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February 21st

Janice Pauline Midgley Couch

February 21, 2012

Janice Pauline Midgley Couch, of Wister, Okla., passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Janice was born Sunday, December 2, 1962 in Stockton, Calif., to Clifford Melton and Lilace Elaine (Sampson) Midgley. She was a cook at Wister Public Schools. Janice was preceded in death by her paternal grandpa, Charley Midgley; maternal grandparents, O.C. and Mildred Sampson; and best friend, Cheryl Johnson Seagraves.

Dorothy Curtis

February 21, 2012

Dorothy Curtis, 85, of Talihina, passed away February 18, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services will be conducted on February 21, at 10 a.m. at the Talihina First Baptist Church in Talihina.
Interment will be at the Riechert Cemetery.
Talihina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Houston “Hoot” Jackson

February 21, 2012

James Houston “Hoot” Jackson, 71, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Hot Springs, Ark. Hoot was born July 1, 1940 in Tahlequah, Okla., to Hyrum annd Evelyn (Wann) Jackson. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He worked in metal fabrication. Hoot was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church. He was baptized in Holson Creek in 1952. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lois Jackson; his parents, Hyrum Jackson, Arden and Evelyn (Wann) Evans; and brother, A.C. Evans.

Monroe Sebo

February 21, 2012

Monroe Sebo, 82, of Spiro died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Victory Worship Center in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Rena Gene Moore

February 21, 2012

Rena Gene Moore, 48, of Cheyenne, formerly of Wister, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Cheyenne.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25,at the Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Cheyenne. Condolence can be made at

Poteau wrestling duo makes state; another Pirate, Golden Tiger place at regionals

February 21, 2012

For the second straight season, there will be two Poteau Pirate wrestlers at the Class 4A State Tournament.
At Saturday's Class 4A Regional Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., Poteau's Tyler Tustin and Kaydon Evans qualified for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
Tustin, who won state a season ago, won the regional title at 132 pounds, while Evans — who came out midseason — battled his way back to be third at 138 pounds.

Poteau girls repeat as district champs with win over Hilldale; Hornets sting Pirates in boys' district title game

February 21, 2012

The good news Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse was that the Poteau Lady Pirates claimed their second straight Class 4A District Tournament title, but the not-so-good news was the Pirates suffered a loss.
The Lady Pirates won their second straight district title with a 59-45 win over the Hilldale Lady Hornets. However, in the nightcap, the Hornets were able to make it a split with the two schools as they defeated the Pirates 59-49.

Talihina girls district champs, Golden Tigers are runners-up

February 21, 2012

WARNER — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers took the first step in a four-game postseason winning streak to the Class 2A State Tournament in fine fashion Saturday night as they defeated the host Warner Lady Eagles 54-20 to win the district tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers are now just three wins away from the Class 2A State Tournament. They will face Hulbert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Warner, with another win putting them into not only Saturday night's regional title game but automatically qualifying them for next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.

Bokoshe girls lose Class B Regional Tournament title game to DCLA

February 21, 2012

STROUD — The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first Class B playoff loss of the season Saturday night as they lost the title game of the Class B Regional Tournament 52-34 to the Deer Creek-Lamont (DCLA) Lady Eagles.
The Lady Tigers still advanced to this week's Class B Area Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., since they are the regional runners-up. Bokoshe will play Burlington at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with wins needed in that game as well as Friday and Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game to make next week's Class B State Tournament.

Panama girls, Pocola boys claim Class 2A District Tournament championships; Lady Indians runners-up, while Hogs' season ends

February 21, 2012

PANAMA — Two LeFlore County basketball teams won Class 2A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Panama Gym.
The host Lady Razorbacks defeated archrival Pocola 58-49, while the Pocola Indians got past the Gore Pirates 63-42 to win in Saturday night's title games.
Both Pocola teams had to stave off elimination on Friday night. The Lady Indians defeated the Gore Lady Pirates 69-51, while the Indians got past their archrivals from Panama 69-51.
The Panama girls and the Pocola teams all advanced to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament, which will begin Thursday at the Howe Gym.

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