Archive - Mar 14, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The good news for the Howe Lions in Thursday night's Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal contest at Oklahoma City University was they went toe to toe with the No. 1 team in the state â€” the Oklahoma City Millwood Falcons â€” for most of the opening half. The bad news was the Falcons ended up flying past the Lions in the second half to a 66-46 victory.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Spiro Bulldogs basketball team was trying to cap a season that saw the â€™Dogs three-peat as LeFlore County Tournament champions with a state championship. It didn't happen.
The Bulldogs lost 68-59 to the Verdigris Cardinals in the Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Carl Albert High School's Titan Fieldhouse.
BETHANY â€” Three years ago, then new-coach Kayla Carrington took the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to the Class 3A State Tournament, falling in the quarterfinals. They were hoping to get farther this year, but it didn't happen.
The undefeated Washington Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bulldogs 73-61 in Thursday's state quarterfinals at Southern Nazarene University.
Douglas Earl Ellis, 83, of Pocola died March 13, 2014, in Fort. Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau.Â Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Dustin Cemetery.Â Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Lawrence Schlienz, 80, died March 3, 2014. He was born to Fay Schlienz and Josephine Beatrice (Moss) Schlienz on Aug. 28, 1933, at home in Mancelona, Mich. He served a brief time in the U,S. Navy and was honorably discharged.
Donald Ray Jamison, 59, of Poteau died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Poteau. Donald was born Aug. 15, 1954 in Richmond, Calif., to Donald Claud and Dortha Mae (Goff) Jamison. He was a mechanic. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Lee Johnson.
Jacob Allen Custard, 21, died March 3, 2014 in Whitesboro.
He was named after his grandfather, C. Allen Custard. "Our sweet Jacob," as grandma Custard nicknamed him, was a special brother who was blessing to those who were around him. He was born in Poteau on March 14, 1992, to Edith Custard and Lawrence Schlienz.
Edith Eileen Custard (known as Eileen), 57, died Monday, March 3, 2014, in Whitesboro.
Dorothy Helen Bollinger, 79, of Cameron died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Dorothy was born Aug. 17, 1934,in Bengal to James D. and Willie Mae (Doris) Martin. She was a hotel-motel housekeeper. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy Bollinger; and daughter, Dorothy Mae Pearcy.
Poteau Police put the brakes on speedster Timothy John Kaczynski, 24, of Poteau after he allegedly led them on more than a 30-minute chase.
Reaching speeds up to 90-miles per hour that continued through residential streets, Kaczynski led police through the north end of Poteau until he struck a tree and fled on foot, according to the police report.
Police said he was later found hiding behind a trash dumpster near the accident and was arrested.