March 11th, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. â€“ About this time every year, Oklahomans watch thousands upon thousands of acres of land burn up in wildfires. However, this fire season has been better than usual due to the low grassy fuel loads caused by drought during last yearâ€™s growing season.
While we have seen some recent moisture across much of the state, how big of an effect does it have on wildfire this time of year?
Well, it's hard to believe that the 2012-13 high school basketball season has come to an end, but it at least ended on a high note.
It was good to see the Talihina Golden Tigers return to state after a season off. Prior to 2012, the Tigers made state four straight seasons â€” winning the gold ball in 2011.
It just seemed that third time wasn't the charm for Talihina. The Golden Tigers upset Oktaha to win the regional title, then six nights later did likewise against Preston to win the area tournament and make state.
WARNER â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks got their first win of the slow-pitch season Thursday night as they split their games in a three-way with host Warner and Gore.
The Lady â€™Backs blanked Gore 12-0 before losing 12-3 to host Warner.
Keota 15, Cameron 5: In Keota, the Lady Lions scored once in the first inning and three runs in the second inning for a 4-0 lead.
The Lady Yellowjackets scored three runs in the third inning to cut the deficit to 4-3, but the Lady Lions responded with a four-run third to take an 8-3 lead.
Choctaw Country Club is having a membership drive until April 1.
Anyone signing up to become a member from now until March 30 will be able to use the country club for free, and play a round of golf for free.
Beginning on April 1, those individuals will then be required to pay their dues covering a calendar year. There is a $25 application fee.
For addtional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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There will be a boys and a girls basketball tournament next Saturday at Brushy School.
VIAN â€” The Poteau Pirates had aÂ six-run lead going into the bottom of theÂ seventh inning, andÂ pulled out a 9-6 victoryÂ over the Vian Wolverines on Thursday afternoon.
CAMERON â€” A seventh-inning run broke a 1-all tie to enable the Cameron Yellowjackets to edge the Panama Razorbacks 2-1 Thursday afternoon.
Tied at 1 in the seventh inning, a Panama error allowed Brennan Barclay to score from third base to give the Yellowjackets the victory.
A suicide-squeeze bunt by Drew Hopson scored Trey Byrd from third base to give the Razorbacks a 1-0 lead.
A Panama error allowed Blaise Lomon to score Cameron's first run in the third inning to tie the game at 1.
Three Panama Razorbacks will participate in the Class 2A State Powerlifting Meet, which will take place today in McLoud. The lucky trio will be Gabe Harp at 168 pounds, Ryan Farrar and Bobby Lotchleas at heavyweight.
LeFlore County Demcrats and Republicans will hold grass roots organizationsl meetings next week
The LeFlore County Democratic Party will hold precinct meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday. Precinct meetings will be held at voting places in which each person votes.
For more information, contact Reba Amend at (918) 647-3250 or email@example.com.
County Republicans will hold their annual precinct meeting and county convention at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Western Sizzlin in Poteau.
Business will include election of precinct officials, convention delegates and officers.
Friday afternoon's home doubleheader against the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes at Ival Goodman Field started on the right foot for the homestanding Carl Albert State Vikings baseball team, but finished on a down note for the locals.
The Vikings took the opener from the Buffs 9-0, but the visitors from Little Rock claimed an 8-1 victory in the nightcap.
Joe Underwood, 76, of Panama died Thursday, March 7, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, at First Assembly of God in Spiro. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.