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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 09:45

Photos of the Day: Fanshawe Fence

 

 

 

Fanshawe Public School is pleased to announce they have a new fence around the playground.

 

 

Just in time for Back to School!

 

 

Funds for the project came from Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Cooperation and Fanshawe School.

 

 

Funds from the Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Cooperation were greatly appreciated.

 

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Photos sumbitted, 

 

 

Monday, 05 August 2019 19:06

Marriage Licenses July 29-August 2, 2019

The LeFlore County Court Clerk’s Office issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week of July 29-August 2, 2019:

 

Michael Alan Brewer, Jr. and Tesla Dawn Brewer

 

Mark Steven Herring and Jami Dawn Guest

 

Wyatt Clay Vandaveer and Mikayla Cephalene Pierce

 

Kendra Ann Sizemore and Kendra D’Ann Kerschner

 

Michael Eugene Vickery, Jr. and Shyann Marie Scroggins

 

Jack Lee Pruitt and Tonia Nannette Terry

LeFlore County Branch NAACP Honors Dr. John Montgomery


The NAACP is  proud to announce their at 6pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau, OK.

 

Dr. Montgomery helped organize the local NAACP and was very instrumental in ending segregation and bridging racial gaps that existed in the mid 1900’s. Dr. John Montgomery’s voice is still ringing loud and clear in our communities.

 

George McGill, Fort Smith Mayor – Guest Speaker

• Elected the Aug. 14, 2018
• First African American to ever run for Mayor of Fort Smith


Legislative Service:
• Arkansas House of Representatives, District 78, Fort Smith, AR
• Deputy Pro Tempora of the House of Representatives


• Legislative Rules Committee
• Committee for City, County, and Local Affairs

• Arkansas Legislative Council
• Past Chairman, Aging, Children, Youth Legislative & Military Affairs Committee
• Co-Chair of Policy-Making Subcommittee for the Legislative Governing Board of the
• Council of State Governments.
• State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Program Legislative Task Force
• Arkansas Veterans Home Task Force
• Arkansas Hunger Relief Legislative Member


Summary of Legislative Representation:
• Sponsored bill to assist Fort Smith with election filings.
• Helped secure more than one Million dollars for Marshals Museum
• Assisted local hospitals in working with state agencies
• Opened local office for constituent services.
• Active leader in protecting Higher Education funding.
• Had a perfect voting record on legislation related to protecting children and families


EDUCATION:
• Graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1964
• BS Education and MBA University of Arkansas Fayetteville


MILITARY SERVICE:
• US Army, Field Artillery Fire Direction

 

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George McGill

 

For more information on tickets or to make contributions to the fund please contact:

 

Wesley Hooks, President LeFlore County Branch NAACP at (479) 420-3721.

 

Tickets are also available at Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Ok - Adults - $25, Youth - $15 – ages 5 -17 and under. Corporate tables are also available.

 

Press release


Boy Found Dead in Car After Six Hours in Summer Heat


OKLAHOMA CITY – ALANNA JEAN ORR, 50, of Oklahoma City, has pleaded guilty to felony murder in the second degree by child neglect in Indian Country, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

 

According to an affidavit in support of a search warrant signed in Oklahoma County District Court on July 17, 2018, Orr was caring for her five-year-old grandson on June 21, 2018, when she went to the Kickapoo Casino in Harrah. The affidavit explained that, according to surveillance video, Orr arrived at the casino at 1:23 p.m. and left at 7:28 p.m. It was alleged that during this time, her grandson remained in the car. The high temperature in Harrah that day was allegedly ninety degrees.

 

Approximately fifteen minutes after she left the casino, according to the affidavit, Orr called 911 and reported her grandson had choked and was not breathing. The affidavit stated Harrah police officers met Orr at the Harrah Police Department and attempted to resuscitate the child but found that rigor mortis had already begun.

 

On April 17, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment that charged Orr with second degree felony murder by child neglect in Indian Country. In particular, it alleged Orr, who is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe, caused the death of a child by willfully failing to provide adequate shelter and supervision while she was responsible for the child’s health, safety, and welfare. This crime is subject to federal jurisdiction because the defendant and victim are Indians and the offense took place on tribal trust land.

 

Today Orr pleaded guilty to the indictment. During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Scott L. Palk, she admitted she caused her grandson’s death by leaving him unattended on a hot summer afternoon in the back seat of her car with no air conditioning.

 

Orr faces a maximum potential penalty of life in prison and a fine of $250,000. She could also face up to five years of supervised release after any prison sentence.

 

This case is a result of an investigation by the Harrah Police Department, the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department, the Oklahoma District 23 Drug Task Force, the District Attorney’s Offices for Cleveland, Lincoln, and Pottawatomie Counties, and the FBI Oklahoma City Division. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark R. Stoneman and Mary E. Walters are prosecuting the case, with assistance from Cleveland County Assistant District Attorney Pattye High.

 

 

 


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 15-year old juvenile was injured in a dirt bike accident that occurred on August 2, 2019 at approximately 6:45pm on private property, approximately one-half mile west of Quinton in Pittsburg County.

 

The reports states that Quinton teen was driving a 2017 Kawasaki dirt bike in a field and overturned.

