On Nov. 20, I woke up to 40-degree weather, and I am ready to run 26.2 miles in the rolling hills of Tulsa. The wind was around 10 to 15 mph, but, compared to last yearâ€™s Tulsa Marathon, the weather was perfect.
Poteau High School history teacher Tom Brennan saw me at the starting line and said, "When I left Poteau, it was 65 degrees. (I'm) glad we are in Tulsa running in 40-degree weather today.â€ť
James Preston â€śDuncanâ€ť Ray Jr., 46, of Poteau, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Poteau. Duncan was born July 31, 1965, in Poteau to James Preston and Sharon Kay (Carroll) Ray Sr. He was a roughneck in the oil field. Duncan graduated from Poteau High School in 1983. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid OU football fan. He loved his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his sister, LaVanna Marie Ray-Elmore; grandmother, Violet Carroll; and uncle, Cecil â€śRatâ€ť Carroll.
Serenity Raine Tennie, infant daughter of Talayla Tennie, born Nov. 26, 2011, and passed away Nov. 26, 2011.Â
Â She is survived by her mother; two brothers, Joukouri and Desmond Tennie, both of the home; grandmothers, Cheryl Bohannon of Poteau, Evora McKesson and Meloni McKesson; aunts, Kettina White and Tya`LaShun Stevenson of Fort Smith, Ark.; uncle, Reginald Bryson of Japan; as well as numerous other cousins and family members.Â
Jimmy Dean Goldsborough, 76, of Choctaw died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2011 at his home. Graveside funeral and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Dog Creek Cemetery near Shady Point under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard.
William Durant, 95, of Poteau, died Nov. 27, 2011, in Poteau. No services are planned at this time. Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
The young felines from Howe came out much like their bigger sisters, the varsity Lady Lions, and dominated the Roland Lady Rangers by the score of 30-14 in the opening round of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament Tuesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
However, the news was not as great for the host Lady Pirates, as they lost 32-24 in the other opening round game on Tuesday.
In boys' games, Roland defeated Sallisaw 49-36, while Fort Gibson routed Stigler 66-32.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The host Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers proved to be too much for the Poteau Pirates in their season opener Tuesday night in the Citizens Bank Classic with a 64-39 victory.
The Pirates (1-0) played Wednesday night in the consolation semifinals against Morrilton, Ark., with the winner playing for the consolation championship at 2:30 p.m. Saturday while the loser will play for seventh place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Pocola 55, Stigler 47: In Stigler, down 14-11 after one period, the Indians (1-0) outscored the Panthers 22-8 in the second quarter to take a 33-22 halftime lead.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” A combination of turnovers and a poor-shooting game spelled doom for the Poteau Lady Pirates in their season opener Tuesday afternoon in the Citizens Bank Classic as they lost 59-35 to Shiloh Christian in the opening round.
The Lady Pirates (0-1) got a bye into Saturday afternoon's consolation championship.
Bokoshe 79, Kinta 36: In Kinta, one night after a struggling-but-winning performance at Cameron, the Lady Tigers (3-0) were in rare form Tuesday night. Bokoshe jumped out to a 24-9 lead after one period and never looked back.
Two LeFlore County schools' basketball teams will open their 2011-12 seasons against one another tonight.
The Heavener teams will visit the Spiro squads for games at 6:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) at the Spiro Gym.