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March 27th, 2012

Putting the Medal to the Pedal

March 27, 2012

March 26th

Mildred O. Moore

March 26, 2012

Mildred O. Moore, 96, of Spiro died Thursday, March 22, 2012. Graveside services were held Saturday at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Arthur Lee Holland

March 26, 2012

Arthur Lee Holland, 79, of Talihina died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Pocola. Services were held Saturday at County Line Church of Christ. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Mary Glenda Blair

March 26, 2012

Mary Glenda Blair, 61, of Panama died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Panama. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Mamie Ruth Batchelor Baker

March 26, 2012

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

March 26, 2012

Linda Faye Emmert, 66, of Poteau died Friday, March 23, 2012,  in Poteau. 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

March 26, 2012

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.

Unemployment released

March 26, 2012

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..

March 24th

Fifth-inning Dickson rally dooms Poteau in Wood Bat Festival; Two games this afternoon at each Town Creek Park, Cameron

March 24, 2012

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.

Upward Sports Unlimited seems to be a big hit in Poteau

March 24, 2012

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 “Bible Basketball Camp.” Not only was sportsmanship and basketball fundamentals taught to the nearly 60 campers, but there was also devotion time present daily as well.

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