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David Deaton

David Deaton

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The Poteau Golf team placed Third in State Tournament held on May 8 & 9, 2017.



Class 4A Boys Golf State Championship game was played at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City.




Front row left to right: Bryson Terry, Justun Coyle, Luke Wheat Back row: Ryan Ward, Coach Mike Thomas and Jerry Loggains.



These boys worked very hard this year and beat their rival Hilldale High School.


score card


The winner of the State tournament was  Heritage Hall with Ada Public School winning second.





Lester Burton “Burk” Bandy of Heavener, Oklahoma was born May 17, 1954 in Howe, Oklahoma to Ted Franklin and Bessie L. (Parker) Bandy and passed away May 7, 2017 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 62.


He is survived by:

One son:
Chad Bandy and wife China of Howe, Oklahoma

One step daughter:
Brandi Hurst and husband Michael of Edmond, Oklahoma

Two sisters:
Annetta Harris and husband Harley of Blackshear, Georgia
Mary Ellen Sampson of Moore, Oklahoma

Two Brothers:
Cleave Bandy and wife Cathy of Haw Creek Community
Bobby Bandy and wife Brenda of Moore, Oklahoma

Two sisters-in-law:
Mary Beth Bandy of Heavener, Oklahoma
June Bandy of Poteau, Oklahoma

Two grandchildren:
Lydia Shupert and Marcus Bandy

Two step-grandchildren:
Olivia Mashburn and Autumn Mashburn

Four nieces, nine nephews, numerous cousins, and a host of many friends


He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Darius Gene Bandy and Theron Frank Bandy; and one sister, May Della Swing.


Burk was a 1972 graduate of Howe High School and attended Okmulgee Tech.


He lived in Oklahoma City for half of his life before returning home in his later years.


Burk worked as a general laborer in the maintenance field and loved to tinker and work on small machines. He attended the Heavener Pentecostal Church of God.


Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dowden- Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Sonya Nix officiating.


Honorary pallbearers will be: The Howe High School class of 1972 and Burk’s bingo friends at the Heavener VFW Post # 8403.


Preceding the memorial service, there will be a fellowship lunch at Noon, at the Heavener Pentecostal Church of God, 101 Division Street. All are welcome.


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


To sign Mr. Bandy’s online guestbook please visit






The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomes BWC Roofing as new members with a ribbon cutting.

BWC Roofing LLC is owned by Ronnie Brown.

Ronnie Brown and his crew are ready to help put a "New Roof Over Your Head."

Call Ronnie Today at 918-413-6333.

Of find BWC on Facebook at

Check out their website at




According to a press release from the e United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Aaron Paul Victory 38, of Valiant, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon in possession of a Firearm. This crime is punishable by not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both; and to Possession of stolen Firearm a crime punishable by not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.


The Indictment alleged that on or about December 28, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.


The Indictment further alleged that on or about December 28, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess a stolen firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce either before or after being stolen, with the defendant knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the firearm was stolen.


The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw County Sherriff’s Office, the Pushmataha County Sherriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.


Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

It's time for the 10th Annual Cavanal Killer 8K Run/Walk.

May 13, 2017

Still Time to Register on-line registration closes May 11th at http://facebookcavanalkiller

After May 11th call 918-647-9178.


Get ready fro the 5 Miles, 1500 Feet High run up the Worlds Highest Hill.

Registration $30 NOW!

Check-In begins 8:00 a.m and race Starts 9:00 a.m.


Check in at the Poteau Primary School Parking Lot at 407 Hughes Drive.

Bus Transportation back down the hill.



The following couples received their marriage licenses in LeFlore County during the week of May 1-5, 2017.

