March 1st, 2012
Wesley Doyle Adams, 59, of Spiro died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Edna Lou Walkup, 80, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Poteau.
Edna, a lifelong area resident, was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Independence to Calvin and Mary (Fortner) Waymire. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Howe, where she worked in many areas, loving each person who came in contact with her. Edna worked for years in the day care at Heavener First Baptist Church, where she cared for many children from the area.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ewing Waymire, Bob Waymire and Eugene Waymire.
For six LeFlore County high school basketball teams, they each find themselves three wins from an appearance in next week's state tournaments.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (Class 4A), the Spiro Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs (Class 3A), the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers (Class 2A), the Howe Lady Lions (Class 2A) and the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) will begin what they each hope is a three-game winning streak this week which will culminate with area tournament consolation championships â€” and, more importantly, trips to next week's state tournaments.
It was a good Wednesday afternoon for the Carl Albert State College softball team at home as the Lady Vikings swept a pair of games from Arkansas Baptist by scores of 13-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game in the opener and 8-5 in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will entertain Seminole State College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader this afternoon at home.
Can you believe that the high school baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today? It will.
Listed at the end of this column will be the list of games today through Monday for both sports.
For those new to the area, this column appears on Tuesdays, beginning next week. This column talks about the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs and what's upcoming on the diamond for our county baseball and slow-pitch softball teams.
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The Poteau High School soccer teams played their final scrimmages of the season Tuesday at Costner Stadium against Greenwood, Ark.
Both the boys and girls games were advanced by two hours in hopes of beating a strong line of thundershowers that was crossing the state of Oklahoma with Poteau in its sights.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs easily disposed of the Lady Pirates by the score of 4-1, with Poteau's only goal being an own goal which was accidentally scored by Greenwood player.
But a late strike by the Pirates enabled them to win 3-2 over the â€™Dogs.
NEOSHO, Mo. â€” The week did not start off the way the Carl Albert State College softball team would have liked.
The Lady Vikings suffered a doubleheader loss at the hands of Crowder College by scores of 4-3 and 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
If you have not got your National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet tickets for next Thursday, then come see my wife at The Poteau Daily News, or go see Don Chitwood or Russell Barber. There are sponsor opportunities, and other ways, you can become involved in this very worthy cause â€”- even if you canâ€™t attend the banquet. Give these guys a call, and they can tell you all about it!
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Casey Edward Branscum, 21, of Fanshawe died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in McAlester.
Casey was born May 24, 1990 in Poteau to Robert Carl and Tina Rachell (Ingle) Branscum.Â He was a roughneck.Â Casey was a member of the Fanshawe Fire Department, and Fanshawe Free Will Baptist Church.Â He loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and was known to be ornery at times.Â He was preceded in death by his grandparents,Â Bailey and Carolyn Branscum.Â