Archive - 2012
Olen Eugene Faulkenberry, 86, of Poteau went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 18, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Feb. 5, 1926, at Monroe to Clarence and Arla Faulkenberry. Olen Eugene Faulkenberry married Evie Lorene Roberts on Feb. 5, 1944, at Midway. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WW II, and a retired insurance agent.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dovie Midgley.
Four-year old Tegan Stimac is just like any other preschooler in a lot of ways; she enjoys playing outside, pretending to be The Little Mermaid, and hunting with Daddy. What truly sets her apart from the crowd is her enormous passion to help people.
While it may be Spring Break, there's still some action on the diamonds this week.
The Poteau Wood Bat Festival will be Wednesday through Friday at Town Creek Park, Howe's Lions Field and Cameron.
Also, the Class 3A Preview will take place Thursday through Saturday in Spiro.
Not to be outdone, the Wister Wildcats and the Whitesboro Bulldogs will be in the Union City Festival Thursday and Friday.
Also, the Talihina Golden Tigers will represent LeFlore County at the Broken Bow Tournament.
As for softball, Cameron and Howe will be in the Red Oak Festival on Thursday.
It was a good three-day, five-game series for Carl Albert State College baseball.
First off, the Vikings took four of five games from the Southwestern (Iowa) College Spartans at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings swept the Spartans by scores of 7-3 and 2-1 on Saturday, and ended the series with a 6-4 win in a nine-inning contest Monday afternoon.
The two teams split a pair of 10-0 run-rule games Sunday afternoon, with Carl Albert taking the opener.
CARTHAGE, Mo. â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team went 2-2 over the weekend at the Carthage Bash, ending things on a high note with two wins.
On Sunday, the Lady Vikings doubled up Butler 4-2, then ending the event with a 15-7 run-rule victory over MapleWoods, Mo.
The weekend did not start on a high note as the Lady Vikings lost 12-3 to Iowa Western and 3-2 to Indian Hills, Iowa.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. next Tuesday in a road doubleheader against Connors State College in Warner.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats won the Smithville Tournament Saturday afternoon by run ruling the Red Oak Eagles 10-1 in the championship game.
The Wildcats reached the title game by run ruling the Haworth Lions 8-0 in Friday's championship semifinals.
The Howe Lions lost in the consolation semifinals 12-0 by the host Braves to be eliminated from the tournament.
VIAN â€” The Pocola Indians made a trip down Interstate 40 Friday afternoon to meet the Vian Wolverines. The bats came to life for the Indians, scoring in six of the seven innings, and easily handling the Wolverines by a score of 7-5.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers took some momentum into this week's Broken Bow Tournament as they handled the Valliant Bulldogs 9-5 on Friday afternoon.
With the game tied at 5-5 after three innings, the Golden Tigers broke the tie by scoring three runs in the fourth inning. Clark Austin's RBI double and Austin Lawson's second home run of the season, a two-run shot, put Talihina ahead 8-5 after four innings.
HEAVENER â€” The Vian Lady Wolverines were the team which left Friday afternoon's three-way with the host Heavener Lady Wolves and the Arkoma Lady Mustangs undefeated. Vian run ruled the Lady Mustangs 11-3, then did likewise to the Lady Wolves 17-3. In an all-LeFlore County match-up, Heavener blanked Arkoma 9-0.
Editor's Note â€” Spiro's home game with Muldrow did not take place Friday, and will likely not be rescheduled. Also, Monday's doubleheader with Howe at Red Oak was rained out and will likely not be rescheduled.
CLAYTON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs went 2-2 in last weekend's Clayton Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Haileyville 9-0 on Friday after losing 8-6 to Battiest.
On Saturday, Whitesboro beat Boswell 4-3 in eight innings, but lost 11-1 to Wright City before having a shot at finishing no worse than fourth â€” and bringing home a trophy.