July 14th, 2014
Local resident Crystal Dawn Keeton has had a day named after her.
Oklahoma State Representative James Lockhart bestowed upon Crissy Keeton that she would have a day named after her in recognition of service to her community.
Keeton had a hand in the replacement of a torn American flag at the Feed Supplement Plant in Poteau. The flag had been damaged by storms.
Representative Lockhart wrote a proclamation that announced and recognized June 20, 2014 as Crystal D. Keeton Day.
The Choctaw Nation will host a job connect event July 15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Nation Community Centers in Poteau and Spiro.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed a Trooper level review of allegations brought forth against State Trooper Daniel Martin.
A complaint alleged that Martin, during the first days of Cadet Lawmen academy, shared an inappropriate adult photo (not of himself) to another Trooper. The incident was reported to Academy staff. It was decided that since Trooper Martin's son was in attendance at the academy, it would be in best interest to release Trooper Martin from this special assignment.
The 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place the next two Tuesdays. The clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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The 2014 Spider Webb Invitational will take place Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Ridge Country Club and Choctaw Country Club.
The LeFlore County Historical Society is seeking help to return vintage awnings to the exterior of the Hotel Lowrey.
How can you help? Adopt an awning.
"The price [$400] includes one awning and a one-year membership to the LeFlore County Historical Society," said Lori Rutledge, society director. "We are going to start with the third-floor windows on Dewey Avenue first and then work our way to the third floor windows on the Witte Street side."
The Society hopes to replace all awnings.
Melodee Ann Logan, 47, of Lavaca died June 14, 2014, in Lavaca, Ark. She was born July 15, 1966, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Stanley Gordon and Peggy Sue Simms Maronde. She was a retired clerk for E-Z Mart.
She is survived by one daughter, Amanda Lynn Brunty of Poteau; one son, Kevin Scott Maronde of Poteau; her father, Stanley Maronde of Poteau; one sister, Cheryl Elizabeth Dingman of Chicago, Ill; and two brothers, Stanley Gordon Maronde, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dale Alen Maronde of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother Peggy Sue Maronde.
Friends of the Heavener Runestone are hosting a benefit concert this weekend to raise funds for park operations.
Country music star Moe Bandy will play Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Advance tickets are $30 for premium and $20 general; box office prices will be $35 and $25, respectively.
Kenneth E. Ramsey, 83, of Howe died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
A lifelong resident of the area, Kenneth was born July 30, 1930, in Lenox. He was a member of Heavener Christian Church, a veteran of the Korean War and member of the VFW. He was a retired food service supervisor for the Ouachita Correctional Center, now the Jim Hamnilton Correctional Center, in Hodgen.