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William Edward Farhat, Jr. of Muldrow, Oklahoma was born on April 16, 1991 to William Eddie and Christina Ann (Greenmyer) Farhat, Sr. in Lodi, California.
He passed away on April 27, 2017 in Moffett, Oklahoma at the age of 26 years.
William is survived by one son; Weston Buck Farhat of Spiro, Oklahoma, his parents, William and Christina Farhat, Sr. of Arkoma, Oklahoma and one sister; Sarah Cruz and husband, Adam of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
William was preceded in death by his son; Physher Wyatt Farhat, his wife; Kristy Farhat, grandmother; Ellen Sonderman, and his grandfathers; Tommy Greenmyer and Fellas Farhat.
William loved his family, he enjoyed outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hiking, and also was an avid member of the FFA Chapter in Clayton, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mallory Martin Chapel of Spiro, Oklahoma with Reverend John Parish officiating.
Interment will follow at Spiro City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be; William Farhat, Sr., Tommy Greenmyer, Adam Cruz, Jonathon Wood, Brenden Bray, and Dillon Addington, honorary pallbearers will be; Weston Farhat, Aiden Cruz, Abe Cruz and Axton Cruz.
Condolences can be made to the family on William’s online guestbook at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com
Margie Lee Carter of Spiro, Oklahoma was born on September 5, 1927 to Claude William and Esther Amanda (Gardner) Black in Teague, Texas.
She passed away on April 26, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 89.
Margie is survived by two sons; Tom Raper of Spiro, Oklahoma and James Carter of Spiro, Oklahoma, six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, three sisters; Martha Howard of Amarillo, Texas, Bobbie Burt of Andrews, Texas and Pauline Domminey, Odessa, Texas.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sam Carter; three daughters; Lavena Vincent, Janie Lassiter and Sandy Raper, one granddaughter; Shelly Carpenter, one sister; Esteen Black, four brothers; Randolph, Alfred, Billy and Jerry Black.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.
Condolences can be made to the family on Margie’s guestbook online at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com
McKenzie Shires, cheerleader at Cameron High School, has signed a letter of intent with Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton to cheer for the 2017/2018 school year.
Joining in the celebration were Lindy Basden, cheer coach at EOSC and her high school cheer coach, Angie Carter.
Shires plans to attend EOSC and major in Child Development.
The Cameron Cheer squad is under the direction of Angie Carter and Julie Jones.
Congratulations to Kenzie!
Wister Public School is pleased to announce their graduates for Kindergarten, 8th Grade and High School.
Baccalaureate services are May 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Wister School cafeteria.
Kindergarten Graduation – May 8, 2017 at 7 pm in the Wister School cafeteria.
Eighth Grade Graduation – May 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Wister School cafeteria.
High School Graduation – May 14, 2017 at 2pm in the Wister School cafeteria.
Wister 8th Grade Graduates
Wister Kindergarten Graduates
According to Michael Davidson, Director of the LeFlore County Emergency Management the National Weather Services has released a survey report of the tornado that touched down in the Cameron Oklahoma area on April 28, 2017.
Estimated Peak Wind: 110 to 120 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 8.1 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 750 yards
Start Date: April 28 2017
Start Time: 1036 pm CDT
Start Location: 3.4 SW Cameron / Le Flore County / OK
Start Lat/Lon: 35.1017 / -94.5783
End Date: April 28 2017
End Time: 1051 pm CDT
End Location: 5 SW Pocola / Le Flore County / OK
End Lat/Lon: 35.2152 / -94.5509
Survey Summary: This tornado destroyed mobile homes, damaged homes, destroyed outbuildings, snapped numerous trees and power poles,
uprooted numerous trees, and rolled several vehicles.
Two mobile homes destroyed, two frame built home with moderate damage, one frame built homes with minor damage, numerous barns and outbuildings destroyed.
The following couples received their marriage licenses from the LeFlore County Court Clerk’s office during the week of April 24-28, 2017:
John Mathew Kelley and Andrea Leigh Brown
Chad Hillard Akers and Sancee Ann Odom
Cecil L. Hammerton, Jr. and Phyllis Dale Bowman
Christopher Lee Lindenau and Shanell Renee Bond
Jeremy Kyle Naylor and Amanda Christine Naylor
Brandon Keith Davis and Brooke N. Kersh
Samuel Lee Burden and Jessica Renee Densel
Timothy Blake Sconyers and Jennifer Katherine Harreld
Jackie Ray Salmon and Brittney Nicole Mahaffey.
Parents of Wister High School Choir hosted their 2nd Annual Choir Lunch April 30th. The lunch is a fund-raiser for the choir. This year’s lunch featured pulled pork sandwiches with potato salad, baked beans and potato chips as well as several dessert choices.
Well over 100 people joined the choir parents for lunch and made donations to help support next year’s choir. The continued support of the community and choir members’ friends and family will help next year’s choir be able to continue to represent Wister High School and their community at competition and to prepare for local performances throughout the year.
Mr. Bill King, the choir director, said “Thank you all the Choir Parents/Choir Friends that helped make the Lunch and Spring Concert a success! I am very proud of the WHS Choir kids and thankful for the incredible community support! Go Wildcats!”
Those in attendance seemed to enjoy their lunch as well as visiting with each other. Following the lunch, the Wister 7th grade vocal music class joined the WHS Choir in concert.
