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July 14th, 2014

Bonnie J. Anderson Turano

July 14, 2014

Bonnie J. Anderson Turano, 79, of Sulphur, La., died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by her children.
Bonnie was born on June 12, 1935, in Williams to Harve and Rose Shoup Anderson. She graduated from Panama High School, class of 1953. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Emma Lawrence and Shirley Autry; and her husband of 53 years, Garland Turano.

Phyllis Sue Newnam

July 14, 2014

Phyllis Sue Newnam, 64, of Poteau, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Poteau. Sue was born July 17, 1949, in Poteau to Odie T. and Wanda (Clemmings) Slone. She was a homemaker. Sue was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Weather update for LeFlore County

July 14, 2014

AT 6:23 PM [July 14]...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS DETECTED
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING OVER PARTS OF
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS. ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY
CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH.

THROUGH 7:45 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
REMAIN POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...ALONG
AND NORTH OF AN OILTON TO PROCTOR LINE. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY WILL
ALSO CONTINUE FOR AREAS SOUTH OF A SCIPIO OKLAHOMA TO CASS
ARKANSAS LINE. WHILE MUCH OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONSIST OF

Grady Eugene “Dick” Aary

July 14, 2014

Submitted by Amy Sumpter

Grady Eugene “Dick” Aary, 88, of Bokoshe went to be with the Lord Friday, July 11, 2014, at home.
Dick was born April 17, 1926, to “Day” and Ethel Aary on Bokoshe Mountain. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and above all, serving the Lord. He was a deacon at Bethel Light House Church in Panama.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Aileene Aary; his parents; and brother, Earskin Aary.

Veda Pearl (Oglesby) Davis

July 14, 2014

Veda Pearl (Oglesby) Davis, 82, of Poteau died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Poteau. Veda was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Hontubby to Jim and Offie (McKinney) Oglesby. She was an LPN. Veda was of the Baptist faith. Veda was a member of the Texas Association of Nurses and The Rebekahs. She was married to Boyce Dean Davis of Hontubby in Fresno, Calif., in 1947. They settled in Midland, Texas, in 1951 working and raising their family in Midland. Veda worked at Midland Memorial Hospital and managed a large apartment complex and a local retail store.

Grady Eugene “Dick” Aary

July 14, 2014

Grady Eugene “Dick” Aary

Poker tables back in play

July 14, 2014

POCOLA – Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla., is pleased to announce that poker will be returning to the casino today [July 14].

“We are so excited to be bringing poker back to the casino, and can’t wait to celebrate the return of this much loved game,” said Walter Allen, marketing and player development director at Choctaw Casino Hotel. “We know our guests are excited about this addition, and the Bad Beat promo will be a fun way to celebrate.”

Four poker tables, featuring No Limit Texas Hold’em, have been.

Pocola Board of Education to meet

July 14, 2014

The Pocola Board of Education will meet tonight [July 14] at 6:30 p.m. at the board of education room at 603 E. Pryor in Pocola.
Teacher salary and reinvesting of school funds are on the agenda.

Poteau School Board to discuss bus purchases

July 14, 2014

The Poteau Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight [July 14] to discuss several items.
The purchase of buses for the upcoming school years as well as annual contracts and staff salaries also will be discussed.
The meeting will take place at the Superintendent building located at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau.

Local resident has day named after her

July 14, 2014

Local resident Crystal Dawn Keeton has had a day named after her.

Oklahoma State Representative James Lockhart bestowed upon Crissy Keeton that she would have a day named after her in recognition of service to her community.

Keeton had a hand in the replacement of a torn American flag at the Feed Supplement Plant in Poteau. The flag had been damaged by storms.

Representative Lockhart wrote a proclamation that announced and recognized June 20, 2014 as Crystal D. Keeton Day.

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