September 23rd, 2013
Wesley McDonald, a broadband technician for Suddenlink, prepares a hamburger for Rhett Sulser of Poteau as part of Suddenlinkâ€™s annual customer appreciation event. Customers were invited to come by the companyâ€™s Poteau office for free hamburgers and hotdogs on Monday. Also on hand for the event were Suddenlink plant manager Perry Miller (behind McDonald) and customer service representative Pamela Hammerton (not pictured).
The dictionary defines them as â€œa thin cake made of batter, poured on a hot, greased skillet and cooked on both sides until brown."
You may have called them griddle cakes, flapjacks, an excuse for lots of syrup â€” maybe even pancakes. Whatever you call them, they will be great breakfast eating on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Spiro First United Methodist Church.
And that's just the start of a fun- and food-filled day as the annual Car and Arts and Crafts Shows get underway.
Ruby Mae Cusick, 82, of Spiro died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Murry Spur Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Ida Maebell Clough, 88, of Shady Point died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Shady Point. Ida was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Leflore to Rufus L. and Ada Gwin. She was a homemaker. Ida was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Thomas E. French; and beloved husband, Emmett Eugene Clough. Ida was a Christian lady who loved her church. She loved gardening, sewing, cooking and having family gatherings.
Survivors include her sons, Larry French of Shady Point and Lester French of Poteau; many stepchildren; grandchildren; other loved ones and beloved friends.
TULSA â€” Four Poteau High School cross country runners medaled at Thursday afternoon's Tulsa Washington Invitaitonal at O'Brien Park.
Three of those medalists were Lady Pirates. Deven Bond was sixth (13:29), Haley Griggs 13th (14:08) and Sheridan Hoyer was 25th (14:49).
Kaitlan Standridge was 28th (15:01), Kayle Dryer 29th (15:03), Bayleigh Bates 55th (16:21) and Taylor Darneal 61st (16:46).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 101 points, finishing behind champion Bartlesville (42 points), Sand Springs (77) and Collinsville (93).
If for some reason you missed opening night of action Sept. 5-6 in LeFlore County and didn't get to see some offense, Week 2 gave you a second chance.
For the second straight game, the Poteau Pirates scored 43 points, this time in a 43-40 comeback win over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers. For the record, the Pirates once again hit the 40-point mark, beating Tulsa Webster 46-6 Thursday night in Tulsa.
The Talihina Golden Tigers also hit the 40-point mark again in a 40-19 win over the Sallisaw junior varsity Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The 2013 San Bois CASA Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee for a team is $250.
To only sponsor a hole, cost is $100. For a team and eight mulligans, the cost is $290, $325 for a team and a hole sponsorship and $365 for a team, hole sponsorship and eight mulligans.
For additional information, call Frances Shankle at (918) 658-9794 or Karen Glinski at (918) 658-8066.
MAUD â€” A last-second 100-plus yard interception return by Maud lifted the Tigers to a 43-42 come-from-behind win over the Arkoma Mustangs in a thrilling District C-4 contest, and heartbreaking loss for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs had a 42-35 lead late in the final period after a score and Tyree Nolden's two-point conversion, but the Tigers picked off an Ethann Gates pass in the end zone and went the distance within the final 30 seconds of regulation to snatch the win away from Arkoma.
The 8-man match-up between Bokoshe and Sasakwa was painful for the Tigers as they fell 74-20 to the Vikings at home Friday night.
Sasakwa took a 14-point lead in the first quarter before the Tigers scored as Bokoshe quarterback Christian Stroup connected with Nathan Tackett on a 45-yard touchdown pass. The same duo connected for the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 14-8.
QUINTON â€” A strong second half comeback by the Quinton Savages doomed the Pocola Indians, who lost 29-20 on Friday night.
The Indians led 20-9 at halftime, but the Savages outscored them 20-0 in the second half to complete the comeback.