Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time.
Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.
Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
Troyce Dees Tanner, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, graveside at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Notice provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Hannah Rae Lovett, infant daughter of Joshua Micah and Tessa Dawn (Powell) Lovett died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in McCurtain.
Hannah was born Nov. 22 in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Oteka Bryant and Arlene Branson, and great-grandfather, Bodie Powell.
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business Meeting on December 27, 2011 at 9 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott and County Clerk First Deputy Roxane Ballew.
The following action was taken by the board:
Item 1 â€“ Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
Item 2 â€“ Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of December 19, 2011. Motion was approved all voting yes.
COLLINSVILLE â€” Four members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club competed at Saturday's Cardinal Christmas Classic.
Bryson Terry was runner-up, Ross Johnson and Jarrett Lilley were third and Doncurian Jones was fourth.
Race Williams competed, but did not medal.
Wade D. Wells, 89, of McAlester died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Mallory Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.
Jo Anne Boone, 64, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Spiro. Burial will be at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Nancy Lynn Day, 51 of Summerfield died Sunday Dec. 25, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Nancy was born Dec. 25, 1960, in Huntington, Calif., to Jim and Joy Day. She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.
She is survived by her mother of Summerfield; two sons, Michael Kubiak and William Day; two sisters, Deborah Retting and husband Ronald of Keller, Texas, and Janet Robinett and husband Mel of Celina, Texas; two grandchildren; and her dear friend, Jim Berngen of Poteau.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel.
Algra B. Tackett, 89, of Poteau died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Poteau.
Algra was born June 2, 1922, in Berlin, Okla., to Doc and Margaret (Clanton) Barfield. She was a homemaker. Algra was a restaurant owner. She was a member at Latham Assembly of God Church, a charter member of the Green Country Jamboree and a member of the Red Hat Society. Algra was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Margaret (Clanton) Barfield; husband, Arlie H. Tackett; and sons, Richard and Stuart Tackett.
So, you thought that you were going to have to wait until next week for basketball â€” both when high schools will resume their current season as well as the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament. Not so.
Today and Thursday will be the first-ever Panama Holiday Festival, which will not only feature the host Hogs and Lady â€™Backs, but Howeâ€™s teams, Spiroâ€™s squads and teams from Acorn, Ark.
For starters, this event was created to avoid some busy weeks which would have happened otherwise for the Panama teams.