Archive - 2013
Franch "Red" Johnico, 84, of Talihina died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.
Services will beheld at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Talihina Schools Little Theater. Burial will be in Choctaw Veterans Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two decisions facing the Poteau Chamber Board of Directors remained in limbo after their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent offer by the City of Poteau to enter into contract with the chamber, which would take over management of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, was somewhat resolved but still on hold after action by the board. Questions about the legalities of the agreement â€” such as any impact the partnership might make upon the chamber's 501(C)6 tax status â€” needed to be answered after the previous meeting.
STILLWATER â€” Saturday afternoon's game at Boone Pickens Stadium had the phrase â€śtrap gameâ€ť written all over it. The weekend before, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won a big road Big 12 game against Texas Tech. This upcoming weekend is a road game at Texas, followed by a home game Nov. 23 against league-leading Baylor.
So, it might have been understandable that in Saturday's 42-6 victory, the Pokes (8-1 overall, 5-1 in Big 12 play) may have looked a bit lethargic in beating the Kansas Jayhawks (2-7, 0-6).
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions were successful in opening their home basketball season Friday night as they handled the Wister Wildcats 70-35 at the Howe Gym.
The Lions clawed their way to a 16-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Leflore boys 67, Clayton 39: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to an 18-9 lead after a quarter en route to a 41-15 halftime advantage.
Leflore girls 59, Clayton 42: In Leflore, the Lady Savages made it 3-for-3 on the season as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one period and never relinquished their advantage.
After a full week of high school basketball in LeFlore County, several teams are off to fast starts.
Both Howe and Leflore teams are 3-0, while the Whitesboro Bulldogs are 2-0.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got their first win Friday night, while last Tuesday night the Wister Lady Wildcats picked up win No. 1 on the season. Also on Friday night, the Cameron Yellowjackets picked up their first victory of the season, getting a road win at McCurtain.
Bokoshe Games Rescheduled
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rallied from a four-point halftime deficit and wonÂ theirÂ third game in three daysÂ to improve to 4-1 overallÂ in their 86-74 win over host North Arkansas in the second and final day of the North Arkansas Classic on Saturday afternoon in Harrison, Ark.
North Arkansas led 40-36 at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Vikings' offense exploded to outscore the Lady Pioneers 50-34 to rally back and come away withÂ the win.
Chelsea Williams, manager of Strike-A-Lot Lanes in Poteau, presented a check for $250 to Nancy Hamlin, librarian at Patrick Lynch Public Library. The donated money was raised through the kidâ€™s fair sponsored annually by Strike-A-Lot Lanes and is earmarked for the purchase of childrenâ€™s books and materials.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School National Junior Honor Society is one of several organizations Poteau Womenâ€™s League donates to each year. Presenting the donation on and league President Nancy Shore and member Joyce Roberts.Â Allison Matos was installed as president-elect along with 38 eighth-grade members and 35 seventh-grade members at the annual installation ceremony.Â Callie and Lily Shore, grandaughters of Nancy, and Callie Shore, grandaughter of Joyce, were among those being installed.