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Highway Hero: Son steers vehicle to safety as father has heart attack at the wheel

The bravery of a young Coweta Junior High student on a busy stretch of highway may very well have saved the life of his father, and potentially others in their path, after his dad experienced a heart attack behind the wheel of his truck.

Tigers pick up big 60-46 win over 5th ranked Skiatook

Coweta’s Tigers exploded through the second half to destroy the 5A, fifth ranked Skiatook Bulldogs 60-46, in Metro Lakes Conference action on Feb. 2.

Wagoner County District Court Records for the period ending February 5, 2016

Editor’s note: Information in this column was obtained from the Wagoner County Court Clerk’s database and other public documents for the period ending February 5, 2016.

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LEON CURLEE

Leon Curlee Leon Curlee passed away on January 28, 2016 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was 73 years of age. Leon was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on January 21, 1943 the son of Bernard and Margaret (Cox) Curlee. Leon was reared and educated in Coweta where he attended elementary and where he graduated from Coweta High School in 1961. Leon proudly served in the United States Navy before going on to continue his education at Northeastern State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education in 1971. On August 14, 1976 Leon married Miss Jo Lynn Lambert in a Broken Arrow wedding ceremony. Leon was a wonderful husband and father, a good person and a hard worker with a very strong faith in God. Leon worked as a technical specialist for American Airlines and later retired from the Sabre Corporation. Leon filled his life with the things he loved most; spending time with family, golfing, fishing, catching an OU football game or a NY Yankees baseball game. Leon is survived by, wife, Jo Curlee, Broken Arrow, OK; children, Heather Ashby and Zakkory Sanders, Claremore, OK, David Curlee and wife Mallory, Glenpool, OK, Matthew Curlee, Broken Arrow, OK; grandsons, Donovan and Duncan, granddaughter, Eleanor, on the way; brothers, Errol Curlee and wife Wannie, Coweta, OK , and Mike Curlee, Coweta, OK; and nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents.

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OBSERVATION POINT: We are all in this together

For the past few weeks, we have been gathering entries from pages of the Coweta American to submit to the Oklahoma Press Association for its annual Better Newspapers Contest.

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