Archive - Oct 2012
Paul Nelson Johnson
Paul Nelson Johnson, 82, of Leflore, formerly of McAlester, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Talihina Veterans Center.
Paul was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Bristow to Loddie N. and Edith (Alcorn) Johnson.Â He grew up in Bristow and Slick.Â In March 1951 he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the 14th Air Force, 323rd Bomb Wing, until his honorable discharge on Aug. 24, 1952.
NORMAN â€” The Oklahoma Sooners did just what they were expected to do against the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday night at Owen Field â€” picked up an easy 52-7 win.
TULSA â€” An old sports adage says, â€śThe good teams will find a way to win.â€ť No truer words could have been spoken as dusk approached Saturday at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
After being outplayed, and never ahead, in Saturday afternoon's homecoming football game for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane against the Rice Owls, it took only one play to reverse all that.
Protectors Motorcycle Association Media Officer Ima Clubb, second from right, congratulates the winners of the first Bikes, Balloons and Barbecue poker run Saturday. The winners were, from left second-place winner Curt Haney of Poteau, first-place winner Kenny Hackett of Tulsa, and third-place winner Dena LaFever of Chickasha. The run began and ended at the Poteau Daily News parking lot and included several stops along the Talimena Scenic Drive.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The second annual Jugz-N-Nutz 7-3 coed softball tournament will take place Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $150 per team.
The championship team will receive bats and t-shirts, the runners-up will receive a dozen softballs and t-shirts and the Most Valuable Player, both male and female, will receive a plaque and a t-shirt.
Jeff Tadtman, Carl Albert State College women's basketball coach, would like to announce the remainder of his 2012-13 signing class.
Skylar Cooper is a 5-8 freshman shooting guard/small forward from Heavener.
Her ability to make 3-point baskets and her leadership skills will both be big for the Lady Vikings this upcoming season.
â€śSkylar is a local girl from Heavener who came home, and I am excited to have her,â€ť Tadtman said. â€śShe is probably one of our best 3-point threats. Also, she has good leadership skills. Skylar wants to be good. With her hard work, she should succeed.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Roan Ranger made his Remington Park debut in Wednesdayâ€™s $30,000 allowance/optional claiming event, handling the one-mile test to wear down rivals in the stretch for victory. Jockey Cliff Berry was up to gain his second win of the night and move closer to 4,000 career thoroughbred wins.
I just got in a deer to process that I've never seen before. I've harvested a bunch of deer, and processed even more deer.
This buck, a nice eight-pointer, was in full velvet when I harvested him on Monday. That is usually unheard of at this time of the year.
Upon closer inspection, I discovered he, or I should say it, had both male and female organs. It was in perfect health, but did not display the normal signs of a buck in mid-October.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross-country teams as they will run at the Class 4A Regional Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify for the Class 4A State Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at Edmond Santa Fe High School.