June 10th, 2014
Carl Albert State College baseball coach Mark Pollard and assistant coach Tyler Guthrie are trying to change the â€śappearanceâ€ť of the future of the Vikings baseball program. Both believe they did so with the signing of Jacob Thompson.
Thompson, a Farmington [Ark.] High School product, signed a college letter of intent with the Vikings in a signing ceremony Monday afternoon inside Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Poteau Pirates, an age 14-and-younger softball team, will have a fundraising brown bag lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Poteau High School parking lot. The brown bag lunch will consist of a hamburger/cheeseburger, chips and a drink for $6. All proceeds will help the team fund its trip to the state tournament later this summer.
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There will be a junior golf clinic beginning Wednesday at Wolf Ridge Country Club for youth ages 5 and older.
The clinic for ages 5 to 17 will be from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday for the next four weeks. Cost is $10 per golfer per session.
Carl Albert State College will hold their Regents Meeting today, June 10, at the college campus in Poteau, at 1:00 p.m.
On the agenda will be budget expenses, tuition and other mandatory fees, employee considerations and the audit.
Poteau vs. Bokoshe, 5 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Clayton, 5:45 p.m.; Poteau vs. Gans, 6:30 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Clayton, 7:15 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Gans, 8 p.m.
Howe vs. Spiro, 5 p.m.; Spiro vs. Talihina, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Wister, 6:30 p.m.; Talihina vs. Wister, 7:15 p.m.
Leflore vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Heavener vs. Smithville, 5:45 p.m.; Leflore vs. McCurtain, 6:30 p.m.; Smithville vs. Buffalo Valley, 7:15 p.m.; Buffalo Valley vs. McCurtain, 8 p.m.
EDMOND â€” Panamaâ€™s Stephanie Barcheers was on the winning team in the 2014 Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Associationâ€™s Small School All-State Game on Saturday at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts.
Barcheers, a Carl Albert State College signee, reached base once via a walk out of her three plate appearances as the Small East beat the Small West 11-2. The game was originally scheduled to be played at the University of Oklahoma, but OUâ€™s field was too wet.
James â€śIrbyâ€ť Wright, 89, of Denton, Texas, died Friday, June 6, 2014, in Denton. Irby was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Spiro to Jim and Betty (Turney) Wright. He operated a fishing tackle retail store. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Irby was a member of the Open Range Cowboy Church in Krum, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Betty Wright; and wife, Bobbye Wright, on June 17, 2007.
Tristan Clayton Larue Austin, 21, of Heavener, formerly of Pocola died June 6, 2014, at home in the loving arms of his sister, Ashley.
The Poteau First United Methodist Church, Heavener Masonic Lodge No. 154 and the Poteau Masonic Lodge No. 46 are hosting a benefit Spaghetti Dinner and pic auction Sunday, June 15 at the church located at 109 S. Harper in Poteau.
Proceeds from the dinner will help with medical costs as Dana Lee battles cancer.
The dinner is from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is $6 per plate for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.