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August 7th, 2012

Brant Lee Cassell

August 7, 2012

Brant Lee Cassell, infant son of Joshua Lee and Summer Sears Cassell passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Talihina.

Jo Anne Sebo

August 7, 2012

Jo Anne Sebo, 71, of Spiro died Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church of Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

David P. Burch

August 7, 2012

David P. Burch, 64, of Shady Point died July 27, 2012, in Fayetteville, Ark. Private services will be held later at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Perry Lant Brown

August 7, 2012

Perry Lant Brown, 55, of Spiro, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

Man hospitalized after assaulted at local bar

August 7, 2012

A Poteau mam is free on bond after he beat a man with a pool stick in a case of mistaken identity.
Michael Todd Thompson, 48, of Poteau, was charged with assault and battery with great bodily injury Saturday after he allegedly beat Christopher Thomas, 38, in the head with a pool stick.
According to the arrest report, Thompson believed Thomas was another man who had set his parents rental property on fire. When Thomas left the bar, Thompson followed him and struck him multiple times.

Series of grassfires considered act of arson

August 7, 2012

Monday afternoon fire departments in LeFlore and Haskell County were kept busy after five different grass fires were started along Milton and County Line Road between Bokoshe and McCurtain.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the fires began approximately 3 p.m. and the last reported at 4:40 p.m. Two vehicles, a white Chevy pickup and a white Ford Explorer were seen by witnesses in the area at the time of the fires.

We're back — diamond guys, dolls return; Fast-pitch softball, fall baseball begin today; 2012 Fall Diamond Tab coming out Saturday

August 7, 2012

Can you believe summer is over? For our fast-pitch softball and fall baseball players and coaches as well as yours truly, summer ends today as those two sports will begin today.
Listed at the bottom of this column is the schedule from today's games in both sports through next Monday's games.
For those of you new to the area, this column appears every Tuesday morning's edition. The column will talk about upcoming events, the ins and outs and ups and downs of the world of LeFlore County fast-pitch softball and fall baseball.

August 6th

Explosion injures Heavener man

August 6, 2012

A Heavener man is listed in critical condition after his home on West Ave. D. exploded Sunday night.

Wister police in pursuit with horse drawn wagon

August 6, 2012

Officer Jordan Westbrook may have spent one of his strangest nights on duty in Wister Saturday night when he notified dispatch he was attempting to stop a man who was driving a wagon down the road.
Westbrook claims the reason for stopping the man was his failure to have headlights or any lighting devices mounted on the wagon during late night hours.

August 4th

Football practice begins Tuesday; Heat a big factor, maybe more so than ever, as football practice commences next week

August 4, 2012

For the last several weeks, the heatwave has made its presence known in LeFlore County, and there doesn't seem to be any relief in sight. That doesn't bode well for high school football players, who will begin practice on Tuesday for upcoming season.

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