Archive - Feb 18, 2014
The Poteau High School basketball teams split their home games with Roland on Monday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Lady Pirates held off the Lady Rangers 42-39, but the Rangers prevailed 41-30 over the Pirates.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians ended the regular season with a big home win over the Howe Lions, posting a 64-60 victory Monday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians jumped out to a 12-11 lead after a period, which became a 23-21 halftime advantage and a 42-39 lead going into the final quarter.
Spiro 57, Muldrow 43: Monday night in Muldrow, in a battle of Bulldogs, LeFlore County's canines came out on top.
Spiro jumped out to an 18-6 lead after a period en route to a 35-12 halftime lead.
MULDROW â€” Although the postseason doesn't start until the end of the week, it was a playoff atmosphere here Monday night as it was a battle of Lady Bulldogs to determine the winner of the NOAA Conference for this season. The good news was the LeFlore County female canines brought home the title.
Spiro senior Sarika Willis hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the local Lady Bulldogs beat Muldrow's Lady Bulldogs 53-50. Both teams finished the season at 8-2 in conference play, but Spiro swept the season series from Muldrow to win the tie-breaker and the conference title.
Eddie Alford McCroskey, 70, of Poteau died Feb. 17, 2014, in Poteau. He was born April 26, 1943, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Orville and Wilma (McConnell) McCroskey. He earned his Doctorate of Law degree from OCU in 1972.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Lake McCroskey; two brothers, Dinger and Bobby McCroskey; a sister, Anna Marie McCroskey.
Danny Craig Fitzgerald, 60, of Heavener, formerly of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lewis Funeral Chapel. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Richard â€śRickyâ€ť VanMuyden, 51, of Spiro died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. A private family service is planned under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Karen Sue â€śSuzieâ€ť Pirker, 71, of Hackett, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Hackett.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.
Hazel Ruby Estes, 72, of Spiro died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Beverly Clark Atkins, 60, of Milton died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Memorial services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at First Assembly of God in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
The LeFlore County Hospital Authority met Tuesday [Feb. 18] and approved the creation of plans to meet state standards for the remodel of the hospitals surgical department.
The surgical and obstetrical departments were closed Friday morning after the Oklahoma Department of Health found mechanical, structural and operational deficiencies.
The formulation of plans are expected to take no more than four weeks.
More details about the meeting and the engineering and architectural plans will be published in the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News.