Archive - 2012
Freddy A. Goines, 55, of Pocola died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in an area hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith.
Lawrence E. Clayton was born in Fort Coffee in 1927. He served in World War II and was a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America; he received the highest award for a scout leader to receive.Â Clayton was a Presbyterian Elder who loved the church and was also a Sunday School Teacher.Â He loved to sing and some of his favorite songs were â€śGod is Able,â€ť â€śOne Day at a Timeâ€ť and â€śLiving Testimony.â€ť
Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Emma (McClish) Clayton; son Billy Wayne Clayton; three brothers and three sisters.
Bill Buttress, 82, Spiro, died Jan. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â He was born July 15, 1929, at Shady Point to Luther James and Mary (Mulkey) Buttress.Â Bill was a cattleman and also retired from Riverside Furniture where he worked 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, â€śJocielâ€ť; one son, Pete Buttress; one daughter ,Sandra Jean Buttress; and two brothers.Â
It took two days, but the first upset of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament took place Tuesday afternoon at Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Cameron Yellowjackets, seeded sixth, upset the third-seeded Spiro Bulldogs 37-34.
However, the other top boys seeds and three of the top four girls seeds advanced to Friday's championship semifinals.
HOWE â€” The Howe boys were able to outlast Keota's 58-56 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym in a battle of Lions.
Heavener 63, Hartshorne 28: In Hartshorne, the Wolves (4-4) reached the .500 mark with the win. Trailing 10-9 at the end of the first quarter, Heavener outscored Hartshorne 54-18 the rest of the way.
HOWE â€” In a battle of Lady Lions, LeFlore County's felines ruled supreme as Howe handled Keota 57-27 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym.
Spiro 59, Haskell 47: At Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic, the win put the Lady Bulldogs (5-3) into Friday night's championship semifinals against Oktaha at 4:30 p.m., with the winner playing for the small school championship at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A loss will drop them into the third-place game at 9 a.m. Saturday.
VIAN â€” The 2012 portion of the Poteau High School wrestling season did not get started the way the Pirates had hoped as they lost a 60-15 dual decision to the Vian Wolverines Tuesday night.
Sequoyah-Tahlequah was to have made it a triangular but did not show up.
The Pirates (9-5 in duals this season) got three wins, two of which were by pins coming from Tyler Tustin (126 pounds) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight). Poteau's other win came on a decision by Chevy Galetka in his match at 170 pounds.
GLENPOOL â€” Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members competed at last weekend's Glenpool Tournament, with three of them claiming gold.
Grant Ford, Seth Ford and Allison Hartley all won their weight class titles in their respective division.
Dada Jones, Ethan Carey and Gavin Morgan were all runners-up, while Creed Smith, Brandon Hartley, James Moss and Connor Williams were third.
Blaze Emerson, Jackson Morris, Remington Reed and Zack Dotson competed but did not medal.
MUSKOGEE â€” Seven Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members participated in last weekend's Berryhill New Year's Tournament.
Jarrod Vineyard was runner-up, while Bryson Terry, Jarrett Lilley and Ross Johnson all were fourth.
Race Williams, Dauntay Warren and Caden Warren also participated, but did not medal.
Happy new year to everyone! I welcomed 2012 in the same way I have been spending New Yearâ€™s Day for the last several years, taking my boys to a ball tournament. My good friend, Gary Gibson, coached a seventh-grade team, and Dallas Ward and I coached a sixth-grade team for a little weekend action in Tulsa. We have lots of great parents from here who drive their sons all over the two-state area to get their kids all the playing time they can. I would like to thank them because it takes several kids to make a team. We couldnâ€™t do it without each other.