Brandon Scott Duke and Jaci Lene Jackson

Steven Warner Robinson and Ladonna Marie Bright

Stephen Otis Anthony Samuels and Katilynn Meshell Fry

Donald Michael Orndoff and Michele Renee Weaver

Ivan Campos Campos and Juana Lilia Cruz Castillo

Jeffery Martin Ralls and Sarah Kay Gray

Danielle Elizabeth Lively and Christie Michelle Myers

Mark Allan Harris and Kimberlee Breanne Benson

Christopher J B Sumpter and Crystal Nicole Thornley

Grant Allen Severe and Aubry Danielle Hargrove

Dillon Paul Hindman and Lindsey Jelene Blome

Kendall Doyle O’Neal and Kayla Mary Elizabeth Hanna

Monday, 08 May 2017 16:18

Robert Ray Shoup Sr. Obituary



Robert Ray Shoup Sr., 81, of Panama, OK passed away May 7, 2017 in Pocola, OK. Robert was born June 13, 1935 in Williams, OK to Robert Ellis"Skippy" & Eunice Elva (Walls) Shoup.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Retha Shoup.


Survivors include his son, Robert Shoup Jr & wife Tami of Van Buren, AR; daughters, Rennetta Dyer & husband Richard, Rita Reames & husband Jonnie, all of Panama, OK; grandchildren, Justin Shoup, Tamara Brown, Jessica Burks, Jennifer Killian, Jana Campbell, Stephanie Johnson, Lisa Dyer-Dupuy, & Matthew Dyer; sister, Pat Gibson & husband Jesse of Williams, OK; 15 great grandchildren; ; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be held 10 am Saturday May 13, 2017 at Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK with Rev Jim Cook officiating. Pallbearers will include CJ Burks, Craig Gibson, Stephen Killian, Justin Burks, Luke Butler, & Vallard Campbell.


You may leave an online message at


The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home.

Monday, 08 May 2017 16:14

Jean Shadwick Obituary




Jean Shadwick, 84, of Wister, OK passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR. Jean was born July 20, 1932 in Heavener, OK to Benjamin & Dora Irene (Lowe) Brand.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, L.D. "Hotshot" Shadwick.


Jean is survived by her children, Danny & Dianna Shadwick of Poteau, Donny & Glenda Shadwick, Leslie Wooten of Wister; Lori & William Pahlon of Red Oak, OK; 10 grandchildren, Chad Meeks of Monroe, Brad Meeks of TN, Boddy Meeks, Shane, Shawn & Ronnie Wooten, Julie Gibson of Wister, Scott Shadwick of Panama, OK, Cody Shadwick of McAlester, & Brian Shadwick of Wister; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; special friends, Christy Hoffman of Poteau and Gary Morris; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Wister Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Townley & Cheyenne Booth officiating. Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.


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

You may leave an online message at



The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.

Sunday, 07 May 2017 17:52

KTC offering short-term classes

The Kiamichi Technology Center is Poteau is pleased to announce the following short-term classes now available.





Kiamichi Technology Center Short-term classes:


Restorative Care Aide
May 15 – May 18
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Certified Medication Aide
June 5 – June 16
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Certified Medication Aide Update
June 6
8:00 am – 5:00 pm




KTC is located at 1509 S McKenna in Poteau, Oklahoma



Enroll now by calling 1- 888 - 567 - 6632 (In-state only) or 918 - 647 - 4525


On May,7, 2016 at approximately 2:12 pm the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were dispatched to a Personal injury collision that occurred on Indian Road approximately 8.2 miles south of Tahlequah, OK in Cherokee County.


According to the report, a 1999 Silver Honda Motorcycle driven by Frankie Birdtail Jr. 34, of Tahlequah, OK was flown by Eagle Med to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, departing the roadway to the left striking a tree.


Birdtail was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk, trunk internal, and arm and leg injuries.


The accident was Investigated by OHP, the Keys Fire Department, Cherokee Nation EMS and Eagle Med.

Latest Events

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Steampunk Festival
Fri May 26 @12:00AM
Poteau High School 50th Reunion
Sat May 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Boys and Girls Club's Chalk the Walk Event
Thu Jun 01 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
“Tracing the Steps of Thomas Nuttall”
Sat Jun 03 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
LCYS Golf Tournament
Fri Jun 16 @ 9:00AM -