August 29th, 2014
Third-year Poteau football coach Greg Werner was a pretty happy camper after how he saw his Pirates perform in Thursday nightâ€™s final preseason tune-up in a four-way scrimmage with host Tahlequah, Hilldale and Wagoner at Northeastern State University.
The Pirates scored seven times against the other three teams. Dalton Smith had a 6-yard touchdown run and Roger Barcheers a 5-yard TD against the host Tigers.
Smith had a 13-yard scoring run and Elijah Price a 12-yard TD run against the Hornets, while Austin Archey had a 3-yard touchdown run against the Bulldogs.
After a rough outing against the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs 48 hours before, the Poteau Lady Pirates looked sharper â€” and got a win as a result as they blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Thursday afternoon.
Aug. 23 at Pocola
Editorâ€™s Note: Results and point standings will have the top three plus any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 3. Cecil Hayes, Huntington, Ark.
Super Stock Race
Tickets for the Friends of the Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta are on sale.
The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.
The fundraising fiesta will feature a taco bar.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased the Patrick Lynch Public Library.
For more information, call Glenda Wise at (918) 839-4785.
The Heavener Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Multi-Cultural Festival next month.
The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to dark at the Heavener City Park located next to Blues Ball Park south of Heavener.
The day will feature a mix of Latin/Mexican music, bluegrass music and Native American dance.
There will be food from various cultures as well as several vendors and games.
For more information, call the chamber at (918) 653-4303 or email email@example.com.
Frankie Thacker, 79, of Howe died Aug. 29, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Forrester to Bob and Alice (Baker) Harris. She was a homemaker and manager of a garment plant.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Wilma Pearl Entmeier, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born on July 15, 1925, in Freeport, Ill., to Fred and Grace (Stichter) Entmeier.
She is survived by one son, Donald Edward Entmeier of Poteau; two grandchildren, Rick Entmeier of Cameron and Kristie Entmeier of Poteau; four great-grandchildren, Addisen Entmeier, Garrett Entmeier, Katelyn Campbell and Vallard Campbell IV.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Mcllivanie of Temple, Texas, and Pauline Saxby of Lena, Ill.
Henry Myron â€śCottonâ€ť Davenport, 71, of Heavener, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Tera Lynn Bryant, CF-13-176A, CF-13-176A; $1,758.50 cash
Harold Richard "Dick" Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Poteau.
Dick was born Aug. 3,1933, in Rogersville, Mo., to Samp and Eva (Turner) Wilkerson. He was an educator from 1961 until he retired in 1988. He was a veteran of he U.S Army and he served in Korea. He continued his service in the National Guard for seven years. He was Poteau Chamber of Commerce president in 1988 and received the Man of the Year award in 1988. Dick was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rogersville.