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Pocola hires new police chief

December 6, 2011

At their extended meeting Tuesday night the Pocola board of trustees voted four to one to hire Steve Howard as the new Pocola police chief. Trustee Jewell Clark was the lone "no" vote.

Vivian Louise Aldred Frank Tullis

December 6, 2011

Vivian Louise Aldred Frank Tullis , 91, of Tulsa (formerly of Poteau) died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. in Tulsa. Vivian was born in Poteau on March 11, 1920, to Howard Meade and Kathryn (Otey) Aldred. She was an interior decorator. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gatie Frank; second husband, Guy Lollis, third husband, Jack Tullis; daughter, Pamela Ann Frank; son, Gerald Neff; granddaughter, Jann Ethen; and three sisters, Helen Larkin, Jeanette Fullen and Betty Baggett;

Lillian Virginnia Pettis

December 6, 2011

Lillian Virginnia Pettis, 83, of Howe died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Howe. Lillian was born July 8, 1928, in Wewoka to Walter and Ila Della Hays. She married Doyle Pettis on Aug. 31, 1946, in Wellington, Kan. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughters, Leella Williams and Sonya Pettis; son, Dean Pettis; grandsons, Billy Powell, Doug Rohrbaugh; two sisters and four brothers. She was a longtime resident of Watonga. She was a homemaker.

Alline Mae Logan

December 6, 2011

Alline Mae Logan, 91, of Poteau died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Poteau. Alline was born July 17, 1920, in Barber, Ark., to James Daniel and Pernie (Jenkins) Hope. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Alline was very active in the Hospital Auxiliary, the Free Christian Clinic and Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Logan; three brothers and one sister; great grandson, Nicholas Benson; and daughter-in-law, Mary Logan.

William Henry Grosskopf Jr.

December 6, 2011

William Henry Grosskopf Jr. of Greenwood, Del., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. He was 83.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., son of the late William H. Sr. and Anna Weber Grosskopf.

Johnny Hugh Akins

December 6, 2011

Johnny Hugh Akins, 68, of Bethany (formerly of Wister) died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Bethany. Johnny was born in Poteau on Aug. 3, 1943, to Jess Hugh and Odena Lorene (Nix) Akins. He was a carpenter. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie Doris Whitman Akins; and son, Johnny Wayne Akins.

OSU proved, at least this year, it’s better than OU

December 6, 2011

STILLWATER — A lot of prognosticators believed that Oklahoma State would get the better of Oklahoma in this season’s version of Bedlam on the football field. But, like me, I didn’t think it would be as lopsided as it was, with the Pokes winning 44-10.
The Cowboys knew they had to not only win, but win big in Saturday night’s Bedlam game against the Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium. In the first half, they did just that.

A short, brief column this week

December 6, 2011

So I can get all the information that needs to get into today's paper, I'm making this column a brief one.
But to Carl Albert Correspondent Mark Couch, I'm sorry, but I had to hold your story until Wednesday's edition.
The big hoop event in LeFlore County this week is the Choctaw Nation Tournament in Talihina, featuring the host team along with Howe, Pocola and Wister.
Bokoshe, Cameron, Leflore and Whitesboro will be in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament this week in three locations — Eastern Oklahoma State College and Wilburton High School as well as Red Oak High School.

Howe girls win Poteau Freshmen Tournament; Heavener girls claim consolation championship; Spiro, Heavener boys teams lose on final day

December 6, 2011

One LeFlore County freshmen basketball team claimed a tournament championship Saturday afternoon as the Howe Lady Lions won the Poteau Freshmen Tournament with a 34-30 win over the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
Another county team, the Heavener Lady Wolves, claimed the consolation championship with a 37-20 victory over the Roland Lady Rangers.
Two other county freshmen teams suffered losses on the tournament's final day. The Spiro Bulldogs lost the boys title game 49-46 to the Roland Rangers, while the Heavener Wolves fell 36-17 in the boys third-place game.

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 6, 2011

VAN BUREN, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates got their first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a 48-40 win over Farmington, Ark., in the seventh-place game of the Citizens Bank Classic.
Howe 78, Keota 35: Friday night in Keota, the Lions (3-2), who led 26-16 at halftime, took control of the game in the second half as the outscored the Lions 52-19.
Leflore 60, Calvin 32: Friday night in Calvin, the Savages (7-1) won their sixth straight game.
Spiro 63, Stilwell 49: Friday night in Stilwell, the Bulldogs (2-0) led 19-16 after one period and slowly increased their lead from there.

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