August 16th, 2013
POCOLA â€” There will be at least one LeFlore County softball team playing for the title of the inaugural Pocola Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The host Pocola Lady Indians and the Wister Lady Widcats reached Saturday afternoon's winner's-bracket finals at 12:30 p.m. for the right to reach Saturday afternoon's 3:30 p.m. championship game.
The Lady Indians blanked the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 10-0 Thursday night right before the Lady â€™Cats edged the Stigler Lady Panthers 2-1.
LEFLORE â€” The David Morris era got under way in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in the season openers for the new Leflore baseball coach.
The Savages began the fall 2013 season with a pair of no-hitters thrown by a combined four pitchers as Leflore routed McCurtain 11-1 and Kinta 10-0.
The Savages will be in the Coleman-Calera Invitational, which started Friday night with two games â€” vs. Soper and co-host Coleman in Coleman. Today, Leflore meets co-host Calera at 10 this morning, followed by a noon game against Pittsburg â€” both games in Calera.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Howe Lady Lions went 1-2 in Friday's Hartshorne Festival as they routed Haileyville 12-1, but lost 4-3 to Quinton and fell 7-1 to host Hartshorne.
Battiest 8, Whitesboro 5: Thursday afternoon in Whitesboro, the Lady Panthers spoiled the season opener for the Lady Bulldogs as they scored six runs in the third inning to take a 6-1 lead.
Smithville 3, Howe 2: Thursday afternoon in Smithville, the Lady Braves scored twice in the third inning to break a 2-all tie to get the win. Two of Smithville's runs were unearned.
Hazel Robinson, 78, died Aug. 15, 2013, in Summerfield.
She was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Siloam Springs, Mo., to Ewing and Viola Pearljane (Collins) Collins. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Robinson; her parents; two brothers, Everett and Charles Collins; a sister, May Vestal; and a grandson, Joshua Cody.
Thereâ€™s no substitute for blood needed by patients in the hometown hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI).Â Itâ€™s only available due to those who selflessly take the time to give. EOMCâ€™s blood drive, Thursday, Aug. 22, provides that opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old. It will occur at the library, 7-11:30 a.m.
Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.Â Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable in OBIâ€™s online store, are also provided to donors.
Leflore School celebrated its third annual Back-to-School Bash. Students, as well as adults, enjoyed free hot dogs, snow cones and cold drinks. The kids cooled off with two giant water slides and several took a surprise dip in the dunk tank. Many remained in doors under the air conditioner playing the Wheel of Fortune, winning cakes in the Cake Walk and receiving free haircuts by Brooke Dorsey and Tiffany Castillo.Â Amanda Lloyd with The Back to School Ministeries made it possible for all students to receive free school supplies with many receiving back packs.
The Choctaw Nation, as a part of its normal business practices, conducts routine audits. One of these audits, relating to the construction of the Durant Hotel and Casino, revealed discrepancies relating to the purchase of steel from Builders Steel located in Tulsa Oklahoma.
Most all of the Poteau Pirates are eagerly awaiting the new district alignments for the 2014-15 seasons. It is for sure that Tulsa Rogers is dropping down, but the status for Tulsa Cascia Hall is still in limbo. Will the Commandos stay in Class 4A or will their private school status and the multplier factor bump them up to Class 5A â€” or even 6A.
Poteau could get Ada, Tulsa Central, Oologah, Wagoner or Miami in its district. Whatever happens, the district will still be as tough as always â€” and maybe even tougher.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. Justin Allen, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 4. David Church, Mountainburg; 5. Marshall Penson, Van Buren; 6. Glen Qualls, Muldrow.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith; 3. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 4. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.; 5. Rowdy Bonewell, Barling, Ark.; 6. Slade Campbell, Farmington, Ark.; 7. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 8. Bobby Hawkins, Springdale, Ark.
Factory Stock Race