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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:06

LeFlore County Humane Society receives Donation


The Poteau Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors presented the Poteau Valley Humane Society with a check for $1020.00.


The money was donated from proceeds of the BBQ Smack Down that was held on September 29 on parking lot of the Reynolds Center in Poteau.


The event was sponsored by OK Foods and the Kiamichi Technology Center.


“On behave of all the volunteers of the LeFlore County Humane Society, I want to thank OK Foods and the Kiamichi Technology Center,” said Elvie Moss. “We are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization and the money will help.”

 

The Poteau Valley Humane Society is a Non-Profit Organization chartered under the laws of the State of Oklahoma in 1995 and licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. 

 

 

About the Humane Society

 

Mission Statement
Poteau Valley Humane Society is dedicated to relieving the pain and suffering of animals through educational efforts as well as direct intervention. We believe that the neglect of the local animals is a community problem and it deserves a community solution.

 

Objective
To enable the community to provide humane treatment to the animals that would otherwise be neglected, mistreated or killed.

 

Goals
Provide proactive educational programs to the community concerning the health, spaying and neutering, nutrition and humane treatment of animals. Provide an effective avenue for the adoption of neglected and unwanted animals. Rescue as many animals as possible from neglect, abuse, abandonment and death.

 

Poteau Valley Humane Society is located at 326 Industrial Blvd in Poteau.


For more information, to donate or volunteer call 918-649-0986

 

 

 

Press release

 

 

WILBURTON, OK – In celebration of National GEAR UP Week, over 2,000 7th and 8th grade students from Southeast Oklahoma engaged in a “YOGOWYPI” moment with Bill Cordes at Wilburton High School gymnasium and at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Students heard a great message on succeeding in school and getting the most out of life. After all, “You Only Get Out What You Put In!”

 


The event were sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP. Eastern’s GEAR UP is serving students in 39 partner schools in nine southeastern Oklahoma counties. Eastern was awarded the seven-year, $17 million grant in 2017.


Schools attending at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau were Bokoshe, Buffalo Valley, Cameron, Clayton, Fanshawe, Howe, Keota, McCurtain, Panama, Panola, Porum, Poteau, Shady Point, Spiro, Whitesboro and Wister.

 

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Schools attending at the Wilburton High School Gymnasium were Canadian, Coalgate, Eufaula, Hartshorne, Indianola, Krebs, McAlester, Moyers, Pittsburg, Quinton, Rattan, Savanna, Stringtown, Tannehill and Wilburton.

 

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:05

Le Flore County Education Round-Table

Press release

 

I know we are all anxious and excited to move into the next phase of our Together We're Stronger legislative action plan, and a great opportunity is coming up in your area.

 

Please join us for coffee and conversation at the Le Flore County Education Round-Table on Thursday, Oct. 11!

 

We are a member-driven organization, and this is a perfect opportunity to have your voice heard by your OEA board member and your OEA president.

 

The meeting will be held Thursday from 6pm until 7:30pm at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 04:59

PUES Students of the Week for Oct. 1-5

 

 

 


The Poteau Upper Elementary School is pleased to announce their Students of the week for the first week of October.


October Character Word: INTEGRITY


Adherence to a strict code of moral and ethical values; To consistently be truthful, sincere, and fair. Keeping one's word.

 

Students of the week are: Ava Zink, Aubree Slater, Diana Ramirez, Skyler Thompson, Caden Mitchell, and Alexander Garcia.

 


Congratulations!

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:55

David Lloyd Davis Obituary

David Lloyd Davis of Fort Smith, Arkansas was born June 7, 1968 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Clifford Vernon and Judy Ann (Webster) Davis and passed away on October 7, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 50.

