September 14th, 2013
PANAMA â€” A week ago, the Panama Razorbacks opened their 2013 season with a 34-0 rout of the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium.
Friday night at the same site, things were totally different as the Hogs fell 40-12 to the Roland Rangers.
For the second straight week, the Poteau Pirates staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback to seal the deal against the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers by the score of 43-40 Friday night at Costner Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs faced the Bokoshe Tigers Friday night in the District C-4 opener among LeFlore County's 8-man football rivals at Mustang Field. The Mustangs built a 34-6 halftime lead and never looked back going on to a 66-28 victory.
POCOLA â€” Things were about as completely opposite as could be for the Pocola Indians football team Friday night at John Carter Field.
After losing a 23-20 game in last week's season opener to Tulsa Regent Prep due to nine turnovers, things went about as smooth as possible in a 73-29 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
Francis BeatriceÂ â€śBeaâ€ť Winton, 81, of Talihina died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Colbert.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Falfa Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Time is running out before the start of the Walk, Run and Dye event held in Poteau Saturday morning.
The 5K walk/run begins at 10 a.m. in front of Poteau City Hall. Registration ends at 9 a.m.
Spectators are encouraged and vendors will be on site providing food, drinks and snacks.
There will be no parking at the City Hall parking lot or along Dewey Avenue, where the course will be marked. Parking will be available at the Donald W. Reynolds Center and other public parking areas around the starting point.
A Cameron man who was arrested about 10 months ago after allegations of committing a sex crime against a 15-year-old is back behind bars after leading police on a manhunt.
Johnny Carter, 72, was reportedly a bus driver and coach at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith when the incident allegedly occurred.
In November 2012, Carter was booked into the Sebastian County (Ark.) Detention Center on fourth-degree sexual assault charges in connection with the allegations, according to jail records. He was later released after posting $10,000 bail.
Two members of TV's Duck Dynasty family and professional angler Jimmy Houston will be among speakers at the upcoming Kiamichi Men's Retreat, sponsored by the LeFlore Baptist Association.
Houston is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Duck Dynasty's Jeb and Al Robertson are slated at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Brad Clayhost of Final Descent Outdoors also will be on hand Friday.
Organizers said about 200 tickets remain available for the â€śLiving Your Life on Targetâ€ť event at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly at Talihina.
There will be one thing for sure when Spiro's football team travels to meet Muldrow in a 7:30 p.m. contest tonight. The Bulldogs will get their first win of the season. The only question which won't be answered until about late news time tonight is which Bulldogs.
Spiro (0-1) is coming off a 32-14 loss to the Vian Wolverines in a game which was close for about a half.
Things could not have started much better than they did for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team Friday night as they blasted the Wilburton Diggers 70-22 at Doc Robinson Stadium in the season opener.
â€śWe were awesome on offense,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe made our blocking assingments. We were physical and got after it. Our defense was sound. They did a great job, and it was a great opener. They didn't look like it was a Week 1 game. They looked sharp. It was a good game for us.â€ť