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Funeral services for Jimmy Dean Oliver, 70, of Heavener are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Beshears and Rev. Joe Haydon Hall officiating.

Burial will follow in the Reichert Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral … Read More

POCOLA—Graveside funeral services for James H. Beshears, 72, of Pocola are Friday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Cemetery in Pocola with Lance Ashmore officiating.

Services are under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Pocola.

He passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Pocola, was born Dec. 21, 1944 in … Read More

WISTER—Funeral services for Denver Dickson, 79, of Wister are Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Church of God Seventh Day in Wister with Don Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Ellis Chapel Cemetery at Wister, under the direction of Evans & … Read More

CAMERON—A memorial service for William Ellis “Buck” Pendergrass, 66, of Poteau will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at 18164 Cow Shed Crossing Road in Spiro.

Grace Manor Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

He passed away Monday, May 21, 2017 in Poteau and was born March 25, 1950 … Read More

EULESS, Texas–John “Todd” Baker, 52, of Euless Texas, (formerly of Heavener) passed away unexpectedly on May 21,, 2017.

Funeral services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Heavener First Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial … Read More

Funeral services for Edward Leon Smallwood, 78, of Heavener are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Heavener First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Charlie Scott and Rev. Ray Weaver officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hontubby Cemetery, under the direction of … Read More

Other stories

Rep. Rick West’s column

When I was sworn in as your state representative, I swore to uphold the constitution of Oklahoma. Article 5, Section 33 of that constitution is clear as day: “No revenue bill shall be passed during the five last days of the session.”… Read More

Mullin it Over

Washington is a town full of monuments and memorials dedicated to famous people, events, and presidents.  Within just a few miles, there are tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., President George Washington, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  They all accomplished heroic deeds … Read More

Oklahoma senate review
The 2017 regular session is finally over, and I am excited to get back to the district full time. The issue that most people were talking about was the nearly $1 billion budget deficit the state was in this year. I spent quite … Read More

Briar Circle



The weather is holding a few of us at bay, we could only be patient, enjoy our caffeinated beverages and continue idle conversation. We eventually got around to things I had written (which is always appreciated) about my hopes for the future of Heavener. Some of … Read More

June events scheduled at the Heavener Public Library.

June 3: Origami creations at noon

June 7: Build a better creative station 1 p.m.

June 10: Origami creations at noon

June 14: Build a better food fortress 1 p.m.

June 17: Origami creations at noon

June 21: Build … Read More

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Friday, May 26, the 146th day of 2017. There are 219 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 26, 1917, a tornado in central Illinois killed 101 people, mostly in the Mattoon-Charleston area.

On this date:

In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by … Read More


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