April 16th, 2014
Poteau junior right-hander Kade McMillin almost got a no-hitter in Monday afternoon's game with the Roland Rangers at a chilly Town Creek Park. He had a no-hitter through 5.1 innings, and settled for a two-hitter as the Pirates blanked the Rangers 5-0.
WILBURTON â€” The Howe Lady Lions went 1-2 on Friday at the Wilburton Festival.
The Lady Lions edged Panola 7-6, but lost 7-6 in six innings to Hartshorne and suffered a 6-0 shutout at the hands of Hugo.
Howe's road three-way Tuesday afternoon at Talihina with Quinton was canceled and will not be made up.
Editor's note: Poteau's Tuesday home game with Roland was canceled by the Lady Rangers with no make-up date set.
Barbara Valentine Montgomery, 43, of Red Oak passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Barbara was born July 20, 1970, in Denver City, Texas, to Johnny R. and Connie J. (Burdick) Byrd.
Robert Joe Montgomery, 54, of Red Oak passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Robert was born Aug. 31, 1959, in Wilburton to Francis M. and Billie (Revis) Montgomery.
Shawn Lee Kirkes, 43, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Forth Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Cupco Cemetery under the direction ofÂ Burkhart Funeral Services, Talihina.
Betty Lou (Perry) Mitchell, 68, of Arkoma died Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro and 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Holiness Church in Lindsay. Burial will be in Dibble Cemetery.
Jess Burns Jr., 57, of Poteau died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. April 19, at Checotah Community Center under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Patsy Lee Johnson, 56, of Checotah, formerly of Poteau died Friday, April 11, 2014. Patsy was born in Poteau Nov. 19, 1957, to John and Oma Lee (Ward) Metzker. She attended Carl Albert State College. Pasty was preceded in death by her parents.
I was hoping that the 2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament would be as exciting as the baseball one was the week before. I got my wish.
Just like the baseball county tournament, the slow-pitch county tournament was forced to the if-game â€” and an if-game that had some drama as until the final out was made the game was still in doubt. We saw a new county queen crowned, the Heavener Lady Wolves, as they won the school's first-ever softball county title. However, they also suffered their first loss of the season, losing to Pocola in the first title game Thursday night.