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Archive - Apr 2, 2014

Poteau, Spiro boys reach Thursday's winner's-bracket final

April 2, 2014

HEAVENER — The Poteau Pirates are the defending LeFlore County Baseball Tournament champions, while the Spiro Bulldogs are the top seed. They will meet to see who plays for the 2014 county title.
The Pirates defeated the Pocola Indians, while the Bulldogs got past the tournament-host Heavener Wolves by identical 7-1 scores in Tuesday's winner's-bracket semifinals.
The Pirates and the ’Dogs will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at Poteau High School's Town Creek Park for the right to get to Friday night's title game here at 7 p.m.

Wister stays alive with forfeited win over Cameron when pitcher throws too many innings in single day

April 2, 2014

CAMERON — It appeared at about the stroke of midnight that the ball was still going to continue for the Cameron Yellowjackets in the 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament.
After they beat the Talihina Golden Tigers 5-4 in 10 innings Tuesday on their home field, it appeared that at midnight, they outlasted the Wister Wildcats 4-2 in 11 innings.

Panama boys beat Leflore, Whitesboro to stay alive; Savages outs Howe Lions from county tournament, thanks to 10-run seventh inning

April 2, 2014

WISTER — Of the four teams who played Tuesday at this site in the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament, it was the Panama Razorbacks who stayed alive into today's action.
The Hogs downed the Leflore Savages 21-10 and got past the Whitesboro Bulldogs 4-3 in eight innings.
The Savages eliminated the Howe Lions 17-5 in the middle game.

Elizabeth “Libby” Lafferty

April 2, 2014

Elizabeth “Libby” Lafferty, 60, of Panama died Monday, March 31, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Eugenia Yoder

April 2, 2014

Eugenia Yoder, 20, of Heavener died April 1, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born July 18, 1993, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of Light and Hope Fellowship Church, Heavener .

Kenneth “Scott” Sisco

April 2, 2014

Kenneth “Scott” Sisco, 49, of Poteau, formerly of Clarksville, Ark., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Scott was born May 1, 1964, in Russellville, Ark., to Kenneth and Ruby Jane (Harris) Sisco. He was  a metal works production manager.
Scott was preceded in death by his mother; his paternal grandparents; his maternal grandfather and his brother, Tracy Lane Sisco.

Edmond M. Conway

April 2, 2014

Edmond M. Conway, 74, of rural Cambridge, Ill., died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas, while traveling home from wintering in Donna, Texas. A service celebrating his life was held Monday at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd., Geneseo, Ill. Pastors Galen Haegele and Charles Alligood officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, where military honors were accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. Memorials may be made to the Edmond Conway Memorial Fund, to be distributed to his church and the hospitals that cared for him and his family. 

Talihina candidates tie; Pocola bond fails

April 2, 2014

A drawing will determine the winner of the Talihina clerk-treasurer's election.
Gena Russell Jones and Trevor Kent Patterson each received 19 votes Tuesday. The remaining candidate, Becky Edwards, received three votes.
There will not be a run-off election, according to the Election Board.
A Pocola school bond proposal failed to received the required 60 percent of the vote to pass.
The proposal sought $4.48 million for school improvements.

Bokoshe boy, 9, killed by shotgun

April 2, 2014

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy near Bokoshe on Wednesday, according to Kendall Morgan, Leflore County Undersheriff.
The 9-year-old boy was shot by another juvenile in the upper chest area, according to Morgan. The boy was identified as Joshua Lee Nun.
The incident occurred on Buck Creek Road.
Morgan said a shotgun discharged, striking the boy.
The investigation is continuing.

Potent Pirates

April 2, 2014

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