He is survived by:

His mother:
Judy Graham of Heavener, Oklahoma

One daughter:
Laura Choate and husband Daniel of New Port News, Virginia

Two sons:
Colton Davis of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky
Chase Davis of Howe, Oklahoma

Six brothers:
Brian Davis of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Matt Davis and wife Sherri of Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Kevin Davis of Winchester, Oklahoma
Mike Davis and wife Sonya of Waldron, Arkansas
Clifford Davis, Jr. of Mannford, Oklahoma
Clifton Dale Davis of Heavener, Oklahoma

Three sisters:
Donna Billings and husband Hurchel of Heavener, Oklahoma
Doris Davis of Waldron, Arkansas
Gayle Davis Gray of Bengal, Oklahoma

Best friend:
Bob Fowler and wife Jayleen of Summerfield, Oklahoma

Other loved ones and a host of friends

 

He was preceded in death by his Granny, Sarah King; his Papa, Junior King; one brother, Jerry Don Davis.

 

David was a Heavy Equipment Operator for CCC Construction.

 

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by many whom loved and knew him.

 

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Church of the Nazarene in Poteau, Oklahoma.

 

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

To sign David’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com

 

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:53

Odessa Lee (Gray) Hall Obituary

Odessa Lee (Gray) Hall made the move to Heaven October 7, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gertie Roberts, her husband David Hall and the father of her children, Bill Gray, her brothers: Leonard, Elmo, Loyd T., and Johnny Roberts. Additionally, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Heidi LeAnn (Perrin) Wilson.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son DeWayne Gray and wife Harriette, her daughter Linda Perrin and husband Neal, her granddaughter Hollie Byers and husband, Billy, her granddaughter Robyn Gavagnie and husband Bobby, great granddaughter, Laney DeAnn Spears and husband Levi, great granddaughter, Brianna McBride and husband Dakota, great grandson, Hunter Perrin Wilson, three great, great, grandchildren: Brody Gavagnie, Rylan, and Avalee Jane McBride.

 

Graveside services will be held at the Spiro City Cemetery at 3:30 on Friday, October 12, 2018.

 

There will be no family visitation. Viewing will be Thursday October 11 from 9 am- 7 pm and Friday from 9 am – 2pm. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma will conduct the service arrangements.

 

The family of Odessa would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Covington Court Nursing Home and to the staff of Mercy Hospice for their excellent care for their loved one.

 

To sign Ms. Hall’s online guest book, please visit www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com

 

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:51

Billy Jack Wilson Jr Obituary

Billy Jack Wilson Jr, 37, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Poteau. Billy was born January 27, 1981, in Poteau to Billy Jack Sr. & Ronda (Weaver) Wilson.

 

Billy was a loving, caring person. He didn’t have anything bad to say about anyone and found the good in everything. He lived his life making everyone around him happy and never considered his own happiness. Billy was an amazing son, brother, father, and uncle.

 

Heaven gained another angel and he will look over his whole family from above, always making sure they are ok, just like he did here on earth. He is close in our hearts and souls. Billy will be missed very much. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bobby Weaver.


Survivors include his mother, Ronda Weaver; brother, Jeremy James & wife Ashley; nephews, Stephen Sears, Hunter and Aiden Sears, Tavis Morris, Johnathan Ralls; niece, Britney James; grandfather, Clifford Weaver; uncle & aunt, Randy & Tanna Weaver; cousins, Randall Weaver, Brittany Raymond, Brandon & Angela Weaver, Hanna Weaver, Paige Weaver; many others who loved him dearly.


Services will be 10 am Friday, at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

Billy Jack Wilson Jr, 37, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Poteau.  Billy was born January 27, 1981, in Poteau to Billy Jack Sr. & Ronda (Weaver) Wilson.   Billy was a loving, caring person.  He didn’t have anything bad to say about anyone and found the good in everything.  He lived his life making everyone around him happy and never considered his own happiness.   Billy was an amazing son, brother, father, and uncle.  Heaven gained another angel and he will look over his whole family from above, always making sure they are ok, just like he did here on earth.  He is close in our hearts and souls.  Billy will be missed very much.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bobby Weaver.

