Archive - Sep 2011
Janice Deane (Caswell)
Johnson 63, of Poteau died
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in
Poteau. Janice was born
Feb. 3, 1948, in Olney, Ill.
Services are pending time
under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home,
James Lillard, 66, of
Heavener died Sunday,
Sept. 11, 2011, in Heavener.
James was born in Heavener
March 3, 1945. Memorial
services will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4
p.m. at Dowden Funeral
Home Chapel in Heavener.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Dowden
Funeral Home, Heavener.
Beatrice Lewis, 92, of Spiro died Thursday, Sept. 15,
2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Beatrice was born on Nov. 14,
1917. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Mt.
Triumph Baptist Church, Fort Coffee. Burial will be in
Fort Coffee Cemetery. The family will be at Evans and
Miller Funeral Home in Pocola from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to
visit with relatives and friends.
Annie Lou Witt, 82, of Wister died
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in Wister. Annie
was born July 22, 1929, in Eufaula to Fred
and Ruby (Eskridge) Williams. She was a
restaurant cook. Annie was preceded in
death by her parents; son, Donald Adams;
daughter, Betty Adams; husband, Eschol
â€śHankâ€ť Witt; three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell
J. and Ginger Adams of Wister; three daughters and sonsin-
law, Carolyn and Robert Gutierrez of Belton, Texas,
Reah and George Maynor of Wister, Linda and Garry
Billy Mack Ramer, 79, of Poteau died
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Talihina. Bill
was born July 31, 1932, in Red Oak to
Alvin and Ila Beatrice (McAlester) Ramer.
He was retired from Wister Schools. Bill
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served
in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in
death by his parents and two brothers,
Norval Ramer and Johnny McGowen. Bill loved horses
and loved to trail ride.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Barragan of Santa
Anna, Calif.; two grandsons; three sisters and brothers-inlaw,
Gail Morrison of Poteau, Sue and Ronnie Burke of
Eight days before, Poteau softball pitcher Brenna Vise threw a perfect game against the Howe Lady Lions in the winner's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.
Monday afternoon, Vise, who had not pitched since the Howe game, returned to the pitcher's circle and was â€śpitcherâ€ť perfect once more. Vise faced 18 batters, the minimum in a six-inning game, and struck out nine of them en route to an 8-0, six-inning, run-rule victory over the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds.
There was a partial repeat for the Poteau High School cross country teams in their second annual Poteau Pirate Invitational, which took place Saturday morning at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Pirates repeated as team champion with 29 points, with the other local team, Heavener, coming in second with 44 points.
It's hard to believe that the postseason for all of LeFlore County's fast-pitch softball teams (except Poteau) and fall baseball teams has arrived. It just seemed like the season started just a couple of weeks ago.
But the reality is the playoffs in Classes 3A, 2A, A and B in fast-pitch softhball and Classes A and B in fall baseball will begin this week with district tournaments.
The complete district-tournament schedules are at the end of this column.
A Clerical Error
I would like to think of myself as perfect, but in reality only God and Jesus are perfect.