 73, of Spiro died Friday, July 11, 2014.
Services were held Monday, July 14 with burial in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Bonnie J. Anderson Turano, 79, of Sulphur, La., died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by her children.
Bonnie was born on June 12, 1935, in Williams to Harve and Rose Shoup Anderson. She graduated from Panama High School, class of 1953. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Emma Lawrence and Shirley Autry; and her husband of 53 years, Garland Turano.
Phyllis Sue Newnam, 64, of Poteau, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Poteau. Sue was born July 17, 1949, in Poteau to Odie T. and Wanda (Clemmings) Slone. She was a homemaker. Sue was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents.
AT 6:23 PM [July 14]...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS DETECTED
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING OVER PARTS OF
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS. ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY
CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH.
THROUGH 7:45 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
REMAIN POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...ALONG
AND NORTH OF AN OILTON TO PROCTOR LINE. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY WILL
ALSO CONTINUE FOR AREAS SOUTH OF A SCIPIO OKLAHOMA TO CASS
ARKANSAS LINE. WHILE MUCH OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONSIST OF
Submitted by Amy Sumpter
Grady Eugene â€śDickâ€ť Aary, 88, of Bokoshe went to be with the Lord Friday, July 11, 2014, at home.
Dick was born April 17, 1926, to â€śDayâ€ť and Ethel Aary on Bokoshe Mountain. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and above all, serving the Lord. He was a deacon at Bethel Light House Church in Panama.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Aileene Aary; his parents; and brother, Earskin Aary.