Archive - Jan 2014
Marydean â€śMissyâ€ť Goforth, 45, of Howe died Jan. 17, 2014. She was born Sept. 19, 1968.
Marydean was preceded in death by her parents, Tip and Francis Goforth, and a brother, Gary Goforth.
She is survived by one sister, seven brothers, 17 nieces and nephews; 41 great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews; numerous other family members, friends and loved ones.
The family will hold a remembrance service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Howe School Cafeteria.
Richard â€śBuddyâ€ť Dodd, 85, of Pocola, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. He was retired from Colonial Bakery, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Pocola United Methodist Church. He was a lover of southern gospel music and frequented local gospel music events. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; a son, Gary Allen; his parents; and two brothers.
TALIHINA â€” Down double digits after a period, the 10th-seeded Bokoshe Lady Tigers used a strong fourth quarter to rally for a 40-36 come-from-behind victory over the seventh-seeded Pocola Lady Indians in Monday's opening-round game of the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Both Talihina teams and the Whitesboro Bulldogs also posted opening-round victories on Monday at this site.
The Heavener High School basketball teams, along with the Leflore Savages and the Arkoma Lady Mustangs, were opening-round winners in Monday's games in the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Wolves handled the Cameron Yellowjackets 55-23, while the Lady Wolves got past the Leflore Lady Savages 59-51.
The Savages edged the Arkoma Mustangs 49-47 in one of the best games at any of the sites on Monday, while the Lady Mustangs beat the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 54-33.
WISTER â€” The good news was the Wister High School basketball teams got to open play in the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament on their home floor. However, home cooking didn't work out for either team.
The Pocola Indians and the Panama Lady Razorbacks came to town and won tournament openers Monday night. The Indians prevailed 65-33 over the Wildcats, while the Lady â€™Backs downed the Lady â€™Cats 64-43 to advance to Tuesday night's championship quarterfinals.
Chasity Asberry'sÂ career-high 16 points and 52.4-percent shooting proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 100-50 win over the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers on Saturday afternoon at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
DespiteÂ four Vikings reaching double-figures in scoring, it wasn't enough for the Vikings in their 65-59 loss to the Pioneers in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Sorry for making you all wait until today's edition to see this week's Cage Notes Column, but space constraints in Tuesday's edition made me do so.
As you're reading this, we're halfway through the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament Week, with Championship Saturday slated for that night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium in Talihina, this year's host school.
Arthur Benjamin Bethell of Poteau died Jan. 20, 2014, in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Franklin Bethell; mother, Maud â€śMattieâ€ť Bethell; two brothers, Noel and Arnold Bethell; two sisters, Melba Treadway and Mildred Hamby; a daughter, Sharon Bethell Reasoner, and his special dog, Smokie.
Johnny Lee Martin, 69, of Panama died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Johnny was born July 17, 1944, in Panama to Arlin Thiral and Estella Marie (Ornder) Martin. He was a forklift driver for Whirlpool. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Marvin Martin.