August 24th, 2012
Opal Jean Davis, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Dâ€™Iberville, Miss.
Opal was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Gilmore to Charles Monroe and Jenny May (Smedley) Harrison.Â She was a farmer.Â Opal was preceded in death by her husbands, David W. Dunivent and O.C. Davis; her parents; brothers, John, Edmond, Dency, Cecil and Eugene Harrison; sisters, Mary Lettman, Jewel Allen and Lorene Mabry; daughter, Shirley L. Ethridge; and grandchild, David Dunivent.Â
Dorothy Josephine Midgley, 90, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Wister to Jim and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley Midgley; granddaughter, Janice Couch; sister, Lucille Midgley; and son-in-law, Jimmie Martin.
Moments after state employees reported their oil truck stolen, deputies with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle and arrested two men.
Frank Alan Detter, 52, of Muse, and Charles Downing, 34, of Hodgen, are facing charges of larceny of an automobile in connection with the theft.
The arrest report shows a battery and Kenwood stereo stolen from the state vehicle were found in Detter and Downing's possession. The two men were stopped by deputies near the location of the abandoned vehicle.
The report of a grassfire Thursday afternoon on Quays Road near Shady Point resulted in multiple agencies responding.
The fire was atop a hill in a heavily wooded and leaf covered area approximately 100 yards from a residence. Shady Point and Panama Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire before it endangered the residence.
When the Pocola Indians and the Heavener Wolves last met at Heavener's Harvey Stadium, it was the 2011 regular-season finale with a playoff berth at stake. The Wolves beat the Indians 21-12, and grabbed District 2A-6's final postseason spot.
However, when they meet again at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Harvey Stadium, it will only be the final preseason scrimmage to get both teams ready for their season openers one week from tonight.
There will be a tailgate party taking place today and tonight, which will begin at 3:30 p.m.
With the Arkoma Mustangs playing their final football scrimmage of the preseason against the Gans Grizzlies at 6 p.m. tonight at Mustang Field, one of the objectives of Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach, is stellar play out of his linemen.
â€śI think I want to see improved play out of our offensive and defensive linemen. I felt like our defensive line didn't play too bad last week at Porum, but I want them to do a better job this week. Our offensive line didn't play that good last week, and we really need them to take a big step forward.â€ť
If Gore Pirates coaches and fans were hoping to come see a preview of what they'll see when the Pirates and Panama Razorbacks meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at George Ollie Stadium in the 2012 season opener, they may be disappointed.
The Hogs will be in a three-way at 6 p.m. tonight at George Ollie Stadium against Sallisaw-Central and Canadian, with admission being soap and towels.
Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach, said the Razorbacks will not do too much so they won't divulge any of next week's game plans for the Pirates.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs will get their final football tune-up before next week's season opener as they will scrimmage the Stilwell Indians at 6 p.m. tonight in Stilwell.
The scrimmage was originally slated to take place at McClain Stadium, but due to a new coach at Stilwell and other things the scrimmage was moved to Stilwell.
Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach, said the â€™Dogs will do a little more than what they did in last week's first scrimmage of the preseason at Tulsa Webster along with Okmulgee.
For the last two years, the Talihina Golden Tigers and the Vian Wolverines were District 2A-6 rivals. Now, the Golden Tigers are back down in Class A, and won't have to worry about the Wolverines â€” at least in the regular season.
However, the two teams will scrimmage each other at 6 p.m. tonight in Vian in what will likely be the stiffest test the Tigers will see all regular season long.
The Hawghunters Bass Club will have an open tournament beginning at safe light and ending at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. The entry fee is $80 per boat.
For additional information, call Joe Moon at (479) 651-0410.
All the reports I've been getting from all the local anglers at Wister is that fishing is really good, and big fish are being caught â€” which should bode well for Saturday's tournament participants.