June 14th, 2012
The 15th annual Poteau Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 25 at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. Lunch and check-in will begin at noon June 25. The entry fee is $65 per person or $130 per two-player team. Two mulligans will be available for $10, with a limit of four per team. For additional information, call (918) 647-9178.
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There will be an age 12-and-younger girls softball tournament June 23 at Cameron. The entry fee is $100 per team. First- through third-place teams will receive medals.
I finally had time to take my boat to Larry at Razorback Marine in Pocola, and he has it ready to go. I will be back on the water in the next week or so. Those bass had better look out because I am going to be after them now.
Since I havenâ€™t had a boat, I have been taking my boys and some of their friends pond hopping over the last couple of weeks. Koby, Cash, Reid Frasher, Kolton Lynn and Ethan Billings joined me on a couple of outings this week.
Mack D. â€śSkipperâ€ť Stout, 63, died Wednesday, June 6 at his home in Poteau. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
George Leon Brown, 80, of Spiro died Monday, June 11, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Robert Sean Wheatley, 36 of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, June 9, 2012. He was born Sept. 16, 1975, in Poteau. He was service technician for Air Conditioning Specialist.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Roberta Wheatley of Fort Smith, his sister, Tabitha House of Fort Smith, and his grandmother, Doris Ivan of Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Don Howard Lee, 72, of Wister died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Wister.Â Services will beÂ at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at First Step of Faith, Poteau. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Theodore Lee Hines Jr., 63, of Spiro died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Talihina.
Theodore was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Muskogee to Theodore Sr. and Margertie (Lewis) Hines.Â He worked at Riverside Furniture.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and one brother.Â Theodore was raised in Spiro where he and his two sisters and four brothers also went to school.Â After high school, Theodore joined the Army and went to training camp at Fort Polk, La., and from there to Fort Riley, Kan.Â He was then sent to Germany.Â He served two tours in Vietnam.
It really was not a matter of if, but when Poteau High School graduating senior baseball player Wilson Klutts was going to sign a letter of intent. That date was Monday afternoon at the Poteau High School lobby when he signed to play college baseball with Northeastern Oklahoma State University.
There was one major factor why the Poteau graduate chose the Tahlequah institution.