Archive - 2013
Cameron voters are deciding today on a proposed 2 percent sales tax to help fund city governmental operations.
This will be the second time voters hit the polls to cast their ballot in favor or against the tax, having previously been defeated in November 2012. The earlier vote was close, the tax failing by 2 votes, creating a 2.6 percent margin.
Cameron voters are casting their ballots for the special municipal election at the Cameron School from until 7 p.m.
Put on your tennis shoes and grab your water bottle, there is a new walk in town.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce and Fenton Motors of Poteau have announced the 2013 Walk, Run or Dye 5k to be held Saturday, starting at the Poteau City Hall parking lot.
The event welcomes participants of all ages and will not be a timed event. There will be no metals or trophies awarded, just a chance to hang out with family and friends during a healthy event.
Drucilla Joyce Fritts, 75, of Spiro died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Mitchell Lee Warren Sr., 83, of Heavener died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Heavener.
No service is planned at this time. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Willie Jean Hunt, 84, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Poteau. Willie was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Panama to Willie E. and Edna (Reeves) Goff. She was a secretary for Casa Bonita. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Russel Hunt.
It's almost here, LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Week. The annual event will begin Monday at Panama, due to the Poteau Area Recreational Complex not being available.
The bracket of this year's tournament will be in Saturday's edition.
HENRYETTA â€” The Heavener High School cross country teams ran in their second meet of the season Saturday at the Henryetta Invitational.
The Wolves were 13th with 295 points. The host Golden Knights won the team title with 101 points.
Octavio Sanchez was Heavener's highest placer, running the 5k run in 22:11 to place 62nd. Frank Cruz was 94th (23:53), Estaban Martinez was 96th (24:08), James Cinocca was 129th (26:36), Jacob Robertson was 138th (27:18) and Devon Matthews was 153rd (29:30).
NORMAN â€” Let the quarterback controversy begin at the University of Oklahoma! Itâ€™s official â€” OU has a problem at quarterback. Red-shirt freshman Trevor Knight didnâ€™t play well once again, including a pair of third-quarter interceptions that led to coach Bob Stoops putting junior Blake Bell in early in the fourth quarter.
NORMAN â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates came away from the University of Oklahoma Invitational at Reaves Park with third place after holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Purcell Lady Dragons in nine innings Saturday afternoon.
RaeLynn Caldwell struck out six and hit a two-run single scoring the go-ahead and eventual winning runs to lead the Lady Pirates.
In an earlier Saturday game against Pauls Valley, Caldwell struck out nine as the Lady Pirates won 2-1.
HOWE â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team went through undefeated as Saturday night's 8-2 win over the Smithville Braves at Lions Field brought them the championship plaque of the 2013 Howe Wood Bat Tournament.
The Cameron Yellowjackets edged the Leflore Savages 3-2 to win the third-place game.
Wister beat Leflore 5-1 the first championship semifinal of the day on Saturday afternoon, then Smithville nipped Cameron 2-1 in the second semifinal.