March 6th, 2014
Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.
WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill
Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014
HENRYETTA â Last week, the Spiro High School basketball teams were celebrating sweeping the titles at the previous weekend's Class 3A District Tournament at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym. This week, they're celebrating doing the same thing at the regional tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs and âDogs swept the title games at the Class 3A Regional Tournament. The girls routed the Beggs Golden Demons 70-46, while the boys outlasted Lincoln Christian in a battle of Bulldogs.
OKLAHOMA CITY â Poteau wrestler Devin Anderson placed sixth at last weekend's Class 4A State Tournament at State Fair Arena.
LeFlore County's other state qualifier, Talihina's Domnick Shedd, lost both of his matches in the Class 3A State Tournament.
Itâs been a â âLongâ â time coming for former Cameron High School baseball coach John Long to be recognized, elected, inducted and honored by the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association.
Long, now an administrator and Superintendent of Schools at Leflore, was inducted into the elite group of baseball coaches and honored last month at the associationâs annual awards banquet in Oklahoma City. This group of coaches that Longs joins in the OBCA Hall of Fame includes baseball coaches at all levels, including college and universities.
ARKOMA â For several members of the Arkoma Lady Mustangs basketball team, what they are about to do tonight has been a lifelong aspiration for them â get to play at âThe Big House,â Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena. The Lady Mustangs will get that chance Thursday night when they meet Frontier in the Class A State Tourament quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m.
The Lady Mustangs got there with a 65-51 victory over the Kiowa Cowgirls in the Class A Area Tournament consolation finals Saturday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse in Durant.
Getting 21 points from Breonna Johnson and 19 points each from former Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Lady Bears Bria Caldwell and Kilah Cummings proved to be the difference for the sixth-seeded Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 96-80 win over the 11th-seeded Arkansas Baptist in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting 18 points from Katrell Henry in his last game as a Carl Albert State College player wasn't enough for the Vikings in their 70-62 loss to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night in Tonkawa.
With the loss, the Vikings finished the 2013-14 season at 3-25.
Vicki Byrd, 48, of Arkoma died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. No public service is planned at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
The year was 1992. We were preparing for a presidential election, which would end up being won by then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. In the month of March of that year, late disco singing legend Donna Summer got her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and Leona Helmsley was sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion.
Also in that same month, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs made the state tournament. Now, 22 years later, they're back.