Archive - Feb 14, 2014
The Poteau High School basketball teams each had early leads against Stilwell in Thursday night's games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. However, in the end, both locals fell. The Lady Indians withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Lady Pirates to win 89-83, while a cold-shooting stint in the second half spelled doom for the Pirates in their 50-33 loss to the Indians.
PANAMA â€” The week ended on a high note for the Panama High School basketball teams as they swept home games from the Wister squads Thursday night at the Panama Gym.
The Razorbacks held off the Wildcats to post a 62-57 victory, which came on the heels of the Lady â€™Backs' 63-44 win over the Lady â€™Cats.
LeFlore County has its first basketball team to make state. The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs defeated Moffett 49-11 Thursday night at Liberty School to win the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division II Regional Tournament title and make the state tournament, which will be next weekend in Shawnee.
The Bulldogs stayed alive with a 38-27 win over Krebs to make Saturday afternoon's 2 p.m. regional consolation title game against host Liberty. Saturday's winner also will make state.
Barbara King, 78, of Cameron died Feb. 14, 2014, in Pocola. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau. Burial will be in Fair Hill Cemetery, Cameron.Â Viewing will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Sharon Kay Roberts, 62, of Van Buren, Ark., formerly of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Van Buren.Â Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Glendale Mount View Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Terry Allen Getz, 43, of Jenks died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas. Terry was born Aug. 20, 1970 in Fort Smith, Ark., to Wayne and Patsy G. (Qualls) Bottoms. He was a superintendent for Chesapeake Energy. Terry loved to race and work on his race cars, four-wheeling, hunting, doing anything outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Doug Bottoms; and grandmother, Ada Jones.
The Rev. Gary C. Maxwell, 62, of Keota died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was born April 17, 1951, in Keota to Curtis and Lavelle Maxwell.
Child birth and surgeries are on hold at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center after a state-mandated shut down.
According to EOMC Medical Director B. Don Schumpert, the shutdown was the result of an Oklahoma State Health Department visit.
A head-on collision sent one man to the hospital and resulted in another man being ticketed.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Dodge Durango driven by a Bokoshe man was headed north on U.S. Highway 59 and crossed the center line striking a Fiat driven by an Antlers man.
The Antlers man was taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.
According to the OHP, the driver of the Durango was not injured but received a ticket for driving left of center.
Three area legislators â€” all former educators â€” joined other House Democrats Thursday to blast Republican lawmakers who Tuesday condemned public school teachers who plan to rally at the State Capitol next month.
â€śWe hear a lot of talk at the state Capitol about local control,â€ť Rep. Curtis McDaniel said, â€śbut when it comes time to actually let our communities and school districts make choices for themselves, suddenly some members of the majority party condemn them.â€ť