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July 16th

LeFlore County EMS takes top state honors

July 16, 2012

LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services and employees were honored during the annual Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technician Association banquet.
Anthony Stankowitz, 21, of Spiro, heard his name out called out during an awards ceremony last week in Tulsa as the 2012 Paramedic of the year. The award, which is peer based by nomination, recognized Stankowitz as the top outstanding Paramedic in Oklahoma.
His nomination was written by LCEMS Director, Dave Grovdahl

July 13th

Mary Ola (Bloxom) Holland

July 13, 2012

Mary Ola (Bloxom) Holland, 68, of Panama, formerly of Mena, Ark., died Friday, July 6, 2012. No services are planned. Information submitted by Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Paul Claybourne Cunningham

July 13, 2012

Paul Claybourne Cunningham, 60, of Pocola died Friday, July 13, 2012, in Pocola. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Pocola Memorial Chapel under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Doyle Kenneth “Ken” Moore

July 13, 2012

Doyle Kenneth “Ken” Moore, 74, of Sallisaw died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Ken was born April 17, 1938, in Spiro to Andrew Cleveland and Nancy (Smith) Moore. He was an upholstery instructor at Northside High School in Fort Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Hollis Leslie Gassaway Jr.

July 13, 2012

Hollis Leslie Gassaway Jr., 67, of  Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Fort Smith. Hollis was born April 12, 1945, in McAlester to Hollis Sr. and Novella (Phipps) Gassaway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Hollis was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Shirley Besoyan.
Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis Ann Gassaway of California; sons, Douglas and Virginia Gassaway of Blum, Texas, Treavor Gassaway of Roland; uncles and aunts, Lucian and Sue Gassaway of Monroe, and Clinton and Barbara Phipps Gassaway.
Private services will be held at a later time.

Poteau basketball player going to be in U.S. International Sports Festival next week in Columbus

July 13, 2012

Poteau Lady Pirate basketball player Kaitlan Standridge went to participate in the United States Junior National Basketball Team tryouts on May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. The goal was to make the cut from across the nation to be invited to play in next week's U.S. International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She did just that.
“I really didn't think this would happen,” Standridge said. “I have never really foreseen myself coming this far in basketball. I've developed a love for the game of basketball like I have over the past two years.”

Buccaneers make PeeWee state title game, but Rebels eliminated

July 13, 2012

CUSHING — The good news is there will be a LeFlore County OK Kids peewee baseball team playing for a state title tonight. However, there won't be a second local team in the championship game, this year anyway.
The Poteau Buccaneers stayed perfect for the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee State Tournament with a 15-3 rout of the Coleman BRW Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final.
The Buccaneers will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title, but they won't get to play their fellow Poteau team for it.

Heavener Thunder reach title game

July 13, 2012

WEATHERFORD — All that stands between the Heavener Thunder OK Kids coach-pitch baseball team and the 2012 State Tournament trophy is a win.
The Thunder reached tonight's state title game with a 13-3, four-inning, run-rule victory over Morrison in Thursday night's winner's-bracket final at Rader Park.
The Thunder will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title. The Sallisaw Titans and the Hollis Heat played in the loser's-bracket semifinal Friday night, with the winner meeting Morrison in the loser's-bracket final — with that winner playing the Thunder tonight for the state title.

Poteau golfer places in top 12 at Girls Junior Championship

July 13, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — Poteau High School golfer Hannah Ward tied for 11th place at this week's 62nd annual Girls Junior Championship, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Creek Country Club.
Ward, who was the Class 4A State Tournament individual state title and helped the Lady Pirates win the team state title, shot an 81-78 and tied Haley Hill for 11th place at 159.
Caroline Goodin was top medalist as she shot a 72-71—143, beating Megan Blonien (75-71—146) and Maci Arrington (74-72—146) by three shots.
There were 52 golfers in the field.

Second Annual Duck Martin PIT Camp

July 13, 2012

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