October 5th, 2011
Women from across campus at Carl Albert State
College attended the Safe Campus, Strong Voices
Workshop on Friday, September 30. Meg Nicholson,
from the District Attorneyâ€™s Office, was the keynote
speaker. Other speakers were Leah McLaughlin,
CASC VP of Student Affairs; Bob Hendricks, CASC
Director of Campus Police; Kerri Blair, CASC
Guidance Center Counselor; and Kim Hughes,
CASC Coordinator of Student Support Services/
Licensed Professional Counselor. Policies, procedures,
counseling services, confidentiality, precautions,
and victimâ€™s resources were all highlighted
Loyce R. Hall, 68, of Poteau died
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Poteau. Loyce
was born June 14, 1943, in Big Cedar to
the Rev. Carl and Mellie (Jones) Pugh.
Loyce worked at Country Boy Furniture
for 20 years. She was a member of the Free
Will Baptist Church in Panama, where she
served as church clerk for eight years.
Loyce loved her church. She loved to sing and going to the
Saturday Night Jamboree. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Billy Don McAtee; her only daughter, Tami
Branstetter Gottlieb; nephew, Tony Terry; and her parents.
On Monday, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rewarded the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team a Class 4A Regional Tournament, which starts this afternoon. That means the Lady Pirates could celebrate a trip to state Thursday afternoon on their home field. That excited the four senior players.
â€śI was really excited because we always have to go off far away,â€ť senior right fielder Meagan Ryburn said. â€śIt's always harder to play somewhere else. Playing here, we'll get our real fans, and we'll have more people here to support us.â€ť
PANAMA â€” When the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team won the Class 2A Regional Tournament Friday afternoon with a win over Calera when second baseman Lauren Smith turned an unassisted double play to end the title game, perhaps the happiest individual of them all was senior third baseman Becky Brown.
WISTER â€” The streak of trips to the state tournament is now at four for the Wister Wildcats baseball team. But it almost didn't happen.
In last week's Class A Regional Tournament in Wister, the Wildcats were shocked in their opener by county rival Cameron â€” which had lost all the previous games to Wister â€” to drop into the loser's bracket of the regional. Wister had to win twice on the final day, outlasting Wright City and then avenging the loss to Cameron by beating the Yellowjackets in the consolation championship game, to earn another trip to state.
For those who remember actress Beatrice Arthur's â€śAll in the Familyâ€ť spin-off of the 1970s, â€śMaude,â€ť remember the theme song â€” which its lyrics say, â€śThen there's Maude.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs football team might be singing a similar song this week, with the lyrics saying, â€śThen there's Maudâ€ť â€” as in the Maud Tigers.
The Mustangs will pay a visit to the Tigers for a crucial District C-4 contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Maud.
The Poteau Bandit Football League teams were 3-1 in their home games with Muldrow on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The Poteau sixth-graders posted a 42-28 victory over the Bulldogs, the Poteau fifth-grade Bandit League team won its game 36-0 over Muldrow and the Poteau fourth-graders won 38-0.
The only setback came in the third-grade game as Muldrow edged Poteau 13-12 in overtime.
Just think, a couple of weeks ago, there were 12 LeFlore County fast-pitch softball teams and all five fall baseball teams still playing. Now, we're down to three.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks (Class 2A) and Wister Wildcats (Class A) are at their respective state tournaments, while the Poteau Lady Pirates will finally play some postseason games this week as they were named a Class 4A Regional Tournament host team.
Class 4A Regional Tournament
NORMAN â€” Saturday night's game at Owen Field against the Ball State Cardinals could have been a scary game. For starters, the Cardinals entered with only one loss, and beat Big 10 opponent Indiana (coached by former Oklahoma Sooner Assistant Coach Kevin Wilson) â€” and not to mention it was the last game before the annual Red River Shootout, which will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
STILLWATER â€” The Poteau and Heavener high school cross country runners participated in the 75th annual Oklahoma State Jamboree Saturday morning.
In the Class 4A-5A girls division, the Poteau Lady Pirates were 15th with 405 points.
Deven Bond led the way for the Lady Pirates as she was 46th (13:12.95), followed by Sheridan Hoyer in 51st (13:20.72), Colleen Peterson in 104th (14:22.57), Tabitha Waldrop in 131st (15:15.66), Samantha Galetka in 135th (15:24.11), Shandee Staton in 147th (16:05.89) and Katie Piquet in 153rd (16:34.18).