September 11th, 2013
The Rev. Donial â€ťDonâ€ť Williams, 78, of Poteau died Sept. 10, 2013, in Poteau. He was born April 28, 1935, in Weleetka to Roy and Viola (Teague) Williams. He was a police officer and deputy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
The Poteau High School junior varsity and freshmen football teams split their home games with Broken Bow on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The JV blanked the Savages 22-0, but the Savages took the freshmen game 28-8.
The JV Pirates will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Costner Stadium against Muldrow, while the freshmen will be idle until 7 p.m. Sept. 19 when they visit Van Buren, Ark.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” It was a rough start to the 2013 Bandit League season for the Poteau teams on Saturday as the host Greenwood Gray teams took three of the four games played.
Only the sixth-grade team posted a victory on the day, posting a 39-0 win. The fourth- and third-grade teams each lost 12-7 decisions, while the fifth-graders fell 6-0.
The teams will have their home openers next Saturday against Van Buren, Ark., beginning at noon at Costner Stadium. The third-grade game will be first, followed by the fourth-grade game, fifth-grade contest and the sixth-grade game.
PANOLA â€” The LeFlore Savages baseball team fell behind early, but ended up routing the Panola Bearcats 20-1 in four innings Monday afternon.
Trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Savages scored 10 runs in the second inning and five more in each of the next two innings.
Wister 18, McCurtain 3: In McCurtain, the Wildcats jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team used big innings to down the opposition in Monday's home three-way with the Spiro Lady Bulldogs (16-0) and the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds (11-1).
The Lady Bulldogs lost the middle game 13-2 to the Lady Black Diamonds.
ARKOMA â€” A three-run seventh inning broke a 1-all tie to lead the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets to a 4-1 win over the Arkoma Mustangs on Monday afternoon.
Each team scored once in the third inning.
Heavener 9, Howe 1: In Howe, the Lady Wolves scored three runs in the first inning to take the lead for good.
Pocola 6, Muldrow 4: In Pocola, the Lady Indians used home runs by Taylor Farley and Sarah Eddins to down the Lady Bulldogs.
With the game tied at 3, Pocola scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead.
The seeding pretty much held true Monday night as the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament got under way at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Spiro, Heavener and Wister â€” the three teams that got opening-round byes â€” all won, as did Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School.
The Lady Bulldogs downed Cameron, while Heavener beat Panama and Wister knocked off Talihina.
Pansy Kidd Middle School's team had to get two wins to make it to the semifinals, defeating Arkoma and Pocola.
Cameron voters are deciding today on a proposed 2 percent sales tax to help fund city governmental operations.
This will be the second time voters hit the polls to cast their ballot in favor or against the tax, having previously been defeated in November 2012. The earlier vote was close, the tax failing by 2 votes, creating a 2.6 percent margin.
Cameron voters are casting their ballots for the special municipal election at the Cameron School from until 7 p.m.
Put on your tennis shoes and grab your water bottle, there is a new walk in town.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce and Fenton Motors of Poteau have announced the 2013 Walk, Run or Dye 5k to be held Saturday, starting at the Poteau City Hall parking lot.
The event welcomes participants of all ages and will not be a timed event. There will be no metals or trophies awarded, just a chance to hang out with family and friends during a healthy event.
Drucilla Joyce Fritts, 75, of Spiro died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.