Archive - Feb 10, 2014
Philip Wayne Peak, 71, of Howe died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his home.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 10, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
Doyle Lynn Kelley, 73, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Paris, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
A memorial service was held Monday at New Hope United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau High School basketball teams made the snowy trip to Sallisaw a profitable one as they picked up a pair of wins.
The Lady Pirates used a strong fourth quarter to rally past the Lady Black Diamonds for a 57-44 victory. A strong second half enabled the Pirates to get a 55-48 come-from-behind victory.
Saturday afternoon's road games at Broken Bow were canceled due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been set.
CAMERON â€” The Wister Wildcats got a much needed victory as they beat the Cameron Yellowjackets 69-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Cameron Gym.
The Wildcats got out to an 18-13 lead over the Yellowjackets after one period, and the visitors never lost their lead.
Talihina 58, Heavener 32: Friday night in Heavener, the Golden Tigers jumped out to an 18-10 lead after a period en route to a 38-19 halftime advantage.
Howe 48, Red Oak 47: Friday night in Howe, Howe's Chesly Hall hit his only basket of the game with 30 seconds left to put the Lions ahead at 48-47 lead.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then outscored the Lady Wildcats by a point to post a 42-41 come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon at the Cameron Gym.
Trailing 29-26 after three periods, the Lady â€™Jackets outscored the Lady â€™Cats in the final period 9-6 to force overtime tied at 35.
In the extra period, Cameron outscored Wister 7-6 to complete the comeback.
Heavener 65, Talihina 51: Friday night in Heavener, the Lady Wolves doubled the Lady Golden Tigers in the opening period 14-7 and never lost the lead.
The Poteau Police Department squared off against the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department Saturday afternoon in a first-of-its-kind basketball tournament.
The event raised funds to assist with the county canine unit. More than $1,400 was raised Saturday.
During the event, a narcotics police dog demonstrated his ability to find hidden drugs.
The County Heat came away with the win.
Members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, LeFlore County Emergency Management and other area law enforcement agencies also played on the two teams.
Voters will be flocking to the pollsTuesday as the annual School Board Elections take full swing.
Polling places will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Five area school districts have races slated today for the Office 4 seat, also the Office 3 seat in Wister.
â€˘ Wister â€” Office 3 â€” Kerry Ford and Leon Mitchell
â€˘ Wister â€” Office 4 â€”Billy DeWade Shatswell and Lamar Ford.
Candidates for the other four races are:
â€˘ Bokoshe â€” Vickie Sales and Ronnie Kingsboro.
â€˘ Leflore â€” Samuel Ingle and Tommy Wheat
â€˘ Poteau â€” William C. Pickle and Sally Ann Hutchinson.
A winter weather advisory continues for LeFlore County as more snow is expected to hit the area.
The advisory was issued Monday [Feb. 10] and is expected to expire at 10 a.m. Tuesday after about two inches of snow cover the county.
The National Weather Service said Monday the heaviest accumulations of wintry precipitation is expected to take place along and south of Interstate 40 in southeastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas
There will be a benefit coed softball tournament March 8 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $125 per team, which must follow the 7-3 rule â€” seven male, three female.
The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. March 5. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions.
Teams can hit three home runs per game during the tournament, with the ability to hit four more by purchasing them at $10 or to hit an unlimited number for $50.
Men will use any core 44 ball, while women may use any ball.
All proceeds will help fund expenses for the 2014 Poteau Lady Pirates track team.