Archive - 2014
The good news was the LeFlore County teams who were in the 2014 Heavener Bi-State Festival bested the squads from next door, but the not-so-good news was that the locals didnâ€™t sweep the entire two dayâ€™s worth of games.
The Spiro teams went undefeated in Tuesdayâ€™s first two games of the day at the Heavener Gym, sweeping the squads from Oden, Ark. The Lady Bulldogs won 60-46, while the â€™Dogs routed the Timberwolves 68-33.
However, the host Heavener teams could not follow suit as both lost to Acorn. The Lady Tigers held off the Lady Wolves 60-54 and the Tigers beat the Wolves 54-45.
GLENPOOL â€” Several wrestlers capped off Christmas week by placing at Saturdayâ€™s Glenpool Novice Tournament.
Three members came home as tournament champions.
Alan Callahan can now say he's the sixth man. Callahan won his sixth Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks Contest last week, going 7-3 and winning the tie-breaker â€” which was the score between Dallas and Washington last Sunday afternoon, which was won by the Cowboys 44-17.
Callahan won $25 for his winning ballot.
The Week 20 ballot for next weekendâ€™s contest will be in Tuesday's edition. That ballot will need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Jan. 9 to be eligible for that contestâ€™s $25 prize-winning check.
Vera Sims Griffith, 83, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She worked in accounting for Wilson Foods and McKesson Chemicals. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Ron Belford and Bobby Belford.
Survivors include her sons, Curt Belford of Yukon, Harold Belford of Bokoshe; granddaughters, Misty Belford of Poteau, Dawn Belford of Yukon; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014
While Monday was not a banner day for the state of Oklahoma on the gridiron, it was for four Oklahoma high school basketball teams from LeFlore County.
Both Heavener and Spiro high school squads handled their Arkansas teams in the first day of the two-day Heavener Bi-State Holiday Festival on Monday at the new-look Heavener Gym.
The host teams handled squads from Oden, Ark., the Lady Wolves posting a 43-27 victory over the Lady Timberwolves while the Wolves clawed the T'wolves 60-46.
Charles Gene Perdue, 65, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at First Baptist Church in Spiro. Burial will be in Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Bill Bevins Carroll, 48, of Wister died Monday, Dec.22, 2014, in Wister. Bill was born Aug. 6, 1966, in Poteau. Bill worked at Baldor.
Friends and family knew him as â€śLittle Billy.â€ť We all have happy memories of Billy that we hold dear to our hearts.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Nichols and Jesse Loomis of Wister; grandson, Aidan Loomis; parents, Jack and Judy Holderfield of Kinta; companion, Sheri Leavitt; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
William â€śBillâ€ť McWhirter, 86, of Spiro died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.
Services will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with burial at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark.