September 11th, 2013
In the life of 8-man football, normally the season opener is about the only tune-up before district play begins. Such was the case for the Bokoshe Tigers and the Arkoma Mustangs.
Both county teams played their lone non-district game before District C-4 begins this week, and against each other no less as the LeFlore County 8-Man Rivaly is renewed.
It was about as perfect a season opener as one could hope for the Panama Razorbacks on Thursday night in their 34-0 win over the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śThe thing we stressed is that it was a very clean game for us,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said.
â€śWe only had two penalties, and they were late in the game. We worked on some things in that game that we needed to work on.â€ť
However, that was then, and the Roland Rangers are now as the Sequoyah County visitors come to George Ollie Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff.
Do the Oklahoma Sooners have a quarterback controversy? Trevor Knight started and won his second straight game, but he failed to convert when the Sooners twice got deep in the red zone. However, the fickled Sooner fans at E.K. Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium began to yell, â€śWe want Bell!â€ť
Well, they got him, and he fared no better, even though the Sooners were in an ultra-slow motion offensive style of play with a nine-point advantage.
Do the true Sooner fans remember that Bell personally lost the Kansas State game as he fumbled the ball twice?
Beware Medicare and Medicaid recipients, a new scam may be occurring and you are the target.
One Poteau resident said she received a phone call from an English speaking man who told her he was calling in regard to new Medicare cards being issued on Oct. 1.
Cameron business owners will see an increase in their tax liability to the town after voters approved a 2 percent sales and use tax during Tuesday's special municipal election.
The measure was previously voted on in November 2012 and was defeated 39-37. The two vote margin reoccurred during the latest election, only this time in favor of the tax. With a much smaller voting turnout, the measure passed 11-9.
Hoyt Jones, 78, of Sallisaw died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Angela Sabala, 54, of Heavener died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Rosary will be said at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Immaculate Conception Church in Poteau, followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Wanda Garner, 83, of Bokoshe died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
The Rev. Donial â€ťDonâ€ť Williams, 78, of Poteau died Sept. 10, 2013, in Poteau. He was born April 28, 1935, in Weleetka to Roy and Viola (Teague) Williams. He was a police officer and deputy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
The Poteau High School junior varsity and freshmen football teams split their home games with Broken Bow on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The JV blanked the Savages 22-0, but the Savages took the freshmen game 28-8.
The JV Pirates will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Costner Stadium against Muldrow, while the freshmen will be idle until 7 p.m. Sept. 19 when they visit Van Buren, Ark.