Archive - Mar 2014
Our precious little angel, Jenna Sky Ballard, was called Home by the Lord on March 3, 2014, in Holdenville. She was born on March 29, 2013, in Poteau to James and Ashley (Lockaby) Ballard. During her short time, she learned to coo, smile, laugh, play with her toys and walk. She was such a blessing and was taken way too soon but we know she is playing in Heavenâ€™s streets today.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has released on Friday [March 7] more details in a Whitesboro house fire on Monday that led to the discovery of three bodies.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz were murdered by Jacob Custard, 30, who then took his own life after setting fire to the house.
Emma Ann Burgess, 4, would like to announce the engagement and marriage of her mother, Jesse laAnn Loomis to James Benjamin Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to share in their special day.
James and Jesse will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Green Country Cowboy Church in Poteau.
The groom is the son of Jesse and Brenda Johnson of Arkoma.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Beverly Loomis of Wister.
A reception will follow.
Ed Burlingame's Pride Amusements began getting rides ready Thursday [March 6] for tonight's grand opening. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The carnival is located in the vacant lot north of Car-Mart in Poteau.
Several items are slated to be discussed during the Poteau Board of Educations regular meeting Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Bert Corr Administration Building.
The 2014/15 school calendar will be discussed as well as an executive session that lists discussion on the purchase of land and discussion of the details of the superintendents contract.
The weekend slate of action for the Carl Albert State College softball and baseball teams has now been set.
The Lady Vikings, who played Thursday afternoon on the road against Fort Scott, Kan., will make up Wednesday's road doubleheader against Coffeyville, Kan., at 1 this afternoon.
Since the Lady Vikings are playing this afternoon, they have pushed Saturday afternoon's home twinbill against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to a 2 p.m. Sunday doubleheader.
The Vikings will play in a pair of nine-inning games beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at Seminole State College along with Indian Hills.
Once again, Mother Nature was the big winner on the baseball and softball diamonds on Thursday, canceling all action.
Thursday high school games canceled were Heavener at Whitesboro, Gans at Panama and Cameron and Tushka at Wilburton.
The Heavener-Whitesboro game will be made up as part of a three-way beginning at 3:30 this afternoon in Heavener with Clayton. Heavener and Clayton will play the first game, followed by a battle of Bulldogs between Whitesboro and Clayton, then Whitesboro and Heavener in the finale.
We went to the Teresa Thompson Benefit Dinner and Pie Auction Sunday afternoon at the Poteau Upper Elementary School cafeteria. The top items that were up for auction were Elaine Jensen's fried pies, Pete Crandell's chocolate-covered strawberries and Linda Newman's best-ever chocolate-chip cookies.
My son, Jacques, had $120 stashed away from his birthday and Christmas. He got his bid card, No. 27, and he waited for Linda's cookies to come on the auction block.
SHAWNEE â€” Outrebounding the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks 49-39 and going 24-of-30 from the free-throw line for 80 percent were both huge for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 76-62 win in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Women's Region II Tournament on Wednesday night at St. Gregory's University.
Tuesday's Poteau Lady Pirates soccer game against Greenwood, Ark., tried to be made up Thursday night, but it could not be. It, along with the Poteau-Greenwood boys game, has yet to be rescheduled.
The Poteau teams will entertain McAlester at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys) Friday at Costner Stadium.