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November 14th, 2014

Owen D. Harrison

November 14, 2014

Owen D. Harrison, 84, of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Nevada. He was born April 4, 1930, in Poteau to Herman and Carrie (Walker) Harrison. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War, and a retired captain of the Tulsa Fire Department.
Owen was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darrell Owen Harrison; a daughter, Karen Francis; and two brothers, Raymond and Bob Harrison.

Who got arrested?

November 14, 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

Nov. 11

Dwight May, CM-2014-288; $275 bond

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Health care enrollment begins Saturday

November 14, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of Oklahomans are expected to participate in the open enrollment period under the federal Affordable Care Act beginning this weekend.

Open enrollment starts Saturday and runs until Feb. 15. Residents can enroll in the health marketplace, renew or change their plan options during this period. People interested in enrolling can go to to view premiums for 2015 without creating an account or logging in.

Oklahoma says more than 69,000 residents enrolled in the health care marketplace for 2014 plans.

Owen D. Harrison

November 14, 2014

Owen D. Harrison, 84, of Navada, Mo., formerly of Poteau died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Navada.   Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Assembly of God in Panama. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau. Full obituary will appear in Saturday’s newspaper.

Hoy D. Mooneyham

November 14, 2014

Hoy D. Mooneyham, 73, of Pocola died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

James (Jim) Wiley “Buddy” Brown

November 14, 2014

James (Jim) Wiley “Buddy” Brown died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at home after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, graveside at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Poteau Pirates begin playoff run tonight against Oologah; Mustangs end up District 4A-3 runner-up due to playing earlier this season with ineligible players

November 14, 2014

At this time last season, the Poteau Pirates were celebrating being the top seed of District 4A-4 and having what ended up being two home playoff games en route to the state championship game against the Anadarko Warriors.
While there’s no top seed for the Pirates or a home playoff game this season, they can still get to the Class 4A state title contest. The march to that game begins at 7:30 tonight on the road against the Oologah Mustangs.

Spiro senior QB ready for Bulldogs to shock No. 1 Locust Grove

November 14, 2014

There are some great football players who have not tasted the top prize, like Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino or Dan Fouts to have ever won a Super Bowl. Spiro senior quarterback McKinley Whitfield would like to at least say in his high school career that he got past the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.
“I haven’t gotten past the first round of the playoffs,” Whitfield said. “To just get past the first round, and get to the second and third rounds would be a big honor for me. It would mean everything for me.”

November 13th

Spiro softball player signs with Louisiana-Monroe

November 13, 2014

Most everyone has dreams that they hope will become reality. Spiro Lady Bulldog softball player Megan Shaw is no different. The senior infielder made her dream become reality when she signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Lousiana-Monroe in a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
“It's hard to describe,” Shaw said. “I'm really excited. This is one of my biggest dreams since I've been little.”

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