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October 3rd, 2012

Talihina football team returns to District A-6 play, welcomes Sallisaw-Central for homecoming

October 3, 2012

Being in a district that is not an eight-team district, like seven-team District A-6 featuring the Talihina Golden Tigers, it means that there's a choice of two things. One choice is to have an open date, and the other is to find a non-district opponent to fill the void.
The Golden Tigers did not want to have an off week, so last Friday night they welcomed Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., to Doc Robinson Stadium — and routed the visitors 55-6.

OKC Thunder has higher expectations for this season

October 3, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — The 2012-13 season for the Oklahoma City Thunder is almost upon us. Each year, it seems, the Thunder have just a bit more of an expectation put on them by the fans — and by themselves — to take that step closer to an NBA Championship — probably none more than this year.

October 2nd

William G. “Bill” Maddux

October 2, 2012

William G. “Bill” Maddux, 88, of Stillwater, formerly of Leflore, died Sept. 29, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Jackie Carrol Ragains

October 2, 2012

Jackie Carrol Ragains, 64, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

James William Lovelace and Arlene Davidson

October 2, 2012

Memorial services for James W. Lovelace and his mother, Arlene Davidson, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion, Cameron.
J.W., 52, a lifelong resident of Poteau, died Sunday, Sept. 30, in Poteau. Arlene, 71, also of Poteau, died Sept. 17.
Prior to his passing J.W. had been working in the oilfields of South Texas. Also preceding him in death were his stepfather, Wesley “Buck” Davidson, and grandparents, George William and Leona (Henry) Barrett.

In A Good Way hosts free event

October 2, 2012

In a Good Way farm in Talihina hosted a free homestead event Saturday.
The public was invited to the event, one of several by Mother Earth and Grit magazines during International Homesteading Education Month, according to program director Teddi Irwin.
In a Good Way is a nonprofit training farm established to give Native American men a second chance after prison, Irwin said.
Irwin said she and her son, Greg Duda, are Oklahoma Choctaws and have been working to get the project started for five years. They expect to begin screening applicants after Jan. 1.

Poteau, Heavener cross country runners compete Saturday at OSU Jamboree

October 2, 2012

STILLWATER — There was an invasion of LeFlore County high school cross country runners on the campus of Oklahoma State University on Saturday as the Poteau and Heavener high school teams competed at the OSU Jamboree.
In the Class 4A girls' division, the Lady Pirates came in 20th with 499 points. Canyon, Texas, won the girls' team title with 64 points.

Poteau Pirates doing well at halfway mark of season, but tough test Friday night with Fort Gibson

October 2, 2012

The season is half over for the Poteau Pirates, and they have posted a record of 4-1. They will have a very difficult game against the Fort Gibson Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Costner Stadium for homecoming.

State tournaments await Panama girls, Wister boys; Poteau Lady Pirates heading to Class 4A Regional Tournament this week at Hilldale

October 2, 2012

LeFlore County is down to three teams on the diamond for the fall of 2012, with two of those at state tournaments this week.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks fast-pitch softball team will have a chance to defend its Class 2A state title, while the Wister Wildcats baseball team made state for the sixth straight season — dating back to the spring of 2010 — as they made it to the Class A Fall State Tournament for the third straight season.

Sports Briefs

October 2, 2012

Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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There will be a coed kids softball tournament all day Saturday in Wister.

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