October 26th, 2011
Imogene Webb Garrett, 96, passed away
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. at her residence in
Hawley, Texas. Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spiro
City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7
p.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, Abilene, Texas.
Imogene was born Aug. 20, 1915, in
Spiro to Lee and Nanna Webb. She grew
up in Webb Town and graduated from Spiro High School
where she was the high scorer on the basketball team.
Imogene graduated from college in Durant. She interviewed
with Ulyss Garrett for a teaching position. She got
Another Balloonfest has
come and gone and the
Poteau Chamber of
Commerce is still reeling
from the more than 20,000
attendees of this year's festival.
According to Poteau
Chamber President, Karen
Wages, the first year the
Chamber has organized the
event was a huge success.
They set goals for sponsorship
that were met and the
arm band sales were above
and beyond all they had
On Friday, the Chamber
was hectic with pre-sales
causing them to open a virtual
drive through to meet the
demand of the more than
3,000 armbands they sold
and over $7,000 in concert
AROUND WE GO: Children and adults enjoyed the carnival rides this past weekend at the Poteau Balloonfest. See more photos on pages 6 and 7 of the October 26 edition of the Poteau Daily News.
Every year, Carl Albert
State College film students
release the horrors of their
dark imaginations at the
annual Cinemortis Student
Film Festival. This year,
CASC film students are
inviting the public to take
a trip into their own twisted
and sleep-deprived subconscious.
The theme for
this yearâ€™s Cinemortis
Film Festival is
On Thursday, October
27 at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton
Auditorium on CASCâ€™s
Poteau campus, CASC
Film Studies instructor
Marcus Blair and students
invite you to witness a
slate of films that will
scare, disgust, and delight
The Poteau Bandit League teams won two games and lost one against Panama Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 22-0 win over Panama, while the fourth-graders were victorious by a score of 42-0.
Panama took the third-grade contest 7-0, while there was not a sixth-grade contest.
In the fifth-grade game, Josh Smith scored on a 70-yard run, while Clay Cross took it in from four yards out. Cross also threw a TD pass, a 67-yard strike to Atticus Pate. Bryce Palmer was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.
Thursday night's Pocola football game on the road against the Stigler Panthers junior varsity is canceled because the Panthers want to keep all their players healthy for Friday night's big District 3A-8 contest at home against the Valliant Bulldogs.
Thus, the Indians will be off this week.
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The Oklahoma Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition will take place Thursday at Strike-A-Lot in Poteau.
The singles competition will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the doubles competition at 12:30 p.m. There will be close to 150 participants in the event.
Zada Robbins, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at
Mrs. Robbins was born on Aug. 11, 1932, at Bengal to
William H. and Grace L. (Fowler) Johnson.
She was a homemaker and had also worked in the
finance world. She was a 4-foot-11 inch repo Mom. She
held a Certificate of Biblical Studies from Billy Graham.
She was a past member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Havana Shuler and
husband Thomas, and Angela McWilliams and husband
Dennis of Salina, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Monday at Roselawn
Harriet Fallon Kearns Coleman, 95, of
Summerfield died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in
Grand Rapids, Mich. Harriet was born
Feb. 11, 1916, in Francis to James Hiram
and Bessie Idell (Fallon) Kearns. She was
the youngest of four girls. Her sisters,
Nellie Idell, Grace Elizabeth, and Ruth
Eleanor, all are deceased. Harriet graduated
from East Central State University in Ada in 1937,
then from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in
She taught school in Ada for four years, Leflore for 11
years and Talihina for 15 years. She was married for 37
Mable Heath Bullard, 86, formerly of Heavener died
Saturday, Oct. 22, in Tyler, Texas. Services are planned for
10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Trinity Baptist Church in
Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery
under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Harriett June Williams, 88, of Cameron died Saturday,
Oct. 22, 2011, in Poteau. No services are scheduled at this
time. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and
Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.