May 28th, 2012
Charlene (Wells) Releford, 99, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Roselawn Cemetery inn Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
The Poteau Fire Department responded to a structure fire Friday night at 10 p.m.
The abandoned home was destroyed by the flames.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Going into Friday afternoon's Red-White Scrimmage at Costner Stadium, new Poteau Football Coach Greg Werner knew there would be some inconsistencies on offense. While there were things like dropped passes, there were three scores (or plays which would have been scores under normal game-like conditions) by the time the final snap of the interteam scrimmage.
The three scores happened in the latter stages of the scrimmage. Kaydon Evans scored the first touchdown on about a 20-yard carry.
Three local high school golfers will participate this Memorial Day Weekend in the 2012 Hudiburg Auto Group Oklahoma's Best High School Classic, which will take place Sunday and Monday at Midwest City's John Conrad Golf Course.
Poteau's Hannah Ward and Addie Guthrie, along with Cameron's Kody Whitehead, will represent LeFlore County in the event.
Eastern Oklahoma State College's campus in Wilburton is going to have several athletes represent LeFlore County in the 40th annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic, which will take place today in Wilburton.
The All-Star Softball Game will take place at noon this afternoon at the EOSC's softball field, with the North facing the South. The North will have Poteau's trio of Natalee King, Meagan Ryburn and Briley Benson, Spiro's Tiffany Woods, Cameron's Cheyenne Adams, Howe's Kaylee Coffey and Whitney Johnson and Pocola's Erin Holderfield.
LeFlore County's Major American Legion baseball team, the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs, will begin its 2012 season at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon against Three Rivers in the Trophy Case Tournament in Bartlesville.
The Riverdawgs are comprised mostly of LeFlore County players â€” Cameron's Brennan Barclay, Chris Pearson and Dale Pearson, Panama's Isaac Burris, Jace Cheely, Jimmy Cheely and David Shirey, Pocola's Jason Lowrimore, Spiro's Slater Dunn, Tyler Didway, Kelby Fowler, Shane Thompson and Jeff Walden, Wister's Colby Turnipseed, Cody Luman and Caleb Hill and Stilwell's Zac Beam.
Poteau Bombers vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Spiro Reds vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Pocola Mudcats vs. Heavener Titans, Wister Wildcats vs. Panama Sooners, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Poteau Drillers.
Spiro Dirtbags vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Heavener Hurrcanes vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Titans vs. Spiro Reds, Panama Sooners vs. Pocola Mudcats, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Wister Wildcats, Poteau Drillers vs. Heavener Thunder.
The 2012 Spiro Elementary Basketball Summer Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday at the Spiro Gym. The camp is open to those who will be entering grades kindergarten through two. The cost $30 per camper. For additional information, call (918) 605-1840.
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Early Friday morning, May 25, 2012, Billy Ray Shadwick left our Earth to be in a better place; 21 days after May 4, when he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Â
Billy was 45. He was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Idabel to Bill and Shirley Shadwick. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1984 and attended CASC.
Billy married Stephanie on Nov. 27, 1998, giving them almost 15 incredible years together with the kids â€” Tasha and Garret Janway.
Billyâ€™s prior employment was a Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino with his current employment being a Manager at Ronâ€™s Discount Lumber.