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On May 11, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Tactical Team assisted the Talihina Police department in the service of a felony warrant. As troopers served the warrant, a suspect opened fire with what investigators believe to be a fully automatic weapon. Troopers returned fire. During the exchange, four troopers sustained minor injuries. A fifth trooper was struck by gunfire, but was protected by his ballistic vest.

 

In the exchange of gunfire, a fire started inside the structure in downtown Talihina. The fire engulfed the residence and spread to neighboring buildings. The suspect is believed to be deceased inside.

 

Investigators with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Criminal Investigations Division; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Fire Marshal’s Office are on scene. Veteran investigators from each agency with expertise in ballistics, homicide, post-blast and fire origin-and-cause will work together in identifying and clearing any unsafe devices or areas, reconstructing the scene, identifying the seat of the blast or origin of the fire, conducting interviews, and sifting through debris to obtain evidence related to the incident. When investigators safely reach the suspect’s remains, the Medical Examiner’s Office, already on scene, will positively identify the deceased.

 

Injured OHP Troopers are:


Trp. Brett Stephens (12 years with OHP)
Trp. Brandon Seward (12 years)
Trp. Sammy Lee (5 years)
Trp. Chris Bunch (6 years)
Trp. Chance Tuttle (6 years)


All five were treated at an area hospital and released.

 

Additional details will be released as they become available.

 

 

Monday, 14 May 2018 10:08

Les Scroggins Obituary

Les Scroggins, 65, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Poteau.

 

Les was born September 26, 1952, in Fresno, CA to Henry & Lucille (Cash) Scroggins. Les was Pastor of Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship in Monroe, OK. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Larry Scroggins.


Survivors include his wife, Darlene (Goss) Scroggins of the home; sons & daughters in law, Aaron & Tambra Scroggins, Allen & Morgan Scroggins; daughters, Ashley Scroggins & Angela Brown; grandchildren, Jonah & Jenna Scroggins, Kaleb, Kobe & Kyler Brown, Aspen & Casen Scroggins; his mother, Lucille; sisters, Joyce Jackson, Janice Munoz and Louise Lowrance; brother, Henry Scroggins; 15 nieces & nephews; 26 great nieces & nephews; other relatives, loved ones & friends.


Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at The Reynolds Center, Poteau, OK. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery.


Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Wednesday evening at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship, 35204 Midway Road, Co Rd 105, Poteau, OK 74953.

 

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

 

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Les Scroggins Obituary - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement today after his bill offering fee oversight was signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. House Bill 2866 ensures future changes in Department of Human Services’ fees are vetted and approved by the Legislature before enactment.


“I am honored to say that House Bill 2866 is signed and is now law in the state of Oklahoma. This bill restricts the Oklahoma Department of Human Services from implementing new fees on child support recipients without your voice being heard.


I authored this bill because before any new fee is created, we must allow the people to have a say in the matter. I understand that this state has repeatedly cut the budget for DHS, and I am hopeful for a day where that funding will be restored. However, we cannot force a group of hard working mothers and fathers around the state to carry that burden. This bill helps protect the people of House District 97 as well as the rest of the state. That’s why we’re here, and that’s what I’m fighting for!”


POTEAU, OKLAHOMA - America by Bicycle made a stop in Poteau on May 14, 2018 as part of their 2800-mile tour across America.


America by Bicycle made a stop in Poteau two years ago and they continue this tradition this year.


They started in Costa Mesa California with the final destination Savanna Georgia. The riders come from all parts of the world.


On Monday, Karen Wages with Poteau Chamber spoke to cyclist on the tour who have come as far as Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia, Washington, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Oregon, & Ohio.


“We gave them the short speech about our area and the official,” said Wages, she also presented them with “World’s Highest Hill/Poteau Balloon Fest Bracelet” which coordinates with their race attire.

 

America by Bicycle was founded in 1994 to take cyclists on first-class, fully-supported, long-distance bicycle tours. America by Bicycle was founded by cyclists for cyclists.

 

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Monday, 14 May 2018 11:36

Betty Lee Holter Obituary

Betty Lee Holter, of Spiro, Oklahoma was born March 4, 1936 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma to Alexander and Beulah (Martin) Landy and passed away May 11, 2018 in Spiro, Oklahoma at the age of 82.