 

The juvenile was transported by Tulsa Life Flight to St Francis Hospital Tulsa and was listed in stable condition with a head injury.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an Arkansas man died in a ATV accident that occurred on Aug 2, 2019 at approximately 11:01 pm on a county road, approximately 3.5 miles north of Muldrow, in Sequoyah County.

 

According to the report, an ATV 2016 Polaris Razor driven by Ryan Galvan, 30 was westbound on County Road, E1070, when he over corrected to the left rolling 2.25 times.


He was ejected and the ATV came to rest on the passenger side in the eastbound lane.


Galvan was transported by Pafford EMS to Baptist Health in Ft. Smith, Arkansas with head injuries, passing away at the hospital due to injuries.


A 17-year-old passenger of Muldrow was transported by Pafford EMS to Baptist Health in Ft. Smith, Arkansas with head injuries.

 

According to the report the condition of the driver was odor of alcohol and the cause of the collision was unsafe speed for type of roadway, seat belt was in use by the passenger and was not in use by the driver.

 

The accident was Investigated by OHP, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office, Pafford EMS and the Maple Fire Department.

Friday, 02 August 2019 13:58

Diana Marie Holstien Obituary

Diana Marie Holstien, 58, of Kingston, OK passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK. Diana was born August 18, 1960 in Poteau, OK to James & Evelyn (Hale) Minor.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Holstien; her father; Joshua’s father, Gary Goodwin; sister, Janice Thompson & brother, Ronnie Minor.

 

Survivors include her son, Joshua K. Goodwin of Kingston, OK; mother, Evelyn Minor of Shady Point, OK; sisters & brothers in law, Sharon & Harlon Easton of Ft. Smith, AR, Donna & Trevor Sutcliffe of Shady Point, OK; brother & sister in law, Danny & Susan Minor of Wister, OK; numerous nieces, nephews; great nieces, nephews, cousins & loved ones.

 

Services will be 10 am, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Solid Rock Church, Panama, OK with Anthony Jiminez officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama.

 

Pallbearers will be James Thompson, Jeremy, Devon, Damon Minor, Keagan Polvadore, Terry Warren.

 

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 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

Friday, 02 August 2019 13:58

Diana Marie Holstien Obituary

Diana Marie Holstien, 58, of Kingston, OK passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK. Diana was born August 18, 1960 in Poteau, OK to James & Evelyn (Hale) Minor.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Holstien; her father; Joshua’s father, Gary Goodwin; sister, Janice Thompson & brother, Ronnie Minor.

 

Survivors include her son, Joshua K. Goodwin of Kingston, OK; mother, Evelyn Minor of Shady Point, OK; sisters & brothers in law, Sharon & Harlon Easton of Ft. Smith, AR, Donna & Trevor Sutcliffe of Shady Point, OK; brother & sister in law, Danny & Susan Minor of Wister, OK; numerous nieces, nephews; great nieces, nephews, cousins & loved ones.

 

Services will be 10 am, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Solid Rock Church, Panama, OK with Anthony Jiminez officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama.

 

Pallbearers will be James Thompson, Jeremy, Devon, Damon Minor, Keagan Polvadore, Terry Warren.

 

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 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

Friday, 02 August 2019 08:55

Cathye L Browning Obituary

Cathye L Browning of Fort Smith, Arkansas was born April 6, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas to Cecil and Martha (Mott) Cooper, and passed away August 2, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 64.

 

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Browning of the home, father, Cecil Cooper of the home, mother, Martha Cooper of Fort Smith, Arkansas, sons; R.A. Paul and wife Holly of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Brian Paul and wife Mikey of Greenwood, Arkansas, brothers; Robert Cooper of Branson Missouri, Randy Cooper of Abilene, Texas, grandchildren; Christian Jones and wife Katie of Lavaca, Arkansas, Lane Paul of Greenwood, Arkansas, Bailey Paul of Boston, Massachusetts,Colton Paul and Codie Bates of Huntington, Arkansas and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Kilcrease.

 

Cathye collected Angels, loved her two dogs, and loved to fish.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday August, 5, 2019 at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood with Reverend Vernon Stone officiating.

 

Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro, Oklahoma.

 

Viewing will be Sunday August 4, 2019 from noon- 5:00 pm at the funeral home, family will greet friends from 1pm – 3pm.

 

To sign Mrs. Browning’s online guest book, please visit www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com

 

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Friday, 02 August 2019 13:49

Terry Neil Caudill Obituary

Terry Neil Caudill of Heavener, Oklahoma was born November 24, 1952 in Porterville, California to Lee and Shirley (Smith) Caudill and passed away July 31, 2019 in Poteau, Oklahoma at the age of 66.

 

He is survived by:

His wife of 34 years:
Carolyn Caudill of the home

One son:
Jason Caudill and wife Victoria of Houston, Texas

Three daughters:
Gillian Davis of Heavener, Oklahoma
Sabrina Rippee and husband Keith of Tulare, California
Amanda Caudill of Grass Valley, California

12 grandchildren

19 great-grandchildren

Numerous other relatives and a host of many friends

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Shirley Caudill.

 

He was a long-time resident of the Heavener area.

 

Terry loved being an orange farmer, his Harley, and his two dogs, Sassy and Terian Lee. Terry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

Services will be scheduled at a later date.

 

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

 

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

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