Archive - 2013
I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday, and be safe in journeying to your respective destinations.
As you read this, I will have already made a journey to Enid for my annual six-month medical check-up and to have Thanksgiving with my mom Monday since she can't be here this week as we had originally intended due to unforeseen circumstances.
By the time you read this column, I will have already left â€” and possibly arrived â€” in Poteau as I will be back to work today to put out Wednesday's edition.
KINGFISHER â€” Four members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at this past weekend's Kingfisher Open.
Clifton â€śCliffâ€ť Dean Jones, 73, of Howe died Saturday,
Nov. 23, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in
Heavener. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery. Family visitation
will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Billy Ray â€śBillâ€ť Tacket, 77, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 27, at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in Panama. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 P.m. Tuesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
The Rev. R.M. Blackwood, 92, of Hodgen went home to Heaven Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
Services will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 29, at the First Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial will be in Sehorn Cemetery, Winfield, Ark., under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an online greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com
Arthaina M. Hancock Christiansen, 65, of Eufaula died Nov. 16 in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Arthaina was born Sept. 7, 1948, in Poteau to Minnie Collins Hancock and Arthur Hancock.
Arthaina was preceded in death by her mother, father, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her spouse, two daughters, one son, five sisters, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Cremation arrangements were made with Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hbmfuneralhome.com.Â
Clovis Eugene Marshall, 69, of Poteau died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born May 6, 1944, in Battiest to the late Clyde Herman Marshall and Amanda Marie LeFlore Marshall. He was a rancher, welder and worked for a van conversion company.
James â€śDannyâ€ť Daniel Towe, 59, of Spiro died Monday, Nov. 25, in Spiro.
He was born July 19, 1954, in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Marion Towe and Jaunema (Miles) Sparacio.Â
He is survived by his wife, Betty Towe of the home, three stepdaughters, Della Fox of Stigler, Karen Moody and husband Dustin of Spiro, Donna Stiles and husband Rick of Spiro;Â one sister, Denise Reed and husband Robert of Spiro; two brothers, Jeffrey L. Towe of Spiro, Woodruff â€śTommyâ€ť Sparacio of Little Rock, Ark., his mother, Jaunema Sparacio of Spiro; one niece and four nephews.Â
BOKOSHE â€” The Leflore Savages spoiled not only the season opener for the Bokoshe Tigers but the coaching debut of new Bokoshe coach Jeff Williamson as the Savages handled the Tigers 85-46 Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Whitesboro 57, Indianola 16: In Indianola, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 19-3 lead after a period and never looked back.
Wilburton 54, Panama 36: Thursday night in Panama, trailing 11-8 after a period, the Diggers outscored the Razorbacks 17-9 in the second quarter to take a 25-20 halftime lead.
BOKOSHE â€” It took two overtimes, but the Leflore Lady Savages snapped their three-game losing streak to spoil the season opener for the Bokoshe Lady Tigers as the visitors prevailed 47-44 Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Whitesboro 50, Indianola 12: Friday night in Indianola, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 9-0 lead after a period en route to a 19-4 halftime advantage and a 39-8 lead after three periods.