March 26th, 2012
Arthur Lee Holland, 79, of Talihina died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Pocola. Services were held Saturday at County Line Church of Christ.Â Burial will be in County Line CemeteryÂ under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Mary Glenda Blair, 61, of Panama died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Panama.Â No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Mamie Ruth Batchelor Baker, 94 of Sanford, N.C., died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Swann Station Baptist Church. Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Rogers Pickard Funeral Home, Sanford.
Linda Faye Emmert, 66, of Poteau died Friday, March 23, 2012,Â in Poteau.Â Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK
Trixie M. Orendorff, 99, of Poteau died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Trixie was born May 23, 1912, in Hanson to Grover and Eva (Boothe) Lessley. She was a sales clerk. She and O.M Orendorff were married Feb. 27, 1973. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gailya Lea Miller, and granddaughter, Karen.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, LeFlore County has been ranked 70 out of Oklahoma's 77 counties in terms of employment for January 2012. Only six other counties reported a worse unemployment rate that LeFlore County with Latimer County holding the highest rate across the state.
Out of an estimated labor force of 19,017 workers, 17,184 were employed, leaving 1,833 LeFlore County citizens without jobs, raising the unemployement rate from 8.7 percent in December to the current 9.6 percent..
Finally, the 2012 Poteau Wood Bat Festival got underway Friday afternoon, but the host Pirates were not the ones celebrating a win.
Thanks to a six-run fifth inning, the visiting Dickson Comets rallied, and held off a potential seventh-inning rally by Poteau, to down the Pirates 6-5 at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates (4-3) will get another chance this afternoon to get a win in their own festival as they will take on the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Town Creek Park, which will come on the heels of the Tigers' game with Hartshorne at noon this afternoon.
Friday ended the weeklong Upward Basketball Camp, which took place at the Pansy Kidd Middle School Gym thanks to the Church of the Nazarene.
The event was basically a â€śBible Basketball Camp.â€ť Not only was sportsmanship and basketball fundamentals taught to the nearly 60 campers, but there was also devotion time present daily as well.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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