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Sunday, 07 May 2017 22:40

Ronald Lee Cagle Obituary




Ronald Lee Cagle of Poteau, Oklahoma was born March 3, 1941 in Heavener, Oklahoma to James Harvey and Jessie May (Doyle) Cagle and passed away May 5, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 76.


He is survived by:

His wife of 56 years
Joan, of the home

One daughter;
Kimi and husband Steve Hayden of Greenwood, Arkansas

One son;
Keith Cagle of Poteau, Oklahoma

One sister;
Sandy Sanford of Wister, Oklahoma

One brother;
Stan Cagle and wife Shirley of Poteau, Oklahoma

Eight grandchildren;
Kacee and Jamie Brown, Carah and Craig Spencer, Brooke Cagle, Elijah and Hannah Hayden

Seven great-grandchildren;
Noah, Jonah, Isaiah and LilyAnn Brown, Tinley, Taylor and Weston Spencer

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends



He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Jerry Cagle.


Ronald was a 1959 graduate of Heavener High School and was a fabrication supervisor at Arundale. He also worked as a technician for Poteau Valley Veterinarian Clinic. Ronald was of the Assembly of God Faith.


Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will follow at Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pall bearers will be family.


Viewing will be from 12:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time.


To sign Mr. Cagle’s online guestbook please visit


Saturday, 06 May 2017 23:51

Roger Allen Mulligan Obituary




Roger Allen Mulligan, 59, of Hontubby, OK passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at his home.


Roger was born June 8, 1957 in Ortonville, MN to Harry H. Kathlene J. (Zummach) Mulligan.


Roger loved to drink, beer and have a good time.


He enjoyed fishing & hunting, gardening & being outdoors. He loved family & friends & grandkids; enjoyed music & loved to BS with everyone. He was not a church-goer but we believe he believed in God.


He was a simple man and didn't always have a lot to say.


He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronnie and sister, Margaret Dehart.



Survivors include his children, Renee Grimes of Granite Falls, MN, Jackie Ann Mueller, Jeremy Mulligan & his girlfriend, Jessica also Jenifer Reinke of Mankato, MN; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Tom Mulligan of Granite Falls, MN, Larry Mulligan of Heavener, OK, Bob & Cindy Mulligan of Granite Falls, Jim & Lydia Mulligan of Montevideo, MN; sister, Mary & Tom Smithwick of Heavener, OK. He remained friends with his former wife Chrystel Millgan (Biggs) from Sallisaw, OK along with her 3 children and grandchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins all too numerous to mention.


Services are pending.

Saturday, 06 May 2017 23:49



On May 5, 2017, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were dispatched to an injury collison occurred on county road N3113. The accident occurred at 1:45pm, 2 miles north of Coalgate in Coal County.


According to the OHP report, a 2001 Ford 4 door, driven by Breanna K. Breger 18, of Coalgate, OK. was southbound and she failed to negotiate a curve and departed the roadway, striking trees.

Breger was transported to Ada Mercy Hospital in Ada with leg injuries and was listed in stable condition.

A 17-year-old male passenger of Coalgate was transported by Air Evac to Norman Regional Hospital in Norman with leg injuries. He is listed in stable condition.


Another 17-year-old male passenger was transported by Air Evac to St. Anthony Hospital in Tulsa with leg and head injuries. He was listed in stable condition.


A 16-year-old male passenger was transported to Ada Mercy Hospital in Ada with head injuries. He is listed in stable condition.


The accident was Investigated by OHP, Coalgate Fire Department, Coal County Sheriff’s Department, and Coal County EMS.

Friday, 05 May 2017 23:16

Raymond Laphon Yandell Obituary





Raymond Laphon Yandell of Summerfield, Oklahoma was born November 12, 1933 in Summerfield, Oklahoma to Joe and Mary Elizabeth (Butler) Yandell and passed away May 4, 2017 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 83.


He is survived by:

One son:
Charlie Siler and wife Tracy of Wister, Oklahoma

Two grandsons:
Charlie “C.J.” Siler and family of the Hontubby Community
Larry Siler of Wister, Oklahoma

Four great-grandsons

One brother:
Bud Yandell of Poteau, Oklahoma

One sister:
Birdie Hudlow of Shady Point, Oklahoma

Host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Carl, Albert “Bill,” and Chester Yandell; and two sisters, Lilly Yandell and Virgie Bloxham.


Raymond was a life-long resident of Summerfield, a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, and was a retired firefighter from the Oklahoma State Forestry Services.


He loved his family and friends, horses, camp fires, old dogs, children, old country and gospel music, and jokes. Raymond was the Mayor of Holson Creek.


Viewing will be from 12 Noon until 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.


The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.


The family will be scattering the cremains on Holson Creek.


