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March 12th, 2012

Tessie McFadden

March 12, 2012

Tessie McFadden, 91, of Oklahoma City died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Services were held Monday at the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Talihina, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Dorothy Mae Frizzell

March 12, 2012

Dorothy Mae Frizzell, 87, of Heavener died Monday, March 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Heavener First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Diana Wood

March 12, 2012

Diana Wood, 62, of Talihina died Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Talihina School Auditorium with Kenny Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Steve Linker

March 12, 2012

Steve Linker, 53, of Muse died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Whitesboro School Auditorium with Scott Horstman officiating.  Burial will be in Laura-McGee Cemetery, Buffalo Valley, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Kristi Ferguson

March 12, 2012

Kristi Ferguson, 25, of Pocola died Friday, March 9, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Christian Grove Freewill Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

State official spends time in LeFlore County

March 12, 2012

State Superintendent Janet Barresi was in LeFlore County on Friday to tour a local school that has taken on a big project, she also spent time with Superintendent's from all over the county.
Barresi was invited to tour the Howe school district by Howe Superintendent Scott Parks. Parks wanted to show case a special 10 week project taken on by the Howe High School. This semester, the 147 students from freshmen up through seniors are undertaking “Project Lion Pride” — which is a way for students to show their feelings for their school.

Talihina man may face murder charges

March 12, 2012

A Talihina man may face murder charges after a woman he reportedly mortally wounded passed away Friday.
Kristi D. Ferguson, 24, of Pocola, suffered second and third degree burns to more than 80 percent of her body on Febraury 18, when Donnie L. Harris Jr., 29, used an ignitable substance to set her on fire. Ferguson was being treated for burns at an Oklahoma City Hospital when she succumbed to her injuries.

March 10th

Sports Briefs

March 10, 2012

The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Edgar named Region II Coach of the Year; Mountaineer players also receive conference honors

March 10, 2012

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
“It’s an honor any time you’re named Coach of the Year by your peers,” Edgar said. “It could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.”
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

March 9th

Linda Loretta Pike

March 9, 2012

Linda Loretta Pike, 62, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Panama, died March 3, 2012.
Linda was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Calhoun to Roland Burch and Freda Mae (Anderson) Bandoni. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Bruce Burch.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Pike of the home; her mother, Freda Mae Bandoni of Shady Point; one son, Steven Pike of Fairbanks; one grandson, Steven Pike II of Fairbanks; a sister, Diane Puryear of Eureka, Calif.; and a brother, David Burch of Shay Point.

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