April 7th, 2014
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau High School track teams competed Friday at the Hilldale Invitational, with the Lady Pirates winning the team title with 105 points.
For the Pirates, Kendrick Hardaway was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (10.87 seconds, which is the fastest time among Class 4A sprinters).
ATOKA â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams dominated the Atoka squads Friday night at Phillips Field by identical 10-0 scores.
The Pirates will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sequoyah-Claremore. Then both teams will hit the field Friday night at Fort Gibson, with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys contest at 7 p.m.
Virginia D. Barnes, 50, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday April 6, 2014, in Fort Smith.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Coaldale Free Will Baptist Church.Â Burial will be in Coaldale Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Â Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
JoAnn Clubb, 80, of Talihina died Sunday, April 6, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Clydie Pervelder Taylor, 72, of Cameron died Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cameron.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Royal Oak Cemetery, Poker Bend under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Cynthia Ann Fesperman, 66, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 4, 2014. Services were held Monday at Bokoshe United Methodist Church. Burial was in old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Dylan Andrew Potter, 19, of Wister died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Wister. Dylan was born Nov. 7, 1994, in Poteau to Charles Andrew Jr. and Joanie Marie (Phillips) Potter. He worked in construction. Dylan was preceded in death by his brother, Riley Andrew Potter; maternal great-grandma, Easter Buckner â€śGrandma Buttonsâ€ť; paternal grandfather, Charley Potter Sr.; paternal grandmother, Barbara Hays.
Troy Franklin Riddle, 86, of Blanchard, died April 3, 2014, in Norman. He was born May 9, 1927, in Cox City, to John Franklin and Emma (Dutton) Riddle.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Troy married Irma Sue Clay on Sept. 16, 1951, in Poteau. Troy worked as a maintenance supervisor at both Will Rogers and Wiley Post Airports for many years and was a member of Knob Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and playing golf.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Sue Mudd; and great granddaughter, Madison Lee Ann Arnold.
Poteau Police and Fire are responding to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Holson and Harper Avenues in Poteau [April 7 5:20 p.m.]
One vehicle is reported to have flipped onto its top and one person possibly injured.
Representatives of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, the LeFlore County Hospital Authority and other medical providers spoke to the LeFlore County Commissioners Monday regarding a vote for a half cent sales tax to support the hospital.
Further discussion is planned after the representatives of the hospital provide the commissioners with detailed information about the expenditures of the money being sought before they will vote on an election resolution.