October 25th, 2014
The closing words of the legendary opening to the classic television show â€śStar Trekâ€ť said, â€ś... to go where no man has gone before.â€ť Two Heavener High School cross country runners, Frank Cruz and Barbara Johnson, will go where they've never gone before â€” the Class 3A State Meet, which will be this morning at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
For Poteau Pirate senior cross country runner Daniel Delgadillo, he hopes he will cap his first and only season of running with a berth to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
â€śI'm very excited,â€ť said Delgadillo, whose Pirates will run at the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2:30 this afternoon at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa after the Lady Pirates' regional meet at 2 p.m. â€śThis is my first year to do cross country. If we make state, I think I'd be very excited at the opportunity.â€ť
TALIHINA â€” it was indeed a happy homecoming for Class Aâ€™s third-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium as they routed the Quinton Savages 54-12 in a District A-6 contest.
In the post game huddle two things were said. Senior lineman Mark Garner said, â€śI have never been part of that bad of a beat down before. We played very strong.â€ť
Poteau coach Greg Werner said, â€śWe are starting to peak at the right time. We need to have another strong week of practice next week for we are going to play for the whole bag of marbles against Fort Gibson.â€ť
The Pirates crushed the Sallisaw Black Diamonds by the score of 48-14 Friday night at Costner Stadium.
SPIRO â€” Led by D.T Nealâ€™s four touchdowns, the Spiro Bulldogs downed the Heavener Wolves 46-14 on Spiroâ€™s homecoming night Friday night at McClain Stadium.
PAOLI â€” There are no more winless teams in LeFlore County on the gridiron. The Bokoshe Tigers got their first win of the 2014 season as well as in District C-4 play Friday night, downing the Paoli Pugs 28-6.
Joyce Harper Whisenant, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Tulsa to William Percy Harper and Moselle Price Harper.
Joyce grew up in Poteau, where she met her future husband, William E. â€śWhizâ€ť Whisenant. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma A&M University and was a member of Chi Omega.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) â€” The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Department of Interior have worked to transform about 100 acres of former abandoned coal mines in Sequoyah County to a swath with lush bluestem and other native grass, a 25-acre lake and wildlife.
The tribe worked with the federal agency for the past year to replace high, dangerous embankments and fill in strip pits to restore the area back to productive, usable land.
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