 

She is survived by her daughters; Joyce E. Real and husband Everett of Spiro, Oklahoma, Dana Harp and husband Billy Goff of Ryan, Oklahoma, son; Ricky Fox and wife Karen of Spiro, Oklahoma,
Roy Holter of San Antonio, Texas, Tim Holter and wife Kim of San Antonio, Texas, daughter-in-law; Alice Fox of Ryan, Oklahoma, sisters; Carlia Mathews of Texas, Rosa Carlson of Oregon, Nina Landy of Oregon, brothers; Roy Landy and wife Song of Oregon, Rob Landy and wife Donna of Oregon, Jim Landy and wife Sandy of Checotah, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Dave Harp, Christy Goff, Justin Fox, Josh Fox, John Fox, Ricky L. Fox, Melissa Tuyman, Angela Whitecotton, Nicole Ochoa, Amanda Gardener, Dinnis Gardener, Jennifer Gardener, Roger Kateley, Beaux Holter, James Holter, Destiny Holter, Steven Phelps, Ashley Holter, Billy Jack Fox, numerous great and great-great grandchildren and her little dog Monkey of the home.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her daughter; Rhonda Fox, son Jerry Fox, brother; Bill Landy, sister; Mary Alverado and her parents; Alexander and Beulah Landy.

 

Betty was a cook and restaurant owner, but most of all she was a mother and grandmother who was loved dearly by all her children.

 

Services for Betty will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Monday, 14 May 2018 11:33

Les Scroggins Death Notice

Les Scroggins, 65, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Poteau. Les was born September 26, 1952, in Fresno, CA to Henry & Lucille (Cash) Scroggins.

 

Les was Pastor of Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship in Monroe, OK.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Larry Scroggins.

 

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at The Reynolds Center, Poteau, OK. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery.


Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Wednesday evening at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship, 35204 Midway Road, Co Rd 105, Poteau, OK 74953.

 

Les Scroggins Death Notice - 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Wister Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.


All Children 18 years and under eat Free.


Children do not have to be a Wister Student.

 

The Summer Food Program starts on May 21, 2018 and will run until June 28, 2018 - Monday through Thursday.


No meals on Fridays.


No meal on Monday MAY 28th for Memorial Day.


Breakfast Time: 7:30-8:30
Lunch Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Wister School Cafeteria
201 Logan Street
Wister, Oklahoma 

 

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This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

 

 

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a motorcycle accident occurred on May 13, 2018 at approximately 8:30 am on Interstate 40 eastbound at mile marker 101 off ramp, approximately .2 of a mile north of Hinton, Oklahoma, in Caddo County.

 

According to the report, a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by James E. Reynolds, 49, of Westcliffe, Colorado was traveling eastbound on I40, after exiting at mile marker 101 off ramp.


For some unknown reason the motorcycle lost control and departed the roadway to the left striking a sign.

 

Reynolds was transported by Medic West EMS to OU Medical Center. He was admitted in critical condition with head, arm, trunk internal, trunk external and leg injuries.

 

Investigated by Trooper Michael Jewell of the Grady County detachment. Assisted by Trooper Zachary Wright of Troop G, also assisted by Hinton Police Department, Hinton Fire Department, and Caddo County Sheriff’s Office.

Colorado man injured in a Motorcycle accident on I40 - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

 

 

Poteau, OKLAHOMA – The Pansy Kidd Middle School is pleased to announce their students of the month for May.


Two students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are chosen each month to represent the school as their students of the month.

 

 

 

Sixth grade

Coby Bell
Parents: Michael and Brittany Bell
Electives: Explore and Athletics
I like school because: I get to have fun and be with my friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6th grade
Emma Baker
Parents: Michele and Jeremy Baker
Electives: Explore and P.E.
I like school because: I get to hang out with my friends and I get to meet new people.

 

 

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7th grade

Logan Edwards
Parents: Chad and Ashley Edwards
Electives: P.E. Band and FACS
I like school: because: I get to learn knowledge to make me go places and succeed in life.

 

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7th grade
Payton Stover
Parents: Julie and Shadd Stover
Electives: Athletics, Current Events ½ year of FAC and ½ year of Art
I like school because: of Science and my friends

 

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8th grade

Cody Mattox
Parents: Suzanna Mattox and Roger Mattox Jr.
Electives: Athletics and Tech Ed
I like school because: I get to learn and be around my friends

 

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8th grade
Jalee McKenzie
Parents: Ashley and Jeff McKenzie
Electives: Athletics and Web design
I like School because: I get to see my friends and my teachers

 

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Spiro man was injured in a vehicle accident that occurred on Maya 13, 2018 at approximately 12:10pm on Highway 271 just west of Rogers Lane in Spiro, in LeFlore County.


According to the report, a 2010 Toyota driven by Shawna Blake, 28 of Pocola and a 2015 Mahindra Tractor driven by Carroll Rogers, 65 of Spiro were both traveling westbound on US 271 when the Toyota rear-ended the tractor. The tractor then rolled and came to rest on its top.


Rogers was ejected from the tractor. He was transported by Tulsa Life flight to St Francis in Tulsa and has been listed in stable condition with arm, head, trunk internal and leg injuries.

 

Blake was not injured. 

 

The accident was investigated by OHP.

Spiro man injured in Tractor rollover in LeFlore County - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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