Mccurtain, OK

Donnie Pettigrew

Funeral services for Donnie Pettigrew, 74 will be 10:00am Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Kane Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at 12:00pm at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home. Donnie Franklin Pettigrew was...
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Royal Otis Pritt

Private Service for Royal Otis Pritt, 76 of Poteau, Oklahoma will be at a later date. Cremation under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home. He was born on June 14, 1946 in Given, West Virginia to Kathleen (Smith) Pritt and Roy Pritt and passed away on August 5, 2022 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was married to Rose Mary (Cox) Pritt on 4-2-1966 in Columbus, Ohio. . was preceded in by his parents Roy and Kathleen Pritt.
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#183-Support Live Music --- LeFlore Co. Area August 8, 2022

When AM radio came along in our homes and cars, it was the boost country music needed to reach the masses. The equipment in the studios and instruments were primitive by today’s standards but we all loved it and it’s dear to our hearts. By the time that I started playing Country, “75” or so, Classic Country meant music from the 50’s and 60’s. Several decades have been added to that category. There have been some awesome songs, singers and bands for every generation. I am not gonna say that the early years of Country were the very best, but they are some of my favorites. Nashville produced the emotions and feelings of the songs that were mixed to sound good even through a 4 inch speaker in the car. It was the best available at the time. I can remember standing in the car seat, I was 6-7, and singing along with Why, Baby-Why, Baby Why, Baby Why? and White Lightning. Then in the “60’s”, Love Bug, The Race Is On, She Thinks I still Care. He had over 134 singles on the radio in his career, 59 albums, 20 videos and more fans than you could count. He was one of the early Country Superstars, even through the No-Show years of the “70”.

“K”now “L”eflore “C”ounty “O”klahoma

Terry Joe Wiles wrote this for the Poteau High School Alumni Association's newspaper, The Static. He sent it to us so we could share it with our readers. If you are a PHS grad and don't get The Static, let me know and I'll get you info about subscribing. AM...

Hay shortage could make beef scarce in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma’s brutal droughts have brought havoc on crops. But when farms suffer, ranches suffer too. One of the most important crops in America is not corn, wheat, or barley, but hay. When grass dies in the winter, farm animals have to eat something. The...

Daryl Bauer

A memorial service for Daryl Bauer of Spiro, Oklahoma will be 6:00pm, Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro, Oklahoma with Reverend Jeremy Porter and Reverend Lloyd Carr officiating. Daryl Rendell Bauer was born on September 29, 1951 in North Platte, Nebraska to Joseph Nathaniel...

Bruce Edward Grindstaff

Bruce Edward Grindstaff, 67, of Poteau, Oklahoma was born February 24, 1955 in Gallipolis, OH and passed from this life August 4, 2022 at Shady Point, Oklahoma on August 4, 2022. He married Diana Lynn Johnson Grindstaff on January 19, 1980 in Spencer, OK. They were blessed with one son, Christopher Edward Grindstaff.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I love the city of Sallisaw. My family and I have lived here for 50 years. I see that the City Commissioners approved almost $823,000 for the police department and fire department. My question is, will there be any raises for those employees? Just asking. RUTH GIRTEN, SALLISAW.

John Wayne Robertson

Private Service for John Wayne Robertson, 63 of Poteau, Oklahoma will be at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home. He was born on January 27, 1959 in La Chapelle, France to Pearl R. (Durant) Bost and Eugene L. Robertson and passed away on August 5, 2022 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene L. Robertson; mother Pearl R. Bost; stepfather, Bob Bost; brother, David Robertson; and very special companion Ann Caldwell.

Planning commission OKs residential property plats

The Sallisaw Planning Commission gave its approval Tuesday on two residential properties within the city limits on which construction is intended, but tabled its decision on a commercial request until several issues are addressed. The commission approved rezoning 31 acres in south Sallisaw from agriculture (A-1) to residential (R-1) at...

U.S. Highway 59 bridge make road program’s priority list

(From the Aug. 3 and 7, 1997, issues of the Sequoyah County Times) –Daily temperatures have continued to rise in recent weeks, contributing to the death of a least one elderly county resident and the treatment of many others at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in Sallisaw. —Governor Frank...

It’s that time of year again

There are probably as many ways to approach a new school year as there are students, teachers, staff and administrators. Some may utilize the iconic Indianapolis500 clarion call: “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!”. Others might employ Hank Williams Jr.’s Monday Night Football chorus: “Are you ready for some...

Daddio's Jerky & Smokehouse Ribbon Cutting

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting celebrating the membership of Daddio's Jerky & Smokehouse Friday. Owner Brian Thompson weilded the scissors to "cut the ribbon" while Chamber members and family look on. Daddio's Jerky & Smokehouse is located at 2220 North Broadway in Poteau.