April 14th, 2014
WISTER â€” The good news for the Wister baseball program on Saturday was that two pieces of hardware came home from the 2014 Wister Invitational Baseball Tournament. Unfortuntely, neither plaque was the championship one.
The Wildcats fell 9-0 to Red Oak in Saturday's title game after handling Panama 13-1 in Friday night's championship semifinals. The Eagles blanked Leflore 7-0 in Friday's other championship semifinal.
SALLISAW â€” The Spiro Bulldogs celebrated a tournament title for the second straight weekend. After winning the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament on April 5 at Cameron, the Bulldogs won the Tiger Shootout by outlasting the Vian Wolverines 11-10 in Saturday's title game.
The â€™Dogs reached the title game with a 15-2 rout of Westville in Friday's championship semifinals.
RATTAN â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets split their games in Friday's three-way, beating the Hugo Buffaloes 5-4 but losing 8-2 to the host Rattan Rams.
Keota 15, Arkoma 0: In Keota, the Mustangs were the victims of a perfect game.
The Lions, leading 2-0 after an inning, scored seven unearned runs in the second inning for a 9-0 lead. A six-run third inning put the game into run-rule status.
Monday Games Rained Out
Several Monday games were canceled due to wet fields from Sunday's rains.
John Calvin Greer died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Bolivar, Mo. He was born June 13, 1922, in Brawley, Ark., to Reginald and Iva (Oliver) Greer.
He grew up in Poteau and is in the Poteau High School Hall of Fame. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1946 in the South Pacific. He went to Southeastern State College in Durant on a track scholarship and graduated there. John taught Science in Oklahoma and Kansas and retired from teaching in 1985. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Leavenworth, Kan.
Jewel Roop, 87, of Heavener died Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Cynthia Nelson, 98, died Monday, March 30, 2014, in Hayward, Calif.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at New Talihina CemeteryÂ under the direction of BurkhartÂ Funeral Services.
Joe Mansour Sr., 89, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Oklahoma City
A wake service will be held at 6 p.m Wednesday, April 16, at Burkhart Funeral Service Chapel, Talihina.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17 atÂ St. Catherine of Siena, Talihina. Burial will in New Talihina Cemetery.
Buford C. Armstrong, 88, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Fort Smith. Buford was born October 10, 1925 in Meadowview to Pat and Evie (Phillips) Amstrong. He worked at Trane until he retired. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He loved to hunt, fish, garden and he loved his animals. Buford was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Armstrong; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harlen, Aire â€śBearâ€ť and Willis â€śChuckâ€ť Armstrong.
The Carl Albert State College regents will meet today [April 14} at the Poteau campus.
Items on the agenda include discussion about tuition and meal rate increases and employment status of all employees.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Barbara Montgomery, 43, of Red Oak was killed Friday night in a four-car accident east of Fanshawe.
The accident report shows a 2012 Nissan driven by a Poteau woman east on U.S. Highway 270 failed to see another car stopped to make a left hand turn. When the driver of the Nissan took evasive action by entering the westbound lane she struck head on a 2005 Dodge that Montgomery was a passenger in, according to the accident report.