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January 22nd, 2015

Joshua Wayne Black

January 22, 2015

Joshua Wayne Black, 33, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Fort Smith.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Pocola with burial in Macedonia Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Hilda Reese

January 22, 2015

Hilda Reese, 70, of Spiro died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Flower Hill Pentecostal Church in Flower Hill. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Howe, Arkoma girls reach championship semifinals; Poteau Pirates survive scare from host Howe, while Spiro Bulldogs do likewise against Heavener

January 22, 2015

Four teams punched their ticket to the championship semifinals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Day 2 of the event at the Howe Gym.
The Howe Lady Lions, the top seed, had little problem with the Wister Lady Wildcats in a 74-26 victory, while second-seeded Arkoma got past Pocola 44-35.
The two boys games at this site were nailbiters. The Poteau Pirates survived an upset bid by the host Howe Lions to post a 47-46 victory, while the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise with the Heavener Wolves as the ’Dogs prevailed 28-26 in a low-scoring affair.

Spiro girls dethrone two-time LCT champion Poteau; top-seeded Talihina Golden Tigers too much for Wister Wildcats

January 22, 2015

For the first time in three seasons, the Poteau Lady Pirates will not win the county tournament.
After winning the 81st and 82nd LeFlore County tournaments, the Lady Pirates’ bid for a three-peat got derailed by Carleigha Thompson and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs as they posted a 66-57 victory in the championship quarterfinals Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The other game at this site saw the boys’ top seed, the Talihina Golden Tigers, prove to be too much for the homestanding Wister Wildcats as they prevailed 64-39.

Leflore boys knock off Whitesboro, while Heavener’s girls nip Leflore in LCT championship quarterfinals; Bokoshe girls, Pocola boys stay alive, reach consolation semifinals with Tuesday’s wins

January 22, 2015

The Leflore Savages, the sixth-seeded team, pulled off the upset as they downed the third-seeded Whtiesboro Bulldogs 47-41 Tuesday night at Carl Albert State College’s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Heavener Lady Wolves got past the Leflore Lady Savages 46-43 in the other championship quarterfinal at CASC.

January 21st

Wister teams win home games in LCT; Wildcats beat Cameron, Lady ’Cats rally past Whitesboro

January 22, 2015

The Wister High School basketball teams toook advantage of getting the opportunity to play on their home court on opening night of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament as they picked up home wins to advance to the championship quarterfinals.
The Wildcats kept the Cameron Yellowjackets at bay with a 74-62 win, while the Lady ’Cats rallied from a 10-point opening-quarter deficit to down the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 49-37.

Poteau wrestlers celebrate homecoming with victory over Checotah on Tuesday; Pirates return to action Thursday night against Greenwood

January 22, 2015

The Poteau High School wrestling team made it a happy homecoming Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse with a 52-30 victory over the Checotah Wildcats.
The Pirates will return to action tonight with a home dual against Greenwood, Ark., with the junior high dual beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the high school dual at 7 p.m.

Richard Wayne Fugate

January 21, 2015

Richard Wayne Fugate, 45, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Peter Boaz McCulley

January 21, 2015

Peter Boaz McCulley, 30, of Hodgen died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Tulsa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Hodgen Cemetery. Family Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jay Kennedy

January 21, 2015

Jay Kennedy, 77, of Talihina died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the  Buffalo Valley School Auditorium with Brother Chester Cooley officiating.  Burial will be in Laura-McGee cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

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