Poteau, Oklahoma - Run for a Child! The LeFlore County Department of Human Services Child Welfare team is hosting the 1st Semi-Annual Footsteps for Families 5K Race & Fun Run at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the Carl Albert State College Campus, located at 1507 S. McKenna Street in Poteau.
The course is certified, but the race will be gun timed. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and under.
Runners can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foosteps-for-families-tickets-33257481021?aff=es2 or pick up forms at the LeFlore County DHS office at 511 S. Harper in Poteau – or download register below by clicking on the download icon below.
Registration is welcomed until the start of the race
Proceeds benefit LeFlore County foster children and help provide Christmas gifts, clothing, personal items, school supplies and any other needs the children may have.
If you cannot attend the race but wish to help, donations are also welcomed.
For more information contact Annie Richard at (918) 649-2497, or Katie Pierce at (918) 649-2366.
Monroe Public School is pleased to announce their Eighth graduates.
Montana Rae Patterson is the daughter of Ashley and Ray Patterson and the granddaughter of the late Rayburn Patterson. She was a member of the Monroe School track and basketball teams. She enjoys going to listening to rap, praying, and playing basketball and working out in her free time. Montana plans to attend Howe High School. Her career plans are to be a gym owner.
Ashley Cauthen is the daughter of Tim and Jennifer Cauthen and the granddaughter of Lily and Ronnie Flores. She was a member of the Monroe School basketball and archery teams. Ashley is a member of Poteau Church of Christ youth group. She spends her free time doing church activities. She plans to attend Howe High School and have a career as a physical therapist or a DHS worker.
Stoney Dewayne Stacy is the son of Cody and Amber Stacy and the grandson of Charlotte and John Brown and the late Larry A. Stacy. He was on the Monroe School basketball and track teams. Stoney enjoys playing basketball in his free time. He plans to attend Howe High School and is undecided about his future plans.
Rhett Frasher is the son of Jody and Ashlea Frasher and the grandson Shon and Frances Shankle, Barbara Frasher, and the late Earl Frasher. He was a member of the Monroe School basketball, track, archery, and academic teams. Rhett is a member of the Springhill Baptist Church youth group and B.A.S.S. Rhett likes to fish in his free time. He plans to attend Howe High School and his career plans are to be a CPA or a professional fisherman.
Kyla Roberts is the daughter of Jerod Roberts and Messina Nottke and the granddaughter of Judy and Jan Roberts. She was on the Monroe School archery, basketball, and track teams. Kyla is part of the youth group at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship and enjoys hanging out with her friends in her spare time. She plans to attend Howe High School and pursue a career as a hair stylist.
Cassius Gene Wilson is the son of Amanda E. Collins and Bradford G. Wilson and the grandson of Doyal and Liz Wilson, the late Sam Collins, and the late Gary Sinor. He was on the Monroe School basketball and track teams. He enjoys playing basketball during his free time. Cassius plans to attend Panama High School and would like to be a veterinarian in the future.
Dylan Francis is the son of Greg and Reba Francis. He was on the Monroe School academic team. He likes to do origami in his free time. Dylan is undecided where he will attend high school, but would like to be a bio engineer as his future career.
Dustin L. Adkisson is the son of Brandon and Brandi Weaver and the grandson of Donnie and Beverly Weaver. He was a member of the basketball and track teams at Monroe School. Dustin likes to play basketball during his free time. He plans to attend Poteau High School and play basketball.
Monroe Honor Graduates
Valedictorian: Olivia Chambers
Olivia is the daughter of Greg and Jane Chambers and the granddaughter of Nancy McLain and Jack Cooper.
Olivia was a member of the basketball, track, and archery teams at Monroe School. She is involved with the youth group at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship. She enjoys hanging out with her friends when she isn’t going to school or school activities.
Salutatorian: Chay LaRosa
Son of Paul and Karen LaRosa and grandson of Ralph and Janet LaRosa, Pat and Doyle Pickney, and the late Don Kinsey.
Chay was on the basketball, track, archery, and academic teams at Monroe School. He is a member of the Springhill Baptist Church youth group and B.A.S.S. Chay enjoys hunting, fishing and playing basketball in his free time.
Howe Public School is pleased to announce their honor graduates for 2017.
Julianne Ford is the 2017 Valedictorian at Howe High School. She is the daughter of Lance and Carol Ann ford. Her clubs and organizations include track, choir, academic team, National Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook and Fellowship of Christian Students. The most important lesson Julianne learned in school was “how to work well with others by treating them with kindness and respect.” The most fun she had in high school was performing with show choir. Julianne’s future plans include attending Oklahoma Baptist University and obtaining a degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language.
Braden Dorsey is the 2017 Salutatorian at Howe High School. She is the daughter of Bryan & Georgia Dorsey and Cody & Jami Blaylock. Her clubs and organizations include basketball, softball, National Honor Society, Student Council, BPA and NSHSS. The most important lesson Braden learned in school was “failure is okay as long as you are building from it.” The most fun she had in high school was “the trips [she] got to take with [her] teammates and prom was pretty cool too. Oh, and winning County 3 times.” Braden plans “to attend Carl Albert in the fall on the Scholars Program Scholarship.” Her favorite teacher was Coach Brown.
Nathan Bennett is the 2017 Historian at Howe High School. He is the son of William Bennett and Christie Bennett. Nathan was on the academic team. The most important lesson he learned in school was “to not be lazy.” The most fun Nathan had in school was “being with your friends.” He plans to join the Navy.