Archive - 2011
Louise King, 83, of Poteau, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Louise was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Gilmore to Charley and Carrie Barnhill. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Poteau.
Survivors include her husband, Carl of the home; son, Larry W. King of Livermore, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with The Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.
Ellen Milam, 82, of Poteau died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Ellen was born Sept. 10, 1928, a twin and one of 14 children to Minnie Lewis. In her younger years she enjoyed playing basketball, tennis, and bowling. Ellen worked along side her husband of over 50 years, Norman Dale Milam, owner/operator of the Poteau City Shoe Market. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and was a member of the Poteau First Baptist Church.
Ophelia Irene Plummer, a beautiful Christian woman, passed into eternal rest on July 9, 2011.
She was born April 23, 1924, in Hon, Ark., to Eliza and Claud Latta. She attended school in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. She met the love of her life, Derrell Plummer, while attending high school. They were married Nov. 7, 1942. This autumn they would have celebrated their 69th anniversary. Ophelia always had deep appreciation for the arts. She and her sister Emma (â€śJimmieâ€ť â€śJudyâ€ť) were frequently asked to sing duets at church services and gatherings.
Charles Lafayette Hunget, 80, of Poteau, died July 2, 2011, in Poteau. He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Grover, Colo., to John Rufus and Gladys Emma (Moore) Hunget. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Donna Lee (Clark) Hunget; a daughter, Sharon; two brothers, Robert Hunget and John Hunget; and a sister, Julie Moore.
Lorene Sara Leecy Hudlow, 88, of Fanshawe died Thursday, July 7, 2011 in Poteau. Lorene was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Fanshawe to Walter Lee and Lillian (Stickney) Herrington. She was a homemaker.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Hudlow Sr.; brother, Lee Herrington; daughter, Deborah Hudlow; grandchildren, Mitzi Campbell and Jason â€śLil Manâ€ť Hudlow.
Durant Rangers 12, Elk City Brown Sox 3
Shawnee Muck Dogs 5, Kingfisher â€™Jackets 4, 7 inn.
Holdenville Outlaws 5, Weatherford Red 2
Tushka Tigers 11, Poteau Pirates 3.
Weatherford Red vs. Poteau Pirates, 2 p.m.
Elk City Brown Sox vs. Kingfisher â€™Jackets, 4 p.m.
Holdenville Outlaws vs. Tushka Tigers, 6 p.m.
Durant Rangers vs. Shawnee Muck Dogs, 8 p.m.
Things did not look too good for the Shawnee Muck Dogs in Tuesday's opening-round contest in the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Trailing 4-0 after three innings, the Dogs rallied to tie the game at 4-4 in their last at-bat in the sixth inning and then won the contest 5-4 in seven innings to advance in the winner's bracket.
Shawnee (37-14) will play the Durant Rangers in a winner's-bracket game at 8 p.m. tonight.
Kingfisher (45-10) will face the Elk City Brown Sox at 4 p.m. this afternoon in an elimination contest.
One big inning was all it took for the Holdenville Outlaws to advance in the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament Tuesday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Outlaws broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run sixth inning to record a 5-2 victory over the Weatherford Red.
The Outlaws (47-6) will play the Tushka Tigers at 6 p.m. tonight.
The Red (40-7) will play an elimination game at 2 p.m. this afternoon against the tournament-host Poteau Pirates.
The Durant Rangers used late-inning offense to end up winning going away to open the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament Tuesday afternoon at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Rangers ended up being too much for the Elk City Brown Sox in a 12-3 win.
The Rangers (42-6) will play the Shawnee Muck Dogs at 8 p.m. tonight in a winner's-bracket contest, while the Brown Sox (47-8) will play an elimination contest at 4 p.m. this afternoon against the Kingfisher â€™Jackets.
When Poteau was named the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament host city, it just seemed a natural fit.
Tournament-host Poteau Pirates Coach Dr. Steve Smith said that what may have helped in Poteau landing this summer's state tournament was the success enjoyed by four LeFlore County OK Kids teams last year.
Panama's team won last summer's OK Kids Midget State Tournament.
The Wister Wildcats were the state runners-up in the 2010 Preps State Tournament. They are also there this season, and they won their state opener 8-6 Tuesday afternoon in McLoud.