Archive - Mar 3, 2014
Daniel Raymond Foster, 58, of Spiro died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Alvin D. Brown, 73, of Heavener died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, at Dowden Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Sandra Louise Berry, 39, of Spiro died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Trinity Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Brenda E. Griffith, 54, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Poteau. Brenda was born June 15, 1959 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Henry and Carmel (Dial) Griffith. She was a painter. Brenda was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Patsy High; and brother, Newt Henry Griffith.
William David Burgess III of Spiro was born Nov. 10, 2006, in Poteau to William David and Bobbie Jo (Plummer) Burgess II and died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 7.
FORT GIBSON â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team failed to get hardware in the Class 4A District Tournament on Feb. 22. The Pirates made sure they got some in the regional tournament Saturday afternoon as they beat the Muldrow Bulldogs 55-39 to win the consolation championship and advance to this week's Class 4A Area Tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym, where they will meet the Ada Cougars at 3 p.m. Thursday in the consolation quarterfinals. Three wins will get the Pirates to the state tournament.
DURANT â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs did not let it deter them by having to play three games in three days in last weekend's Class A Area Tournament at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse.
The Lady Mustangs capped their three-game run at the area tournament by avenging their lone playoff loss of the postseason to the Kiowa Cowgirls, who beat them a week before in the regional finals.
Arkoma handled Kiowa 65-51 to make it to the Class A State Tournament, which will begin Thursday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena â€” a.k.a., â€śThe Big House.â€ť
SEMINOLE â€” Getting 12 points from Kasuela Cooper and great defense were both keys for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 62-56 win in the regular season finale against the Seminole State College Lady Belles on Saturday afternoon.
With the win over Seminole, the Lady Vikings (15-13 overall, 9-9 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play) clinched the No. 6 seed. They were slated to play 11th-seeded Arkansas Baptist in a Region II Tournament play-in game Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, but the match-up has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday due to weather.
At about 2 p.m. Monday [ March 3] area police warned that roads are becoming slushy but are almost immediately turning back to ice. The traction earlier provided by the gritty sleet is now becoming a mirror-like ice sheet on top of the already slick roads.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is reporting roads throughout the county remain slick and hazardous. Motorists are encouraged to remain home unless it is an emergency.
Since 9 a.m. today [March 3] several vehicles have slid off the road and become stuck in the ditch.
Poteau police have had to help several drivers in the last few hours.
Although the sun is shining, temperatures are not expected to get above freezing so ice-free roads are not expected until tomorrow.