Archive - Jan 6, 2014
Joshua Lee Lail, 35, of Heavener died Jan. 4, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born March 24, 1978, in Pauls Valley to Calvin Wayne and Geneva (Hearon) Lail. He was a salvage yard laborer.
Joshua is preceded in death by his father Calvin Wayne Lail.
He is survived by his son, Trever Lee Lail of Heavener; parents, John and Geneva Janway of Howe; brothers, Jacob Janway of Howe, Aaron Janway of Howe, Daniel Lail of Dumas, Texas; sisters, Amanda Janway of Howe and Courtney Janway of Howe; girlfriend Diane Mitchell of Heavener; and many more family members, friends and loved ones.
Wayne Davis, born Feb. 27, 1937, in Thornberry, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 4, in Decatur, Texas.
As a college athlete Wayne played basketball and baseball at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is still ranked seventh overall for average scoring in a single season 1958/59. After graduating with a history degree he completed officer training school in Fort Eustes, Va., where he became a captain in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Following the military he played semi-professional basketball for the Dallas Drillers. In their 1960-1961 season they were undefeated.
Brilynn Avery Martinez, infant daughter of Christopher Wayne and Nichole Destiny (Robinson) Martinez, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, in Poteau. Brilynn was born Oct. 7, 2013, in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Lorene Pearson, Elizabeth May Fuller, Jerry D. Young and Moises Martinez; aunt, Juanita Martinez; uncle, Irineo Martinez.
Ed Callaway had a smile that could light up a room. Everyone who knew him, whether for a moment or a lifetime, felt the warmth of his friendship, kindness and respect. He was a strong man, always there with a helping hand for those who needed it and always listened patiently. He was never quick to judge and thought things through before doing anything. He was very loyal and always could be counted on.
Gail Mayhall, 62, of Arkoma died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Truman George Cloud, 86, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
The Poteau High School basketball teams played their home openers Saturday afternoon at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse against Atoka in games added to the original schedule after last month's wintry weather canceled the Southeast Oklahoma Shootout in McAlester.
The Lady Pirates were too quick for the Lady Wampus Cats as they pulled away for a 60-46 win, but the Pirates couldn't quite get over the hump in falling 46-42 to the visiting Cats.
CAMERON â€” The Pocola Indians got 2014 off on the right foot as they posted a 73-41 victory over the Cameron Yellowjackets on Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
After the â€™Jackets scored the game's first six points, the Indians ended the first quarter with a 17-2 run to take a 17-8 lead into the second period.
In the second quarter, Pocola outscored Cameron 19-4 to take a 36-12 halftime lead.
Arkoma 47, Porum 38: In Porum, the Mustangs jumped out to an 11-5 lead after one period. While the Panthers kept the game close throughout, Arkoma never lost the lead.
CAMERON â€” A fast start enabled the Pocola Lady Indians to end up winning going away over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets as they left town with a 52-28 victory Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 16-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Arkoma 53, Porum 52: In Porum, Julia Anderson's shot at the buzzer lifted the Lady Mustangs to victory.
Broken Bow 65, Talihina 46: In Broken Bow, the Lady Savages jumped out to a 21-9 lead after a period to take control of the game.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The recent sentencing of an eastern Oklahoma man for producing child pornography is an example of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's cooperation with international law enforcement agencies, according to ICE's resident agent in charge in Oklahoma.
David Anthony Baker, 35, of Howe was sentenced Dec. 19 to 39 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in July to charges of producing child pornography and to producing child pornography as a registered sex offender, said Paul Steenson, ICE's resident agent in charge in Oklahoma.