          Survivors include  his mother, Ronda Weaver;  brother, Jeremy James & wife Ashley; nephews, Stephen Sears, Hunter and Aiden Sears, Tavis Morris, Johnathan Ralls; niece, Britney James; grandfather, Clifford Weaver; uncle & aunt, Randy & Tanna Weaver; cousins, Randall Weaver, Brittany Raymond, Brandon  & Angela Weaver, Hanna Weaver, Paige Weaver; many others who loved him dearly.

          Services will be 10 am Friday, at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK.

 

 

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to

Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:49

Wilma Jean Fox Obituary

Wilma Jean Fox, 95, of Calhoun, OK passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 in Ft. Smith, AR. Wilma was born June 29, 1923 in Calhoun to Jessie Albert (JA) & Pearl (Monks) Burd.

 

She was a U-Haul Dealer for 35 years.

 

She worked in Tulsa as a riveter on planes during WWII. Wilma was married to Billy Frank Fox on April 25, 1946. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2015. She was also preceded by her sister, Mildred (Burd) Littleton of OKC & brother, Jack Burd of Talahassee, FL.


Survivors include her son & daughter in law, Bruce Aaron & Kathy Michelle Fox of Fort Smith, AR; granddaughter, Farrah Michelle Fox of Conway, AR; sister, Norma Pratt of Tulsa, OK; other relatives and loved ones.


Services will be at noon, Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Ft. Smith National Cemetery with Jim Cook officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Brock & Rodney Brown, Jeff Schierenbeck, Jack, Rodney & Mike Fox.

 

The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:46

Jerry Rice Obituary

Jerry was born on January 24, 1953, in Sallisaw, OK, to the late Leon and Beatrice (Bell) Rice.

 

He went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 06, at his Oklahoma City residence. He was raised in Poteau, OK.

 

He graduated Poteau High School in 1971. From there he attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, OK, now Randall University.

 

He married the love of his life the late Marjorie Mae Rice on August 4, 1972, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in McAlester, OK. They lived in the Oklahoma City area for the first year and a half and then moved and spent the majority of their marriage in Mustang area. He worked construction for Adams Construction, until he was able to be hired on full-time at Mustang Fire Department in 1975.

 

He retired after 31 years of service as training officer and held the rank of Major. He also worked as an Instructor for Oklahoma State University with the Fire Service program a total of almost 20 years. Besides Mustang Fire Department, he also served as Training Officer for other departments, including Union City and Minco Fire Department.

 

He was an officer for the FSIO organization for many years. He also helped establish the Clear Springs Free Will Baptist Church where he served as Deacon.

 

He was devoted to his family and served his community and church to fullest of his ability.

 

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie, his mother and father Leon and Beatrice, brother in law, Don Adams, both sets of grandparents, mother in law, Clariece Christian, and a nephew, Christopher Odle. He is survived by his daughters, Jodi Gardner and husband Dustin of Oklahoma City, OK, Marissa Davis and husband Marvin of Mustang, OK; grandchildren Braylee and Emalee Gardner of Oklahoma City, Gabriel and Madison Davis of Mustang, OK; father in law, Charles J. Christian of McAlester, OK, sister, Linda Skinner and husband Garry of Poteau, OK; sister in law Nancy Weddle and husband Don of Tulsa, OK, brother in law Paul Odle and wife Joyce of Olathe, KS; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Also, his fur babies Maisy and Missie whom he loved so much. The family wishes to say a special thank you to Tender Care Hospice for their show of love and support. Funeral Services will be 10:00am Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Clear Springs Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma with burial to follow at the Mustang Cemetery, Mustang, Oklahoma.

 

Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsfuneral.com

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU,OK

 

 

Press release


OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that have struck the state since Friday, Oct. 5.


The storm system has delivered widespread heavy rain and high winds across much of the state since then, with damage to power lines and power poles as well as trees, roofs and structures.

 

Numerous tornadoes have also been reported. Additional severe weather and flooding are possible this weekend.


Fallin’s executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also the first step toward seeking federal aid should it be necessary.


Under the executive order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days.

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