July 25th, 2012
Duane Wood, loving father, grandfather, and brother passed from this life and went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the age of 74.
Born Sept. 20, 1937, in Wilburton, he was the son of Edgar Scott and Jessie (Ray) Wood. He grew up in Wilburton and graduated from WHS in 1955. Duane married his high school sweetheart, Saundra Callahan, on June 29, 1957; she preceded him in death in 2004.
On Wednesday morning, the Poteau High School began testing students who participate in extracurricular activities as part of it's newest policy. Students waited at the entrance to Senior Hall until they were administered a drug test by certified medical personnel. The tests are targeting performance enhancement drugs and illegal narcotics use.
The Excise Board of LeFlore County, Oklahoma has scheduled a regular business meeting for July 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the office of the Board of County Commissioners at Poteau, Oklahoma.
1. Approval of minutes from previous Excise Board meetings.
2. approval of request of appropriations.
3. Approval of estimate of needs presented.
4. Old Business.
The Budget Board of LeFlore County has scheduled a regular business meeting on July 31, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of County Commissioners at Poteau, Oklahoma.
1. Approval of minutes from previous meetings.
2. Approval of request for appropriations.
3. approval of transfer of appropriations.
4. Meet with Phillip Zearley, Election Board Secretary, concerning pay raise.
5. Discussion and possible action on County Clerk geting a total of $2,000 per month from Fire Department sales tax.
6. Old business.
As heat conditions continue to worsen and drought conditions rise toward extreme, fires, such as brush piles and burning trash, are still being reported.
A burn ban has been in effect since July 3 across the county yet fire and police departments are reporting responding to calls of people burning on their property.
A person is subject to financial and criminal penalties for open burning during a burn ban.
For the most part, most high school basketball players play two to three games a week. Poteau Lady Pirate basketball player Kaitlan Standridge did way more than that this past week.
Standridge, who participated in the U.S. International Sports Festival last week in Columbus, Ohio, played in 26 games in five days.
HEAVENER â€” An old saying goes, â€śYou can't go home again.â€ť Jeff Chronister begs to differ.
Chronister, who was coaching the Sallisaw Black Diamonds basketball team, took over the Heavener Wolves' coaching duties in June, replacing Scott Gregory â€” who became the Poteau Lady Pirates basketball coach in May.
Needless to say, it's been a unique homecoming for Chronister.
Paul Uselton, 88, of Talihina died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Carmon Ramsey, 89, of Heavener died Tuesday, July 24, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, in Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, with burial in Summerfield Cemetery.