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September 10th, 2014

Linda Diane Dudley

September 10, 2014

Linda Diane Dudley, 65, of Heavener died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

No services are planned. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty Jean Claunts

September 10, 2014

Betty Jean Claunts, 81, of Cameron died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Cameron.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Maureen May

September 10, 2014

Maureen May, 91, of the Haw Creek community died Sept. 7, 2014, in Poteau.

Maureen was born April 20, 1923, in Page to James and Mary (Jackson) Brown. 

Maureen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Junior May; two sisters, Mozelle Johnson and Bonnie Gillham; and one brother, J.T. Brown; and a, granddaughter, Stephanie May. She was raised and lived in the Haw Creek Community all of her life and was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church. Maureen’s life was dedicated to her family and church. She loved spending time with her children, gardening and quilting.

Florence Mozelle Plummer

September 10, 2014

Florence Mozelle Plummer, 89, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 08, 2014 in Poteau.

Mozelle was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Memphis, Texas, to O.W. “Boots” and Lois (White) Wise. She was owner-operator of Buster’s Buffet. 

Students participate in Banned Books Week

September 10, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
According to Terri Carroll, Carl Albert State College director of libraries, Banned Books Week typically is held during the last week of September and highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Carroll said Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Youth Leader applicants sought

September 10, 2014

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is accepting applications for its 2015 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class which will be held June 7-12, 2015.
Applicants must be high school Juniors or home schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
The organization accepts a class of 50 members each year. Criteria for selection include demonstrated leadership ability in activities such as student council, athletics and service clubs in their schools and communities as well as an exhibited commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities.

Murry Spur to be recognized

September 10, 2014

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak and several elected officials and former officeholders will be on hand for a ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Murry Spur Fire Department.
Doak will present a citation of congratulations to the department for improving its Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification from Class 9 to Class 4, potentially lowering home insurance premiums for the community, said Fire Chief Cary Carter.
The department is located at 16499 U.S. Highway 271, Spiro.

Who got arrested?

September 10, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Sep. 8

Thomas Millard, drug court sanction; no bond

Poteau freshmen's football game at Broken Bow canceled

September 10, 2014

The Poteau freshmen football team will have to wait a while to begin their season.
The Pirates had their Monday night season opener against Broken Bow canceled, and it will be made up as a part of a doubleheader with the junior varsity next Monday at Broken Bow's Memorial Stadium.
The freshmen will play at 6 p.m., followed by the JV at 7:30 p.m.

Bandit League teams go 3-1 against Fort Smith Catholic to open season

September 10, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Three of the four Bandit League teams posted season-opening wins in last weekend's four-game set with Fort Smith Catholic.
The sixth-grade team posted a 20-6 victory, the fifth-graders a 22-0 win and the fourth-grade a 30-0 victory. The only setback was a 13-7 win by FS Catholic in the third-grade game.

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