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March 15th

James Bradberry

March 15, 2012

James Bradberry, 92, of Spiro died Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Lucille Patrice Brown

March 15, 2012

Lucille Patrice Brown, 42, of Wister died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, at The House of Hope Church in Poteau. Arrangements are under the direction of Add’Vantage Funeral Service of Tulsa.

James Hardy Windham

March 15, 2012

James Hardy Windham, 73, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, March 13, in Temple.
Hardy was born on July 15, 1936, in Muskogee to Hardy Orban and Mildred Ruth Windham. He graduated from Muskogee High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. After becoming a CPA, he joined the accounting firm of Ernst and Young in Houston, then spent many years as vice president and chief financial officer of Houston Corp., a private investment firm.

Bertha Jewel Henry

March 15, 2012

Bertha Jewel “B.J.” Henry, 85, Poteau went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Bertha was born March 5, 1927, in Stillwell, to Noah and Evia Moss. BJ enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, hunting, fishing, brush hogging, and her cat, Ta’sha and dog, Oscar Meyer. Most of all she loved her kids and grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and one sister.

Farmer James Wann

March 15, 2012

Farmer James Wann, 95, of  Pocola died Monday, March 12, 2012, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired Superintendent of Pocola Public Schools, member of Pocola First Baptist Church, 32nd Degree Mason and on the Kibois Board of Directors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilka Wann.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Allison Wann of the home; one son, Ronnie James Wann of Siloam Springs; one sister, Mental Balentine of Poteau; and two grandchildren.

Harris formally charged with murder

March 15, 2012

The LeFlore County District Attorney's office filed formal first degree murder charges on Tuesday against a Talihina man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.
Donnie Lee Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, has been incarcerated in the LeFlore County Detention Center since February 19 on the charge of first degree arson following an incident that left his girlfriend, Kristi Ferguson, 25, fighting for her life in an Oklahoma City burn unit.

Hilldale Hornets rally past Poteau Pirates; Late questionable calls hurt Pirates' comeback bid

March 15, 2012

In the Class 4A District Basketball Tournament last month at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Hilldale Hornets stung the Poteau Pirates. The visitors from Muskogee did the same thing Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
Thanks to a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth inning, the Hornets rallied from a 7-1 deficit to down the Pirates 8-7.
Trailing 7-1 after four innings, a two-RBI single by Jarrad Poteete, an RBI single by Dalton Cunningham and a Poteau error produced five runs to cut the Poteau lead to 7-6.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

March 15, 2012

PANOLA — The Panama Razorbacks got a road win Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 win over the Panola Bearcats.
The Razorbacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
Talihina 8, Smithville 1: In Smithville, down 1-0, the Golden Tigers scored twice in the fifth inning on Trevor Crone's first home run of the season and Austin Lawson's RBI double for a 2-1 lead.
Then, Talihina used Lawson's first home run of the season, a grand-slam homer, to highlight a six-run sixth inning for an 8-1 lead for Talihina, whose game Friday at home with Valliant has been moved to noon.

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

March 15, 2012

It took eight innings, but the Poteau Lady Pirates bounced back from Monday's rough pair of losses to Muskogee and Broken Arrow.
Ashlee Bandy's RBI single to left field proved to be the game-winning hit as Poteau got past the Red Oak Lady Eagles 8-7 in eight innings. That capped a 2-for-4 game for the Lady Pirate heroine.
Arkoma 5, Cameron 2: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs avenged last week's loss to the Lady Yellowjackets, and got their first win of the season — and handed Cameron its first loss of the spring.
Arkoma jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.

Former Whitesboro coach remembered Wednesday

March 15, 2012

WHITESBORO — Just after getting over one tragedy, Whitesboro Public Schools is now dealing with another one.
Former Whitesboro Coach Steve Linker died Sunday at age 53. His services took place Wednesday at the high school auditorium.
Last week, first-year boys basketball coach Wayne Tucker had his funeral at the same place after being killed in a one-car accident between Muse and Big Cedar on Oklahoma State Highway 63 on March 3.
“Coach Steve Linker was pretty much a legend around here”, said Katie Blagg, Whitesboro School Superintendent.

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