May 24th, 2013
Dakota James McCoy, 15, of Howe died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Leflore.
Dakota was born July 6, 1997, in Talihina. He had just finished his sophomore year at Howe High School where he pitched, played catcher and shortstop on the school baseball team. He also loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, barbara McCoy.
There will be only indoor events this weekend at the Kiamichi All-Star Classic at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
Due to this week's rains and the potential of more on the way by this weekend, the softball and baseball games have been postponed until June 1.
The softball game will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at EOSC, while the baseball game will be at 4 p.m.
However, the Kiamichi All-Star Classic basketball games will still go on as scheduled at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 4. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Rick Edgerton, Fort Smith; 2. Gary Clark, Hackett, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 4. Grant Davis, Muldrow; 5. Brandon Lovell, Bokoshe; 6. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 7. Dawson Graham, Van Buren.
A Modified Race
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) â€” Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.
Trout, who is the nephew of City of Poteau Water Department employee Charles Busonick and his wife, Sandra, hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angelsâ€™ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) â€” Having lived most of her life in this Oklahoma City suburb, Barbara Bryen never feared twisters. They were just part of life in a particularly deadly stretch of Tornado Alley.
She always thought the closet just inside her front door was good enough for shelter, and on Monday it was again. But after an EF5 twister barreled through town, killing 24 people, Bryen and others in this disaster-prone community say they would never build a house without a storm cellar.
The LeFlore County OHCE Annual Quilt Show is just around the corner.Â The event will take place Friday, June 7Â and Saturday, June 8 at the Kiamichi Technology Center adjacent to theÂ Carl Albert State College campusÂ in Poteau.Â The Show will be open 9a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Remember the entry deadline is Wednesday, May 29. Entry forms and rules are available from the OSU Extension office in Poteau. Mailing address: P.O. Box 430, Poteau, 74953.
Organizers have announced the presenters and subjects of the demonstrations:
Friday, June 7
10 a.m. - â€śCoffee Mug Dessertsâ€ť by Pat SkinnerÂ Â Â Â Â Â
A fundraising dinner for Sawyer Owens, who is in need of a kidney transplant, is planned at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Summerfield Community Center.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and younger. The menu will include chopped brisket sandwich, baked beans and cole slaw.
Owen, 5, is the grandson of Davy and Janie Owens and James and Rise McCoy.
In the Civil War, the North prevailed over the South. However, in Tuesday night's LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, it was the South that rose over the North â€” rather convincingly.
The South boys routed the North 83-44, while the South girls defeated the North 67-40.
For 10 days, the Poteau Pirates football team has gone through spring drills. The Pirates will cap off the 10-day period with Thursday night's Red-White Spring Game at 6:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
â€śThings have gone well,â€ť said first-year Poteau coach Greg Werner. â€śWe scrimmaged Monday, and we kind of saw where we're at. [Tuesday] we didn't get to get outside because of the weather, but we were inside watching film. We got outside [Wednesday]. As with any year, we're behind where I thought we'd be behind, but we're ahead in other areas. So, it's all about getting things on the same page.â€ť
I have seen here lately on Facebook the Throw Back Thursday, where someone will post an old picture from the past. Well, I am doing it Wister style this week.
While picking up something to drink at Wister Food Market, I bumped into my high school history teacher, Richard Baldwin. We had a nice visit, and it brought back several memories, which gave me the idea for my column this week.