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June 5th, 2012

Kathryn Crouch

June 5, 2012

Kathryn Crouch of Monroe died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dr. Shawn Kersh

June 5, 2012

Dr. Shawn Kersh, 41, of Inverness, Fla., died at his home Friday, May 25, 2012. Shawn was born Jan. 19, 1971, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Jim and Diana Kersh. Shawn was a graduate of the Poteau High School Class of 1989. He was a graduate of  Oklahoma State University Medical School. Shawn moved to Inverness in 2002 from St. Petersburg, Fla., and became a partner at Inverness Family Care. He also served as a physician for Citrus County School Systems with Citrus County Health and Wellness Center for the past two years. Shawn was a coach for the Inverness Storm Football Team.

All-State Performer

June 5, 2012

Six duos win titles in weekend Billy Ray Hoffman Invitational

June 5, 2012

There were six winning duos in this past weekend's Billy Ray Hoffman Invitational Golf Tournament, which took place Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Poteau Lady Pirates Coach Randall Wheat and Jerry Little won the championship flight title with a 121. Billy Torrix and Kyle Tingle tied Wheat and Little at 121, but settled for second place when Wheat and Little won the scorecard playoff according to hole handicap. Cody and Wes Pugh were third (124).

Thunder even series with Spurs with Saturday night win

June 5, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — The San Antonio Spurs 20-game winning streak is now a two-game losing streak. Kevin Durant made sure of that Saturday night, scoring 18 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, including 16 points in a row at one point to ensure a 2-2 series and a Game 6 back at Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night, as the Thunder won 109-103.
Serge Ibaka also brought his “A” game, scoring 26 points on a perfect 11-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

Sports Briefs

June 5, 2012

The Poteau Spirit Center will have two fun camps for girls over the next two weeks.
There will be a cheer camp from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
There will be a dance camp from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 14-16.
The entry fee is $65 per camper, and each camp will conclude with a performance on the camp's final day.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3547 or go online to www.poteauspiritcenter.webs.com.
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Any church interested in playing in the 2012 Poteau Coed Church League this summer needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.

Tales of the lone adventurer

June 5, 2012

Most people like to relax on vacation and for some that means taking a leisurely stroll through the woods and maybe spending the night in a tent. For others, that sort of weekend adventure is inadequate. For them, an adventure has to move them far outside of their comfort zone and push them to the limit. Chuck Lewis, Director of the Carl Albert State Physical Plant, is decidedly a member of the latter group.

June 4th

Modessa Simpson

June 4, 2012

Modessa Simpson, 89, Shady Point died June 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born March 19, 1923, at Cameron to Manuel and Lucy (Buttress) Pool. Modessa was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert Simpson; twin daughters, Corina Stafford and Florina Leverett; three brothers, Garvin, Harvey and Loyell Pool; two sisters, Mamy Simpson and Lois Shaw; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ray McCoin

June 4, 2012

Ray McCoin, 92, of Pocola died Monday, June 4, 2012 in Pocola.
Ray was born in Dunklin County, Mo., on Aug. 30, 1919, to Richard and Flossie (Poe) McCoin. Ray was a car salesman and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, and sister, Maggie Williams.  He loved to golf, travel and drive around.  He was a car salesman for years.

Linda Kay (Taylor) Hoffman

June 4, 2012

Linda Kay Hoffman, 54, Bokoshe died June 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Feb. 6, 1958, in Poteau to Eugene Sr. and Vernice (Jennings) Taylor. Linda Taylor married Richard Hoffman on June 2, 1978, in Spiro. She was employed at Sparks Hospital for 33 years as a Unit Secretary on the Mother Baby Unit. Linda worked on the farm; she enjoyed gardening, crafting and fishing and most of all was a loving wife and mother. She has been a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church since July 27, 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eugene Taylor Jr. 

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