August 21st, 2013
Growing up in eastern Oklahoma, and especially in LeFlore County, I was blessed to see great high school football teams. Spiro, Heavener, Poteau and Panama were all great, and I would see them all yearly. However, since Talihina is on the other side of the county, I had a hard time fully understanding and apperciating just how good the Golden Tigers were, also.
Over the years, the Razorbacks continued to be in the upper echelon in their classification, and they made numerous deep runs into the playoffs.
Rose Eva Bowen, 78, of Quinton, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at the Oaks Healthcare Center in Poteau. Rose was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in Poteau to Jabes Eugene and Bertha Dove (Waddle) Goodman. She attended Poteau High School and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. In 1948, Rose married Bobby Wesley Bowen, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2011. She was a member of the Jesus Name Church in Quinton.
All cancer survivors are invited to take part as special guests in the opening ceremonies of the LeFlore County Relay for Life on Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Survivors and their caregivers are ask to arrive around 5:30 p.m. and register in the survivors are for refreshments and fellowship, organizers said.
They also are invited to take part in the commemorative survivor lap that begins every Relay for Life.
Teams of fundraisers remain through the night, with at least one member walking the track. The top fundraisers are recognized.
Christian rockers Mercy Me, a multi-platinum award winning band, will perform in concert at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.
"We have offered several shows at the DWRCC and this is the biggest one for the multi venue facility," said Mayor Jeff Shockley.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 S. Broadway, phone (918) 647-9178.
WISTER â Just 48 hours after meeting to decide the consolation championship of the Red Oak Eagle Classic, the Howe Lions and the Wister Wildcats met again, this time in a doubleheader on Monday.
By the time the late news aired, the Wildcats finally ended the twinbill with a sweep of the Lions.
After taking the first game 6-1, the âCats outlasted the Lions 12-11 in a marathon Game 2.
Cameron 12, McCurtain 0; Cameron 11, McCurtain 0: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets were too much for the Bulldogs.
BEGGS â The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team went 3-1 last weekend in the Beggs Festival. Panama beat the defending state champion Davenport 4-3, Checotah 7-2 and Mounds 8-0. However, the Lady âBacks fell 11-3 to Mannford.
The home portion of the 2013 fast-pitch softball season began in a fine way for the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon with a 9-1, six-inning, run-rule victory over the Westville Lady Yellowjackets.
Senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell was in complete control of Westville's hitters, striking out 14 batters.
PANAMA â Panama pitcher Hannah Goines threw a no-hitter as the Lady Razorbacks blanked the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 8-0 in Panama's home opener Monday afternoon.
Goines struck out four batters and did not allow a hit.
Howe 7, Arkoma 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Lions spoiled the home opener for the Lady Mustangs.
Howe freshman pitcher Morgan Hillebrand threw a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.
Heavener 8, Cameron 2: In Cameron, the Lady Wolves jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the third inning as Heavener scored once in each of the first two innings, then added four runs in the third inning.
The Leflore Savages baseball team beat Soper 2-1, but lost to the two host teams â 8-0 to Coleman and 1-0 to Calera â in the two-day Coleman-Calera Baseball Festival over the weekend.
Leflore's Monday afternoon road game at Buffalo Valley was canceled due to a funeral. The game has not been reschduled.