January 26th, 2012
Alice D. Blake, 91, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
William E. Whitton, 56, of Howe died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
William was born June 6, 1955, in Sebastopol, Calif., to Robert Easco and H. Lorraine (Smith) Whitton.Â He was a recycling engineer.Â William would give you the shirt off his back.Â He helped many in the community.Â You could not help but love him.Â
Susan Jayne Waymire, 62, of Poteau died Jan. 23, 2012.Â She was born May 28, 1949, in Omaha, Neb., to Richard Crumbliss and Ava Jayne Turner.Â She was an accountant for nursing homes and a devoted member of Immanuel Baptist Church.Â Susan demonstrated her love for people in her community by being a volunteer of Samaritanâ€™s Kitchen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Herman Boyd Hollingsworth, 70, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Herman was born March 20, 1941, in Simms, Texas, to Frank James and HattieÂ Mae (Obneskey) Hollingsworth.Â He was a U.S. Military Publication Officer. He was in the Army Reserves for eight years.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lottie Insko, Ethel Malone; and brother, J.W. Hollingsworth.Â Â
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The Poteau Pirates had a shot to do what no one else has done to this point â€” knock off Class 4A's No. 1 Roland Rangers â€” Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. And for a brief moment in the final period, the Pirates had a lead on the undefeated Rangers. But in the end, foul problems ended up plaguing the Pirates as they lost 45-36.
It was a heartbreaking night for the Lady Pirates, who led for most of the game. But a late fourth-quarter rally, keyed by 3-point shooting by Roland's Sidney Walters, fueled a comeback victory for the Lady Rangers by a score of 54-49.
WISTER â€” Despite leading for most of the way, the Wister Wildcats had to hang on for dear life to down the Howe Lions 41-40 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
Spiro 52, Heavener 40: In Heavener, the Bulldogs had a tough game on the heels of their championship game win in the LeFlore County Tournament. The Wolves had a 7-6 lead after one period, but Spiro's 20-14 second period gave the â€™Dogs a 26-21 lead at halftime. After Heavener cut the deficit to 37-33 after three periods, Spiro used a 15-7 final quarter to seal the deal.
HEAVENER â€” A late fourth-quarter spurt by the Spiro Lady Bulldogs enabled them to pull away for a 46-33 victory over the Heavener Lady Wolves Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
Howe 72, Wister 39: In Wister, the Lady Lions made sure there was not going to be a hangover after winning the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament Saturday night. They jumped out to a 24-2 lead after one period over the Lady Wildcats.
PARK HILL â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will take some momentum into this weekend's Maverick Conference Tournament.
The Pirates hung a 42-30 dual loss on the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars Tuesday night.
The Pirates (15-6 in duals this season) got pinfall wins from four wrestlers â€” Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Khy Mote (152), Derek Francis (160) and Gabe Sanchez (182).
Poteau also got forfeited wins from Devin Anderson (113 pounds), Trevin Smith (170) and Luis Gonzales (220).
HULBERT â€” The Talihina High School wrestling team was hoping to not only get its second dual win of the season, but its second dual win of this season's Class 3A District Duals Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the Hulbert Riders did not comply as they defeated the Golden Tigers (1-7 this season in duals). The final score was not available.
There were only five matches wrestled, but on a good note Talihina won three of those. Getting wins for the Golden Tigers were Derek Lester (106 pounds), Andrew Young (160) and Bryan Young (220).