James Darrell Poteet Jr., longtime Agra/Tryon resident, was born to James Sr. and Joanne (Walker) Poteet on July 18, 1954, in Cushing, Okla. He died Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the age of 66 years.
Ben Walkingstick, left, was presented with an award last week in honor of his 60 years of membership in the American Legion. And he and three other members of the Chandler American Legion post were presented with Quilts of Valor by Kandice O’Hern. Pictured above, they are, from left, Ben Walkingstick, Danny Alsip, Donald Hale and Paul Martin. Photos/Brian Blansett
Lincoln County Commissioners this week adopted two resolutions and tabled another, and authorized the sheriff to apply for a grant and approved and signed a performance grant. Commission Chairman Lee Doolen said a CARES Act resolution was adopted for reimbursement of funds that will be placed into the account it was taken from.
Michael Horwath is originally from Vassar, Michigan but moved to Stroud from Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Horwath is the Director of Quality and the Facilities Manager at both Mint Turbines, LLC and FAA certified part 145 Repair Station. He has over 34 years of tactical and commercial derivative fixed and rotary wing aircraft and turbine engine maintenance experience, including 26 years of quality assurance and quality control leadership and quality engineer experience. Horwath retired from the United States Army in which he served in a variety of positions. He concluded his 26 years in the military as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Company First Sergeant. He and his wife Chong recently purchased the Lillian Parker home and are in the process of renovating it. They are the parents of five adult children.
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary met on September 14th. This was the first regular monthly meeting held since the pandemic started. Those attending the Legion meeting were Commander Michael Horwath, Steve Bivin, Brandon Quinn and David Carroll. Auxiliary members in attendance were Diana McGuire, Julie Bivin, Marsha Morgan, Delores Hamlin, Jo Braden, Maxine Jordan, Velma Brant, Diana Reed, Linda Waller and Aleta Smalley.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program helps families with children, ages 0 to 12, and senior citizens, ages 62 and greater, by providing Christmas assistance. Captain Stacey Connell with the Salvation Army serving Lincoln, Seminole and Pottawatomie counties announced new procedures for Angel Tree registration.
Ronald and Sheila Slayton will have a private family celebration in recognition of their 50 wedding anniversary. Sheila Murray and Ronald Slayton were united in marriage on September 25, 1970, at Church of Christ in Chandler.
Clockwise from right: Mary Baker of Meeker gets a heifer ready for the dairy show at the Lincoln County Fair; Haidyn Brown from Carney shows her hog, who is headed for the water sprayer; Joann Prince of Wellston gives her sheep, Lambert, a snack before the show; Blake Chowning of Davenport turns his hog toward the judge; Payton Miller of Chandler shows her hog; Ethan Stone and his muffler-wrapped sheep in the Ewe Lead competition, which required entrants to be wearing wool; and Roseann McCauley, 2, of Chandler showing in the goat competition. Photos/Brian Blansett