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December 18th

Talihina boys, Howe girls top seeds in 2015 LeFlore County Tournament

December 18, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions were awarded the top seeds in the 2015 LeFlore County Tournament, which will be Jan. 19-24.
On the boys side, Talihina was seeded No. 1. Last season’s county champion Spiro Bulldogs got the second seed, with Whitesboro third and Poteau fourth.
The LCT host Howe Lions are fifth, with Leflore sixth, Heavener seventh, Wister eight, Cameron ninth and Arkoma 10th. Panama was voted as the 11th seed, Pocola 12th and Bokoshe 13th.
On the girls’ side, the county-tournament host Lady Lions got the top seed, just edging out Arkoma and Spiro.

Poteau wrestlers having own tournament this weekend; finals slated for approximately 3 p.m. Saturday

December 18, 2014

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will put an end to the pre-Christmas portion of its season this weekend with its “Border Brawl” tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Matches will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, then resume at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The finals are slated to begin approximately at 3 p.m., possibly even beginning as early as 2:30 p.m.

Arkoma Mustangs football players recognized by District B-4

December 18, 2014

It was a rough inaugural season in District B-4 for the Arkoma Mustangs, who went 0-9 in district play this past season. However, Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said that just about after every game, his counterpart praised the Mustangs for the hard-earned play each week.
That hard-earned play did not go unnoticed by the district coaches as four Mustangs got recognition on the All-District B-4 Team for 2014.

Inmates: State's lethal injection unconstitutional

December 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.

Testimony is scheduled to continue Thursday in a federal court in Oklahoma City where the inmates are challenging the state's method of execution. Much of the case centers on the use of the sedative midazolam as the first in a three-drug combination.

Caden Place fundraiser set Friday

December 18, 2014

Local residents are invited to come out Friday afternoon for a fundraiser to benefit a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Caden Alexander Place was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 2-years-old. There will be a fundraiser to benefit Caden and his family at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau Friday at 5 p.m. with prayer and fellowship.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served as well as a pie auction at 7 p.m., donations welcome.

Dorothy Aldridge Pickering

December 18, 2014

Dorothy Aldridge Pickering, formerly of Bokoshe, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Muskogee.

Don Robert Emerson

December 18, 2014

Don Robert Emerson, 73, of Cameron died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Greenwood, Ark. Don was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Pontiac, Mich., to Donald and Gertrude (McClure) Emerson.

He was a graduate of Cameron High School and graduated from the College of the Ozarks. He was owner-/operator of various businesses, including Emerson Moving and Storage and Emerson Transload.

Tommy Joe (Tom) Donathan

December 18, 2014

Tommy Joe (Tom) Donathan, 83, went to be with his Lord in Tulsa on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Deleta Bullard Donathan of Broken Arrow; sister, Christine Donathan Jacobs; son, Terry and wife Susan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Scott and wife LaDonna of Broken Arrow; grandchildren, Nicole Ahrens, Michael Donathan, Justin Donathan, Tara Sherin and Kent Donathan and an ever-growing tribe of great-grandchildren.

Jackie Edward McKeown

December 18, 2014

Jackie Edward McKeown, 65, of Pocola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pocola.

Jackie was born April 18,1949, in Weatherford to Jack E. and Anna Marie (Blansett) McKeown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Jackie worked for LeFlore County. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and brother, Harold “Ernie” McKeown.

Alicia Cruz

December 18, 2014

Alicia Cruz, 45, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 18, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener and at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Centro Cristano Nuevo Esperanza Church in Howe. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Heavener.

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