April 13th, 2012
You might say I had a couple of friends who were â€śThunderstruckâ€ť a few weeks ago. Charles â€śDonkâ€ť Perry and his wife, Sharon, jumped on â€śThe Blake Express Planeâ€ť and flew to Oklahoma City to see the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Now, this was the first time the Perrys had ever flown. The Blakes' plane is a small, twin-engine plane. â€śDonkâ€ť said that he never has seen so many ponds and oil wells. He was a little nervous in the plane, but Sharon enjoyed the flight.
Kaâ€™Loni Marie Flynn, 20, and her unborn child, Baby Zaâ€™Kaylynn, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday April 9, 2012.Â She was born March 4, 1992, in Fort Smith to Herbert Flynn Jr. and Delana (Dixon).Â
Â She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Marie Dixon.
Ik Cha â€śNinaâ€ť Kirkland, 77, of Calhoun died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Heavener.
Nina is the daughter of Mr. Han Kun Pak Â and Ms. Hong Chu Yi, both of South Korea.
Nina lived the past 40-plus years in Calhoun.Â She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
As far as the winner's bracket is concerned for the 2012 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, the seeding has held true to form.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, the top seed, and the Heavener Lady Wolves, the second seed, both advanced to tonight's winner's-bracket final with wins Tuesday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Pirates edged the Panama Lady Razorbacks 5-4, while the Lady Wolves clawed the Pocola Lady Indians 18-4.
Poteau and Heavener will meet at 5 p.m. today at the PARC with the winner playing for the championship at 8 p.m. tonight.
Most Valuable Player â€” Clint Crane, Wister
Poteau â€” Wilson Klutts, Blake Roley.
Cameron â€” Austin Standridge, Dale Pearson.
Panama â€” Isaac Burris, Tyler Sebo, Buddy Rothermel.
Pocola â€” Grant Severe, Tanner Francis, Ricky Manzano.
Spiro â€” Joe T. Ross, Tyler Didway, Quaylon Griffith, Hunter Wilson, Colby Demato.
Wister â€” Caleb Hill, Logan Warren, Cody Luman, Dalton Brown.
The Poteau Pirates run ruled the Talihina Golden Tigers 10-1 in five innings Tuesday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions picked up a home win Tuesday afternoon with a 9-2 win over the Arkoma Mustangs at Lions Field.
Leflore 13, Clayton 8: Tuesday in Leflore, the Savages rallied from a 3-0 first-inning deficit to get the come-from-behind win.
Wister 17, Hartford, Ark., 0: Tuesday in Hartford, the Wildcats (13-2) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning, and ended the game with an eight-run third inning.
Jon Watts got the win as he pitched a no-hitter with six strikeouts. He missed by one batter of having a perfect game.
SALLISAW â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets got a 3-1 victory over the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars Tuesday afternoon in the opening day of the 2012 Sallisaw-Central Tiger Shootout.
The Yellowjackets were slated to meet the Spiro Bulldogs in the quarterfinals Wednesday night with the winner playing Westville at 5 p.m. today in the winner's-bracket semifinals, but all of Wednesday's games were rained out. The â€™Jackets and the â€™Dogs will play at 7 p.m. tonight.
Westville defeated Pocola 3-1 in the third game of Tuesday's action.
The Panama Razorbacks lost their game 13-2 to the Vian Wolverines.