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


To sign Mr. Yandell’s online guestbook please visit


Friday, 05 May 2017 17:32

Western Auto Now Open


Poteau, Oklahoma - The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomes Stone’s Western Auto with a ribbon cutting.

Western Auto in Historic Down town Poteau has been a staple in the community for many years.

Western Auto Opened in the mid 1930's in the same location as today. Kenneth Wells sold the store to Bill J. Barber in 1963.

Bill J. Barber purchased the Summers hardware in 1968 increasing the store and then 1998 the store was purchased by Royce & Doug Stone.

In July of 0f 2016 Western Auto suffered a major fire and the store was closed for 8 months for some major repair work.


In April 2017, the store reopened and on Friday, May 5, 2017, Western Auto had free hot-dogs cooked by The Community State Bank and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting in honor of their Grand Re-Opening.

Stop by Western Auto and they have special prices on all appliances and furniture.

Check out their great selection of lawn-mowers, televisions, furniture, tires and more.

Western Auto is located at 312 Dewey in Historic Downtown Poteau.

They also repair lawnmowers and appliances and you can pay your utility bills at their convenient payment center.

Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm.

Saturday’s 9am until 1pm.
Western Autos's phone number is 918-647-3144

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Friday, 05 May 2017 00:56

PKMS Students of the Month of May

Pansy Kidd Middle School Students of the Month






Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for the Monthe of April.







8th grade - Sara Fowler
Parents: Kandrea and Toby Fowler
Electives: Band, Technology Education, FACS, National Jr. Honor
Society and FCCLA.
I like school because: I get to hang out with my friends and play my horn.




broom z

Zackery Broom
Parents: Daisy and Jason Broom
Electives: Athletics, Advanced Computers and Library Science.
I like school because: It teaches me and my friends and sports.


tommie a

 Tommie Attee
Parents: Teresa and Tom Attee
Electives: Athletics and Explore
I like school because: I love seeing my friends and learning new things!


alex mc

 Alexis McCormack
Parents: Timothy and Ginger Skinner
Electives: Keyboarding, Band, Art Club, Academic Team, and National
Jr. Honor Society
I like school because: I get to see my friends and it gives me something to do.


aaron s

Aaron Smith
Parents: Amber and Matthew Smith
Electives: Explore and P.E.
I like school because: We learn things we have not learned.


mattox c

Cody Mattox

Parents: Suzanna and Roger Mattox
Electives: Athletics, Technology Education and FCCLA.
I like school because: I get to see my friends and play sports.







Poteau, OK (May 4, 2017) According to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department, the sheriff’s office has recovered approximately seven pickup loads of stolen property.


So far, they have solved Seven burglaries from this recovery.


If anyone has had a burglary of a storage building or other property and has not yet reported it, please contact the sheriff’s office at (918) 647-2317 and make a report, they may have recovered.

Stolen Property Recovered in LeFlore County - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote




The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomes Farmers Insurance Group - The MJ Agency to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting.

The MJ Agency is owned and operated by Stacee Midgley and Tonia Johnson; both have lived in the community with their husbands, Fred and Jeff for many years.

Stacee and Tonia have worked for Farmers Insurance Group together for over 20 years each and recently had opportunity to purchase the agency from their former boss, Jake Leming.

They continued to remain a full-service Farmers Insurance Agency providing insurance coverage for everything that is important to you, including Auto, Home, Life, Commercial and Recreational.

The MJ Team fully understand that you as a consumer has many choices when it comes to choosing an insurance agency. The Ladies take great pride in customer service and developing relationships with their clients.

Stacee and Tonia take pride in being your go to people for all your insurance needs. They are ready to answer your questions.

The MJ Agency is located 301 North McKenna in Poteau.

Contact them for your insurance needs at 918-647-5253.



Thursday, 04 May 2017 14:56

Glen Hershell Billy Obituary




Glen Hershell Billy, 70, of Howe, OK passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR. Glen was born July 18, 1946 in Maywood, CA to Owen C. & Vada (Titsworth) Billy.


He worked for Tyson.


Glen was preceded in death by his parents & sister, Lucille Goodwin.


Survivors include his sons, Daniel & Connie Billy of Summers, AR, Owen & Elizabeth Billy of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Samantha Billy of Perris, CA; 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and sister, Imogene Mortenson of Howe, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 2 pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.


You may leave an online message at


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




Poteau Upper Elementary School is pleased to announce their students of the week for April 18 -21.


April Character word is: Accomplishment

 Pride and appreciation for attaining one's goal.


Students of the week are:  Dawson Lamb, Jeremiah Heavener, Caleb Lasiter, Cassie Maul, Jazlynn Williams, and Selena Canada.



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Poteau High School 50th Reunion
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